HOUSTON – Dana White seems sick of hearing about Triller – and from Triller.
Even though Jake Paul, Triller and the rest of the celebrity boxing trend has shaken up the combat sports world in recent months, White is staying true to his original statement that he has no interest in partnering in any capacity – no matter how many times Triller executives call.
“Don’t even ask me about these idiots,” White said at the UFC 262 post-fight news conference Saturday. “Who gives a sh*t? Does anybody give a sh*t? You do? I don’t give a sh*t what they think. You think I care what Triller thinks? I don’t even take their calls. This idiot calls me every day. He calls me every day: ‘Please answer my call. Please talk to me. Why won’t you talk to me?’ Because I don’t give a f*ck about you. Do your thing. Leave me alone. Go f*cking do whatever it is you’re doing. Knock yourself out.
“I (couldn’t) care less. I have no interest in talking to any of those idiots. They can do their thing. Do your thing. Stop talking about me. What do you give a sh*t what I’m doing? Go do your thing.”
White added that he understands why Triller and Paul continue to name-drop the UFC and its fighters, but isn’t any less annoyed by the situation. More or less, White expressed confusion toward the Triller operation.
“What are you doing?” White said. “I don’t even know what you’re doing. What is this thing you’re trying to build? What are you doing? What do I have to do with it? What do I have to do with it or my guys? Do your thing. What are you doing? Are you starting an MMA organization? … F*cking go away. Go do whatever you’re doing. Stop texting me. Stop calling me. Stop f*cking asking the media to ask me things, OK? Beat it. Get lost.”
White’s comments come hours after MMA Junkie reported White blocked a potential matchup between Oscar De La Hoya and Georges St-Pierre that Triller tried to put together because “GSP,” though inactive, was still under contract with the UFC.
UFC 262 took place Saturday at Toyota Center. The main card streamed on ESPN+ pay-per-view after prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.