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01st Aug 2016

Dana White was the paragon of soundness to a disgruntled fan at UFC 201

Man of his word

Ben Kiely

UFC 215

Dana White may not be the perfect president, but we’ll miss him when he’s gone.

You really don’t want to incur the wrath of the UFC president. If you badmouth MMA, beat the promotion to the punch with breaking news or just act like a “dork”, White won’t pull any punches as he cuts you down.

He also gets a bit of a hard time for supposedly making promises he can’t keep. Top-ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar will tell you all about that. However, in 2016, he has proven he can be a man of his word.

After Johny Hendricks was forced to pull out of his title eliminator bout against Tyron Woodley at UFC 192 due to weight-cutting issues, White vowed that Woodley’s next fight would be for the 170 lb title. Considering White’s track record, a lot of people were a bit sceptical of this promise, but a year-and-a-half later, “The Chosen One” was getting that belt wrapped around his waist at UFC 201.

At the very same event, a fan hit up White on Twitter to complain about his seats in the Philips Arena. The man was left very disappointed after finding out his $175 tickets only afforded him a severely obscured view of the Octagon.

White is always very active on Twitter around big UFC events and sure enough, he saw the complaint and responded.

There was radio silence from White after that as he dealt with the matter quietly, but after racking up the interactions, people began to take interest in the fan’s situation. He kept everyone updated and explained that White had sorted everything out.

If anything, “bad ass” was an understatement for the upgrade the fan got.

Judging by his comment, he may have been a bit let down by the result of the main event, but he certainly can’t complain about the view.