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Dana White cancels UFC 279 press conference in the end hell broke loose backstage: It has never happened in the annals of the business

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Dana White was forced to cancel the UFC 279 press conference on Thursday.

The function was scheduled to occur at 4 p.m. local time but was running nearly 30 minutes late without fighters around the corner. White then took the podium and announced it had been a shit show backstage and rather than doing the press conference simultaneously, the fighters will be presented in pairs.

Interruptions at the presser #UFC279 pic.twitter.com/9ljnpnRkkX

Nikhil Sharma (@NikhilSharmaMMA) September 8, 2022

Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez were both presented and did their press conference so when the promotion tried to create out another set, Dana White called off the press conference. He said it could be for everyones safety. The UFC boss later thought to the media it had been Kevin Holland and Khamzat Chimaev that experienced it backstage.

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Because of unforeseen circumstances Dana has called off the #UFC279 press conference pic.twitter.com/OXc3UVriNa

UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) September 8, 2022

Yeah, this aint gonna happen, I am sorry, everybody, I’m in very weird waters here. It has never happened in the annals of the business. Believe me when I let you know, this was the proper decision never to do that press conference at this time. (Crowd boos) I hear ya, Im with ya but also for everybodys safety this is actually the right decision, alright, I am sorry. Thanks for coming, White thought to the crowd who attended the UFC 279 press conference.

Dana White then spoke to the media following the event and added some context from what happened.

Dana White on which happened backstage #UFC279 pic.twitter.com/POQYYURSbQ

Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) September 8, 2022

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There is multiple, crazy, I dont even understand what things to call it. However a long time, 22 years, however long Ive been achieving this, weve never really had an incident like today, White added. All hell broke loose out here. I dont even understand, we stopped it but we didnt execute a good job of not allowing it to happen.

UFC 279 is defined to be headlined by way of a welterweight fight between Nate Diaz and Khamzat Chimaev.

The entire UFC 279 card is really as follows:

  • Khamzat Chimaev vs. Nate Diaz
  • Li Jingliang vs. Tony Ferguson
  • Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez
  • Irene Aldana vs. Macy Chiasson
  • Johnny Walker vs. Ion Cutelaba
  • Hakeem Dawodu vs. Julian Erosa
  • Jailton Almeida vs. Anton Turkalj
  • Jamie Pickett vs. Denis Tiuliulin
  • Jake Collier vs. Chris Barnett
  • Norma Dumont vs. Danyelle Wolff
  • Chad Anheliger vs. Heili Alateng
  • Elise Reed vs. Melissa Martinez
  • Darian Weeks vs. Yohan Lainesse

What can you label of Dana White canceling the UFC 279 press conference?

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