Dana White has never been shy about expressing his feelings regarding the mixed martial arts press but this latest statement may be his most militant.
The UFC’s lawyers have demanded a retraction from www.cagepotato.com regarding a post they made insinuating, albeit in a humorous fashion, that Dana White had bet on the outcome of UFC fights in the past.
The claim that Mr. White would financially wager on the outcome of a UFC event is outrageous in the extreme.
Indeed, in the verified complaint we are presently preparing for Mr. White’s signature upon his return from Abu Dhabi, Mr. White expressly states under oath that at no time in the history of his association with the UFC has he ever financially wagered on the outcome of a UFC event.
UFC Attorney Donald J. Campbell
Mr. Campbell further explained that under Nevada law a demand for retraction is the first required step in the filing of a lawsuit seeking punitive damages against a party that has maliciously published defamatory statements about another.
The screenshot below shows Exhibit A.
UPDATE: Cagepotato has officially retracted the comment and released the following statement.