Dana White talks about his prior run-ins with the law before becoming UFC president, saying he has been detained by police for "normal stuff" like assault and underage drinking.
"Yes, I've been arrested a few times. Nobody's ever asked me that -- ever asked me that. I've been arrested for assault. I got into fights when I was a kid. Street fights. Drinking as a minor. Stuff like that. Normal stuff that people get. I never robbed any banks or anything like that."
-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White tells The Gazette in Montreal, Quebec, Canada -- the home city to this weekend's major "St. Pierre vs. Condit" pay-per-view (PPV) event -- that he was no angel growing up on the rough-and-tumble streets of South Boston. Fist fights, boozing and other "normal stuff that people get" were among his illegal transgressions, landing him in the slammer apparently more than once. He eventually righted the ship thanks to a job with a paving company and then as a hotel bellman, which ultimately lead to his career as an fitness instructor/boxing gym manager. And then, as legend has it, real criminals -- Whitey Bulger and his gang of goons -- eventually ran White out of "Beantown" and into "Sin City," where his loaded high school buddies, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, were running the family casino business. The rest, as they say, is history. Shit must happen for a reason, even "normal stuff" that lands folks behind bars. Be sure to check out the rest of the "uncut" interview with White, which features some additional out-of-the-box questions (and answers) that touch on topics such as friendship, religion, failures, death and much more, right here.