Dana White is sick of hearing about the Triller Fight Club, especially when it comes to constant calls and messages from company CEO Ryan Kavanaugh.
Most recently, Kavanaugh took to Instagram to blame the UFC for allegedly preventing Georges St-Pierre from coming out of retirement for a boxing match against Oscar De La Hoya. Kavanaugh claimed he tried “to call and text Dana five times to make it work for both parties,” but received no response.
On Saturday night, the UFC president responded and it looks like he really wants Kavanaugh to lose his number.
“Oh my god, don’t even ask me about those idiots,” White said when asked about Triller. “Who gives a shit?” Does anyone give a shit? I don’t care what they think. Do you think I care what Triller thinks? I don’t even take their calls. This idiot calls me every day. Text me everyday ‘please answer my call, please talk to me, why don’t you talk to me?’ Because I don’t care about you. Do your thing. Leave me alone. F * cking do whatever you do. Knock yourself out. I do not care.
“I have no interest in talking to any of these idiots. They can do their thing. Do your thing. Stop talking about me. What the fuck do you care about what i do? Go do your thing. I understand but get out of here. What are you doing? I don’t even know what you’re doing. What is this thing that you are trying to build? What are you doing? What do I have to do with this or with my guys? Do your thing. What are you doing? Are you starting an MMA organization? “
White’s rant aimed at Triller didn’t necessarily answer the question about St-Pierre’s status in regards to a possible boxing match against De La Hoya, but again, the former welterweight champion of the ‘UFC has never openly admitted or acknowledged that it is continuing the fight, either. .
Of course, White has also blasted De La Hoya for his consistent punches over the money earned by the fighters in Triller, where his next fight is supposed to take place as he comes out of retirement to compete for the first time since he called it a career in 2008.
«Tu as Oscar [De La Hoya], that fucking idiot in the car again that night “come with us and make more money than you’ve ever made in your life!” We’ve heard that before, ”White said in reference to De La Hoya who launched Golden Boy MMA for a single event.
“Chuck Liddell is here tonight, catch him, ask him if he made more money than he ever made in his life when he went with Oscar De La Hoya.”
Over the past few weeks, White has been inundated with questions about Triller, especially after Jake Paul got into an altercation with former two-division champion Daniel Cormier at a recent UFC event, let alone the YouTube star knocking out Octagon veteran Ben Askren in his most recent fight.
Many current or former UFC fighters have also engaged in trashy talks with Paul while asking to face him in his next appearance with Triller.
Time and time again White has said he has no interest in doing business with Paul or his brother Logan, who is preparing for an exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather in June.
Regardless, White still ends up getting into an unintentional war of words with Triller quite often despite his best attempts to avoid the subject.
“You keep asking me about these idiots,” White said. “You know they’re jokes, but you keep asking me about them when you know they’re a joke.” You know this is bullshit. You know they’re all full of shit. But that’s what you want.
“You want me to do this and I tried not to do it but I can’t help myself. But I don’t care what they do. Come on, f * cking, go ahead, go do what you do. Stop texting me, stop calling me, stop fucking asking the media to ask me things, okay? Beat it. Get the hell out of here. “