Dana White is a busy man. Between setting up press conferences, ensuring certain fighters attend said press conferences, and answering the inevitable media scrum, the UFC President has quite a bit on his plate -- without even mentioning his stifling commitment to fan requests.
In the second edition of his fight week video blog, White gives a behind-the-scenes look at all that and more from Thursday's UFC 137 pre-fight press conference.
B.J. Penn, Cheick Kongo, and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic kick things off, taking pictures together before the action transitions to the presser and a comical exchange with Nick Diaz. Afterwards the fighters square off and White moves on to the media scrum, where he is introduced to Japanese K-1 fighter Yuichiro Nagashima, who asks for entry into the UFC. Nagashima is fresh off a second-round knockout of top-five lightweight Shinya Aoki in his mixed martial arts debut, so that could be a development to watch out for.
White eventually finishes with the media and is promptly greeted by a swarm of onlooking fans, who gather around the UFC President requesting pictures, autographs, and tickets to events. Always the good sport with the public, White talks to each fan before driving away and wryly exclaiming , "Agh, I'm [expletive] old man."