Dana White does not have any interest in censoring Sean Strickland, or anyone else on his roster.
The former middleweight champion offended many fans and members in the media ahead of his UFC 29 title defense against Dricus Plessis at Toronto. During a pre-fight media scrum, ‘Tarzan’ was asked about his past comments disparaging the LGBTQ community. Strickland, who has never been one to shy away from a confrontation, laid into the reporter who made the query, creating yet another viral moment that dominated much of the weekend’s headlines.
White, an outspoken supporter of free speech and a journalist, accused him of baiting Sean Strickland in a post-fight interview. Since then, he has reaffirmed his position and added that the UFC is a platform for anyone to express their views in any way that they wish.
“We had a guy early on when the COVID thing started, Tyron Woodley. He was dressed in Black Lives Matter clothing. I think he had Black Lives Matter socks on, covered head to toe in Black Lives Matter,” White said on The TRUTH Podcast with Vivek Ramaswamy, referencing a September 2020 situation with Woodley before his fight against Colby Covington….