Dana White gives his thoughts on two totally different topics and if they should be able to fight in the UFC.
The first one is Logan Paul, the famous YouTuber. The second, is a bit more controversial: transgender women. People have many different opinions on whether or not either party should be able to enter the Octagon, including Dana White.
In a recent interview appearance, the UFC President would more or less give his insight on both the older Paul brother and transgender women and whether or not we can see them in the promotion.
Logan Paul To The UFC?
First up was Logan Paul. The influencer asked the boss if a move to the UFC could be possible for him.
“Who would you want to fight?” White replied to Paul on his podcast. “You have wrestling and boxing. Do you ever do jiu-jitsu?”
“Of course, yeah.” Paul responded. “I could get it done, Dana. Dana, sign me. Dana, sign me.”
Never say never, Dana. The UFC President would be open to the older Paul brother fighting in the UFC (sorta). He does have wrestling credentials from high school in Ohio. Plus, some boxing experience from fighting a fellow YouTuber twice and going the distance with Floyd Mayweather.
“I’m not saying no.” White said with a smile. “I’m not saying no.”
What About Transgender Women?
With ‘The Maverick’ out of the way, the ‘Impaulsive’ podcasters would ask White about something out of left field. They’d ask White if we could ever see a transgender woman get an opportunity to fight in the UFC. This of course, has been a hot, controversial topic as of late. Some examples are transgender fighter Alanna McLaughlin winning her MMA debut last September and also transgender swimmer, Lia Thomas making a splash in the Ivy League.
Instead of answering the question directly, White would take us down a trip on memory lane. He’d reference MMA’s first transgender fighter, Fallon Fox.
“It happened in our sport,” White said. “There was a fighter named Fallon Fox, who was a male fighter who became a woman. He was a male fighter who became a woman. He was out there beating the sh*t out of women, left and right. And then he finally ran into the wrong woman and she beat his ass.
Logan Paul would respond, trying to correct Dana: “She beat ‘her’ ass.”
“Yeah…” White let out a little laugh.
Will we ever see these two parties inside the UFC? Well, given White’s thoughts, maybe Paul someday. His chances may end up being higher than that of his brother, Jake. But White isn’t too fond of transgender women fighting cis women. So, that’s likely a no from him.