Joe Rogan went on record recently that he didn’t agree with Stephen A. Smith’s harsh assessment of Donald Cerrone during the UFC’s post-fight coverage of his fight with Conor McGregor, and Dana White has now spoken out to agree with him.
“One of the things that we hated was on HBO boxing and some other boxing they would do,” White told MMAjunkie. “Listen, you’re tuning in and buying the pay-per-view because you love these guys and you respect these fighters, and you’re a fan of the sport. The last thing you want to do is hear somebody ripping them apart.
“I’m not into it. Rogan is not into it. You don’t see that in the UFC. There will be times where I’m pissed off at a guy, and I’ll voice my opinion on what he did or whatever – or if a fight is really bad or somebody did something.
“What we don’t do is, when a fight is over and a guy loses, we don’t go in and rip them apart. It’s just not our style. We’re fans. We don’t do it.”
However, White stopped short of sticking the boot into the ESPN talking-head.
“For Stephen A. Smith, that’s his thing. That’s what he does. It’s going to happen. You’re always going to have people who have difference in opinions, especially when you have two very opinionated guys like Stephen A. Smith and Joe Rogan.”