Tom Atencio wants to do it with Dana White
Tom Atencio wants to be a fighter…Maybe more than he wants to be a promoter?
“I’m not saying I could beat the guy, but let’s fight, let’s do it. I mean, I think it would be huge for both of us.”
Atencio can’t honestly believe that a fight between him and UFC President Dana White will be huge for BOTH of them. He’s talking to keep his name in the news while Affliction is holding ZERO shows right now. All Atencio has going for him right now is the speculation about who Fedor will fight. He needs to talk about fighting Dana White, just to keep his name in the headlines. I’m not saying keeping your name in the headlines is a bad thing, but it’s clear he wants to stay in the news only to stay in the news just in case we forget about Affliction as a fight company.
Dana White doesn’t need to fight anyone, with his fists at least. His fighting is done with UFC 100. UFC 101. UFC 102. The Ultimate Fighter show. Press Releases. Kevin Iole. Etc.
Tom Atencio wants to fight Dana White for attention. That’s as clear as day and it feels like I’m stating the obvious. The only fight promoter I see Atencio getting to fight is one of those Japanese people who run Dream. Call it Super Boss Showdown 2009: Year of the Destruction Techno Dragon.