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Dana White Lashes Out At Those Who Criticized The UFC’s Response To The Coronavirus

March 21, 2020 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an Instagram live chat with Kamaru Usman (via MMA Fighting), UFC President Dana White spoke about against the media for criticizing the UFC’s decision to continue holding events during the Coronavirus pandemic. Here are highlights:

On the current critics of the UFC’s response to COVID-19: “Go online and look at some of these people — and this isn’t a knock, this is just a fact — the weakest, wimpiest people on Earth cover the biggest, baddest sport on Earth. What do you expect them to say? What do you think they’re going to say? I have over 350 employee who work for me. Multi-billion dollar companies are laying off all their employees right now. We haven’t laid off one person at the UFC. Every fighter that fights for me, will fight three times this year. Our schedule will go on. Everybody’s going to get paid. We will figure this out and we will be the first sport back on and f*ck that shit. Everything will go on.”

On if the UFC responded properly: “Listen the media can talk as much sh*t as they want. They don’t feed families. They don’t take care of f*cking people. They don’t have people that count on them. They don’t have people to support. We’re doing the right thing as far as medical testing goes and everything. That’s all we f*cking do. That’s nothing new. We were doing that sh*t way before the coronavirus. We were taking care of people and making sure that everybody is healthy. Every fight that’s with me on the road is getting much better medical attention than they are at home if they’re with me.”

On vowing to help those who need it: “I told our whole roster — if you or your loved ones have any type of situations or anything wrong, call me. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure you get taken care of. We will get through this. We will make it. All my people that are with me, no need to worry. Enjoy your family, spend your time. This is a big vacation until this thing blows over and we will be back on track and we will kick some f*cking ass like we always do.”

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