Over the past few days you could have been forgiven for thinking that perhaps UFC president Dana White was starting to cool off on his anger towards Jon Jones for his part in UFC 151 being canceled, but apparently that’s not the case.
During a media gathering on Thursday, White started talking about the situation again, and it didn’t take long before he was practically foaming at the mouth as he voiced his anger at some of Jones’s most recent comments on the situation in which he said he felt like he had been treated like “a piece of meat.”
“The Jon Jones piece of meat (expletive) thing,” White told MMAfighting. “When I see him in (expletive) Toronto, that’s the first (expletive) thing we’re going to talk about. Piece of meat? Give me a (expletive) break.
“That sounds like something a male supermodel would say: I feel like a piece of meat out here (White said in a mocking voice). That pisses me off worse than (expletive) canceling the event. I just heard that one today, Jim Rome told me that.”
And according to White, even his normally mild-mannered partner in the UFC, Lorenzo Fertitta, is infuriated by the light-heavyweight champion.
“I get mad all the time and (expletive) happens, but the voice of reason in the next office over here (UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta). If you can get along with him than I’m cool with that. We run a business.
“Lorenzo was really pissed. Like I said pissing me off is one thing, I’m always pissed off. But he’s never pissed off. You start getting to the point where you’re pissing him off, then …”
As I said when this whole thing first kicked off, I think White will eventually forgive Jones, but there’s not a cat’s chance in hell that he’ll forget it.