UFC president Dana White is not happy with a certain Las Vegas media outlet for their comments in a recent article.
On April 23, 2021, the Las Vegas Review-Journal (LVRJ) published an article about UFC 264, the upcoming July 10 event that is scheduled to take place at the city’s T-Mobile Arena.
It will be the first event the UFC has put on with a live audience in Las Vegas since the beginning of the pandemic. According to White, the event sold out in seconds, with over 20,000 fans attending to watch Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor fight for the third time.
The LVRJ article states, “At least 15,000 people are willing to risk permanent damage or death to attend a live sporting event again. That’s according to language in the disclaimer for those attending UFC 261 in Jacksonville, Florida, the first indoor sporting event to allow full attendance since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.”
White shared a screenshot of the article with the above text and shared it on his social media. He then wrote a scathing rant aimed at the Las Vegas newspaper, defending what the promotion has done since the beginning of the pandemic. He also pointed to the economic benefit for Las Vegas to host the live event. White wrote:
Hey Las Vegas, this is our piece of s*** local newspaper. Through this entire pandemic we didn’t lay off a single employee, we worked with governmental agencies in Nevada and around the world to put on every event safely, and we chose to bring our biggest fight of the year with Conor McGregor back to town July 10th to help relaunch the city. Yet, this is how the Las Vegas Review Journal shows its support for a true local business. Go f*** yourself LVRJ, and don’t bother coming to the fight in July.
See White’s post below and you can find the LVRJ’s article by tapping here.
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