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Dana White

Ex-MMA Fighter Threatens

To KILL UFC Prez

5/19/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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UFC
Prez Dana White is on the receiving end of some terrifying death threats from an ex-MMA fighter who says he plans to "shoot [Dana] right in the head" -- and now cops are on the case.

It's unclear what started the beef, but the wannabe fighter -- Dan Quinn -- has gone off the hinges, leaving voicemail messages threatening to blow up Dana's offices and put a bullet in the back of his head.

Quinn's fighting career spanned nine years from 2001-2010. He never fought in the UFC, but did face off against a couple of future UFC fighters, including 2004 heavyweight champ Frank Mir (Quinn got beat).

Quinn has made rambling threats against White for several years on YouTube, but they escalated recently after Quinn somehow got Dana's private work number and left chilling messages.


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In the voicemails, obtained by TMZ, the delusional Quinn accuses White of sending in henchmen to kill him, claiming, "I just want you to know, since you're bringing that to me, you should be worried about your own safety, bitch."

Quinn adds, "I'm gonna shoot you right in the head motherf**ker."

The voicemails get even weirder -- one from a guy (presumably Quinn) speaking in an Irish accent and calling himself "Paddy O'Neill." The "Irish" interloper then makes several threats.

We're told White has never met or spoken with Quinn -- sources say the Prez never ever heard of the dude until last week, when the voicemail threats got crazy.

White's security team turned the voicemails over to the Vegas PD, which is currently investigating.

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After numerous attempts to reach Dan Quinn, we finally got in touch with him. Quinn admits he filmed the YouTube videos, but tells us the voicemails in question were left by someone else.

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1.

Phreaky    

Another steroid-jacked freak that thinks because he's fought before he should automatically be able to call up Dana White and get a contract with the UFC, and when it doesn't happen, THIS happens. Delusional idiot.

796 days ago
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NominallyNotYours    

He's either really drunk, or really brain-damaged through MMA fighting. You can't blame him for it either, nor can Dana.

I'm sure Mr. White understands this and will take extra-precautions, but won't consider them ultra serious.

These fellows take the more blows than anyone and suffer probably more PTSD than returning Iraq/Afghan vets.

That is to say, more brain damage. Dana would be completely ostracized for not taking care of his wounded warriors, regardless of mental state.

796 days ago
3.

PopTart    

He's not drunk and he's not crazy. Well he is crazy, but look at him. He's tweaking.

796 days ago
4.

NominallyNotYours    

That's not to say that Dana isn't awesome, because he is. Wrestling has a bad history record for crazy, and hopefully this fellow doesn't follow the same path.

I'm just saying, if this dude or his agent is reading, please step away from the resentment. This is just the beginning of your life sir. Forget fame and join us regular people. No doubt you'll share some laughs, screw some chicks and offer some school kids a beautiful dream through a lecture in a library.

796 days ago
5.

NominallyNotYours    

My dream is to do exactly that. Share with kids my exploits in the real world. I hope yours is too.

796 days ago
6.

asry2012    

needless to say,crazy!!

796 days ago
7.

Smithy    

I'm most insulted by his horrendous "Irish" accent. FAIL

796 days ago
8.

Truth    

SRUSLY, HAS THIS DUDE PLAYED IN THE WWF??? CUZ BONEHEAD SOUNDS JUST LIKE THOSE LAME THREATS HULK HOGAN AND MACHO MAN USED TO MAKE PROMOTING THEIR NEXT SCRIPTED "FIGHT", JUST SAYIN... YAAAWWN!! #TRUTH!!

796 days ago
9.

Anonymous    

It sounds like he is a paranoid schizophrenic on steroids. Not a good combination.

796 days ago
10.

Jerry    

Man up Dana and fight him you *****! Yeah, that's right, hide behind your body guards like the little bitch you are. Seriously, it could be the biggest pay per view in UFC!!

796 days ago
11.

the TRUTH    

this guy dont look like he could even take Kimbo Slice

796 days ago
12.

.    

SOUNDS FAKED...... STAGED!

796 days ago
13.

Brian    

Maybe he was at one point, but Dan Quinn can hardly be called an mma fighter anymore... He has severe, and it would seem escalating, mental issues. Anyone interested should search for "Dan Quinn Stevia" to see just how long he has been ranting like a lunatic.

796 days ago
14.

buzz kill    

Probably too many blows to the head.

796 days ago
15.

Kari    

I've never heard of Dana White and don't know what UFC stands for, but Quinn (never heard of him either) sounds like an extremely disturbed nut job. And a very dangerous one.

796 days ago
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