Remember that UFC President Dana White will be featured in a high-profile ESPN feature later this evening (Tuesday, May 12) for "E:60" at 7 p.m. ET, which one would imagine would be great news for the sport in general and organization in particular.
But count White among those who are a little skeptical about the true intentions of the piece. In fact, he quipped in an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal today that he will likely tune-in just to see "how big of a (expletive) they make me look like."
Indeed, after his profanity-laced tirade directed toward Sherdog reporter, Loretta Hunt, which was perceived and misogynistic and anti-gay -- even though he and others around him feel his remarks, which he later apologized for (not to Hunt directly), were over blown -- White announced that ESPN would do a "hatchet job" on the segment.
Here are his thoughts via Cage Writer:
"You think that's going to be a big positive story on Dana White? But I don't care. It is what it is.... Dana White is this foul-mouthed, lunatic who got the company to this point (but) is he the guy who can take it to the next level? Will he be around?' That's going to be the tone of this thing?"
"E:60" producer promise and "insightful profile," but warn that viewers "won't see a hit piece."
Tune in tonight and decide for yourself ... and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section below. In the meantime, check out video clip mania of what to expect when the episode airs later this evening after the jump.