After hearing what Dan Hardy had to say about him and the UFC in recent days, Dana White was not pleased.
After Hardy blamed White for staging the video of him caring for Calvin Kattar during his loss to Max Holloway in January 2021, the UFC president reacted. White strongly disputed the charge that he had staged the video and blasted the ex-UFC analyst for making it.
“I can tell you we’ve never staged anything ever,” White said.
“We have a documentary that we filmed during COVID – that’s why I was mic’d. I’ve never been mic’d. I was mic’d because of that.
“Are you talking about when I was talking about ‘Let’s get him straight to the hospital’? Do you know how many fights a week I say that to (UFC business officer) Hunter or (UFC medical consultant) Dr. Davidson? ‘No interviews, no nothing – that guy goes straight to the hospital.’ Everybody should have been concerned about Calvin Kattar that night.”
“I don’t give a f*ck what anybody thinks, so you don’t have to worry about me staging anything, and I definitely don’t give a f*ck what Dan Hardy thinks,” White said.
“Dan Hardy’s a guy that was mistreating a woman who worked here, and that’s why he was fired. So obviously he’s bitter, and I’m assuming that’s why he would say something like that.”
Dan Hardy published his response Sunday on Twitter.
“Mistreating a woman, Dana White?” Hardy posted.
“How dare you accuse me of such a thing. Clear proof that you were told lies about what happened and why they steered all of the ‘Dan Hardy’ questions away from you.”
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