UFC CEO Dana White recently spoke about the passing of his parents, during a conversation with Piers Morgan.
And, well, White confessed that he felt nearly indifferent to the event…
Due to the strained relationship with his parents:
My parents both died recently. I’m good with it.
I focus a lot on my kids and my relationship with them, and I’ve sort of put my relationship with my parents behind me.
I didn’t wish ill will on either one of my parents, but no – I didn’t [feel sad].
When they passed away, I had almost no feelings about it, to be honest.
Despite not having a father figure in his life and – as emphasized by White – having a mother who used his fame against him, he remains grateful for the (lack of) relationship he had with his parents.
As it made him into the person he is today:
I don’t like talking about it, but I would say yes, absolutely my relationship with my parents definitely made me who I am today in many different ways.
Not just in business, but as a father too, so I wouldn’t change my upbringing, not one thing about it.
I can’t deny the fact that the way I am built – the drive, and all the things that I have, definitely come from the relationship that I had with my parents.
There’s no doubt, but I have no remorse.
I don’t feel bad about the way I grew up.
🚨| Dana White has revealed that he recently lost both of his parents, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship.
“When they passed away I had almost no feelings about it to be honest with you.”[per @PiersUncensored]
— MMA Orbit (@mma_orbit) September 15, 2023