MMA Video: Dana White Talks PEDs, Nick Diaz, Brazil, Jon Jones and More

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Ron Kruck of HDNet‘s Inside MMA caught up with Dana White following UFC 146 and got the goods on a bunch of different topics. Below are excerpts on what he had to say.

On PEDs:

“Once you start using PEDs, it basically destroys you. You have to be on them forever. This is what we’re trying to eliminate in this sport.”

On PED usage:

“I don’t think it’s as big of an issue as everybody’s making it out to be.”

On Nick Diaz:

“I want Nick Diaz to compete. I want Nick Diaz to fight in the UFC. But there are rules.  And you have to follow the rules. You cannot smoke marijuana. I don’t care how many lawyers you get.”

On Fighters becoming Judges:

“It’s absolutely, positively what needs to happen.”

On UFC’s future in Brazil: 

“As big as this sport is now, we’ve only been around for 11 years. This thing is brand-spankin’ new. There’s still a lot of work to be done. We have big plans.”

On Jon Jones: 

“He’s a good kid. He made a stupid mistake. The thing about social drinking. Everybody’s done it. Everybody was at that age where they jumped in the car, drove home and the next day they said I can’t believe that I drove home last night. It’s a serious situation that happens here in the United States. I know for a fact Jon has learned from this and hopefully he can educate other people.”

On Stikeforce’s future: 

“Strikeforce is not going anywhere. And Gilbert Melendez is not going anywhere. He will fight again on Showtime.”

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