Anderson Silva compares UFC President Dana White to George W. Bush

Bob Levey

I guess that makes Joe Silva ... Dick Cheney?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has been called a lot of things throughout his tenure as promoter of the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization.

But I don't think he's ever been called "Bush."

That was the comparison made by his former middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who told Roda Viva in Brazil (via MMA Fighting) that White reminded him of the 43rd president of the United States, because "The Spider" was not allowed to fight in other sports (like this one) while under contract to ZUFFA.

His words:

"I think that Dana could let me tryout in Taekwondo for the 2016 Olympic Games and let me fight Roy, but if he let me do that, he would need to let other fighters do their things, so he would lose control. [Dana White] is a big dad, but we have our fights all the time. He's the Bush of MMA."

I think he meant "Dubya," unless Silva -- who headlines UFC 168 opposite Chris Weidman this weekend in Las Vegas -- was trying to say White was the vagina on the body of MMA.

You never know what gets lost in translation.

Either way, it's probably not the most flattering comparison, considering how much heat Bush gets for the state of the union while under his watchful eye. Some of it warrtanted, some of it not. I guess in that way they're similar, but I'll let you folks figure that out in the comments section below.

Have at it!

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