“You Would Crucify Me on a Daily Basis”- Dana White Says He Would Be in Trouble if He Owed Fighters Money

Published 09/29/2021, 12:13 PM EDT
GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets with the press following UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)


UFC President Dana White has faced questions regarding fighters’ pay recently from many. Former boxing world champion Oscar De La Hoya has been one of many people to launch attacks on White saying that UFC fighters are severely underpaid. The likes of Jake Paul, and even some UFC fighters have been vocal on the issue as well.

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Recently White appeared at a press conference of the Dana White’s Contender Series. He was asked about the topic and De La Hoya’s comments. It’s safe to say he unloaded a barrage of attacks on De La Hoya. The UFC President also said that De La Hoya owes money to fighters.

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White says that he would get crucified by the media had he showed that kind of behavior as a professional. It was yet another prolonged rant from the UFC boss.

Dana White explains what would have happened if he owed money

White said that despite De La Hoya’s repeated comments, he isn’t looking to sue anybody as this is the fight business and these types of things happen on a regular basis.

I’m not suing anybody. I always always say this, you know? We all talk sh*t about each other. You know? They don’t like me. I don’t like them. We all don’t like each other. It is what it is this this is a very mean business. We say mean things about each other,” said White.

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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)

He like he owes people money that fought for him that he hasn’t paid the list goes on and on. If I ever did any Imagine if I still owed a fighter money from fu*king a year ago. You would crucify me on a daily basis. This guy, nobody gives a sh*t,” he added.

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And the only reason I just despise him so bad that every time he fu*king lies, I point it out and still people don’t give a sh*t. You know? Look, take a look at a lot of choices this guy has made in his life. He gets away with a lot of sh*t,” White said further.

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This is not the first time White has been on a rant on De La Hoya and given the kind of animosity they share toward each other, it won’t be surprising if there are many more to come.

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Apratim Banerjee

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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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