Some people get fired for this, but it's all in a day's
trolling work for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White, who took to Twitter recently to criticize professional wrestling on one of its saddest days.
Even as UFC superstar Ronda Rousey announced she will dedicate her UFC 190 title defense tonight against Bethe Correia to the late "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, White was busy arguing about the "fake" WWE and mocking fans of the sport.
Witness the spectacle:
@RKORollins I hear u bro but fake shit should be 9.99— Dana White (@danawhite) August 1, 2015
@RKORollins trust me my friend..... IT's FAKE— Dana White (@danawhite) August 1, 2015
The Twittersphere quickly jumped on White for his comments, pointing out that professional wrestlers have to train just as hard as mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and can get the same kind of serious injuries. Regardless, the timing of bashing wrestling could not possibly be worse as most fans are mourning the passing of one of its most colorful and beloved participants.
It's also peculiar to pick on a sport that has produced such crossover superstars as Brock Lesnar and, soon enough, CM Punk. Lesnar, in particular, is responsible for some of the UFC's highest generating pay-pay-view (PPV) buys in history.
White has never been shy about sharing his opinion on Twitter or holding back on what he really thinks, as evidenced by a recent outburst in which he "fat shamed" the "morons and idiots" who called out the UFC on the firing of Jacob "Stitch" Duran.
No shame in his game.