John Oliver tears into Dana White for trademarking ‘UFSea’. The popular talk show host trolled the UFC President mercilessly.
Dana White is currently in the middle of a very public spat with Jon Jones. However, that hasn’t stopped the UFC president from engaging in another with John Oliver. Only this time, he has been utterly decimated by the host of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”.
Oliver had previously been critical of the UFC’s return to action despite the Coronavirus pandemic. He also joked about UFC’s planned ‘Fight Island’ suggesting that they should have named it ‘UFSea’.
White then went on to file a trademark on ‘UFSea’, including events and merchandising. He acknowledged that he had very much stole Oliver’s idea. However, hw would not entertain the thought of giving him a cut.
“So, what’s his name? John Oliver came out and did that piece with some selective facts about what we’d done in Florida. I told my lawyers, ‘See if the trademark is there for UFSea?'” White said.
Not one to take it lying down, Oliver hit back at the UFC head honcho on Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight.
John Oliver tears into Dana White for trademarking ‘UFSea’
“First, Dana White intentionally forgetting my name is a truly excellent neg, or rather, it would be if he weren’t only number 83 on GQ’s list of the 100 most powerful bald men in the world from 2013,” Oliver started.
“Now that is a neg right there, Dana. You got beat by Jason Alexander. You got Costanzaed!
“More importantly, I’m not remotely mad here. I want you to use that name. In fact, I think you should let us rename all of your events, because frankly, you’re not very good at it.
“Take UFC 249, it’s just your logo plus a number. Where’s the pizzaz there? How about this, UFC: Knuckle Opera? Or Dust Up at the Beef Factory? Or Large Hamboy Collider? It’s better, right? Who doesn’t want to see some hamboys collide right now?
Oliver then had some name suggestions for Dana White.
“Honestly, even the name Dana White could use little punch up,” said Oliver.
“It doesn’t sound like the head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it sounds like the third best real estate agent in Sacramento or a video where a white woman calls the cops on a black family for smiling too hard.
Annoyed he accused us of using ‘selective facts’
“I am not mad at Tug Slabmeat for stealing our idea for ‘UFSea’. We may not even be the first person he’s stolen from. He only filed for the ‘Fight Island’ trademark a week after a TMZ reporter suggested to him he call it that.
“In fact, the only thing that he’s done here that annoyed me was accusing us of using ‘selective facts,’ because facts are to me what other peoples’ ideas are to Dana White; something I’m very passionate about.
“What apparently upset him was that in our piece we pointed out that three people, a UFC fighter and his two cornermen, all tested positive for coronavirus before a recent event, underscoring the fact that it seems impossible to return to sports completely without risk right now.
“White responded on Twitter to say ‘we had three events, not one,’ which is completely irrelevant, and that those three positives came from 1,100 tests, which does initially seem to minimize it – until you learn that all those tests were administered to just 300 people.
“Basically, Dana was quoting a larger number to make the positive results look less significant, which seems like, I don’t know, a selective fact.”
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