“I Have a Blast on Social Media”- Dana White Details the Impact of Social Media on Fighters

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July 11, 2020 11:45 am

UFC President Dana White appeared on a recent media day scrum via MMA Junkie to share his views on a variety of topics. White spoke out and touched upon the intricacies that are part and parcel of pulling off a massive event. Moreover, the UFC has also set up new avenues, primarily in the form of a new apparel deal.

Dana White primarily would go on to address the issue that befell Mike Perry. The fighter was involved in an altercation, and the incident reached the eyes of MMA fans. While speaking out on the matter, White expressed his views on the varied impact that social media has on people.

Dana White: “He’s a guy that should stay off social media”

The company President compiled Mike Perry’s recent struggles as a by-product of the social media landscape. This incident is unfortunately not unheard of when it comes to fighters being thrust into certain compromising situations.

“I have a blast on social media, you see a lot of people who don’t have fun on social media. There are some horrible things that have happened to people when dealing with social media.”

He seemingly loves the banter that comes with direct contact with the MMA community. Chiefly, Dana White is a strong advocate for using social media as a mere accessory for interaction.

“Everybody deals with it differently. I love criticism, I love, you know whatever you want to call it that goes on between media, fans and all that stuff. He [Mike Perry] is definitely not built that way, and he’s a guy who should stay off social media. He needs to make a few changes to his life and we’re going to do everything we can to help him.”

Additionally, the incident involving ‘Platinum’ Perry has brought about a wider conversation on the viability of using social media for promotion. The UFC has issued a public statement on the matter and expresses an intent to follow through. It is yet uncertain how the recent sequence of events will impact the Welterweight division.

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