Dana White appeared as a guest on Chad Dukes Wrestling Show Podcast to promote the upcoming UFC 191. During the interview the host asked Dana about his opinion on the twitter controversy arising out of his description of pro-wrestling as “fake”. This led to many wrestlers, including Taz and Austin Aries responding to Dana and Bubba Dudley asking for an apology.
To put a rest to all the controversy, White says that his comments were only meant towards a twitter heckler and he doesn’t care if he has offended someone in the process.
Here are some excerpts from the interview:
“Listen, try to do anything today without pissing people off. Try it. I mean anything you say people get mad, you just gotta not care and I don’t care. Anything you say on Twitter or Instagram oranywhere these days every week I have a different group mad at me so you know it’salways something, but it’s still the world we live in today. My Twitter and social media has beenexactly the same since the day I got on it and one of the things, you said it best, the more successfulyou become, the bigger something gets, the harder it is to be yourself and to really speak honestlybecause somebody ends up getting mad. You literally just have to get to the point where you justdon’t care who gets mad and that’s that’s that’s how I am.”
“I’ve had my, you know, my battles with Vince [McMahon] behind the scenes with some stuff thatwe’ve worked on but I respect all the guys in the WWE in the wrestling profession. We have so manyguys that are that are fans of the UFC and when they come to the events we take very good careof ’em, we treat ’em with respect, I have yet to meet a bad guy from the wrestling world. Everybodyis really classy and everybody’s really cool. My wrestling thing was just a response to an idiot onsocial media that was talking smack so I kind of gave him a zinger back and the whole wrestling world went crazy on me. But it is what it is, to be honest with you I really don’t care.”
Here’s the link to the show: