Angry Dana White has Peloton bikes thrown out UFC gyms and hits back at major sponsor over Donald Trump in X-rated rant
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Angry Dana White has Peloton bikes thrown out UFC gyms and hits back at major sponsor over Donald Trump in X-rated rant

Nov 16, 2023

Dana White is never one to mince his words.

During an appearance on comedian Theo Von’s ‘This Past Weekend’ podcast, the UFC CEO hit back at sponsors over his public friendship with Donald Trump and called for all Peloton bikes to be thrown out of his UFC gyms.

The UFC president attended UFC 295 in New York recently with Donald Trump and Kid Rock

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The UFC president attended UFC 295 in New York recently with Donald Trump and Kid RockCredit: Getty

The combat sports president blasted the stationary bike company after Von revealed the company reportedly pulled ads on his podcast with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

“Peloton, what do they sell, f***ing stationary bikes?” White said in the expletive-laden tirade. “Peloton sells stationary bikes, and they’ve got a problem with Robert f***ing Kennedy.”

“F*** you Peloton! Who the f*** are they? Are you f***ing kidding me?” he continued. “F***ing Peloton, calling, b****ing about Robert Kennedy.”

Von and White then pulled up the company CEO Barry McCarthy’s LinkedIn page before going in on him.

White then said that he wanted his UFC gyms to remove all its Peloton bikes.

“We’re getting rid of the Pelotons,” he said. “Pelotons are out of the gym.”

However, a Peloton spokesperson disputed the claim and told Fox News Digital that the company asked for its ads to be pulled from the 2021 episode featuring Kennedy due to the company’s ‘brand safety guidelines’.

White then went on about his own experiences with advertisers who attempted to censor him over his friendship with former US president Donald Trump.

White has been vocal about his support for Trump and considers him a friend

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White has been vocal about his support for Trump and considers him a friendCredit: Getty

“I posted a video for Trump on my personal social media,” White said. “One of our big sponsors called and said, ‘Take that down.’ You know what I said? Go f*** yourself.

“You vote for whoever you want to vote for and I’ll vote for whoever I want to vote for. That’s how this works. I don’t even care who you’re voting for. It’s none of my f***ing business. F*** you. Don’t ever f***ing call me and tell me who to vote for.”

The UFC president went on to say that due to the MMA company’s immense success he can now pick and choose who he does business with.

He cited the UFC’s deal with Anheuser-Busch – which will see Bud Light become the official beer of the sport in 2024 – as a company he feels ‘aligned’ with.

White went on an expletive-laden tirade at Peloton

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White went on an expletive-laden tirade at PelotonCredit: X

“I’m at a point now in my life and my career where I want to be with people that I’m aligned with,” White explained.

“It’s not just about the money. It is about the money because it’s a sponsorship deal, but it’s not just [about the money]. I’m not going to take a bigger offer if it’s not something that I am aligned with and I don’t 100 percent believe in.

“When you do a sponsorship deal with somebody, you have to look deep into who they are and who’s running the company, who’s making the decisions, and are you aligned?”


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