“Jump in and Swim” – Dana White Posts a Strong Message for His Followers

Published 12/16/2021, 11:37 AM EST
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 20: UFC President Dana White speaks to the media during the UFC 189 World Media Tour Launch press conference at Maracanazinho on March 20, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


The pandemic situation has left a mark on the world. People and organizations had to find alternate ways of working. During such a time, it became very difficult for even MMA promotions to function. Because of the nature of the sport, it would have been quite a laborious task to host such events. However, UFC President Dana White succeeded in conducting several amazing events.

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The promotion left no stone unturned to entertain its audience. Now, as the year 2021 comes to an end, White is ready to make 2022 a rocking year. He tweeted a few inspirational tweets about life and adversities.

Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), reacts during a Bloomberg Television interview in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. In UFC, fighters square off in the Octagon, an eight-sided ring enclosed by a chain-linked fence where the object is to punch, kick, slam or choke the opponent into submission. Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg via Getty Images

He wrote, “What covid did for the UFC was give us the opportunity to prove that fear, hardship, and uncertainty are actually opportunities to grow. We crushed 2020 and 2021. It is time for everything to get back to normal. Make 2022 your year. JUMP IN AND SWIM!”

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In another tweet, he wrote, “Throughout your life YOU WILL find yourself in some scary situations, and nothing is more important than learning how to fight through the sh*t that is thrown at you.”

In a third tweet, White shared a clip of how adversities one can overcome adversities by jumping right in and dealing with it. He wrote, “I LOVE this old school, hardcore, clip!!! This post is not about swimming. It’s about teaching young people that life is full of adversity.”

White seems happy with how the promotion and its events turned out in these two years. Hence, he is ready to tackle any problem that may emerge in 2022.

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Dana White kept UFC running during COVID-19

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The pandemic forced UFC to change several aspects of how it worked. However, it was able to capitalize on the dire situation. With everyone stuck inside their homes, UFC and, in general, MMA became much popular.

While the audience might have been absent, fighters entered the octagon and faced each other even during such a critical time. Thus, the promotion stood up to its name- Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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Are you excited to see some exciting UFC events in the year 2022? Let us know 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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