‘It Doesn’t Matter!’- Eminem Takes a Shot at Dana White’s Decisions Before UFC 257

Published 01/22/2021, 4:19 AM EST


Eminem took a shot at Dana White ahead of UFC 257 on Live TV. The American rapper was part of SportsCenter’s pre-fight broadcast of the UFC 257 pay-per-view alongside UFC President White. The outspoken musician came at White with all guns blazing.

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Recently, Dana White has cut several major names and legendary fighters from the UFC roster. The likes of Anderson Silva, Yoel Romero, Mauricio Rua, Rachael Ostovich, and more have all faced the wrath. White made these moves as he is looking to size up the inflated UFC roster.

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But, Eminem, clearly is not a fan of those actions by White. He said, “The best part of your opinion, is that it doesn’t matter. And if every fighter that you had listened to your opinion when you doubted them, you wouldn’t have a f**king league.” It’s not clear yet how White responded to those comments.

It’s hard to tell anything about the full incident from this small clip. But, it is clear that Eminem defended the UFC fighters and took a shot at the company’s policies. A full video will be released soon, which can help clear the air on the full incident.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 23: UFC President 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)

Dana White announced the UFC will cut 60 fighters

After the release of Yoel Romero from his contract, White said there will be more fighters facing the same fate. “We’re going to go through some serious cuts at the end of the year. About 60 cuts coming up before the first of the year. Yoel has lost 4 of his last 5, he’s 44 years old.”

“Our roster is very inflated right now, so we’re going to have some big cuts coming before the end of the year. Lots of names going in the next several weeks,” White had said.

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Not everyone was a fan of such a drastic step by the UFC President. Eminem certainly didn’t shy away from letting White know his opinion.

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What did you make of Eminem’s recent outburst ahead of the UFC’s first PPV event for 2021?

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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