Dana White reveals for the first time that he lost both of his parents in candid interview
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Dana White has revealed for the first time about the death of his parents in a candid interview with Piers Morgan.
He revealed he recently lost both of his parents, having had a complicated relationship over the years - explaining how it shaped his views of fatherhood.
The UFC boss even said he had 'almost no feeling' when his mother and father passed away in a raw exchange with Morgan.
"I didn't wish any ill will on either one of my parents, but no, I didn't, when they passed away. I had almost no feelings about it, to be honest with you," said the 54-year-old.
"Listen, I took care of my father and moved him up to Maine and put him to rest with his family up there. And then my mother, I had nothing to do with any of hers, her family handled her when she passed away.
"My parents taught me a lot about what I didn't want to be as a parent. I don't really talk about [it], I don't think I have ever talked about this, but my parents both died recently... I am good with it, I am good with everything. I focus a lot on my kids and my relationship with them, and I have sort of put my relationship with my parents behind me."
White added: "There's no doubt about it. I cannot deny the fact that the way that I am built that way, the drive and all the things that I have, definitely come from the relationship that I had with my parents, there is no doubt about it. But no, I have no remorse, I don't feel bad about the way that I grew up.
"I mean it when I say that I wouldn't change one thing about the way that I was brought up, because I truly believe, had I not had them for parents, had I not had the upbringing that I did have, that I wouldn't be who I am today. That's a fact. I am always there for my kids, anything that they ever need.
"My father taught me what it feels like to not have a father there at the house, what it's like to not have that person around all the time when you need him, and I would never do that to my kids."
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