ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: UFC President Dana White speaks with the media after a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
UPDATE: Looks like it's GAME ON. From White's Twitter: "I said yes you soccer freaks. I'm in LOL, calm down."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White hates soccer. So much so, that he even told media members at the UFC 149 press conference last month in Calgary it requires "no talent" to play because three-year-olds can do it.
Retired Major League Soccer (MLS) star Jimmy Conrad suggests otherwise.
In fact, the former Chivas USA defender released an open letter to the Las Vegas fight promoter, challenging him to a friendly game of soccer to see if his theory is correct.
"Why would a tough guy like you feel so threatened by soccer that you needed to go off on it unprovoked? Is it maybe because you know the one thing any three-year-old can do is fight? Hell, mine spent a whole year fighting me. But that shouldn't threaten you. I'm pretty you could hype a fight between two three-year-olds and make it the biggest thing since the "Thrilla in Manilla." But you wouldn't do that, would you? Because you know that three-year-olds don't understand the techniques, or tactics, or subtleties of your sport. Well, same goes for ours.... Here's what I'm going to do. Because I like you, I'm going to give you the opportunity to join me and a few friends for a game of soccer. Since you believe playing soccer requires no talent, I'm sure you'll be the star. Unless you're scared."
Video of Conrad's open letter video challenge, after the jump.
For more on White's soccer rant click here.