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Old 04-03-2009, 10:00 PM   #1
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Truth Behind The Sherdog/Dana White Hate *History*

So we all know that Dana hates Sherdog and anything Sherdog-related. Josh Gross and Sherwood are probably at the top of that list. But most posters here don't even know the whole story. Dana has been a control freak ever since he took over the UFC. The Sherdog (Gross/Sherwood) feud has been going on for well over 3 years now. What people need to understand is the truth behind the feud. I'll try to make it as clear as possible.


- Josh Gross, on Beatdown, revealed the finalists of TUF 4 but not after telling the listeners to turn off the radio if they didn't want to know the results. This radio interview with Beatdown happened in mid 2006.

- Dana got super pissed and wrote a bunch of emails/letters to Gross. Dana said it was because of Gross revealing the TUF 4 finalist and that was the reason he took Sherdog's credentials away and why he'll ban Sherdog forever even though Sherdog's the largest MMA website in the world then and now.

- Sherdog had been covering UFC events since around 1999. It wasn't until 2005 that the UFC revoked Sherdog's credentials.

- If you look at the time line, Dana actually revokes Sherdog's credentials, in late 2005, about 7-8 months before Gross' revelations of TUF finalists.

- What Dana didn't tell anyone was that he took away Sherdog's credentials because Sherdog was covering too much K-1 and Pride. Dana did this to every other MMA website as well since MMA websites cover MMA and not just the UFC. Dana told Sherwood to stop covering K-1 and Pride and Sherwood didn't and during one of the weigh ins, Dana just told security to take the Sherdog reporters away and stripped them of their credentials permanently and that was basically the reason why Sherwood allowed Gross to spoil TUF 4.


So there you go. Now you guys, or some of you guys, know the reason behind the Sherdog/Dana hate. Dana claims it's because of TUF 4 but truth is, it's not. The TUF 4 Beatdown interview happened in Aug 2006, Dana took away Sherdog's credentials in September of 2005. TV was getting big and Dana wanted total control of the UFC.


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Old 04-03-2009, 10:04 PM   #2
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Actually, Dana revoked online websites credentials (not just Sherdog) BEFORE the Josh Gross fiasco. The reason behind that was to promote UFC.com (formerly ufc.tv) and have exclusive online contents there (such as the weighin vids).

When the UFC revoked the online credentials in order to have exclusivity on their new website, pretty much all the Sherdog writers went nuts, and that ultimately led to Gross' TUF spoilers.

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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Actually, Dana revoked online websites credentials (not just Sherdog) BEFORE the Josh Gross fiasco. The reason behind that was the promote UFC.com (formerly ufc.tv) and have exclusive online contents there (such as the weighin vids)
Sort of. One of the other reasons was because they didn't focus exclusively on the UFC. MMAWeekly, Sherdog.com, Full Contact Fighter, MMARingReport.com all focused on MMA and the UFC wanted them to only focus on the UFC and not K-1/Pride.

And if you read what I posted, I too, said that Dana revoked Sherdog's credentials BEFORE TUF fiasco with Gross. But the thing is, Dana's reasoning for revoking Sherdog's credentials has always been supposedly because of the TUF thing which is absolutely false.

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:11 PM   #4
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It's all heresay to most of us but that certainly sounds plausible.

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Old 04-03-2009, 10:12 PM   #5
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Either way, Dana doesn't like anything he cant control

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Sherdog kept MMA alive during the dark period of the sport, before Zuffa. THe UFC would probably still be doing well today without this site but they should be a bit more grateful.

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Don't forget Gross & Dana's back and forth over positive steroid tests.

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sherdog kept mma alive during the dark period of the sport, before zuffa. The ufc would probably still be doing well today without this site but they should be a bit more grateful.
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Don't forget Gross & Dana's back and forth over positive steroid tests.
your way behind on your facts son. This was all after the fact. As TS stated Dana took away Sherdogs Credentials way before TUF and gross open letter. It happened because Sherdog refused to stop covering other MMA orgs like Pride.

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