While UFC President Dana White has been busily cheering (and cursing) about the EliteXC's demise, an Affliction co-founder has started aiming at White.
As FiveOuncesOfPain reports, Todd Beard, while serving as a guest on "The Scott Ferrall Show" on Sirius Satellite Radio, went off about White's treatment of Affliction.
At an Affliction-M-1 Global press conference in New York City last week, Affliction Vice President Tom Atencio was asked to respond to White's criticism. Atencio avoided engaging in verbal warfare and instead thanked White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta for helping to pave the way for Affliction's rise.
Beard, however, didn't brush off White's criticism.
"They are not just threatening it (Affliction's business model), they threaten us personally, which is hysterical. Dana White, Lorenzo Fertita, they are tough guys -- old school mafia guys, or wanna-be old school mafia guys that their grandfather built their business and they are nothing. They're nothing."
"They put their business five billion dollars in debt. They're in big trouble right now. They are going to go out of business in February. Guaranteed. Station Casinos will go out of business in February for sure."
"They're a bunch of bullies. They think they're gangsters and they're going to get their [expletive] kicked. And they're getting their [expletive] kicked right now."
Affliction co-founder takes aim at Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta, and the UFC (FiveOuncesOfPain)