Demetrious Johnson: "Dana White called me a dumbass because.."


Demetrious Johnson: "Dana White called me a dumbass because.."

In an interview with The MMA Hour, Demetrious Johnson revealed why he decided to leave the UFC and what was most important for his decision. Interestingly, the Twitch stream started it all. “It was when I was streaming on Twitch,” Johnson said on The MMA Hour, as quoted by “I’m playing a game — and when I started streaming on Twitch, I started being more vocal — and somebody in the Twitch chat goes, ‘Hey man, did you hear about The Ultimate Fighter? What they’re going to do next?’ I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ and he goes, ‘They’re going to do The Ultimate Fighter, it’s going to be all the champions and they’re going fight you and the winner gets to fight [for the belt].’ And I go, ‘Well that’s f****** stupid.’ And then I was like, ‘What about the guys on a five-fight win streak? What about Joseph Benavidez? They’re just going to skip the line?’ I said that and the next day I got a phone call from Dana White."

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He didn't wait long for the call from Dana White.

White was rude when talking to him, but Johnson did not understand why he had to hear the information through a fan. “Dana White never called me when I was in the UFC. He called and he goes, ‘You dumbass! You just ruined this whole thing we’re trying to set up for you!

Blah, blah, blah.’ And I was like, ‘Well I just found out online from a random dude on Twitch and I gave him an honest opinion.’ And then he goes, ‘Sean Shelby didn’t call you?’ ‘No, he didn’t call me.’ And he goes, ‘Alright.

Bye.’ He hangs up and the next day I get a call from Sean Shelby, ‘Hey, yeah bro —’ Too late! Too late dude”. Johnson was angry because he was blamed for what he did, however, Demetrious believes that he reacted naturally to something he did not know.

“Matt [Hume] was saying, ‘Dude, just take fault.’ No, f*** that. I’m not taking fault,” Johnson continued. “I didn’t do anything wrong here. That was my natural reaction to news that was broken to me on the spot, by a fan.

I have to hide my feelings?... I’m not in trouble for this. And after that it was kind of like, off she went. Slowly, slowly I just started being more me and that’s where I’m at now”.

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