Dana White has been an outspoken critic of Triller Fight Club and recently ranted about the fight promotion, its product, and anyone ‘dumb enough’ to pay to watch their fights.
The UFC president appeared before the media following Dana White’s Contender Series and was asked about the recent Triller fight card that featured former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort boxing Evander Holyfield in an exhibition bout in the main event. On that card was also an exhibition bout between former UFC middleweight Anderson Silva and former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Tito Ortiz.
“Let me put it to you this way. Anybody who’s f-cking dumb enough and willing to pay and watch these f-cking fights – Anderson Silva boxed Tito Ortiz, boxed Tito Ortiz. Tito Ortiz has no business f-cking boxing anybody. And Tito’s 40-f-cking-something-years-old. Evander Holyfield is almost 60-years old, and he’s f-cking fighting. I just think, you know what I think about this shit. It’s silly. All of it is silly,” White said.
“There’s always going to be a certain amount of people that are dumb enough to buy these fights and pay for them,” White said. “Tito can’t box. Tito’s a horrible boxer. That’s why I said I would box him. You ever see me saying I’ll fight any other f-cking guy in the UFC? No, and I never will and never would. Ten years ago I wouldn’t, but I would Tito all day long.”
Eventually, Jake Paul’s name came up, to which White stated he would never call out Silva for a bout.
“It will be interesting to see what he does next,” White said. “I f-cking guarantee you this, you ain’t gonna see Jake Paul calling Anderson Silva out. That I f-ckin’ promise you. He’s his size, and he’s actually good. He’s old, which is what Jake Paul looks for, he likes to fight old guys. But he likes to fight old guys that are too small and that are absolutely, positively washed up.”