'Weakest, wimpiest people': UFC boss' ugly rant amid virus controversy

Dana White can’t keep his mouth shut about the criticism regarding his slow reaction to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The UFC was one of the slowest sports organisations to act as the pandemic became reality across the globe and White does not like people talking about that.

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He said in an Instagram Live session with fighter Kamaru Usman on Thursday night that some of the people who cover UFC are ‘the weakest, wimpiest people on Earth.’

The UFC held its event in Brazil on March 14 in front of an empty arena as every other major North American sports league had halted its events by then. 

After that, the organisation postponed its next three events. 

UFC president Dana White has lashed out at reporters who were critical of the organisation's decision to go ahead with an event in Brazil. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

White and the UFC were criticised heavily for that decision to hold the event in Brazil.

During the Instagram Live session, White lashed out at the organisation’s critics.

“Think about this: Go online and look at some of these people – and this isn’t a knock, this is just a fact: The weakest, wimpiest people on Earth cover the biggest, baddest sport on Earth,” he said.

“What do you expect them to say? What do you think they’re gonna say?

“I have over 350 employees who work for me.

“Multi-billion-dollar companies are laying off all their employees right now. We haven’t laid off one person at the UFC. And every fighter that fights for me will fight three times this year.”

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White went on to vow the UFC would carry on in the face of the pandemic.

The controversial figure said he wanted UFC to be the first major sport to return to action.

“Our schedule will go on,” he said.

“Everybody’s gonna get paid, and we will figure this out, and we will be the first sport back on.

“And, uh, f--- that s---. Everything will go on.”