3 Times Dana White Called Someone a Goof | Best Moments
The President of the UFC, Dana White is known for being one of the rare unfiltered people in a high-ranking position in an organization.
One of his favorite sayings is calling someone a 'Goof' or a 'Goofball'.
In this page, we will cover the best moments of Dana White calling others a goof/goofball.
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Dana White Versus Joshua Fabia
Joshua Fabia was the coach of one of the longest-tenured fighters in Diego Sanchez.
Sanchez was always known for being a unique fighter, both inside of the octagon and outside of it.
Joshua Fabia became famous for his bizarre training sessions and techniques. When he became Sanchez's coach, he immediately continued with these bizarre training techniques with Diego.
Below you can see Fabia slapping Sanchez on the head, while Sanchez is hanging upside down.
What this training method actually trains is a great question...
A while later, Fabia would have a public melt down, to the point where he accused the Nevada State Athletic Commission of asking Sanchez to throw his fight against Michael Chiesa at UFC 239.
Dana White was asked about Fabias' claims and he would respond with his famous goofball-line.
“That guy is such a f—–g goofball,” White said. “If you take anything that that guy says serious, you should be f—–g beat with a stick, okay?
“It’s almost like, if the source was somebody that was even remotely credible, yeah. I would probably. When I tell you, Mike, I could give a flying f–k what that guy says. That guy is an absolute f—–g goofball. I mean, I think the kid (Fabia) is mentally ill. So should I fire up the lawyers for a mentally ill f—–g goofball? You know what I mean? It’s just a complete waste of time.”
Dana White Versus Stephen Espinoza
Dana White became well acquainted with Stephen Espinoza, the president of Showtime sports when the UFC and Showtime worked together to put on the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather super fight.
You may remember Espinoza as the 'Weasel', which is the name Conor McGregor referred to him as during their world tour.
Years later, Espinoza would criticize the UFC for threatening to take away the entire purse of fighters if they disparaged the company's COVID-19 testing in any manner.
It's because they were required to sign a document which says that they can lose their whole purse and bonuses if they say anything negative about the COVID protocols. https://t.co/97v9ZduOxF— Stephen Espinoza (@StephenEspinoza) May 9, 2020
Dana White quickly caught wind of these comments and instantly responded:
“There’s a disparagement clause in there that’s in all of our contracts,” White said. “Isn’t that creepy looking little f***** a lawyer? Isn’t that creepy little f**** goofball a lawyer? Does he not know what disparagement means? If you disparage the company — I’m not even a f****** lawyer and I know the answer to that question. It’s [a] disparagement.”
Dana White responded angrily to accusations made by Showtime executive Stephen Espinoza with an expletive-filled rant at the UFC 249 post-fight press conference.
Espinoza had gone on social media earlier in the evening to say UFC athletes had been made to sign a document that could see their purses taken away if they spoke negatively about their experience at UFC 249 in relation to the Covid-19 safety protocols.
When asked about Espinoza’s claims, White instead said it was a standard agreement found in all UFC contracts.
“There’s a disparagement clause in there that’s in all of our contracts,” White said. “Isn’t that creepy looking little f**** a lawyer? Isn’t that creepy little f******* goofball a lawyer? Does he not know what disparagement means? If you disparage the company — I’m not even a f****** lawyer and I know the answer to that question. It’s [a] disparagement.”
“It’s like if you came out and said, ‘They never tested me. The UFC never tested me for the coronavirus’,” he continued. “If you came out and had something critical to say about the testing that was true, that wouldn’t be disparagement. What f****** law school did he go to? I can’t stand that f****** creep if you couldn’t tell. … He’s just a f****** -– look at him. That creepy, little dude. What the f*** does he know about our contracts?”
Dana White Versus Jake Paul
Jake Paul has taken shots at Dana White at every single corner that he's turned.
Naturally, White has received dozens of questions about Paul's comments at almost every press conference or event that he has attended.
White is fed-up with answering questions about Jake Paul, but what set him over the edge was Jake Paul calling Clarissa Shields a loser.
Clarissa Shields is a three weight undefeated Boxing champion, who has put aside her Boxing career temporarily as she transitions into MMA.
Shields would win her first MMA fight, and lose her second MMA fight, which is when Jake Paul immediately commented.
Dana White would immediately come to Shield's defense.