To say that Dana White is furious with Jason Aldean is an understatement.
According to TMZ Sports, Dana White stated that Aldean’s team lied to him about why he refused to perform in front of the Las Vegas shooting survivors and 1st responders at UFC 216.
White had asked Aldean to sing the national anthem at UFC 216 this past Saturday night. Attending this event were 15 survivors and hundreds of 1st responders.
The reason for turning down the offer: He was shaken up from the shooting and might never perform live again.
Even after explaining and stressing the fact that the survivors who were attending UFC 216 were shot while watching Aldean perform, and that it would mean a lot to them, as well as the city of Las Vegas, he still declined to perform.
Now why it is understandable that he would be shaken up after the shooting , one would think that after proclaiming that he “might never perform live again”, that he would be refraining from performing at all for a while. But no, instead Aldean flew to NYC and performed on Saturday Night Live. Keep in mind, this was at the same time as UFC 216. It is completely understandable why White is upset.
“His image was more important then coming back to Vegas and playing for the people who are his fans and who got shot watching him play. F*ck you Jason Aldean. Stay out of Vegas.”
White stated that he also reached out to several other country music stars, telling them “Country music was attacked. Those were country music fans.” Apparently all of them turned him down, refusing to perform.
“Those are people who buy your albums and none of you country music people could sing the anthem in front of survivors and 1st responders?”
“This isn’t about money. This is about the bad ass people who fought through this sh*t that this coward did.”
White offered tons of praise to Everlast, who did agree to perform at UFC 216.
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