Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 10/23/14
Ufc-couture-coleman-feb
There’s an old adage in the marketing world that claims, “Any publicity is good publicity.” If that’s the case, UFC president Dana White (Pictured) hit a grand slam with his controversial cameo on yesterday’s “NFL FOX Sunday” pregame show, because White created quite the uproar with his brief four-second appearance. In the skit headlined by comedian Rob Riggle, White played the role of a homeless person who pretended to have the inside scoop on NFL games. “Cam Newton is pregnant. Ha ha ha ha,” White’s character stated. It certainly wasn’t the funniest of lines, but it wasn’t what White said that caused an instant ruckus on the World Wide Web. It was what was written on the cardboard sign he was holding that irked many across a nation that’s been suffering through rough economic times. “PLEASE HELP!! NEED FOOD A.K.A. BOOZE.” Immediately after the clip aired, White was bombarded on his Twitter account by several disgruntled viewers. He responded to a few of them by suggesting they should get a sense of humor. “The [p*****s] in this country who cry about everything everyone does makes me [f*****g] ill,” White wrote to one follower. The UFC initially posted the above pic on their official Facebook page, but after receiving hundreds of heated comments from some their 9.6 million fans, the promotion promptly deleted the image from its timeline. Unfortunately for White and the UFC, the damage had already been done. If the mainstream world didn’t know the Octagon is hosting their final FOX show of 2012 this Saturday, they probably do now. “UFC on FOX: Henderson vs. Diaz” takes place inside Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. A lightweight title tilt between champ Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz headlines the gig. Please click the media player below to watch the skit (White appears at the 1:51 mark):
PLAYERS: Dana WhiteNate Diaz
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Agent: Joe Maddon prepared to sit out season if need be

Report: Chandler Jones could miss rest of season

Report: Army football enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Report: Kobe viewed Dwight Howard's departure as 'positive'

Lions suspend CJ Mosley, send him home from London

Federal judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Bucs sign Gerald McCoy to seven-year extension

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans about booing

Report: Shonn Greene arrested after parking in handicap spot

Report: Joe Maddon wants a very hefty salary

Memorabilia dealer at center of Todd Gurley scandal fired

Colt McCoy on learning he was starting ‘it’s about f—ing time’

Couple dresses up in Ray Rice Blackface Halloween costume

WATCH: Kentucky DB Blake McClain lays out Miss. St. WR

WATCH: Dwyane Wade videobombs himself

GRAPHIC: Cam Atkinson shows how close he was to losing eye

WATCH: 350-pound Arkansas lineman throws TD pass

Penn State fans blew air horns outside Ohio State's hotel?

WATCH: Oregon's Charles Nelson has impressive punt return TD

WATCH: American flag rips during Game 3 national anthem

WATCH: Tony Parker draws foul by simply yelling 'hey'

Video: Tom Izzo takes the stage with KISS on Midnight Madness

Eight NFL records that won’t be broken for a long time

Big trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks, possibly more

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Report: Army enticed recruits with alcohol, women

Penn State fans blew air horn at Ohio State players' hotel?

Tim Tebow lectures Florida fans

Trouble for Bruins: Chara out 4-6 weeks

Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

NBA Replay Center debuts next week

World Series win = Giants dynasty?

Reliving the worst college football game of the last 10 years

NFL teams facing must-win scenarios in Week 8

What the return of Luis Suarez means for Barcelona

Programs with a lot on the line this week

Wilson denies rumored Harvin rift

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.