UFC President Dana White recently made a remark on football that has raised some eyebrows. Arsenal star Rob Holding, among several other footballers, has provided his thoughts on Dana White’s claim that football is the “least talented” sport in the world. The UFC president went on a scathing rant about how easy it would be to play football and it has caused quite a stir, especially among those who are professionals.
Dana White was blasted over the remark
The FIFA World Cup in Qatar is currently underway in and a viral clip has re-emerged of White’s thoughts on football stating that he believes there’s a “reason that three-year-olds” play it.
In a podcast from several years ago that has since resurfaced, Dana White goes on a one-minute long rant about the beautiful game. “I’m not a big hockey fan, but I respect how talented you have to be to play hockey. Soccer? Whole other ball game. Can’t stand soccer, I think that it’s the least talented sport on earth. There’s a reason three-year-olds can play soccer ok? You run around and kick a ball.”
“‘You wouldn’t say that if you were in Brazil.’ Dude, I’d say this in any country ever. When you’re playing a game where the net is this big right, and the score is 3-1, are you s**ting me right now? Do you know how untalented you have to be to score three points when the net is this big?”
The controversial comments from the 53-year-old have not gone down well with fans of the sport, but perhaps even less so with those who play professionally. Arsenal’s Rob Holding has provided a highly articulate and smart response to Dana White, writing on Instagram: “Least talented sport. You think of how long other sports, involving a ball, are in control/contact with the ball.
“In baseball a pitcher holds the ball with their hand and controls which type of spin and speed they use as they throw, same with a QB and a basketballer when they pass or shoot. A footballer has less then a second of contact with a ball to make it go a certain way, and oh yeah, that’s with their foot.”