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Cowherd Backs Dana in Battle With Conor

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(Conor McGregor celebrates his win over Dustin Poirier after their featherweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada)

Colin Cowherd, host of The Herd with Colin Cowherd on Fox Sports Radio and Fox Sports 1, is no stranger to making controversial remarks. In 2007 he orchestrated a sort of group hack that brought down the sports blog The Big Lead for four days. That same year he said Washington Redskin Sean Taylor had brought his murder on himself due to his lifestyle; the home invaders had not known he was at home. And last year he connected the high percentage of baseball players to the alleged simplicity of the game. The Dominican Republic, he said archly, “has not been known in my lifetime as having world class academic abilities.” Cowherd apologized.

Cowherd recently took UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor to task. ‘Ntotorious’ refused to do a three city media tour 12 weeks out from his rematch with Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 on July 11, and was quickly pulled from the card.

“Here’s a rule for a 27-year-old millionaire – don’t take on a 50-year-old billionaire,” said Cowherd. “UFC fans think this is Conor against Dana White. No no no no no. It’s not. It’s Conor taking on the Fertittafamily. The single most powerful family in Nevada.

“A 27-year-old kid has lied publicly, twice. He’s dumb. You don’t do that. Millionaires don’t get into whizzing matches against billionaires. You’ll lose every single time.

“I’m not threatening my bosses. If I put them in harm’s way, I’m putting Rupert Murdoch against me. How do you think that’s going to turn out? That’s not going to be great. I’ll tell you right now – that’s not going to be great for me. It’s one thing if I have a spat. But if I go public to defame my bosses …

“That’s what I always told Bill Simmons. You weren’t taking on ESPN. You were taking on Bob Iger at Disney. You’re going to lose that battle.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.