UFC fans were furious after watching the Super Bowl, and it wasn’t because they supported the San Francisco 49ers.
On Sunday night, millions of people around the world watched the Kansas City Chiefs earn a 25-22 overtime victory to win a third Super Bowl in five years.
MMA fans watched the final game of the NFL season for a different reason than most: They were hoping UFC CEO Dana White would announce the biggest fight of the year.
Rumors were rife that the MMA mogul spent money to secure a 30-second Super Bowl commercial to announce the UFC 300 main event.
However, MMA fans were furious when White appeared on screen to promote Bud Light rather than his highly anticipated historic show set to take place on April 13.
Some of them took to social media to express their frustration.
One person fumed: “DANA WHITE FUMBLED THE UFC 300 SUPERBOWL ANNOUNCEMENT FFS.”
Another tweeted: “The fact that the UFC didn’t announce 300, even during the Super Bowl, makes me think they’re having trouble putting on a main event right now.”
A third person added: “So where is the UFC 300 announcement everyone was talking about? “Oh, it’s going to happen at the Superbowl.” As if the UFC was going to release the little money necessary for this commercial spot. LOL legit.
Someone else said: “Still no main event for UFC 300. Two days left until tickets go on sale.” »
Meanwhile, welterweight contender Gilbert Burns asked: “Where is the #UFC300 main event fight announcement?” #SuperBowl2024.
White, who promised UFC 300 would be one of the biggest MMA events of all time, recently revealed he was running into obstacles trying to book a main event for the show.
“There are so many twists and turns and crazy s**t happening behind the scenes at UFC 300, it’s unbelievable,” he told the Nelk Boys.
“I’m working on it. Everything everyone thinks about the UFC right now could literally change tomorrow because it’s crazy what’s happening right now.
“I know what I’m trying to do, but what I’m trying to do and what’s going to happen could end up being two completely different things unless I completely change everything.
“It’s fascinating. There might actually be a documentary being filmed behind the scenes building up to UFC 300. That’s all I’m going to say.”