Dana White compares cancel culture to being gay in the ‘80s, says critics can ‘f*** themselves’

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Dana White has never been one to keep his thoughts to himself, especially when it comes to cancel culture and his own critics.

During a recent episode of the Club Shay Shay podcast hosted by former NFLer turned sports commentator Shannon Sharpe, White said that he only cared about the opinions of a close group of people and that he isn’t scared of getting cancelled by society.

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“I obviously have, in the UFC, a fanbase that are in with you. Outside of those people and my circle that I give a s*** about, I could care less,” the president and CEO of UFC said.



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But White didn’t stop there, comparing getting cancelled to being a homosexual during the 1980s for the impact it could have on your life and career.

“I acquaint it to being gay,” he said. “Think about this, in life, back in the 80s, if you came out and said you were gay, it could destroy your career.

“Imagine living a life, where you can’t be who you really are,” he added. “It’s gotta be a horrible thing, right? F*** that. I am who I am. If you like it or you don’t like it, I don’t give a f***. That’s your problem, not mine.”

That wasn’t all that the 54-year-old maven of MMA had to say, either, going off on those who criticized him after a video surfaced of him slapping his wife at a New Year’s Eve party in Mexico in 2023.

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After the clip went viral, White confirmed in a statement that it was himself and his wife in the video and said there’s “never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman.”

When speaking to Sharpe, White had pointed words for those who came after him following the incident.

“It wasn’t about getting through it publicly,” White said. “It was about getting through it personally with my kids. Me and my wife are fine. Me and my wife had, whatever… My kids have never seen that before. It was on the world stage. We embarrassed them. No kids wanna see that s*** with their parents.

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“Everybody else can go f*** themselves, OK?

“It had nothing to do with them. It was about my family. That’s what’s important. The people who know me and know her, they know us. We’re fine. It was my kids. That was something personal between me and my family.”

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