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UFC Prez Dana White

We Should Be in the

Olympics!

8/5/2012 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0805_dana_white_video_tmzUFC president Dana White doesn't think a guy with a prosthetic limb can compete in UFC -- a la Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- but he does think it's time for his sport to become an Olympic one.

Last night outside Mr. Chow, White talked about whether or not an amputee could make it in the UFC ... since Nick Newell, who has no left hand, is undefeated in the XFC and South African sprinter Pistorius, a double amputee, competed in the Olympics. 

White wasn't sure that could happen ... but he did make his case to make UFC an Olympic sport.

So we ask ...

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Bill Leslie    

UFC is as Sen McCain described it, nothing more than human ****fighting.

779 days ago
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Brad    

UFC isn't really a sport so much as it is two people beating the **** out of each other. A sport is generally defined by arbitrary rules that create the sport and allow for certain skills to exceed. With the UFC, the rules are just an afterthought built around the purpose of knocking/tapping someone out.

779 days ago
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Jesse    

As a UFC fan, I don't think it should be. I think Jiu Jitsu however should be an olympic sport.

779 days ago
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Larry    

Sure and why not just add poker too, have some respect for the institution and stop trying to WHORE yourself for a penny Mr. White!!!

779 days ago
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cecils_pupils    

By the way, the sport is Mixed Martial Arts, as in MMA. The UFC is not a sport, MMA is. Try asking the question with some intelligence and actual research by asking "Should MMA be an Olympic sport"... hopefully one day you "journalists" can get it right.

779 days ago
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Alex    

UFC isn't a sport, it;s an organization. MMA is the sport. And no, I don't think it should be in the Olympics. Jiujitsu, boxing, and wrestling are in the Olympics already which are the majority of techniques that are used in mma. I say this as a fan of mma.

779 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Might as well add it. I mean, they'd added Badminton...the gayest sport EVER! What's next, Domestic Violence?

779 days ago
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Revelations    

Blood sport in the Olympics...will never happen.

779 days ago
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Chris    

Pankration, the original mixed martial arts style, was an important part of the original Olympics in ancient Greek culture.

To the people who say MMA isn't a sport, how can you then justify any other combat oriented sport as a sport such as Taekwondo or boxing (both of which are Olympic sports where people can be knocked out as well)? I will also mention that the unified rules for MMA are very well developed. Anyways, it's a sport, and if you disagree, look up the various definitions of 'sport' and then explain how MMA doesn't fall under any of those definitions. Good luck with that.

If you don't like MMA then that's fine, to each their own, but to say it isn't a sport is the comment of an ignoramus who doesn't know and isn't willing to actually look at ANY definition of 'sport' because MMA literally falls under any definition you can find of 'sport.'

It should be in the Olympics as this is the evolution of all of the combat sports which are in the Olympics (as Mr.White had listed).

GO HENDO!

779 days ago
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Taze    

UFC is not a sport... TMZ isn't that stupid so why keep acting ignorant? MMA is a sport... UFC is MMA... But MMA is not UFC. GET IT? That being said... I think MIXED MARTIAL ARTS deserves a place in the olympics most definitely... If you know the science of the sport and the rigorous physical and mental toll it takes to be an athlete the sport then the answer is clear... MMA BELONGS IN THE OLYMPICS! There';s no greater test!!

779 days ago
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inspector    

UFC isnt a sport

779 days ago
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Chris    

No. Definitely not. The Olympics are for real "sports." The UFC is nothing more than angry men who try to beat each other senseless. The Olympics are non-violent. It needs to stay that way. It needs to stay as is.

779 days ago
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Truth    

UFC is nothing but goon porn. It's pathetic.

779 days ago
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Dan Frederiksen    

why not drive by shooting while you're at it.
only in america. where it will stay

779 days ago
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dlmkpost    

UFC SUCKS!

778 days ago
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