Dana White Breaks Silence After Embarrassing Howie Mandel in Front of Thousands During Podcast Walkoff

Published 02/18/2024, 7:03 AM EST

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Dana White feels like Jordan Peterson during podcasts! During a recent appearance on Howie Mandel’s podcast, the 54-year-old finally reached his boiling point. White, during Mandel’s podcast, stood up and walked out after just 30 seconds into the episode, which left everyone confused. The UFC CEO finally opened up about the situation.

During the post-fight press conference of UFC 298, Dana White addressed the controversy and speculations surrounding his walking out from the podcast. White clarified, “Yeah, please. You know where I’m at with the podcasts. I feel like f**ing Jordan Peterson every time I turn on Instagram, I’m on a f**ing podcast. Yes, no more podcasts, please. Podcasted out.”

Given that Dana White has been appearing in quite a lot of podcasts recently, it’s not surprising to see him done with them. However, it still seems like there’s more to what the 56-year-old revealed in the post-fight press conference. Why did White react this way?


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We do not know for sure. But many social media users felt the way Mandel introduced White was concocted and disingenuous. They were of the opinion that White could have disliked the way Mandel started off.

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What did Howie Mandel say before Dana Whited walked off?

The episode started with the podcast host, Howie Mandel, giving big praises to the UFC CEO. “You are not only an amazing businessman, you are an inspiration. You are a philosopher, the way you do business, the way you conduct your business and your friendships and media — I’m jealous. But Dana, I can’t thank you enough for being here.”

However, despite Mandel’s kind words, White stood up and left 30 seconds into the episode. The unpredictable move by the 54-year-old left the room stunned.


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“Thank you for all the kind words, I appreciate it. I am so f***ing tired of doing podcasts. I’m literally done with them. I’m not doing any more podcasts,” White said before leaving.


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This raised several questions among viewers. Why did White show up for the podcast episode if he didn’t want to do it? What led to his opinions about podcasts changing so quickly? After all, just last week, White was on ‘The Pat McAfee Show’. He was also at the ‘Full Send Podcast’ recently, where he mediated the discord between Bob Menery and the NELK Boys.


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What would be your guess on why Dana White had walked out of the podcast earlier this week? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Imtikokba Jamir


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Imtikokba Jamir is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. He is your typical MMA geek who is always on top of the happenings in the sport. Imti’s coverage is not restricted to his favorite fighters, including the likes of Justin Gaethje and Robert Whittaker, but also off-court MMA enthusiasts like the celebrity Mark Wahlberg and former POTUS Donald Trump.
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