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Chatri Sityodtong gets brutally honest on UFC President Dana White

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Promoters in MMA don’t usually tend to go after each other. UFC President Dana White will go after boxing promoters but it’s usually all respect with those in MMA. Chatri Sityodtong recently changed that up when he went after Dana White.

Chatri Sityodtong recently went on The MMA Hour and had quite a lot to say about the UFC President. While he respects Dana White as a businessman, he disagrees with the way he treats athletes.

“I think he is an outstanding businessman. I don’t necessarily agree with the way he does things, but obviously, he’s built UFC into a phenomenal company. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts. But I don’t think he knows anything about martial arts. I don’t think he knows anything about fighting. I think he’s a fan, so I have differences,” Sityodtong said about the UFC President during a Wednesday appearance on The MMA Hour transcription via MixedMartialArts.com.

“I come from the martial arts community. I come from a martial arts background. And how I treat my athletes, they are my peers. I come from the community. It’s very, very different. I think if you’ve never been punched in the face or choked out, you can disrespect people publicly,” he explained. “But if you have had lifelong hard training — I just say we have stylistic differences. I don’t particularly respect the way he talks down to athletes.”

Chatri Sityodtong also questioned the UFC President’s place as a Martial Artist. He even floated the idea of fighting him at some point.

“I’m a lifelong martial artist. I’ve been doing Muay Thai for 35 years and I’m a jiu-jitsu brown belt,” Sityodtong said. “I train five, six times a week. If there’s a fight with someone my age, why not? I’m 50, turning 51 this year. I train five, six days a week, one or two hours every day.”