UFC president Dana White on Michael Vick
“I hope Michael Vick wins the Super Bowl, makes $3 billion and is the greatest comeback story in the history of sports, man,” White said. “When are they going to stop crucifying this [expletive] guy?
White has nothing to gain by standing up for Vick. It’s pretty clear most people on this planet can’t stand the guy. From a business standpoint, it’s probably safer to stay out of situations like his and no one would’ve blamed White for a “no comment” if he was even asked directly.
But that’s what makes Dana so great. He’s not going to play it safe and politically correct. He’s going to tell it like he sees it. And on the Vick issue, he’s dead-on. Vick is getting destroyed even though he’s done his time. It makes no sense that other athletes can get away with taking human lives and only have to serve a month while Vick served years for what he did.
It’s not easy to come out in defense of Michael Vick these days, especially when you’re the head of an operation like the UFC, so White deserves credit for that.