‘I’ll Run You All Over’- UFC President Dana White Sends a Warning to Other Fight Promotions

Published 07/23/2021, 11:22 AM EDT
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


UFC President Dana White sat down with Fox News and discussed the state of the UFC in the post-pandemic era. The largest MMA organization has started strong and put up marquee events while all other sports were shut down. Not to mention, the UFC even set up shop in Abu Dhabi with the now infamous Fight Island venture.

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With restrictions being lifted in the United States, the UFC has now returned with sold-out shows. The most recent event being UFC 264 was the second highest-selling pay-per-view of all time at 1.8 million buys. This proves that the UFC is only growing in strength and their numbers certainly back up this claim.

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Dana White has a message for his detractors

White faced a lot of flak when he initially aired out his decision to bring back the events schedule. Through it all, he’s remained steadfast in his belief that the show must go. Furthermore, it’s hard to argue with the results. Speaking to Fox News, White spoke out on the way the pandemic has affected people and sent a message to his doubters.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 23: UFC President Dana White attends a news conference for the bout between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and McGregor will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

“I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s blowing my mind,” White said recently in an interview on FOX News. “But you know what, everybody that’s slowing down, everybody that is afraid or whatever their reason is for not wanting to get back to work, not wanting to run their business, not wanting to get back to normal in full capacity… I’ll run you all over. I’ll run you over. No problem.”

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“It’s a very weird time in this country right now and people need to get back to work and things need to get back to normal as soon as possible.” [h/t Bloody Elbow]

Dana White has never been a man to mince words, and he’s made it known that the UFC will keep putting on shows. As it stands, they are the biggest game in town and if it is left up to the boss man, that’s how things will stay.

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Fight fans are already excited to see what the UFC has in store for the remainder of 2021.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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