Dana White, an American businessman who serves as president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), compared football to his UFC brand, describing football as the least talented sport on earth.
White has elevated the UFC cage fighting promotion to previously unheard-of heights by turning it into a global sport.
The promotion is expected to be worth around $10 billion by the end of 2022, demonstrating to everyone how much work has gone into developing it the phenomenon that it is today and how the sport is responsible for turning fighters into international superstars.
He has given his entire life to the sport, so it makes sense that he will be partial to his own child, but he defended the UFC by criticizing football, one of, if not the most popular sport in the world.
Dana White won’t be among those taking in the action in Qatar, despite the fact that the entire globe may be enjoying the World Cup right now and lamenting the first two days without it since it began last month.
In recent weeks, the World Cup has provided us all with fantastic drama to watch, with the knockout stages continuing where the group stage left off.
After Argentina, Netherlands, France, England, Brazil, and Croatia advanced to the quarterfinals, Morocco’s victory over Spain on Tuesday night provided us with the one major upset we had anticipated in the last 16.
One person obviously has no interest in the sport and believes it’s simply too boring while the rest of us are enjoying the football in Qatar.
Because the stakes are too high and it’s for kids, UFC CEO Dana White has argued that it’s the “least talented sport on earth.”
“Soccer? completely different game. I detest soccer because I believe it to be the sport with the fewest talented athletes” Dana White said on a podcast.
“There’s a reason three year olds can play soccer ok? You run around and kick a ball.”
Someone interrupts White and says that he shouldn’t repeat the viewpoint in South America. White retaliated, saying, “Dude, I’d say this in any country ever.
“When you’re playing a game where the net is this big right, and the score is 3-1, are you s**ting me right now?”
“Do you know how untalented you have to be to score three points when the net is this big?”
It’s an interesting perspective on the most popular sport in the world, and the USMNT, which only scored four goals in four games during the tournament, will undoubtedly take offense.
One fan remarked, “Three year olds can run around, throw punches and kicks as well,” which is something White obviously isn’t aware of.
Another criticized American sports by saying, “Better play American Football, where half the players are obese and stand around.”
A third chimed in, “And unlike Dana White, football teams pay their stars what they’re worth.” Dana White is frequently accused of not paying his fighters nearly as much as they are worth.
“You would be surprised at how much harder, intense, and skillful it is. Particularly at the highest club and international levels.”
Another commented “It’s merely noise when Dana White offers a ridiculous “dude bro” analysis of football. Particularly given how much more well-liked that sport is on a worldwide scale than MMA and that it is the standard he wants the UFC to meet.”
Another summed it up as follows: “Put Dana White in a professional football game and place him on the field. All I want to see is his 17 goal, 23 assist debut.”
Who is Dana White?
Dana Frederick White Jr. (born July 28, 1969) is a businessman from the United States who is the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a global mixed martial arts organization.
White’s net worth was estimated to be $500 million in August 2019.
White first met Bob Meyrowitz, the proprietor of Semaphore Entertainment Group, the organization that owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship, while serving as a manager for Ortiz and Liddell.
White approached his old buddy Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive and co-founder of Station Casinos and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, to see if he would be interested in buying the UFC after he learned that Meyrowitz was looking to sell it.
For $2 million in January 2001, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank bought the UFC, which later changed its name to Zuffa. White was appointed president of the business.
White claimed that all they received when he and the Fertittas bought the UFC was the moniker “UFC” and an outdated octagon.
The UFC.com website was sold to a firm called “User Friendly Computers” as a result of the previous owners’ theft of the business’s assets to avoid bankruptcy.
The UFC eventually became a very lucrative company under White’s leadership; in 2015, its gross income was $600 million.