Dana White, the UFC president, announced that he will not be forcing fighters to comply with Biden’s vaccine mandate.
White said during a Fox News interview on Friday, “This is a free country, you do what you want.” He added that every event that the UFC has put on has sold out despite his refusal to mandate the vaccine.
“Going through the pandemic the way that we did — finding solutions to problems instead of hiding — was this the best thing that we’ve ever done,” White continued.
White said that even if fans do not want to attend events in New York City, which requires all athletes, performers, and fans to show proof of vaccination before entering, there will be plenty of events to go to outside of the Big Apple.
“If you’re vaccinated and you want to come to the event, you can come to the event in New York. If you’re not, we’re gonna be putting on 44 events around the country, you can go to one of those shows,” White said.
Dana White also expressed his thoughts on the Virginia races last week, saying that the mood of the country is beginning to change.
“I think you see the tide starting to turn now,” he told Fox. “I even see some people on the crazy liberal side now saying ‘whoa, what are we doing here?’ … I think people just want some normalcy again. You’re seeing it in Virginia.”