Dana White “Killed” the Hulu Deal in Support of Mike Tyson: “Told Them It Was Over”

Published 08/10/2022, 5:30 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SEPTEMBER 8, 2019: Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, at a news conference following a title unification bout between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 mixed martial arts tournament. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

Mike Tyson has been having issues with Hulu- an American subscription streaming service. Hulu produced a series on Tyson’s life and recently dropped a trailer for the show, which will release on August 25. However, the boxing legend was not happy and accused the Disney-owned platform of trying to cut him off the deal.

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As per Mike Tyson, they offered the UFC President millions for the deal, whereas Tyson wasn’t going to get anything. This angered him and he appreciated Dana White turning down the deal.

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In a new interview, Dana White spoke about the issue. He said, “So we did a deal or were about to do a deal. We were on the verge of a deal with Hulu to promote this Mike Tyson, unauthorized biography or whatever it is.”

“And Craig Borsari, my head of production, came to me and said ‘Hey, I’m hearing that Tyson isn’t happy about this thing.’ So I called Mike and I said ‘We’re in a deal with these guys. We have a verbal to you know, do this deal with them.'”

 

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“And he said ‘Dana, they’re f**king me and this all, that’s all I had to hear. I said ‘I’m out then. I won’t, I’ll squash this deal. So I killed the deal, and I told them it was over and that I killed it and we won’t be promoting that show for Hulu and you know. Then he did what he did.”

Several fans were happy with White for supporting his friend.

The UFC supports Mike Tyson

Many combat sports athletes have looked up to Mike Tyson as an inspiration. Hence, it is not surprising to see that he has been receiving a lot of support from several big names associated with the UFC and the combat world.

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‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury and Urijah Faber commented on Mike Tyson’s Instagram post to support him.

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Several other notable names like Henry Cejudo, Francis Ngannou, and Ronda Rousey too backed him. The current WWE superstar, Rousey, even shared how Netflix did something similar to her.

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What do you think about Tyson’s problems with Hulu? What are your thoughts about Dana White’s response to the same? Share with us in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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