VIDEO: Fan Breaks Into Dana White’s Press Conference and Challenges Him for a Fight in a Hilarious Moment

Published 03/31/2021, 10:11 AM EDT


UFC President Dana White was thrilled after a successful conclusion of the much-awaited UFC 260 pay-per-view. Francis Ngannou finally became the UFC heavyweight champion as he knocked out Stipe Miocic in the second-round. Overall, the card had some very entertaining fights.

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However, more drama was waiting in the post-fight press conference. A fan passing by offered White to fight for him, leaving the UFC President surprised. “Hey, Dana. I am ready to fight for you, bro. Right here,” said the fan as he was passing by the media gathering.

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White was visibly surprised as he didn’t totally understand what the fan was saying. “That’s f**king weird. Holy Sh*t! What the h*ll was that all about?” he asked.

What did he say to me? He is ready to fight for me?” White asked. When told the fan was offering to fight for him, the UFC President jokingly said, “He doesn’t look like he’s in fighting shape.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MAY 23: UFC president Dana White interacts with fans and media during the UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Fans are what make the UFC what it is today. They provide countless hilarious moments. And the incident at the UFC 260 press-conference was just one of those. However, they can be over the top sometimes. Maybe that’s why White was so surprised.

Dana White is excited to have fans back in the stands

The UFC 261 pay-per-view next month in Jacksonville, Florida will have fans in the stands in the US at a UFC event for the first time since lockdown started because of the coronavirus outbreak. The card will be headlined by Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal‘s rematch as the duo clash once again for the welterweight title.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 20: UFC President Dana White interacts with the media during the UFC 197 on-sale press conference event inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on January 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Two other title fights are there too, as Valentina Shevchenko‘s flyweight belt is up for grabs against Jessica Andrade. Weili Zhang defends her strawweight belt against Rose Namajunas. It’s a packed card and White has already indicated the pay-per-view was record-breaking even on the presale. So, one might expect the numbers to be satisfying for him for next month’s event.

Will UFC 261 break records? What did you make of Dana White’s awkward moment with the fan? Let us know.

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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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