Those avid fans of Mixed Martial Arts, especially the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC know its president Dana White to be a man of passion.
While there have been debates over his comments in the past, such as when he said that the UFC was bigger than the NFL or his opinion of the best Pound for Pound fighter in the world, he is a man known to never back off from his stance.
And recently, he mentioned that he is not at all worried despite the recent loss of star power from the UFC with the sabbatical undertaken by Georges St. Pierre and the injury to Anderson Silva. Both will not be seen inside the UFC Octagon for quite some time but White believes the UFC is in a position to make do without two of its biggest pay-per-view cash cows.
White stated that until recently, when the legendary Brazilian Vitor Belfort was kicked right in the face by Anderson Silva, nobody cared about him. And all of a sudden he became a huge star and White mentioned that people were starting to ask him what he would do when he left.
But according to White, the window of opportunity in sport is very little, adding that there will always be someone there to take up a place when it is vacant and another one after that.
He also thinks people will change their stance again if Chris Weidman manages to beat Vitor Belfort to retain the UFC Middleweight Championship and he is even sure that there will be comparisons with Anderson Silva as well.
The UFC boss also said fighters like Chuck Liddell, Randy Couture and Matt Hughes helped elevate the status of the UFC but they have all left and the UFC has survived and it will survive now too.