UFC President Dana White is no stranger to speaking his mind. He’s not afraid of the media either. On Saturday, UFC 261 was held in Jacksonville, Florida with a crowd of approximately 15,000 freedom loving Americans. Masks were not required to be worn in the sold out arena, which fired up the leftist fear machine.
The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, and they bring a lot of money into the local economy. Last week an article in the hometown paper, the Las Vegas Review Journal, slammed White for having the event in Florida. The story opened with the following statement, “At least 15,000 people are willing to risk permanent damage or death to attend a live sporting event again.” That didn’t sit well with White.
White took to Twitter and said, “Hey Las Vegas, this is our piece of shit local newspaper. Through this entire pandemic we didn’t lay off a single employee, we worked with governmental agencies in Nevada and around the world to put on every event safely, and we chose to bring our biggest fight of the year.” He continued, “with Conor McGregor back to town July 10th to help relaunch the city. Yet, this is how the Las Vegas Review Journal shows its support for a true local business. Go fuck yourself LVRJ, and don’t bother coming to the fight in July.”
with Conor McGregor back to town July 10th to help relaunch the city. Yet, this is how the Las Vegas Review Journal shows its support for a true local business. Go fuck yourself LVRJ, and don't bother coming to the fight in July.
— danawhite (@danawhite) April 24, 2021
After the very successful event, Dana White commented further on his issues with the Las Vegas Review Journal.
— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) April 25, 2021
White continued in the press conference, praising Florida for their policies of freedom in the midst of COVID lockdowns and mask mandates.
Dana White: “People seem like they’re a lot happier down here in Florida than they are in some of these other f*cking states. Everybody’s doing their thing down here and living their life.” pic.twitter.com/CvIFzm7yTj
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 🚨 🥊 (@LivePDDave1) April 25, 2021
It’s no surprise the media attacks White, a supporter of President Trump who spoke at the RNC. They despise him because he was the only pro-sports organization in America who didn’t shut down during the initial lockdowns of 2020. The UFC kept going and worked around rules, even securing a location on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. One thing is for sure, Dana White is a patriot.