Iaquinta: Dana White Is Out Of Line
Al Iaquinta does not care for Dana White and his plan to move weigh-ins back to 4pm.
The UFC lightweight spoke with ESPN regarding his concerns, and the Project Spearhead board member minced no words regarding the intended schedule change.
”I’m going to weigh-in and then I’m going to start eating,” Iaquinta said. “I signed a contract under the assumption we are weighing in in the morning, so we are. There will be no afternoon weigh-in, 100 percent.”
”Dana is out of line, and this is the last straw. They’ve never seen anyone like me. I will do everything in my power to make sure this is done the right way. We are weighing in in the morning.”
Iaquinta responded to reports that he was fighting Justin Gaethje, by tweeting out “#fakenews.” According to Iaquinta, that was a direct shot at the UFC President. ”That was me saying, ‘I’m not freaking Yair Rodriguez,’” Iaquinta explained. “You cut me, I’m not crying and coming back. Dana White has no power over me. That guy has zero power over me.”
”I’ve got to keep fighting inside the cage and out,” Iaquinta said regarding his work with Project Spearhead. “The UFC needs a person like me, because I love this sport, and Dana — I don’t know if he loves this anymore. I think he’s just addicted to the spotlight and making it all about him.”
”The more Dana White gets in front of a mic, the stronger we get. The more he opens his mouth, the more [Project Spearhead] forms we fill out. The fighters have gotten a taste of what it feels like to get a full, almost 36 hours of time to rehydrate. I’ve reached out to more than enough people to know that if he moves that, it will be the last straw that does him in.”
Iaquinta vs. Gaethje will officially headline the UFC Fight Night Lincoln on August 25th.