May 26, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Dan Hardy (left) and Duane Ludwig fight during the UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
"I'm trying to get into China. I don't need anti-Chinese government stuff on my fighters.... This thing popped up and I heard that it was anti-Chinese government, so I ripped that thing off it. I'm not going to put him on a poster with anti-Chinese government writing on it when we're trying to get into China.... I don't know what this stuff means, so I've got to be safe."
-- UFC President Dana White today told fans at a question-and-answer session at Radio City Music Hall in New York, N.Y., about his reason for erasing Dan Hardy's stomach tattoo on promotional posters for UFC 111, which takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on March 27. White contends that the message is "anti-Chinese" and doesn't want anything jeopardizing his push into the Far East. "The Outlaw," meanwhile, explains that the ink is a Tibetan Buddhist prayer written in Sanskrit. Much ado about nothing it seems, considering the entire nation is not allowed to even search Google ... yey or ney?