Dana White told a 'big' UFC sponsor to 'go f*ck yourself' after they requested he delete a post about Donald Trump
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Dana White told a 'big' UFC sponsor to go 'f*ck yourself' after they demanded he remove a post about Donald Trump.
The UFC CEO was a special guest on comedian Theo Von's podcast.
White spoke about how he built the UFC, music, the emergence of Power Slap and his friendship with politician Trump.
His relationship with the former US president goes back all the way to his purchase of the UFC back in 2001.
Trump allowed White to host some of his UFC events at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Their friendship also saw the UFC chief give a speech about Trump at the Republican National Convention in 2016.
Speaking on Von's podcast, White revealed how a 'big' UFC sponsor told him to delete a pro-Trump post on social media.
But the 54-year-old refused to take down the post online, telling them to 'go f*ck yourself' in an explosive response.
"I posted a video for Trump on my personal social media," he said. "One of our big sponsors called and said, 'Take that down.' You know what I said? 'Go f*ck yourself.'"
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.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 14, 2023
“One of our big sponsors called and said, take that down.”
“I said, go f*** yourself. You vote for whoever… pic.twitter.com/Ay9yqmmyXh
While Trump was the point of reference in this particular story, White says the same goes for any sponsor that works with the UFC and the content the company produces.
White continued to fume as he added: "You vote for whoever you want to vote for and I’ll vote for whoever I want to vote for. That’s how this works. I don’t even care who you’re voting for.
"It’s none of my f*cking business. F*ck you. Don’t ever f*cking call me and tell me who to vote for."
Trump, who's a big fight fan, made a dramatic entrance at UFC 295 in New York last weekend.
He arrived at his seat alongside White, Kid Rock and Tucker Carlson.
UFC 295 saw Tom Aspinall stop Sergei Pavlovich in just 69 seconds to claim the interim UFC heavyweight title and Alex Pereira bag the UFC light-heavyweight title.