Chuck, How Do You Get “Used” By a Porn Star?

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the offensive comments that UFC’s Dana White made about a female reporter on his video blog…just before it hit the mainstream media.

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Well, add Chuck Liddell to the list of people now coming to White’s defense. In a conversation with CAGEWRITER, Liddell said that White doesn’t hate women or gays, and that he’s just a guy without a filter. Although that wasn’t the biggest news in the interview. Liddell responded for the first time publicly to pictures that were posted a while back of him looking rather comfortable with porn star Jayden James at time when Liddell was supposedly engaged to another woman.

Let’s just say Chuck isn’t engaged anymore, but he also has some rather unkind words for Jayden, too. Video after the jump.

For those who don’t want to watch the whole thing, here are a few highlights:

On White’s tirade:

I don’t think he meant anything by it. I know Dana, and he’s not homophobic or anti-gay in any way, shape, or form. Or anti-female. He’s not that kind of guy, he’s a good guy. If he was, it would’ve come out plenty of times before this, I mean he doesn’t have any filter. He says what he’s thinking. He was mad and just saying stuff.

On pictures of him and Jayden James (like this one):

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I know her, she’s a friend of mine. But she took a picture of us and insinuated or made it look like…I mean she was doing it to get press, that’s all it was. I was mad, because she was just trying to get press. She’s trying to promote herself and it’s an easy way to get press, using my name. It’s not OK with me.   

On the end of his engagement to Erin Wilson:

I’m not engaged. I haven’t been for a while. I just haven’t made it public. I tried not to make it too public because she didn’t want to…it’s just hard. We broke up in December. That (the pictures with James) had nothing to do with it. We broke up way before that.

Liddell, of course, is fighting this weekend in UFC 97, so leaking a bit of new info that might get him back in the news is probably not a bad thing for him, nor for White, whose comments have kept UFC in the spotlight for two weeks now (and any publicity is good publicity, right?).