You can always count on Dana White to be fired up about something during press conferences. At the recent UFC 269 post-fight presser, the UFC president lashed out at reporter Darren Rovell.
“The dipshit there. What’s his name?” White told the media. “The dipshit that thinks he knows about this business. Rovell. Darren Rovell. Dipshit Darren Rovell said that Amanda Nunes, you know, we were screwed, she could never be a star and all these other things.
“Let me tell you what. If Amanda had won tonight, the Kayla Harrison fight would be one of the biggest fights that you would’ve ever seen. Stay out of our business, dipshit. You know nothing.”
White is likely referring to this 2018 tweet that Rovell posted after Nunes knocked out Cris Cyborg to become the UFC’s third double-champ in history.
Between Rousey and Cyborg, Amanda Nunes has singlehandedly killed the most valuable women in the sport.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 30, 2018
Brutally damaging to UFC.
Nunes isn't in the same marketing ballpark as either of those two.
Rovell eventually got wind of White’s loving comments about him and issued this response. The man is apparently willing to go to great lengths to prove his points.
Dana is really great at taking shots at 1 in the morning.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) December 12, 2021
He might have the potty mouth this forum applauds, but I’ll debate him in any forum on this topic with data and crush him.
Name time and place. https://t.co/F8lTxEq2v1
As a long-time sports journalist and reporter, Rovell may have some data to back his arguments up. In 2016, he had some insider information on the UFC’s $4 billion deal with WME, which put White’s potential $350 million earnings in the spotlight.