UFC CEO Dana White has weighed in on how he deals with online trolls amid the Jon Anik situation.
Anik recently shared that he was growing tired of seeing all the negativity within the MMA space. He went as far as to question how much longer he would be a part of the sport as the UFC’s lead play-by-play commentator. He mentioned that if he were to be a voice for American football, he wouldn’t get nearly the amount of rude commenters going after him and other people in his line of work.
Dana takes a far different approach, as he seems to enjoy the chaos.
Dana White On Jon Anik Situation
During an interview on Media Row for Super Bowl week with the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Dana White admitted that he likes stirring things up with those he feels are targeting him and the UFC.
“Jon Anik had sort of a meltdown a couple weeks ago about the fans, I love this stuff, though,” White said. “I love it, I play this little game with the media too. I love it, man, I don’t know, I love this stuff. I love getting up every day and battling. I love the problems, like UFC 300. We’re trying to get this thing done. It’s almost like I thrive in chaos, and if there isn’t chaos I’ll create it. It’s like the Sphere. why am I doing this? I could just put on any other event.”
Speaking of that Las Vegas Sphere show, Dana is promising an experience that attendees won’t soon forget.
“Wait till you see, wait till you see what we do at the Sphere,” White said. “I am gonna put on the greatest live sporting event anyone has ever seen. If you are Mexican, it’s for Mexican Independence Day, you have to be at this event live. As I get closer to it, I’ll start giving you guys more details. I’m gonna blow everybody’s mind with this show at the Sphere.”
Fans now await more details on what the UFC experience inside the Sphere will have to offer. As far as Anik, he recently apologized for his “meltdown” and appears to be in a good headspace about things.
Here the full interview with Dana White on media row: