Jason Aldean attracts criticism from UFC president after national anthem performance 'snub'

White says he had reached out to Aldean's camp to sing the national anthem at UFC 216 in Vegas on Saturday night ... an event in which 15 survivors and hundreds of 1st responders were in the crowd. A somber opening with a emphatic message from White, the performance by Everlast, the survivors and first responders in attendance and a sea of "Vegas Strong" t-shirts in the crowd was pitch flawless as the city still mourns the tragedy a week later. This is the world we live in. And you can go back to interviews of me saying, 'That's great, he's talented enough to win the belt. White said on Friday's episode of the Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN (via MMA Fighting), "November 4 at Madison Square Garden, this kid who's the world champion, he's gonna fight".

However, while many outsiders don't think of Vegas as an actual community, White, a longtime resident, said the bad event brought out its best.

White told TMZ that Aldean's people turned down the offer because he was too shaken up from the shooting and might never perform live again. Lee would also play host to more than 1,500 first responders, as well as some of the victims of the shooting.

White noted that the UFC's donation amounted to roughly $16,000 per family.

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However, White has singled out Garbrandt, who will make his first title defence against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 217, as the fighter who can take the mantle from the likes of Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey.

"Now we're talking some real numbers, now we're talking some money to really help these people". They sat next to him cageside during the event.

"It's always something that you can't even wrap your brain around and imagine", White said. It was weird. I got very little sleep (the night of the shooting), I woke up the next day, but it's nearly like I knew exactly what I had to do.

Although Aldean didn't perform at UFC 216, the mixed martial arts promotion did well in handling the tribute.

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