There was speculation that UFC would run a live show, perhaps from Nashville, to go up against the upcoming Strikeforce on CBS show on April 17.
Dana White recently commented to MMAJunkie
on the April 17 show:
I was never putting an April 17 show on… The media started calling me and asking me. I just [expletive] let it ride out and let [Strikeforce] sweat it. [Expletive] them. You want to compete with us, let’s do it. I never, ever said I was doing an April 17 show. People asked me questions, and I said, ‘Hmm, that’s interesting.’ I played a little bit. What you guys have got to understand sometimes is these guys consider themselves a competitor, and I like to compete, so I can’t always tell you guys exactly what I’m doing and what I’m thinking and what’s going to go on.
I really, really, really dislike these guys at Showtime… I really dislike them. We’re going to fight until somebody goes away. Believe me when I tell you it’s going to be them.
on Scott Coker:
I don’t dislike Scott… Unfortunately, Scott’s caught in the middle of this thing… “The guys at Showtime – and I shouldn’t even say ‘the guys’ – there’s a guy there, and he’s a [expletive]. I don’t like him, and you guys know how I am. So, it is what it is, and unfortunately Scott’s caught in the middle.
Tags: Dana White, Mixed Martial Arts, Strikeforce, UFC