The head of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White, reacted harshly to the journalist’s question during a press conference before UFC 268. The excerpt was posted on YouTube channel TheMacLife.
One of the journalists asked Justin Gagey and Michael Chandler, who were present at the press conference, about the chances for a lightweight title fight against the background of the successful performance of Islam Makhachev and the latter’s desire to fight for the belt. At the same time, the reporter called Makhachev the protege of Khabib Nurmagomedov and mentioned “White’s privileges”, hinting at the special attitude of the head of the UFC to individual fighters.
“It was a question? I didn’t get a damn thing. Heard only about some kind of “White privilege”. This is nonsense, ”White replied.
Gage and Chandler will face off at UFC 268. The organization’s reigning lightweight champion is Brazilian Charles Oliveira.
Makhachev won his ninth consecutive UFC win at the Abu Dhabi tournament on October 30. Immediately after the victory, he demanded a title fight.