Dana White has always been a man that speaks his mind. Whether you agree with it or not, he’ll always speak his mind. In regards to Jon Fitch and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson moving to other organizations, it’s no different.
Both former employees of the UFC had negative things to say during their tenure with the company. Rampage complained about not being compensated as much as he’s worth and Fitch complained about working in a hostile environment. Here’s what Dana White had to say to MMA Junkie.
“In the time Jon Fitch was with us, we paid him $302,000 in discretionary bonuses — $302,000. That’s money that me and Lorenzo decided to give him above and beyond the deal that he signed. He also made $130,000 on performance bonuses for his two ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses. That’s a hostile work environment? Everything that Jon Fitch said is complete and total bulls–t.”
“He was complaining about what he had to go through here, about people saying stuff under their breath to him and all this bulls–t. Jon Fitch is so full of s–t. He’s f–king delusional,” White continued. “First of all, he had every opportunity that anyone else had. After Georges St-Pierre beat the living s–t out of him, did we treat him differently or anything? … He had an opportunity to fight for the title, and he got destroyed in that fight. He fought to a draw with B.J Penn in a top contender fight. Then he gets a chance to be a No. 1 contender again and gets knocked f–kin’ dead in the first round by Johny Hendricks. What f–king opportunities has he not been given?”
In regards to Rampage, he kept it short and simple:
“He lost his love of fighting a long time ago. He wanted to be a movie star. The movie star thing didn’t work out, so fighting is where he makes his money. Unfortunately, he’s unhappy about that. That’s not my fault.”
Dana White always gives his side of the story. Are Fitch and Rampage over exaggerating or is Dana not being completely open with us? There are two sides to every story, you decide.