Rapper Eminem stuns UFC chief Dana White by telling him his opinion ‘DOESN’T MATTER’ in surprise swipe during live TV panel ahead of Conor McGregor’s comeback on Fight Island
- Rapper Eminem took a shock swipe at UFC president Dana White on television
- The music legend told White his opinion ‘doesn’t matter’ ahead UFC 257
- White and the presenter were left visibly uncomfortable by the comment
- The pair were speaking ahead of Conor McGregor’s fight with Dustin Poirier
Eminem angrily told UFC president Dana White his opinion ‘doesn’t matter’ live on television.
The legendary rapper’s song ‘Higher’ is being used for UFC 257 and he took the surprise swipe while the pair were being interviewed on the same TV panel.
The pair were speaking ahead of the latest ‘Fight Island’ this weekend event as Conor McGregor makes his return to the Octagon in a re-match against Dustin Poirier.
Legendary rapper Eminem fired shock swipe at Dana White, saying his opinion ‘doesn’t matter’
A short clip of their exchange on ESPN SportsCenter went viral online after being shared by former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub.
It shows the presenter and White left stunned after Eminem fires a foul-mouthed rant towards him.
Eminem can be heard saying: ‘The best part about your opinion is that it doesn’t matter.
‘And if every fighter that you had listened to your opinion when you doubted them, you wouldn’t have a f***ing league.’
A clip went viral online of Slim Shady (right) laying into the UFC president (centre) about criticising fighters ahead of UFC 257 at ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi this weekend
White awkwardly smiled off the remarks but he and the presenter were left visibly stunned
While the short clip does not fully showing the context of Slim Shady’s comments, he appears to be siding with fighters against the UFC chief.
White awkwardly smiled as the rapper began to rant, but looked visibly uncomfortable at the comments being fired at him.
McGregor will face Poirier in a long-awaited rematch on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, with McGregor defeating ‘Diamond’ on his way to the featherweight title back in 2014.
UFC chief has been ramping up the excitement ahead of Conor McGregor’s return to octagon
The stakes are high with the winner of Saturday’s main event expected to compete for the title next, with long-reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announcing his retirement last year.
And having come face-to-face at Thursday’s press conference, the pair weighed in for the highly-anticipated lightweight bout.
Poirier appeared slightly unbalanced as he weighed in at 156 pounds, which is eligible for lightweight fights that are not for the title.
The Irishman insists he will produce a ‘masterpiece’ in his rematch against Poirier in Abu Dhabi
Meanwhile, a confident McGregor hit the scales at 155 pounds, before flexing and telling the smattering of reporters in the room: ‘That is 155 – championship weight’ in a clear dig at his rival.
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