The MMA landscape changed significantly when PFL purchased Bellator in November. The two biggest MMA organizations in the US behind the UFC became one, creating a force that will begin its new journey in 2024.
UFC CEO Dana White was asked about PFL’s big business move and comments by its founder Donn Davis during the UFC on ESPN 52 post-event news conference in Austin, Texas, seemingly taking exception to the questions.
“One sh*tty organization that sells no tickets and nobody watches buys another sh*tty organization that sells no tickets and nobody watches,” White told MMA Junkie. “It sounds like a f*cking winner to me, boy. Right? Woo! Go, guys!”
Davis believes that PFL now has the roster to compete with the UFC to become a co-leader in MMA. He also believes White is “worried” by the acquisition of Bellator.
Is White annoyed with questions about the rival promotion considering the UFC’s position as a solid leader in the space, or is there real concern about the No. 2 promotion gaining ground?
Our “Spinning Back Clique” panelists Dan Tom, Matthew Wells, and Brian “Goze” Garcia discuss White’s latest comments on the subject with host “Gorgeous” George Garcia.
Check out their discussion in the video above, and don’t miss the most recent entire episode of “Spinning Back Clique” below on YouTube or in podcast form.