Dana White is known to be a very controversial figure when it comes to the proper payment of UFC stars. He was called out for this fact many times by the likes of Jake Paul. However, Dana White is also known to care about the wellbeing of his fighters in the promotion.
UFC is certainly a very physically demanding and dangerous sport where any competitor could suffer a horrific injury. Some injuries can end the careers and impact the lives of UFC fighters as well
During a recent impromptu fan Q&A session on Instagram, Dana White was asked about UFC fighters being given permanent healthcare benefits. White revealed that permanent healthcare for all UFC fighters will be offered ‘soon.’
However, it seems that wasn’t actually the case from the looks of it. While speaking to UFC Arabia’s Farah Hannoun, Dana White was asked about the permanent healthcare benefits for UFC fighters. White clarified what he had said by stating that he said ”soon” to the wrong guy.
“Yeah. That wasn’t a Q&A. That was on Instagram. And actually, I responded to the wrong guy when I said ‘soon’.” That was wrong, actually. I responded. I actually noticed that later. It said ‘soon’, but it was on the wrong post. I wasn’t talking to that guy. (It was) with somebody else.”
Currently, the UFC provides health benefits to active members of its roster who are dealing with injury issues related to a fight or a training camp. However, now it seems they won’t be getting healthcare benefits after retirement, which certainly won’t sit well with many fans and UFC fighers alike.