Al Iaquinta Believes Dana White’s Sense Of Reality Is Gone

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Al Iaquinta hasn’t always found himself on the good side of things with the UFC and UFC President Dana White.

The New York native has gone on the offensive again against White, saying the UFC President has lost all sense of reality.

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“His sense of reality is gone,” Iaquinta said on The MMA Hour. “It’s gone. It’s shot. It’s absolutely shot. It’s scary. Now he’s putting our health at risk. He’s going to move the weigh-ins? So why did you move the weigh-ins in the first place? Because, in his mind, he wants more exciting fights. How are you going to get more exciting fights? Give the fighters more time to recover, right? Which is also beneficial to us because it’s healthy. It’s healthy for us to replenish. Even though it’s healthier for the fighters, we’re going to move it back to the nighttime, because he interviewed a million fighters? I haven’t seen one that want it at night. So his sense of reality, you can’t — it’s almost like, you do an interview with him now, it’s not about the truth, it’s about his agenda. So, I’m weighing-in in the morning.”

Iaquinta is raging against the changes White wants to make to the way weigh-ins are handled, as the UFC President wants the early weigh-ins eliminated in favor of doing them the way they were originally done.

If there is one problem Iaquinta has with the way the UFC President is handling the weigh-in situation, it is that he believes White’s proposed changes will eventually lead to the death of a fighter.

“We need a promoter,” Iaquinta said. “And I think the fighters, this weigh-in thing is the last straw. This is going to kill them. This is going to put them in. You’re going to see. He’s going to say something, it’s going to get even worse. It’s going to get worse before it gets better. It’ll get better though.”

It should be noted that before the UFC goes back to the old way of during weigh-ins, an approval would be needed by the various state athletic commissions before the changes are made. 

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