UFC President Dana White has addressed some accusations coming from critics.
The UFC will host their first event in almost two months this weekend with the UFC 249 PPV event. This comes after they had canceled several shows over the last month due to the virus.
With that said, many people believe that the UFC is putting on shows during the outbreak for capital gain.
Talking in a recent Q&A with Sports Illustrated, White discussed how busy the promotion have been during the COVId-19 outbreak.
“While everybody was f—king lying out by the pool, hanging out and doing whatever the f—k they’re doing in quarantine, we were in here f—king grinding, man. Fighting crazy wars every day to put on this first event. We pulled it off. We were gonna be able to hold this thing earlier, and they asked us to stand down. … Now we’re going Saturday, Wednesday, Saturday. And I don’t think I’ve told anybody this yet: We’re gonna come back to Vegas and put on a fight May 23.”
“One hundred percent. Absolutely. That’s what I’m always painted as. … Corporate greed. … I’m a f—king money monger. I’m this and that. I’m like: Do you f—king people understand that I don’t have to do this? I could’ve f—king retired five years ago.
“I’m not doing this because I need the money. I haven’t laid off one employee. Everybody is getting paid. Fighters that were supposed to fight: If they didn’t get their fight, they’re getting some money, too. It isn’t like we’re about to go bankrupt over here, and if I don’t pull off this fight on May 9 we’re f–ked.”