Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White said most reporters are “full of s—-” but admitted they’re still necessary during a new interview Wednesday.
“Do you really need the media?” Mr. Cowherd asked.
“I’m very combative with the media because they’re full of s—-,” Mr. White responded. “And every time I read something, it makes me crazy, so I don’t read anything anymore. I try to stay away from it.”
“I wouldn’t say that we don’t need the media,” he continued. “I think that there are a lot of people out there that have a fan base and a following that have their own opinions or perspectives on things that people want to see and hear. So yeah, I think we do need the media.
“Here’s the problem with today: Determining who’s media and who’s not,” he added. “Anybody who can create an f—-ing website now, considers themself media. Do you know what I mean? Or if they have an Instagram, now they can become media. Most of these people are full of s—- and have no place writing or talking about anything, but there are some really good media people out there still.”
Mr. White, a Donald Trump supporter, was criticized last year for reopening the UFC while other sports remained closed due to COVID-19, Mediaite reported.
“The media said I was risking people’s health to line my own pockets,” he said in a December video. “I didn’t do this so I could make more money. I have plenty of money. I did this so my fighters could make money and my employees could continue to make a living and feed their families.”