UFC fans are angered by Dana White’s altercation with Jorge Masvidal and Kevin Holland over UFC 287 hotel issue closure
Jorge Masvidal and Kevin Holland exchanged heated words during a UFC 287 press conference following an altercation at a hotel earlier this week. The two welterweights will fight different opponents on Saturday night in Miami, but tensions rose when they clashed backstage on media day of fight week.
When asked about the incident, Masvidal dismissed it as irrelevant, prompting UFC President Dana White to redirect the discussion to their upcoming bouts. White declined to answer questions about the UFC’s recent association with WWE. He was irritated by the reporters’ seemingly antagonistic questioning.
Dana White tried to dodge the dispute between Masvidal and Holland
Masvidal fired at Holland, calling him a “d***-riding, punch-chasing b****”. In response, Holland called Masvidal “baby girl” and told him to “watch your frigging mouth.”
White became excited by the exchange and asked the reporter if he had any questions about the fighters’ upcoming opponents, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Gilbert Burns. He also called on reporters to “fuck in here.”
Dana White became animated when Jorge Masvidal and Kevin Holland were asked about their exchange at the #UFC287 guest hotel. 😬
Full video: pic.twitter.com/TFNUW2RKTj
— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) April 6, 2023
The incident between Masvidal and Holland began when they met backstage during media day. They started yelling at each other across the lobby, and Holland was eager to confront Masvidal personally.
While tensions between the two fighters are high, they will be focused on their respective fights at UFC 287. Masvidal will not face Holland but will face Santiago Ponzinibbio while Holland will fight Gilbert Burns.
The fans didn’t like what White was trying to do
Tension between Masvidal and Holland spilled over into the media when both fighters exchanged verbal smacks at each other during a UFC 287 press conference. Despite the incident, they will focus on their respective fights at the event. Meanwhile, the UFC president didn’t like what he heard from the reporters. He tried to act as a mediator, not wanting any more fuss. However, fans did not take it lightly. They were outraged by White’s reactions. Some were even amazed. Many felt that White spoiled the fun of their press conference. Here are some fan reactions:
Dana rushes in and kills what would have been the best part of the whole presser. Maybe even one of the best presser highlights of all time. 🤦🏻♂️
– Slip The Jab Podcast ® (@slipthejabpod) April 7, 2023
We as fans definitely want to see how this shit started. Uncle Dana ruins everything
— Austin DeSantos Kimura (@ADeSantoKimura) April 6, 2023
Dana is a 🤡
— WillGrayvz (@WillGrayvz) April 6, 2023
What do you think of White’s reactions?