Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14

A few weeks back Dana White ran his mouth more than he needed to (as he is wont to do) and trashed soccer, calling it the “least-talented sport on Earth.” (Naturally, that was part of an answer to a hockey question.) Retired MLS player Jimmy Conrad took exception to this and issued this challenge to the outspoken UFC President:

“Why would a tough guy like you feel so threatened by soccer that you needed to go off on it unprovoked?” Conrad says in the video, as transcribed by Bloody Elbow. “Is it maybe cause you know the one thing any three year old can do is fight? Hell, mine spent a whole year fighting me.

“So listen, here’s what I’m going to do. Because I like you, I’m going to give you the opportunity to join me and a few friends for a game of soccer. Since you believe playing soccer requires no talent, I’m sure you’ll be the star. Unless you scared. Well let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.”

Conrad later reiterated his challenge on Twitter, where White responded:

@JimmyConrad_com @jakesjournal @kick I’m in bro!!!

— Dana White (@danawhite) April 2, 2012

 

So, obviously White is going to get torched and end up taking his words back — words he didn’t even need to say in the first place. Maybe White is just frustrated by the perceived lack of toughness soccer players have. Maybe he wants more fighting and less flopping. If he only knew.

Photo credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

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