Dana White and Howie Mandel controversy: Why did the UFC CEO walk out of podcast?

Dana White abruptly walks off Howie Mandel's podcast causing heated controversies. What was the reason? Read along to know.

Dana White and Howie Mandel controversy: Why did the UFC CEO walk out of podcast?

Know the reason why did Dana White walk off from the podcast with Howie Mandel (via Imago/Instagram)

UFC CEO Dana White is a known personality to most of the world. His contributions to the UFC were a huge determining factor in the success of the fight promotion. As such, he has also increased his net worth substantially. Besides his professional work, Dana White often appeared on other people’s podcasts. Recently, he came on as a guest on Howie Mandel’s podcast, which stirred up several controversies.


Howie Mandel is a famous comedian. He has a podcast of his own named Howie Mandel does stuff. Previously, he was known for his acting career, stand-up shows, and judging on the America’s Got Talent show. As such, his podcast received a fair amount of traction and various popular guests. But, his recent episode with Dana White blew out of proportion due to the UFC CEO abruptly walking away from the podcast.

Dana White recently joined Howie Mandel and his daughter Jackelyn Shultz on his Howie Mandel Does Stuff podcast. Also, Youtuber Ginger Billy guested the show. While Mandel was excited the UFC CEO made it to the show, he was in for a shocker. White exited the podcast as soon as it started, leaving Mandel and the others flabbergasted. Later, Mandel continued the show with just Ginger Billy.

What happened between Dana White and Howie Mandel?

At first, Howie Mandel welcomed the audience and announced that UFC CEO Dana White also joined the show along with Ginger Billy. He did so because Dana White was an unexpected guest who accepted Mandel’s invite at the last minute. As such, he welcomed White and rained down praise for him. Here is what he said:

Dana White, you are an amazing guy. I can’t thank you enough for being here. ... You are not only an amazing businessman, you are an inspiration, you are a philosopher, the way you do business, the way you conduct your business, and your friendships and media, I’m jealous. I can’t thank you enough for being here.
Howie Mandel (via Howie Mandel Does Things Podcast)
The reason why Dana White exited Howie Mandel's podcast
The reason why Dana White exited Howie Mandel’s podcast (via Pennlive/NBC)

After the long welcome, Dana White thanked Howie Mandel for his ‘kind words.’ However, he soon mentioned he was extremely tired of podcasts and proceeded to abort the show. Seemingly, the UFC CEO looked agitated right from the start. But, he put on a smiling face to state his reason and walk away from the podcast. This shocked Mandel and the other members. Here is what White said:

Thank you all for the kind words, I appreciate it,” White said. “I am so f****** tired of doing podcasts, I’m literally done with them. I’m not doing anymore podcasts.
Dana White (via Howie Mandel Does Things Podcast)

Will Dana White do podcasts again?

Dana White leaving Howie Mandel’s podcast has stirred up numerous controversies online. However, the walk-out could just be a skit made to bring in more viewers to the podcast, but nothing’s confirmed as of yet. Amidst these, many were concerned whether the UFC CEO would ever guest on a podcast again as he said he did not want to do it.

Dana White
Dana White (via Daily Star)

Recently, White went on many popular podcasts, including his regular appearances on the NELK boys’ Full Send Podcast. He also has business ties and close connections with them. His recent podcast appearances included Theo Von’s This Past Weekend and Vivek Ramaswamy’s The Truth Podcast. and many more.

Earlier, Dana White guested the famous Joe Rogan‘s podcast almost ten years ago. Despite many requests to appear on the show again, White hasn’t made the move. As such, his future on podcast shows remained unknown.



Who was the other guest in Howie Mandel’s podcast?

Youtuber and Comedian Ginger Billy.

Why did Dana White leave the Howie Mandel podcast?

Dana White left the podcast, stating he was tired of it.

Will the UFC CEO ever guest on any other podcasts in the future?

Although White mentioned he won’t do any more podcasts, it remained unknown.

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