UFC boss Dana White slams ‘wimpiest’ critics in Khabib vs Ferguson fight vow
UFC head honcho Dana White blasted the 'wimpiest' critics who have called for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson to be axed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a furious rant, the multi-millionaire claimed the fight will go ahead with '10 people in the room' despite receiving criticism for refusing to cancel the event.
The UFC were forced to backdate their next three Fight Night events, but White refuses to admit defeat to host Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson – set for April 18.
He claims the showdown will still take place, but more than likely not in New York or even America due to COVID-19.
"Go online and look at some of these people – and this isn’t a knock, this is just a fact – the weakest, wimpiest people on earth cover the biggest, baddest sport on earth," he said on Instagram.
“I have over 350 employees who work for me. Multi-billion-dollar companies are laying off all their employees right now. We haven’t laid off one person at the UFC.
"And every fighter that fights for me will fight three times this year. Our schedule will go on. Everybody’s gonna get paid, and we will figure this out, and we will be the first sport back on.
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“Listen, the media can talk as much s*** as they want. They don’t feed families. They don’t take care of f***ing people. They don’t have people that count on them. They don’t have people to support.
"We’re doing the right thing as far medical testing goes and everything. That’s all we f***ing do. That’s nothing new. We were doing that shit way before the coronavirus.
"We were taking care of people and making sure that everybody’s healthy, and every fighter that’s with me on the road is getting much better medical attention than they are at home – if they’re with me. You know what I mean?
“I told our whole roster: If you or your loved ones have any type of situations or anything wrong, call me. I’ll do everything in my power to make sure you get taken care of.”
The UFC were forced to stage their event in Brazil behind closed doors last weekend, but MMA Fighting reported fighters were not being tested for COVID-19.
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