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Dana White fires back at Yahoo! writer Kevin Iole for calling the UFC 'shady'

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According to an Aug. 22 tweet from Dana White, the UFC boss had no problem firing back at Yahoo! reporter Kevin Iole for calling the UFC "shady" over the way they handle Vitor Belfort.

Over the course of three epic tweets, White ripped into Iole with heated words so intense and explicit that most media outlets won't be able to print them.

"@KevinI You f**king serious? Did you just call @lorenzofertitta and me shady? WTF is that supposed to mean?" White tweeted.

Seconds later, he fired off another gem.

"@KevinI U have some huge f**king balls to call us shady on a public forum. Always been straight up with u since day 1." White wrote.

The UFC boss finished off with a crisp zinger for the ages.

"@KevinI U wanna kno why he's headlining in Brazil? Call and ask like a real f*cking reporter!!!" White tweeted.

White's rant came on the heels of Iole's tweet regarding Vitor Belfort, as he said it was "shady" that Vitor Belfort fights nowhere but in Brazil since he's been on TRT.

"I don't like that Vitor Belfort fights nowhere but in Brazil since he's been on TRT. If he's a draw, isn't he a draw everywhere? #Shady," Iole tweeted.

In this situation, it's difficult to figure out who is right.

On one hand, it does seem a tad suspect that Belfort is a Brazil-only fighter now, but it's also not hard to understand that he helps fill the venues in Brazil a lot more than most other fighters in the UFC.

The UFC needs regional stars to help make staging events in different countries as profitable as possible, and Belfort is undoubtedly a local star in Brazil.

On the other hand, perhaps Iole could have simply asked the question without using the "shady" hashtag at the end.


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