UFC CEO Dana White recently shared his thoughts on Sean Strickland’s recent comments during the UFC 297 pre-fight media day interview that stirred controversy. The UFC head honcho made it clear that UFC is familiar with his straightforward character and that his statements were uncalled for. He clarified that Sean Strickland is allowed to express himself freely but he is not onboard of what he says.
Sean Strickland’s remarks
Strickland has a reputation for sharing his mind but recently found himself in trouble after he made a homophobic rant and slammed WMMA. He also wore a t-shirt that read “A woman in every kitchen, a gun in every hand” while delivering a homophobic rant.
Dana White comments on Sean Strickland
During a conversation with Pat McAfee on ESPN, Dana White shared his thoughts on Strickland’s controversy-causing statements and said:
“Obviously, the two girls that were in the co-main event, he said horrible things about them. There’s no need for that, they’ve never done anything to him. This is what he does. At the end of the day, he’s entitled to his own opinion, and he can say whatever he wants to say… He’s allowed to say what he wants.”
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UFC CEO Dana White had also recently made it clear that he doesn’t support most of what ‘Tarzan’ says. Following his comments, Sean Strickland was blasted for his actions on social media. White addressed Strickland’s outspokenness on a podcast with Vivek Ramaswamy and said:
“This is America. Everybody can have their own opinion. I’m not telling anybody what to do, what to say, how to feel, we’re human beings in America… Sean Strickland said a lot of things.”
“I don’t agree with 95% of what this guy says, but it’s his right to say it. And if you don’t like it, tune in on Saturday night, he’s gonna be getting punched in the face. If you don’t like him, you get to see him get punched in the face.”
Recently, Sean Strickland also made a bold remark on Netflix’s hit reality show, ‘Love On The Spectrum.’