- Dana White looked back at the infamous slapping incident with his wife
- The UFC boss talked about the promotion’s partnership with Bud Light and why he got rid of Peloton bikes
- The 54-year-old gave an update on Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler bout
UFC president Dana White opened up about the infamous slapping incident involving his wife last New Year’s Eve. He also revealed that truth about the UFC’s partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light as well as the long-awaited Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight.
Last New Year’s Eve should never happen again
Speaking to Bussin With The Boys, the UFC boss candidly spoke about how he dealt with the mental and emotional stress that the slapping incident caused. According to White, he just realized that the most important thing for him was to accept it and not let himself commit the same mistake ever again.
“[I] F**king did. It happened. No excuses… I did it I admit it I accept it… At the end of the day, you have to live with you… You have to know who you are, and you have to be able to live with yourself. I have three f**king kids that I love more than anything, and I embarrassed them last New Year’s Eve. I embarrassed me, and I embarrassed my kids,” White reflected.
“So, you got to get up and you got to look in the f**king mirror and say I f**ked up and how do I make sure this never happens again? Ever,” he added.
Dana White slapping his wife up in a night club🤯 pic.twitter.com/CAJXX1kCB7
— Full Combat (@fullcombatoff) January 3, 2023
Anheuser-Busch is still the best there is
With regards to the UFC’s controversial partnership with Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light, White pointed out that most people may have been carried away by the backlash from the issue with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney but the truth is the company is still the best there is in the beer industry.
White also revealed that Anheuser-Busch does a lot of good things for the country which most people are not aware of.
“I know the inner workings of the beer business better than any of the other guys and fans and all this sh*t. They went after Anheuser-Busch for being ‘woke’ and doing what they did. I think that you know obviously I’ve laid out all the reasons on why I’m way more aligned with Anheuser-Busch than any other beer company out there,” White said.
“And for those of you that haven’t heard, 65,000 Americans are employed by Anheuser-Busch. 65,000 Americans and a lot of them are vets. That alone should be enough reason for you to not try to put a bullet in Bud Light and Anheuser-Busch. Number two, they spend almost a billion dollars a year with U.S. farmers, okay that should be a f**king reason. All the stuff that they do for First Responders and vets and $44 million spent over the last however many years for their families every time there’s a natural disaster in America, they shut down the plant and turn it into a bottled water facility and they ship out and they’ve done something crazy like a 100 million bottles of water that they’ve sent out to Americans in need, give me a f**king break okay I am way more aligned with Anheuser-Busch so that’s why I did that deal with them,” he continued.
Pelotons are gone
White was also asked to address the issue about Peloton bikes. The UFC boss didn’t shy away from emphasizing that the Peloton owner was wrong to sabotage a podcast episode just because of he is not in favor of Robert Kennedy Jr. being on it.
White said he lost all his respect for the company and decided to ditch the Peloton bikes they have in the UFC gym. Echolon bikes are now replacing them.
“I don’t like cancel culture and I’m not saying you know ‘Let’s boycott Peloton’ or whatever I know there’s plenty of people that like to ride Pelotons or whatever, my thing is that you have to put it in perspective and think about Robert Kennedy Jr, Theo Von does the podcast, a guy who sells stationary bikes, who the f**k do you think you are that you would pick up the phone and f**king call and tell him to take his f**king podcast down… it just shows you the mindset of what a f**king weirdo this guy actually really is,” White exclaimed.
“Peloton and UFC was never a thing anyway… we only had two and they were in my f**king gym and they’re gone we ripped them out right after the podcast… So we’re doing a deal now with Echelons. Echelons is now going to replace the bikes in there and they’re going to do a deal with Theo Von,” he added.
McGregor vs. Chandler is almost done
When asked if McGregor vs. Chandler is still happening, White said that he would say something if something is done. However, when quizzed if it’s close to coming to fruition, the UFC president confirmed “100%.”
“We don’t have anything dialed in yet if I knew even a little bit I’d say something. If I got to give you an answer, I’d say something. [It is close] 100%,” White said.
Aside from handling UFC partnerships, White is expected to be busy working on some huge fights as fans anticipate a massive event at UFC 300. Chandler previously said there’s a chance that his fight with McGregor could be included in the UFC 300 card.
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