Dana White Says Promotions Like Bellator and PFL Are ‘Out of Their Mind’ if They Aren’t Watching DWCS

Published 09/16/2021, 1:03 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)


Dana White believes that people who don’t watch Dana White’s Contender Series are out of their minds. According to him, other MMA promotions can find great talents from watching his show.

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Recently, at the post-fight press conference of yet another episode of the Dana White’s Contender Series, the UFC President talked about new talents and UFC contracts.

While being asked about the future of the undefeated bantamweight fighter Maurice Miller, White said, “No, he will. He will end up somewhere else.”

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He added, “And I think if you are another promoter Bellator, PFL whatever and you’re not watching this show, you’re out of your mind. This is the show you should be watching and the guys that we don’t necessarily take like this kid is somebody that you should seriously look at taking.

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The ‘MO SHOW’ is currently (6-0) in his professional fighting career. He recently defeated Brandon Lewis at the Dana White’s Contender Series. Hence, the UFC supremo believes the undefeated fighter is a good prospect for the promotions. However, this is not the only thing White talked about.

Dana White Shares His Opinion on the Exhibition Boxing Matches

Recently, the UFC legends Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz clashed against each other in an exhibition boxing match. This fight garnered a lot of attention from the combat fans. However, the UFC supremo doesn’t seem interested in such fights.

In the same interview, while sharing his opinion on the celebrity boxing matches, White said, “Guys, let me put it to you this way. Anybody who is f**king dumb enough to be willing to pay and watch these f**king fights, Anderson Silva boxed Tito Ortiz. Boxed! Tito Ortiz! Tito Ortiz has no business f**king boxing anybody.

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And Tito is 40 f**king something years old. Evander Holyfield’s almost 60 years old. And he’s f**king fighting,” he added. “You know what I think of this sh*t. It’s silly. All of it’s silly. There’s always gonna be a certain amount of people that are dumb enough to buy these fights and pay for them.

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No matter how much the combat fans like these kinds of boxing matches, they don’t please the UFC President. He has always been trying to put the best fights inside the octagon to entertain the fans and will continue to do so.

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What do you make of White’s advice to rival MMA promotions and his stance on exhibition boxing bouts?

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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