Dana White Slams ‘MMA Experts’ Following the Smashing Success of UFC 300

White's latest MMA media hit piece went after those who clowned on the event's matchmaking ahead of fight night

Dana White Goes After Mma Media
Courtesy of @SInow on X

Dana White is going on the attack.

After delivering one of the most memorable cards of all time, White decided to bask in his latest success by sharing a series of highlights from the promotion’s mega-sized event in ‘Sin City’ earlier this month.

He also used it as an opportunity to take a dig at anyone who had anything negative to say ahead of the UFC’s latest showcase

“As we rolled into UFC 300, the MMA ‘experts’ weighed in on what they thought of UFC 300, and for all the fighters who were are this card, when I said that it was the greatest card ever assembled in the history of combat sports, this is what the media thought of you guys,” White said in a video on X.

The video then shifts to a highlight reel of MMA pundits who openly slammed the landmark event’s matchmaking ahead of fight night. Though most of the clips feature inconsequential YouTubers and Redditors, a few prominent names in the industry were present — former UFC fighter Brendan Schaub, renowned combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani, and ex-UFC referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy. 

Dana White Missed the Point

Looking back, we can all agree that UFC 300 delivered on its promise to be one of the biggest cards in the history of mixed martial arts. The night delivered a bevy of highlights that will stand the test of time — from Max Holloway’s incredible buzzer-beating KO of Justin Gaethje to claim the BMF title, to Alex Pereira demolishing Jamahal Hill in the opening round of their 205-pound clash. 

But despite all of that, Dana White appears to be misunderstanding why pundits were displeased with the build-up. In January, the UFC CEO began teasing the event’s headliner, saying that it would be “crazy” and that fans wouldn’t be able to “handle the main event” once announced. 

Instead, we got Alex Pereira vs. Jamahal Hill.

In all fairness, most fight fans had expected too much. They wanted a big name from the past like Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, GSP, or Khabib Nurmagomedov. Most of them would have settled for seeing Conor McGregor’s return. But instead, we got a light heavyweight title fight with a challenger who was nine months removed from a brutal Achilles injury. 

That was the gripe. White overpromised and under-delivered on the UFC 300 main event. 

With that said, White still put together the deepest card in the promotion’s 30+ year history and it absolutely delivered — with maybe the exception of Aljamain Sterling’s yawn-inducing prelim fight.

And every single one of those legitimate pundits he points out in his latest MMA media hit piece has acknowledged that despite the event feeling undeniably slapped together at the last minute, it truly was a night to remember. 

Check out some of the highlights from UFC 300 below:

Published on April 21, 2024 at 1:14 pm
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