From the reason his hands are so soft to whether or not he has had a threesome, UFC President Dana White answered UFC Fight Club member questions during a live online chat last night.
Yes, he divulged some breaking news thanks to the probing and well thought out questions of the "savvy" UFC fans who participated.
With such a rare opportunity, you'd think people would use it to get some solid information right from the source.
Fortunately, the conversation was not limited to knuckleheads — there was some goodness revealed.
I don't have the $64.99 to squander on an Ultimate membership — let alone the $24.99 on the barebones package — but it didn't matter. I just came across a thread on the Sherdog.com forums, which contained a good amount of the conversation.
Here are some of White's comments:
On Wanderlei Silva:
I would love to have Silva in the UFC, it's always my goal to get the best fighters in the world to fight for us. hopefully we will see that fight [Liddell-Silva] in 2007.
On buying PRIDE FC:
Obviously we are out there acquiring other MMA companies right now and if Pride is for sale, I'm interested.
On the competition:
Pride is our only real competitor.
On the next UFC U.S. military event:
We are talking right now about doing a live fight on an aircraft carrier.
On the future of the UFC:
Diego Sanchez, Michael Bisping, Rashad Evans.
On ESPN coverage:
It is coming.
On Forrest Griffin fighting next:
We are shooting for April.
For the record, White claims to have never had a threesome and his hands are soft because of soap and water.
I can sleep better now knowing that.
Definitely some interesting nuggets otherwise -- the aircraft carrier show sounds pretty sick if it can get done.