MMA News Roundup: ‘Fake Dana White’ Jumped? Hilarious Clip Goes Viral After UFC 300 Rumors, Pros React to Super Bowl LVIII, Patrick Mahomes Doubles Adesanya’s Bet

Published 02/12/2024, 5:25 AM EST

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Many believe Dana White fumbled the UFC 300 main event announcement, which was rumored to take place at the Super Bowl. Fight fans were left disappointed because there still doesn’t seem to be any information about who will headline the main event. Showing their frustration online, an account on X shared a clip of a Dana White doppelganger getting beaten up inside a train.

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Apart from White gracing the headlines for the wrong reasons, several UFC superstars shared their thoughts on the 2024 Super Bowl, and Israel Adesanya even won some money. Here’s all MMA fans need to know about UFC at the Super Bowl!

MMA fans make fun of Dana White after Super Bowl debacle

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The anticipation surrounding the main event of UFC 300 is growing more and more since Dana White is still yet to make an announcement. The fans expressed their anger online at the 54-year-old after he failed to announce the headliner when the Bud Light Super Bowl commercial aired. An account on Twitter (X) uploaded a video of a bald man, resembling Dana White, who was getting beaten by a few people inside a train.

The bald man in the video was seen getting pushed, shoved, kicked, and dragged by a few individuals. However, it was not Dana White. Instead, it appeared to be a lookalike, and the reason for the brawl was unknown.

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Fans who came across that video on social media believe that this is how they were feeling as they waited for the announcement of the UFC 300 main event that will take place in April.

UFC fighters give their take on the result of the Super Bowl game

Kansas City Chiefs successfully won the Vince Lombardi Trophy after securing a Super Bowl victory against the San Francisco 49ers. The game went to overtime as both teams engaged in a back-and-forth battle. The result of the game drew relations from many UFC fighters with Nate Diaz taking a jibe at the winning team. The Stockton native maintained his support for the 49ers despite their failure to win the game.

Meanwhile, lightweight fighter Terrance McKinney appeared to be suspicious of the outcome of the game. He claimed that the Super Bowl game might have been scripted. Also, former UFC and current PFL fighter Derek Brunson showered praise on Patrick Mahomes, who led his team to victory. That was not all, though. Brunson also sounded off on Travis Kelce for a controversial moment during the game against the 49ers.

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‘The One’ was disappointed with Travis Kelce for his treatment of the Chiefs’ head coach, Andy Reid. The tight end shoved his coach after being on the sidelines during an important time in the game. Derek Brunson demanded that Kelce apologize to Reid.

Israel Adesanya won Super Bowl money!

Former middleweight champion Israel Adesanya recently went big after putting his money on Patrick Mahomes during the Super Bowl LVIII game. He put a $20,000 bet on Mahomes to win MVP and saw a potential return of $44,000. The Chiefs’ star appeared to be the game-changer. Moreover, Mahomes also became a three-time Super Bowl MVP.

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With the 2024 Super Bowl victory, the team has won three championships in a five-year span. Further, Patrick Mahomes went on to become the Super Bowl MVP yet again. Other Chiefs’ players added more accomplishments as well. Like Harrison Butker, kicker for the Kansas City Chiefs broke a record for the longest field goal in a Super Bowl with a 57-yard kick. He broke the previous record by one yard. What a good day!

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