Dana White agrees to soccer player Jimmy Conrad’s challenge after panning the sport (Cagewriter)


In an interview last week, UFC president Dana White called soccer players the least talented athletes on the planet.

Can't stand soccer. It's the least-talented sport on Earth. There's a reason three-year-olds can play soccer. When you're playing a game when the net is that big and the score is 3-1 (and that's a blowout) are you kidding me? You know how untalented you have to be to score three times when the net is that big?

Considering that soccer is the world's most popular sport, he ruffled quite a few feathers with that comment. One set of ruffled feathers belonged to Jimmy Conrad, a retired American soccer player. Conrad, who played for the U.S. men's national team and in Major League Soccer, responded to White with a challenge.

Conrad is ready to take on White in a soccer challenge. According to Dirty Tackle editor Brooks Peck, though Conrad is retired, he could still have some fun with White.

He was a defender and though he doesn't have the tricks or scoring flair of a Ronaldinho, he will embarrass Dana White with a smile on his face.

To White's credit, he did respond to Conrad over Twitter, saying he accepted the challenge.

Let's hope Conrad and White can make this thing happen. Perhaps White will learn a new found love for the beautiful game, give up MMA, and become a world-renowned soccer promoter.

OK, that won't happen, but the challenge will still be fun to watch.

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