Dana White Says He Won’t Mandate Vaccines For Fighters: ‘This Is A Free Country, Do What You Want’


UFC president Dana White said his business saw exponential growth throughout the pandemic, crediting the success to investing in his employees and continuing to hold events despite ongoing restrictions.

“Every event we’ve done has been a sellout,” White told Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade ahead of Saturday’s UFC 268 at Madison Square Garden.

“Going through the pandemic the way that we did — finding solutions to problems instead of hiding — was this the best thing that we’ve ever done.”

White said he made it through the pandemic without cutting salaries or laying off employees. He also said all fighters kept their contracts.

“My intention was to take care of my people,” he said.

White spoke out against vaccine mandates, saying Americans shouldn’t be forced to get vaccinated. He said he is not implementing a vaccine requirement in the UFC.

“My fighters can get vaccinated or not,” he said. “I believe as an American, that’s your choice. If you want to get vaccinated — your body. This is a free country. You do what you want.”

UFC 268, has already sold out at Madison Square Garden. New York City, however, has required vaccinations for all a… (Read more)

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