Former Strikeforce Lightweight Champion Josh Thomson hasn’t competed in the UFC in over three years, earning a record of 1-3-0 in the organization.
Thomson heard about the “eskimo brothers” comment retired fighter Brendan Schaub recently made about himself and UFC President Dana White, but White’s apparent issues with women is something Thomson isn’t very shocked by.
“There are people that I’ve been close with, that have fought for the UFC for a long time, and they have had very similar problems to what Brendan’s having right now,” Thomson said on Sammy & The Punk. “Where he was dating a girl that maybe Dana was trying to date or either dating at the time and that girl kind of liked somebody else. It just became an issue. Like all of a sudden that person wasn’t on pay-per-view anymore. All of a sudden that person was getting cut for no reason. It was little things like that. It just seems really, it’s so funny. For someone who has made $364 million. Really? I just don’t get it. I’m talking about people that have, I don’t want to put anybody else’s name out there on blast, but there are people that were so ingrained, world champions, so ingrained in the company that are now are no longer even heard of, that Dana has either tried to hang out with that person’s wife.”
The ”eskimo brothers” comment was allegedly in reference to a relationship between White, Schaub and former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, but neither of the three have confirmed it to be true as of yet.
One thing Thomson believes could be happening soon is that White could find himself a part of the #MeToo movement.
“It’s unfortunate because he is such a high-profile person,” Thomson said. “Honestly, in this situation you got to be careful, Dana, because in this whole movement of Me Too, just wait for one girl to speak up and be like, ‘You know what? I’m on Brendan’s side.’ Think about it, I can see it, he is a guy with high powers worth hundreds of millions.”
While Thomson hints at the #MeToo movement involving White one day, no women have come forward at this time with any such allegations towards the UFC President.