Dana White disclosed that he was once approached by a large advertiser to remove a pro-Donald Trump video from his personal social media profile.
“I posted a video for Trump. Right? On my personal social media, and one of our big sponsors called and said, ‘Take that down.’ Know what I said? ‘Go f*** yourself. You vote for whoever you wanna vote for, and I’ll vote for whoever I want to vote for.’ That’s how this works,” White said during an appearance on Theo Von’s This Past Weekend podcast.
NEW: UFC’s Dana White says he told a big sponsor to “go f*** yourself” after they told him to delete a social media post that he shared of Donald Trump.
“One of our big sponsors called and said, take that down.”
“I said, go f*** yourself. You vote for whoever… pic.twitter.com/Ay9yqmmyXh
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 14, 2023
White stated he won’t be under any pressure about politics or his acquaintance with Trump, but he did not identify the company.
“I don’t even care who you vote for. It’s none of my f***ing business. F*** you. Don’t ever f***ing call me and tell me who to vote for!” he said, emphatically.
“A lot of people live in fear these days,” Von said. “A lot of people feel that if they don’t vote for certain people they’re going to lose their jobs.”
“Think about how f***ing crazy that is,” White replied. “It’ll keep happening unless more people stand up for themselves and give them the ‘F*** you’ response.”
Von also related how Peloton’s request to have their advertisements taken down from his broadcast during a guest appearance by Robert F. Kennedy infuriated White.
Dana White: My guys are gonna take the Pelotons out of the gym today. We’re getting rid of them. We’re gonna throw them in the fucking garbage today.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) November 14, 2023
“Peloton were the people who wanted the ad out,” Von said.
“Peloton sells stationary bikes and they got a problem with Robert F. Kennedy? F*** you, Peloton,” White said, seething with anger. “Who the f*** are they? Are you f***ing kidding me? F***ing Peloton calling b******g about Robert Kennedy. Who’s the CEO of Peloton? … We’re getting rid of the Pelotons.”