Dana White told a representative from a UFC sponsor to “f*ck off” due to a verbal dispute regarding political views.
On Saturday, November 11, the UFC returned to Madison Square Garden for an action-packed event headlined by two title fights. The crowd for UFC 295 featured more star power than usual as Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, sat cage-side with Dana White, Tucker Carlson, and Kid Rock.
The CEO of the UFC has been a longtime supporter of Trump, leading to backlash from those with contrary political views. It turns out that one of those people happened to be a “big” sponsor of the UFC.
During an appearance on Theo Von’s podcast, Dana White revealed a story about a verbal dispute with a UFC sponsor:
“This happened to me. I posted a video for [Donald] Trump on my personal social media, and one of our big sponsors called and said, ‘Take that down.’ Do you know what I said? Go f*ck yourself.”
— UFC on TNT Sports (@ufcontnt) November 12, 2023
Dana White talks about his right to vote for whoever he wants
Dana White has never been someone afraid to speak his mind. Therefore, he didn’t shy away from voicing his disgust about the UFC sponsor telling him to take down his social media post with Donald Trump. White said this during the previously mentioned podcast with Theo Von:
“You vote for whoever you want to vote for, and I will vote for whoever I want to vote for. That’s how this works. I don’t even care who you are voting for, it’s none of my f*cking business, but f*ck you. Don’t ever f*cking call me and tell me who to vote for.”
Dana White continued by discussing how some people change their political views to avoid cancel culture and further their careers:
“Think about how f*cking crazy that is. Well, it will keep happening unless more people stand up for themselves and give them the f*ck you response.”
In late 2024, the 47th President of the United States will be announced following Joe Biden’s tenure. Biden will attempt to be re-elected, while Donald Trump plans to represent the Republican party to potentially serve a second term. Only time will tell who emerges victorious from the election.
Watch Dana White discuss his situation with a UFC sponsor below:
NEW: UFC’s Dana White says he told a big sponsor to “go f*** yourself” after they told him to delete a social media post that he shared of Donald Trump.
“One of our big sponsors called and said, take that down.”
“I said, go f*** yourself. You vote for whoever… pic.twitter.com/Ay9yqmmyXh
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 14, 2023