Dana White to appear on ‘The League’

UFC president Dana White is on the record saying he
doesn’t want to act, ever, despite the many opportunities
that run by his desk. Time after time, he’s turned down
opportunities. Finally, someone has worn him down.

After becoming friendly with the creative team behind
FXX’s hit comedy
“The
League,”
White finally said yes to an offer, even though
it took FX Networks executive Chuck Saftler
“terrorizing” White about taking the role for him to
say yes. White recently went to New York to film his guest starring
spot, where he’ll be playing “The Goon,” a
“henchman and a killer,” as he described it
during a Thursday Google+ Hangout with FOX
Sports
.

Suffice it to say, he’s not too excited about showing off
his thespian skills to the world when the episode — which
also guest stars Seth Rogen— airs later this month.

“I went out there and it took three days to shoot this
thing,” he said. “And I am horrified, horrified for
this to come and air on the 25th. Horrified.”

White’s previous acting experience consists of exactly one
credit: a role in a
UFC-themed Bud Light commercial alongside Jon
Jones
. Sometime later, he was asked by actor Kevin James to
play a part in his mixed martial arts themed movie “Here
Comes The Boom,” but turned it down, citing the
uncomfortableness of his previous experience. That role was
eventually taken by Joe Rogan. And since that time, White has
insisted that he’d stay away from everything Hollywood threw
his way.

While White said this latest experience was enjoyable, it sounds
like he would have preferred to stick to his pledge.

“I goofed around for a little bit there in television, and
it takes your focus off what you really do. What we really do is
fights,” he said. “Even this role in ‘The
League,’ I was gone for three days. When you’re
shooting this thing, I was on set for hours filming. You do takes
and retakes and retakes. It was fun. I’ll admit it was fun.
It was pretty cool. I met some really cool people. But I’m
horrified, like I said, for this thing to air. Yeah, I’m not
an actor.”