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Dana White explains his absence from Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane at UFC 270 | UFC Fan Q&A

  • Published on Jan 25, 2022
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    UFC president Dana White reacts to Francis Ngannou’s win against Ciryl Gane at UFC 270, then addresses his absence from sitting Octagon-side during the fight.
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  • Shon
    Shon 3 months ago +3627

    We all know if Gane had won then Dana would’ve teleported in to the octagon to put the belt on him 😂

  • Luke Murray
    Luke Murray 3 months ago +913

    Worst excuses ever....
    1. Wilder costume being too heavy
    2. Costa getting drunk before the fight.
    3. Dana White backstage issue.

    • D Yasha
      D Yasha 3 months ago


    • Frank Gonzales
      Frank Gonzales 3 months ago

      This always make me laugh to myself when I see Keith 😄😄

    • Keith Larrimore
      Keith Larrimore 3 months ago

      4. You to new to mma to know the Diaz bros

    • DannyLynch123
      DannyLynch123 3 months ago

      Haha what was he dealing with that one of the hundreds of others that work there couldn't deal with? That's what you call a lame excuse lol

    • Bruce Dog
      Bruce Dog 3 months ago


  • Gustav Franke-Matthecka
    Gustav Franke-Matthecka 3 months ago +273

    When someone says “you idiots” you know that he’s guilty af

    • Raf v.
      Raf v. 3 months ago +5

      you don't want to be called an idiot right? So therefore you have to agree with le right??

  • AsaelSoto
    AsaelSoto 3 months ago +228

    “I shook his hand…I said hi to him” that’s it?? 😂😂 bro this is a terrible attempt at covering the disrespect up

    • Alexander
      Alexander 3 months ago +4

      Dana made this into a bigger deal by trying to run from it

    • Steady Gainz
      Steady Gainz 3 months ago +10

      He got an African friend!

  • Janjezz
    Janjezz 3 months ago +161

    "I don't know if anybody asked that" - literally the only question everybody has been asking..I'm pretty sure Dana has seen all the chatter by now

    • Soul ByThePound
      Soul ByThePound 3 months ago +3

      Of course he's seen the chatter lol.... someone from ESPN probably advised Dana to address this issue because it's everywhere

    • Scawt sauce
      Scawt sauce 3 months ago +10

      Dana is such a 🤡

  • All Mighty Lowercase Jay
    All Mighty Lowercase Jay 3 months ago +2624

    Took the man 4 days to tell everyone that there was an "issue" backstage an issue that no one else heard about or reported. Think about that

    • Johnny Sanchez
      Johnny Sanchez 3 months ago

      @jonny yea Says the guy who is taking time out of his day to respond to the “emotional guy who doesn’t care.” What does that say about your emotions? Lol.

    • jonny yea
      jonny yea 3 months ago

      @Johnny Sanchez “who cares” *then proceeds to continually care by emotionally having arguments with random people on the internet😩

    • Alan de Maio
      Alan de Maio 3 months ago

      He should have said he went wash off his hair

    • Alex
      Alex 3 months ago +1

      @Johnny Sanchez truer words have never been spoken.

  • Eric T
    Eric T 3 months ago +73

    The fact that ESPN didnt ask Dana about Francis is laughable... anyone surprised at this third rate "journalism"?

  • positive thoughts
    positive thoughts 3 months ago +6

    It is disgusting to know we have been paying and contributing to this “company” to make whatever they want to our favorite fighters, people who have been sacrificing enough. Dana calling us stupids after saying he bets 1M in a single box fight is ridiculous. Is more than enough, he doesn't deserve anything more

  • P. D.
    P. D. 3 months ago +72

    Dana White explaining himself is just like me back in college, explaining to my professor why I wasnt able to take my mid term exam on purpose.

    • Steven
      Steven 3 months ago +1

      Those were the good old days especially the final exam lol 😂

  • That Gypsy with Turbo’s
    That Gypsy with Turbo’s 3 months ago +103

    How about suing Francis literally while he’s warming up backstage😂

  • Austin P.
    Austin P. 3 months ago +57

    "I mean I shook his hand and acknowledged his existence and made eye contact with him once and breathed the same oxygen as him for like 10 minutes so I don't understand how anyone can think..."

  • Pranav Singhania
    Pranav Singhania 3 months ago +36

    Dana heard a rumour that Conor was backstage. He spent the whole night trying to get an autograph

    • Pranav Singhania
      Pranav Singhania 3 months ago

      @Mystic Mac Conor fangirls used to be funny😂

    • Mystic Mac
      Mystic Mac 3 months ago

      Khabib didn’t get off the bus cause he was star struck by Conor like “😳 vy I no bring shirts for awtoebiograph” smh.

  • BobbyT
    BobbyT 3 months ago +15

    “We had an issue backstage, the Nelk Boys were a man short in beer pong.. it was an emergency” - Dana White

  • speedy083
    speedy083 3 months ago +17

    If you keep up with the UFC you know Dana is so off in this interview. He can't admit his wrongdoings.

    • Diego Robles
      Diego Robles 3 months ago +3

      Nope never can, its like he did this interview JUST to justify what he has done, The interviewer didn’t even ask him about it HE brought it up and then ended the interview right after 😂😂😂 clown

  • Sam
    Sam 3 months ago +2339

    Just because you shook his hand earlier in the week doesnt mean you werent upset he won the fight.

    • G
      G 3 months ago

      Anyone who has watched UFC for more than a second or two would know DW has no problem expressing himself without fear of reprisal...

    • Robert Cleft
      Robert Cleft 3 months ago

      @Darkhorse Purge Cope.

    • Dan JC BMX
      Dan JC BMX 3 months ago

      @Darkhorse Purge 100%

    • Darkhorse Purge
      Darkhorse Purge 3 months ago +1

      @Dan JC BMX I can't even thonk of anyone who could replace him. Scott Coker is the next best promoter in MMA but he's no Dana White.

    • Dan JC BMX
      Dan JC BMX 3 months ago +1

      @Darkhorse Purge true he's been grinding for years, crazy to think he still had hair at the beginning of all this 😅 I'm gunna be gutted when he's no longer at the pressers/weigh ins

  • Scott Haack
    Scott Haack 3 months ago +24

    Stop the cap! Dana is lying through his teeth 😂 he can’t stand to see Francis winning

  • pvtque
    pvtque 3 months ago +17

    Dana must’ve forgot when he didn’t want to acknowledge Tyron Woodley finishing Darren Till at the presser cause he left

  • Smouve Couve
    Smouve Couve 3 months ago +8

    When Dana says “you idiots!” You know he es lying 🤥 and mad .

  • Many
    Many 3 months ago +38

    If Francis lost he would be rubbing it in his face about how much money he just lost and could have made by signing a contract earlier...no mention of his position now, strange.

  • Oscar Castellanos
    Oscar Castellanos 3 months ago +23

    "For anyone who is thinking that I was showing any type of disrespect toward Francis, I saw Francis ALL week, you idiots". - Dana White (Arms Crossed)

    • AlwaysBonpoint
      AlwaysBonpoint 3 months ago +1

      Yeah his statement just smacks of sincerity doesn't it.

  • EP
    EP 3 months ago +11

    Ah yes the whole “i saw him so i respect him” thing. Give it up dana, had Gane won, you would have been on your knees polishing the belt

    • EP
      EP 3 months ago

      @kimborampage “i mean what this guy is doing in this sport is incredible. This fight with him vs ngannou is trending so high. The numbers are looking amazing”

    • kimborampage
      kimborampage 3 months ago +2

      He also would’ve declared Gane the HW GOAT too.

    CHAGI CHARLES 3 months ago +8

    That's a big lie Danny. We all know you and Ngannou have been having issues with his contract, this can only be due to your animosity towards him. If you missed putting the belt on him, you should at least appear at the press conference; this can't be a double coincidence.

  • Venom Bicycle
    Venom Bicycle 3 months ago +30

    Look at Laura’s face, lol. She’s too honest and her smile disappeared while listening to Dana’s meaningless words...

  • Kawhi Leonard
    Kawhi Leonard 3 months ago +778

    Dana had 30 years to think of an excuse for why he was absent. I even forget we had a ngannou fight at this point. Man took his time.

    • Cyan
      Cyan 3 months ago +4

      @Darkhorse Purge dana is the most honest person alive, just look at his track record

    • JA
      JA 3 months ago +2

      @Darkhorse Purge we have no proof that he's telling the truth either. we can pick a side lol

    • Noel Noni
      Noel Noni 3 months ago

      @DARKCLOUDNC why wasn’t he there voor the press conference then? Lmao

    • polster2
      polster2 3 months ago +11

      @Darkhorse Purge imagine a guy on the internet defending a known liar who his own mother wrote a book about him saying Dana is a scumbag! Dana White and the UFC make Don king look like a saint when it comes to fighter pay! How was it that Mike Tyson in his prime 30+ years ago was making millions a fight and its now 2022 and you have the main event of a PPV with guys making $500-600k? UFC made almost 1 billion in revenue last year which means they make money regardless if a PPV sells well or not on every event every week!

    • Connor XT
      Connor XT 3 months ago +1

      frig off

  • Samson
    Samson 3 months ago +102

    0:51 Folds his arms, looks down, stutters. This was the biggest heavyweight fight of all time, there is nothing going on backstage that can't be handled by other staff. Then you disrespect your fan base and call us "idiots." Tell us what was going on backstage that was more important than wrapping the belt around the most savage heavyweight of all time. Love Dana, but lost some respect for him here. Would have been better to just man up and admit he was salty and pay respect. He probably bet the house on Cyril knowing Francis' knee was blown. I hope he didn't send that text to Francis' agent.

    • G
      G 3 months ago

      biggest HW fight of all time? Not even top 10 😂 DC vs Stipe 2 or 3 would be my vote

    • Clown
      Clown 3 months ago

      @Tristin Mikes ok beta

    • Clown
      Clown 3 months ago

      @Hamad Al Shaqsi says the beta reacting

  • AnJrue Music & Travel
    AnJrue Music & Travel 3 months ago +6

    "I don't know this as a fact, but I guarantee you..." Dana White in a nutshell ladies and gentlemen

  • X
    X 3 months ago +4

    Dana's just trying to save his reputation. It wasn't a good look on his part and it looked even worse because Francis kept it classy throughout the whole thing.

  • weezenberg
    weezenberg 3 months ago +48

    Dana handled this really badly. I’m sure he has endeavor folks trying to tell him what to do but this was just an epic failure imo

  • Strong Style
    Strong Style 3 months ago +754

    Never had such issuse that only Dana can handle in the history of 20+ years.

    • positive thoughts
      positive thoughts 3 months ago

      It is disgusting to know we have been paying and contributing to this “company” to make whatever they want to our favorite fighters, people who have been sacrificing enough. Dana calling us stupids after saying he bets 1M in a single box fight is ridiculous. Is more than enough, he doesn't deserve anything more

    • Nicola Maxwell🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
      Nicola Maxwell🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3 months ago +1

      @818Topnotch Same thing was sad with Randy.

    • Self Developify
      Self Developify 3 months ago +5

      Yeah, UFC has so much staff, they feel overstaffed. Dana delegates work most of the times. But now, when Francis has won and has some issues with Dana, he disappears and that too just for the main event. He has made a fool out of him, or his team that ordered him to do that. Idk, either way, UFC is losing some key situations lately.

    • Liam R Morgans
      Liam R Morgans 3 months ago +1

      Did you just confidently make that up just then? I don’t understand why everyone all of a sudden thinks they know Danas role during fight cards.. he’s spoken about how he runs the events from his private room before

    • Arona Ricardo
      Arona Ricardo 3 months ago +3

      It already happened with T Woodley.

  • Kendrick
    Kendrick 3 months ago +16

    What people don’t know is that Ngannou’s manager received racist text messages from a Vegas number on the morning of the fight and that they were also served with legal papers by the UFC on that morning - all to try and throw him off his game
    Anyone who believes Dana White’s story here, I truly feel sorry for you I really do

    • Lukas Belinski
      Lukas Belinski 3 months ago +1

      the legal papers were sent on there way to the fight but i agree with what you are saying pretty low stuff

  • Kenaz
    Kenaz 3 months ago +4

    why not mention telling his team that he's being sued right before his fight🤔

  • Q
    Q 3 months ago

    He really let the suspense build though 😭🅿️❤️‍🔥

  • Anju Kumar UFC MMA Boxing
    Anju Kumar UFC MMA Boxing 3 months ago +5

    Dana answered being absent without asking. This shows he did it on purpose.

    • farhad kataneh
      farhad kataneh 3 months ago +1

      Dude I was thinking the same it's so weird no reporter ask him obout it.

  • Life, Death & Everything In-Between

    That was a joke of an excuse, he should’ve apologised publicly to Francis

    • Nicola Maxwell🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
      Nicola Maxwell🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 3 months ago

      No chance the guy has a life and often things come up. The mma community and media have had lots of fun with this though lol.

    • Kasxiajueinvhjgggijgghuyhhjhhbkhhjujgjit Benoituyu
      Kasxiajueinvhjgggijgghuyhhjhhbkhhjujgjit Benoituyu 3 months ago

      By a joke of a man.

    • the palestinian Jew
      the palestinian Jew 3 months ago

      @Sean It's actually not his job to put the belt onIs the winner of a champion fight there's been Several times he hasn't been there to put the belt on the people hes the president of the UFC he works in marketing Media and executive decisions he is not required and multiple times has not been present when placing the belt on people do I think hes pissed yes I do but he is not required to be there Media and executive decisions he is not required and multiple times has not been present when placing the belt on people do I think hes pissed yes I do but he is not required to be there

  • James faircloth
    James faircloth 3 months ago +2

    Cmon Dana I would love to believe this as I have purchased every ppv but just say you don’t like being strong armed into a contract that will let Francis go and get mopped by fury. Francis had even said it’s not about money I’m sure they can agree on the $$ side it’s just his heavyweight champ boxing fury everyone knows how that fight would go same as if Tyson entered the octagon.

  • Jonny Fonseca
    Jonny Fonseca 3 months ago +1

    I wasn’t surprised he would wrestle, I thought he would because I remembered how he wrestled Stipe in their last fight.

  • MamaMina 009
    MamaMina 009 3 months ago +4

    Dana is full of it!
    He's done this childish act countless times now

  • Billy Jack
    Billy Jack 3 months ago

    It's great to see dana fight thru some of these interviews, he battles the best he can but the Ariel clones are everywhere and their mission is tripping him and judo throw every chance they get. What does it matter who places the belt on the victor as long as it goes to the correct fighter.

  • one two
    one two 3 months ago +647

    Amazing how in the only other example he gave, he literally DID still put the belt on bisping in that example 😂

    • AlexNoelle420
      AlexNoelle420 3 months ago

      , next? I have the night off lol entertain me

    • Paul
      Paul 3 months ago +1

      @AlexNoelle420 Dana's a lottery winner the Fertita's did it all

    • Scawt sauce
      Scawt sauce 3 months ago +3

      @AlexNoelle420 the fighters are the reason ufc. Dana is no one.

    • Mikey Myers
      Mikey Myers 3 months ago +1

      @AlexNoelle420 Shut up and make me a sandwich. Extra cheese and dollop of mayo!!

  • RunForPeace 2020
    RunForPeace 2020 3 months ago +2

    Pre-fight DW : Ngannou is my friend we talked good.
    Post-fight DW : MIA, I have something to take care of that only I and I alone, and no person in the entire UFC could handle.
    Doesn't answer questions with regards to Ngannou fight until 4 days later.
    Yeah ... "Ngannou is my friend, we talked good"
    Totally believable bruh. 100% they must be beer pals.
    Ufc/DW nuthuggers: who cares about Ngannou, let him leave. We’ll move on without him.
    If Ufc doesn’t care about Ngannou, why leak lawsuit news and giving Gane interim belt 4months after Ngannou won the belt?
    A rational person will tell you that Ufc is EXTREMELY concerned that Ngannou will lead to all Ufc contract structure being renegotiated and potentially all fighters having healthcare coverage and/or being treated like an “independent contractor” where they can do boxing.
    He’s a Ali of MMA. Standing up for his rights and his beliefs.

  • Runconna
    Runconna 3 months ago +5

    Was the "stuff backstage" also the reason you didn't show up to the post-fight press conference?

  • Obie Enemchukwu
    Obie Enemchukwu 3 months ago

    Must have been some really serious issue going on back stage that it kept him out of the post fight press conference as well. The building was probably falling he had to hold it up.

  • ARoth232
    ARoth232 3 months ago +4

    Everything has to be dropped about Dana disprespect because he said HI to Francis after the fight🤣🤣🤣

  • DFC - Discord Fighting Championship

    Why won't Dana just give Ngannou his respect? 😔😔

  • hardnewstakenharder
    hardnewstakenharder 3 months ago +1

    Crazy how this backstage thing has only happened once the entire time he's been president, and it just so happened when Ngannou won.

  • Josh Maxwell
    Josh Maxwell 3 months ago

    “Was dealing with some stuff backstage” quickest excuse and cop out ever lol

  • Santana - Bane
    Santana - Bane 3 months ago +14

    Oh, so Dana doesn’t like it when the negative spotlight is on him? But all thru fight week Francis has been dealing with doubt of a new contract, people acting like he isn’t champ for a reason, and most of all being mentally stable thru an mcl tear.. hm we see who can stand the fire..

  • J V
    J V 3 months ago +449

    So what’s the excuse for not being at the press conference?
    Trust if Francis had lost Dana would of been front and center with a big smile throwing dirt on his name

    • Paul
      Paul 3 months ago

      @Luke Murray No need to get rid of the evidence he'd just bring in Jeff Novitzky to testify that it wasn't coke

    • J35_bnz
      J35_bnz 3 months ago

      @Luke Murray .......

    • Djaygizmo
      Djaygizmo 3 months ago

      He was handling something backstage

    • TBE
      TBE 3 months ago +3

      Dana 🤡 white was absent and went to complex sneakers.

  • Isham2 W
    Isham2 W 3 months ago +2

    He placed a lawsuit against Francis's management. In court, it would look stupid for him to walk out there with the belt after he pulled that move. I wonder why the report did not bring the lawsuit situation up?🤔

  • popandlock69
    popandlock69 3 months ago

    Now that I’m watching Dana crumble before my eyes, all I can remember is watching his mother describe the type of person he is

  • BlaCkBurN
    BlaCkBurN 3 months ago +3

    Angriest excuse ever, and the best part was I said "Hi" to Francis? LOL

  • Tremoral
    Tremoral 3 months ago +3

    It’s still crazy to think that ngannou won while very injured

    • JA
      JA 3 months ago

      to come back from 2 down and win aswell. he's a mentality monster

  • JA G
    JA G 3 months ago +892

    "Look, there are many ways of saying you don't want to promote a fight, refusing to pay your Fighters is one of them. This Dana kid obviously doesn't want to promote, we'll see how this thing plays out."

    • spook show
      spook show 3 months ago

      @James Mannsfield yes they do

    • spook show
      spook show 3 months ago

      Shut up with this nonsense. The UFC changed his life, and he’s a millionaire by now. There would be no boxing, or even this kind of life without the UFC. This is the wort time to be screaming about pay. They can hardly even sell tickets fir a show right now. It’s embarrassing how all of you have acted towards Dana, and the UFC. Give me a break.

    • Tadelle Gina
      Tadelle Gina 3 months ago +1

      That's priceless

    • M REDZ
      M REDZ 3 months ago +1


    • eric ericson
      eric ericson 3 months ago +3

      Francis himself said they offered him millions but he wants to go to different sport so he didn't sign a new deal so why are people goin on bout him not getting paid it's different issue entirely

  • oussama saoudi
    oussama saoudi 3 months ago +2

    He just contradict himself right there give example of that one other time but he did show up to the press in that time unlike last weekend
    And sending Nagano's manager a treating email right before the fight lol yeah his story is so believable lol

  • FestinaLente
    FestinaLente 3 months ago

    " I shook his hand before he won"
    That great Dana. Good job
    And the press conference after the event? Also in the back taking care of important stuff?

  • Messiⓥ
    Messiⓥ 3 months ago +3

    Fun Fact: *Uncle Dana was making ready the information for his absence soon after Ngannou won.*

  • F Vue
    F Vue 3 months ago

    You guys don't know how long it took for the UFC to actually convince the mma world that it had the best HW in the world. Francis leaving hurts that prestigious title.

  • Ace MMA
    Ace MMA 3 months ago +195

    Lmfao that is such BS from Dana he didn’t want to face the questions in the post fight presser let’s be real.

  • afronative
    afronative 3 months ago +2

    This is something my employees will say when calling the sick line on a Friday to go out with friends.

  • my iq is 2
    my iq is 2 3 months ago

    the exact same thing happened with silva and maia, because silva just embarrassed the ufc. there was no backstage issue with the silva or the ngannou fight, dana was just pissed both times

  • Mk
    Mk 3 months ago

    Does anybody have the link for the full interview

  • Beau
    Beau 3 months ago

    Must have been a big issue in the back to also miss the post fight press conference.

  • Malus
    Malus 3 months ago +297

    He's calling Francis an idiot also because Francis was also shocked he wasn't at the press conference. I don't believe Dana for one second. You didn't have an issue with him until after he won so the pre-fight respect is irrelevant.

    • Oakenlix
      Oakenlix 3 months ago +1

      You're like one of these reporters trying to twist things, Francis was shocked? Lmao. He couldn't care less.

    • Alexander
      Alexander 3 months ago +4

      It was well known that Francis had serious injuries and he was still fighting. Dana probably thought this would be an easy win for gane

    • Alberto G
      Alberto G 3 months ago +1

      If course... dana is reach and knows for sure the best killer in town .. I mean it's a very powerful man but how could he possibly disrespect ngannou pre fight ? Unless is willing to die 😂😂😂

    • Luke Murray
      Luke Murray 3 months ago +1

      Exactly which again shows he is lying.

  • S LT
    S LT 3 months ago

    Yeah, really convincing there Dana... 😂 That was a disgusting, despicable move.

  • Mark Andrews
    Mark Andrews 3 months ago +1

    Imagine being an Independent Contractor who's contractually obliged to give up their Independence.

  • Zack Mbuli
    Zack Mbuli 3 months ago

    "I said HI to him, I shook his hand" 😂🙄

  • Stew BonBon
    Stew BonBon 3 months ago

    So the issue he had to deal with extended from “not putting the belt in Francis” to “not showing up for the post fight press conference.” Hmmm that’s about 90 minutes.

  • D R
    D R 3 months ago +372

    "Guys, we were busy working on the lawsuit against Jake Paul and his manager and Francis and his manager for contractual interference. I love Francis. I would never do anything to disrespect him...other than pay him less than my personal chef, but that's the fight game."

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    • Rico Amor Davila
      Rico Amor Davila 3 months ago

      Dana, retire. For the good of the company leave. You're too old.

    • X. Black
      X. Black 3 months ago

      @spook show ?

    • spook show
      spook show 3 months ago

      @X. Black no draw.

    • X. Black
      X. Black 3 months ago +1

      @K.B. ANDERSEN. well that's fine, maybe he wants and deserves more. People are confused, I'm all for the fighter getting paid, you just don't go about it by starting a media beef.

  • The Ghost
    The Ghost 3 months ago +2

    Dana and Francis are cool Dana sent him a txt just before the fight and even emailed his manager 😂

  • B B
    B B 3 months ago +2

    Shame Dana! I think we all saw straight threw that BS answer!

  • Luke Murray
    Luke Murray 3 months ago +1

    Laura: "why wasn't you there?"
    Dana: "I was there in spirit"
    What you mean by in spirit is you left your whiskey there you was so annoyed right?

  • Ben Burnside
    Ben Burnside 3 months ago +2

    I'm kind of satisfied that he at least addressed it, but he didn't even mention what the business was all about. If it's personal business, then I'm fine with him not talking about it obviously, but if it's just regular work business..................then what was the issue that prevented you from never making it to do a press conference?? It's a rather hollow explanation.

    • got em
      got em 3 months ago

      I can almost Guarantee you it Was Personal bizzness

  • Student Loan Rage
    Student Loan Rage 3 months ago +577

    Reporter: "So why weren't you there?"
    Dana: "I wasn't there to cut the umbilical cord on my son either, but you didn't hear him crying----oh wait..."

    • Student Loan Rage
      Student Loan Rage 3 months ago

      @positive thoughts I love the UFC, but I love MMA more. Fighters need to be respected.
      If a promotion gets too big, they can do anything they want and feel people just have to accept it.
      That's NEVER a good thing.

    • Student Loan Rage
      Student Loan Rage 3 months ago

      @positive thoughts Improvements can definitely be made.
      For starters, let the fighters endorse their own business on their trunks.
      Yea, they'd look horrible (I prefer the uniform look of the fight kits), but many fighters would make way more money.

    • positive thoughts
      positive thoughts 3 months ago

      It is disgusting to know we have been paying and contributing to this “company” to make whatever they want to our favorite fighters, people who have been sacrificing enough. Dana calling us stupids after saying he bets 1M in a single box fight is ridiculous. Is more than enough, he doesn't deserve anything more

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      Eric Smith 3 months ago +1


    • Elie Frost
      Elie Frost 3 months ago +1

      Very nice👍

  • Unpeace Officer
    Unpeace Officer 3 months ago +3

    Was probably busy trying to find ways to underpay his fighters

  • niall bishop
    niall bishop 3 months ago

    Love the fact sanko was the one to get this soundbite!

  • Ivan
    Ivan 3 months ago +1

    Dana is exactly the kind of man that would shake your hand a week ago and then a week later would be angry that you achieved something

  • []#*°• jelly_KR3W•°*#[]:7 •ASOUE•

    Just because you shook his hand earlier in the week doesnt mean you werent upset he won the fight.

  • Fishburne -_-
    Fishburne -_- 3 months ago +152

    Boycott this dude. He folds his arms right before he answers because he's defensive. He showed respect all week until Francis won, which he was hoping he didn't. Real MMA fans know how spiteful Dana is, he's showed us several times. He has to go in order for fighters to get health benefits/paid more.

    • River Master
      River Master 3 months ago

      It's so dumb of him not to want Francis to win, if they continued to market him the way they were before the first stipe fight he'd be a big star

    • Randy Flores
      Randy Flores 3 months ago

      @SrulDog exactly he’s the president and spokesperson but not the CEO of the UFC. Nonetheless, pay the fighters more UFC!

    • Lukas Belinski
      Lukas Belinski 3 months ago

      @K.B. ANDERSEN. what is this ufc damage control

    • Lukas Belinski
      Lukas Belinski 3 months ago

      @K.B. ANDERSEN. bye bye you

  • Touch. Me. I Will Turn You ONN

    Just because you shook his hand earlier in the week doesnt mean you werent upset he won the fight.

  • Elizabeth🔞𝓕**СК МЕ - СНЕ𝓒𝓚 𝓜𝓨 Р𝓡0𝓕𝓘𝓛Е

    Just because you shook his hand earlier in the week doesnt mean you werent upset he won the fight.

  • I#like#it A#lot!
    I#like#it A#lot! 3 months ago +1

    See how the blincking with the eyes intensivice as soon as he starts explaining why he left. Extensive blincking with the eyes means lying.

  • London ONEINTOWN
    London ONEINTOWN 3 months ago

    This is what happens when you have to put the belt on a fighter, knowing that your intention is to strip him of the belt.

  • Gillet Abdi
    Gillet Abdi 3 months ago +121

    "Francis Ngannou was never my friend"- Dana White

    • S85_willy
      S85_willy 3 months ago +2

      Lmfao. Only the OGs will appreciate this comment

    • Slick Silver
      Slick Silver 3 months ago +2

      Lol, I was waiting for this. Never gets old

  • Diego Juncadella
    Diego Juncadella 3 months ago +1

    Why in these situations where Dana needs to prove a point he give an exclusive interview to Laura Sanko

  • Ratan Prabhu
    Ratan Prabhu 3 months ago

    Have been a fan of Dana for many years for bringing the UFC so far and making it big. But this Francis situation makes me feel he's a real bad man and nothing more than a "businessman" who just cares for profit. Absolutely nothing else.

  • Jadranas
    Jadranas 3 months ago +1

    I think that this is the begining of the end of UFC, as we know it.

  • Candace 𝔽**СК МЕ - СНЕℂ𝕂 𝕄𝕐 Рℝ𝟘𝔽𝕀𝕃Е💛

    "I don't know if anybody asked that" - literally the only question everybody has been asking..I'm pretty sure Dana has seen all the chatter by now

  • School Bus Driver BoB
    School Bus Driver BoB 3 months ago +210

    You can't even call these interviews anymore, they're public statements at this point

    • M R
      M R 3 months ago +2

      So many of the other channels are scared of losing their access so are all falling in line

    • bigpow101
      bigpow101 3 months ago +1

      Can’t stand the other shill Brett okamoto either it’s like watching cnn

      SPACE COWBOY 3 months ago +1

      @VinnyKicks KIM JONG WHITE?

    • Luke Murray
      Luke Murray 3 months ago

      What do you mean?? This is a clip part of a larger interview!

    • VinnyKicks
      VinnyKicks 3 months ago +7

      Kinda feels, dare I say, like a dictatorship.

  • Jordan Matthew
    Jordan Matthew 3 months ago +1

    You can tell he is lying the way he starts fumbling over the Silva vs Maia fight which he absolutely remembers

  • Jc
    Jc 3 months ago

    Are we all in agreement Dana skips purgatory and can head straight on down with no stops?…..

  • killaT313
    killaT313 3 months ago

    I was cool with Francis all fight week.....while I believed he would lose comfortably 😂

  • v05z
    v05z 3 months ago +1

    No way Dana missed the fight. It went the full distance too. I might believe him if it was a quick blink and you missed it performance

  • Duncan MacDonald
    Duncan MacDonald 3 months ago +39

    Hes full of it. He didnt just skip the belt presentation he skipped the post fight press conference as well.

    • Thunderfist McBeefcake
      Thunderfist McBeefcake 3 months ago +1

      @Bob Smith Pretty sure it’s cuz Don Frye chinned someone 😂

    • Bob Smith
      Bob Smith 3 months ago

      Yeah why he miss press conference too?

  • Carlos Bon Bon
    Carlos Bon Bon 3 months ago +2

    he wasnt there for the bisping rockhold fight because he was too busy threatening ariel helwani and trying/failing to ban him from the ufc for life

    • Christophe Tam
      Christophe Tam 3 months ago

      Exactly. And don't forget the last time he skipped a post fight press conference: UFC 220 and UFC 228, where the UFC was promoting the challenger (Francis Ngannou and Darren Till) over the defending champion (Stipe Miocic and Tyron Woodley) that Dana White doesn't really like. Sounds and looks familiar? UFC 220 was the beginning of this issue with Francis Ngannou, because Dana quickly threw him under the bus right after.

  • Johnathan A.l.X
    Johnathan A.l.X 3 months ago

    He had to deal with "some stuff" backstage 😂

  • ZacharyJonesJr
    ZacharyJonesJr 3 months ago

    I been waiting for this let’s hear his explanation

  • Nathangad Inem
    Nathangad Inem 3 months ago

    When you finally made it out from your crying hideout after 4 days.. 😂😂😂😂😂

    THERE WAS NO CHECK!!! 3 months ago +651

    Calm down guys, Dana said hi to Francis. Everything is fine.

    • Cardio Cain
      Cardio Cain 3 months ago

      LMAO your name

    • checotey
      checotey 3 months ago


    • positive thoughts
      positive thoughts 3 months ago +1

      It is disgusting to know we have been paying and contributing to this “company” to make whatever they want to our favorite fighters, people who have been sacrificing enough. Dana calling us stupids after saying he bets 1M in a single box fight is ridiculous. Is more than enough, he doesn't deserve anything more

    • Paulino Lamborghini
      Paulino Lamborghini 3 months ago +1

      Lol, lay off the trugs...

    • Tunde
      Tunde 3 months ago

      LMAO 🤣..You got me cracking on that one

  • kmdan
    kmdan 3 months ago

    Stuff behind backstage: UFC started suing Ngannou, needed to start that asap.
    Or Jones popped again, and he needed to care of that.

  • Jordan Matthew
    Jordan Matthew 3 months ago +1

    It’s hilarious how literally zero people believe Dana.