UFC President Dana White and Anderson Silva don’t always see eye-to-eye on every issue.
Silva wants to fight Roy Jones Jr. in a professional boxing match, but White isn’t very enthusiastic about allowing that to happen. The thirty-eight year old Brazilian legend also expressed interest in trying out in taekwondo for the 2016 Olympic games. White isn’t happy bout that either.
Silva says White won’t allow him to do the things he wants to do because of control. He explained that White always has to be in control of his fighters, or they’ll all just start doing things they want to do.
According to MMA Fighting, Silva recently told Roda Viva in Brazil that White is a lot like George W. Bush.
“I think that Dana could let me tryout in taekwondo for the 2016 Olympic Games and let me fight Roy,” Silva told Roda Viva in Brazil, “but if he let me do that, he would need to let other fighters do their things, so he would lose control.”
“[Dana White] is a big dad, but we have our fights all the time,” he continued. “He’s the Bush of MMA.”
As for White, he’s said that Silva and Jones both drive him crazy. White has known Jones for quite some time from when he used to work in the boxing business, and says he feels obligated to do things for him and Silva. But everyone knows that White always thinks about the business side of things first, and letting Silva box Jones could be a risk he just might not be willing to take.
Silva is currently scheduled to rematch Chris Weidman, the man he lost his middleweight title to, at UFC 168.