There is absolutely no way in hell Cagepotato gets press credentials for the upcoming UFC shows this year, maybe ever due to this. A comment on an article about Jon Jones being "sponsored by the UFC" in his fight against Rashad Evans this Saturday involved the allegation that the UFC baldfather Dana White has money, outside of future PPV incomes due to his presence, riding on Jon Jones to win.
Which, if ever to be true, would most likely lead to a Zuffa-less UFC. No wondering why the UFC is being so aggressive this week to make sure MMA fans never believe this to be true.
Here's the full release that will lead to the process of retractions, lawsuit, settlement, repeat:
Las Vegas, Nevada - Zuffa, LLC, dba the ® (UFC®), today announced that it served a demand for retraction upon the parent entities and executives of the website CagePotato regarding certain false and defamatory statements attributed to UFC® President, Dana White, in an April 14th website posting.
As detailed in the formal demand for a retraction prepared by UFC® attorney, Donald J. Campbell of the Las Vegas law firm, Campbell & Williams:
"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."
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.
Is Bjorn Rebney, Bob Arum or Floyd Mayweather Jr. behind all of this? Ah, jk.