If you just can’t get enough of Dana White and some of the UFC stars, you may be interested to know that White will be appearing on today’s airing of the Dr. Phil show. Alongside White will be UFC lightweight number one contender Kenny Florian and former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin. The show was recorded last week, and MMAJunki first reported their appearance, and the air date (check local listings for actual air-time):
The UFC contingent will apparently caution viewers (and the would-be fighters) about how real-life mixed martial artists prepare and train safely for their bouts. It’s also possible the trio will need to defend the sport to an audience likely to be unfamiliar with MMA.
White has previously appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show. Earlier this year, he was a special guest on the program and talked to a wife who was concerned about her husband’s aspirations of becoming an MMA fighter. White shared some statistics from the sport’s stellar safety record while also discussing the many precautions that are put in place to protect competitors.
The episode has been titled “Dangerous Teen Trends” and will include a confrontation with some teenagers who participate in “teen fight clubs” in hopes that this will help them attain a future career in the UFC. Other show topics include getting high on household products and online alternate lives.
Update from Kris Karkoski (5/15/2009 at 7:00pm ET):
Here’s a video of the segment via Cage Potato: