Dana White blasts ESPN, releases "uncut" version of "Outside the Lines" interviewPosted on January 16, 2012, 12:11 PM by Joey Santosus
This past Sunday, ESPN aired an episode of "Outside the Lines" that focused on the pay structure used by The Ultimate Fighting Championships when compensating their athletes. The segment, which featured the promotion's CEO Lorenzo Fertitta, as well as former employees Ken Shamrock and Ricco Rodriguez, appeared to focus on the inequality of revenue distribution between the UFC and other major sports leagues in the United States.
In anticipation of the show, UFC President Dana White offered fans a forewarning of sorts, insisting that the network had done a "hackjob," removing several key points from the interview with Fertitta, as well as additional fighters, such as Chuck Liddell and others. As promised, below is what White has assured is the "uncut" version, which the UFC recorded for it's own use.
Further Reading: ESPN examines UFC fighter pay with Lorenzo Fertitta