Dana White: Phone call to BJ Penn during 'Primetime Live' was as real as it gets

Props: IGN.com

Quoteworthy:

"... if you saw the fallout with me and B.J. during ["Primetime Live"] -- a lot of people thought that was contrived, but we don't ******* fake anything here -- it was all real. We could have done a behind the scenes of the behind the scenes on that one. It's a great product. The end result was awesome. I think the cinematography is amazing. I think the storyline is great. It pumps you up when you watch it and gets you ready for what I call, just to let you know how big this fight is, it's Haggler-Hearns, it's Haggler-Leonard, it's any of the big Tyson fights…. [Me and BJ] got into it a little bit. I've had a relationship with this kid for like 11 years. His brother described it best when he said we're like a family. We're a dysfunctional family sometimes, but we're family. Not everybody agrees on everything, but it's all good. I'm fond of B.J.. I'm fond of Georges. They're both great guys and they're both great athletes, and this is going to be a great fight. The whole thing with the phone call was just that all he needed to do was pick up the phone and say, 'Everything's good. I'm training.' It would have avoided a lot of behind the scenes drama."

UFC President Dana White shares his side of the now infamous phone call made to BJ Penn during the first episode of "Primetime Live," which caused the Hawaiian to kick-out the camera crew on the $1.7 million three-part production series. That's just a small snip from the article referenced above. It is actually more about the upcoming video game from THQ entitled "UFC Undisputed 2009." White says that he kicked the shit out of Michael Bisping when the two most recently played ... twice. Better than nothing.

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