UFC President Dana White erupted when reporters questioned him regarding last Saturday's pay-per-view event that was staged by the Triller app in Hollywood, Florida.
White has openly been a longtime critic of Triller, because he feels their company has made numerous attempts to lure away his contracted fighters to compete in boxing matches on their platform.
A few months ago, White turned down Georges St. Pierre's request to fight Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing match on Triller.
While St. Pierre has been retired from active fighting for years, he still has a valid contract with the UFC and requires their permission to do business with competitors.
On Triller's card, three former UFC champions were in actions.
In the main event, Vitor Belfort blew out former world champion Evander Holyfield in one round. Their fight has generated mountains of negative coverage, because most observers believe that a 58-year-old Holyfield had no business being in the ring.
In the co-feature, Anderson Silva blew away Tito Ortiz with a brutal first round knockout. Ortiz was out cold in less than a minute from a three punch combination.
“Guys, let me put it to you this way: anybody who is f------ dumb enough and willing to pay and watch these f-----’ fights, Anderson Silva boxed Tito Ortiz,” White said, according to MMA Fighting.
“[He] boxed Tito Ortiz. Tito Ortiz has no business f-----’ boxing anybody. Tito’s 40-f-----’-something years old, Evander Holyfield is almost 60 years old and he’s f------ fighting. It’s silly. All of it’s silly, and there’s always gonna be a certain number of people that are dumb enough to buy these fights and pay for them.
“And, you know how I feel about Tito personally, Tito can’t box. He’s a horrible boxer and that’s why I said I would box him, but the other thing about Tito is when he fought here, Tito had a good chin. Tito took big shots from a lot of guys who hit hard. Anderson Silva knocked him out in 40 seconds. Anderson Silva might actually be the GOAT of combat sports."