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Dana White Claims UFC Now ‘Worth $7 Billion’ After TV, Streaming Deal with ESPN

William Morris Endeavor and International Management Group (WME-IMG) bought the UFC from Zuffa in the summer of 2016 for more than $ 4 billion. While the new ownership group is now simply known as Endeavor, its investment might be more valuable than ever.
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Report: Diego Sanchez vs. Craig White Added to UFC 228

The sole remaining contestant on roster from the first season of the Ultimate Fighter has at least one fight left with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as the promotion announced the longtime UFC veteran Diego Sanchez will be fighting Craig White in a welterweight bout at UFC 228 in Dallas on Sept. 8.
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White Still Bashing Ngannou: ‘The Guy Completely Lost His Mind’

The fact that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White loves to gamble has been well documented, and the way he continues to shit all over heavyweight power puncher Francis Ngannou leaves me wondering if White bet the house on “The Predator” and came up empty at UFC 220.

I don’t know how else to describe the constant fighter bashing, as White previously tore into the Cameroonian for acting like an egomaniac. I’m not sure what his behind-the-scenes crime was, but it’s not like he destroyed a fight card on two-days notice.

And we can’t even blame this three-round snoozer, because White gave “Black Beast” a free pass and even rewarded him with a co-main event slot on the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) card in history.

“Francis Ngannou, at the time that he was coming up, I believed this guy was going to be the guy, was going to be the heavyweight champion,” White said in a recent media scrum (via MMA Junkie). “And he lost his mind. This guy completely lost his mind and started to act in a way that you just don’t act.”

When I think of “lost mind” I think of this.

“Ngannou has a lot of things he needs to fix personally and professionally to see if he ever gets back on track again,” White said.

The Las Vegas fight boss has been forced to endure some pretty big hardships over the years, like former champion Jon Jones crashing cars into people and blowing up drug tests and McGregor getting arrested and hauled off to jail.

But Ngannou gets too cocky and it’s a national crisis.

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UFC President Dana White Says He’ll Only Make a ‘Superfight’ When It’s Right

The term “superfight,” once understood to mean a matchup between the champions of two weight divisions — the most recent example being Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier facing off against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic — has been thrown around a lot recently. UFC President Dana White says the term is being “completely overused.”
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Dana White Explains How ‘Big Mouth’ Kevin Holland Won Him Over at UFC 227

Kevin Holland was a winner on Dana White’s Contender Series earlier this year, but he didn’t initially win over the man for whom the event is named.
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Dana White Explains How ‘Big Mouth’ Kevin Holland Won Him Over at UFC 227

Kevin Holland was a winner on Dana White’s Contender Series earlier this year, but he didn’t initially win over the man for whom the event is named.
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White Says No World Tour For Khabib Vs. McGregor – ‘We Don’t Have Time’

Despite a marvelous UFC 227 fight card that lit up the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., UFC president Dana White still had to answer questions last night (Sat., Aug. 4, 2018) about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s upcoming lightweight title fight with Conor McGregor.

The massive superfight was announced earlier this week and will take place at UFC 229 on Oct. 6 from Las Vegas, Nevada. That puts us just about two months away from arguably the biggest fight in UFC history.

The rivalry between McGregor and Nurmagomedov has been brewing for a very long time, and hit a whole new level this past April when “Notorious” attacked a Brooklyn bus to get to Khabib. McGregor ended up getting hit with a felony and misdemeanors, but was cleared of most charges late last month.

A title fight as big as Khabib vs. McGregor warrants all the attention in the world, especially from a promotional standpoint. But with 60 days to prepare for a Las Vegas showdown, White confirmed UFC won’t be bringing the circus on the road, which is exactly what UFC did for McGregor’s anticipated clash with Jose Aldo three years ago.

“We don’t have time for a world tour,” White said during UFC 227 post-fight press conference (full replay here). “These guys are going to fight the first week of October. Both guys are going to go into camp. We’ll do something fun, we’ll do some different stuff. We’re literally having a big meeting on Monday to get this stuff in order and get it going.”

Unfortunately for White, promoting Khabib vs. McGregor isn’t the only thing he has to worry about. In addition to attracting massive interest from fight fans all across the globe, White and company must do their best to prevent any out-of-cage encounters between Khabib, McGregor, or any members of their teams.

When one fighter throws a dolly through a bus window to get to another fighter you can understand UFC’s cautious approach.

“We’re pretty confident that we can control what happens,” White said. “What happened in New York, obviously if you look at what happened, everyone was loading onto the buses, everything was done, and our staff still handled it pretty damn well for what was going down.

“We’re very aware. Nothing is going to happen. We’ll be good.”

With just two months before Khabib and McGregor finally clash inside of the Octagon, expect countless Twitter feuds, verbal lashings, face-to-face staredowns, and behind-the-scenes video coverage, all of which will be used to promote the Russia vs. Ireland superfight.

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Dana White Takes UFC Belt to White House for Visit with President Donald Trump

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday to see his old pal, U.S. President Donald Trump, and came bearing a UFC championship belt.
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Midnight Mania! White: McGregor ‘Faced a Lot of Repercussions’ Already

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Whatever your criticisms of the UFC president, you have to hand it to him: Dana White is a master of hypocrisy whenever there is money involved. In the case of Conor McGregor, where hundreds of millions are potentially at stake, White is truly generous when it comes to letting bygones be bygones. (He has to keep paying for those million-dollar birthday parties, after all) The same man who banned Jason High for life for shoving a referee has decided Conor McGregor — who chucked a dolly at a bus in Brooklyn, injuring two fighters and causing three fight cancellations in an act White called “the most disgusting thing that has every happened in the history of the company” — has paid his dues.

Via MMAJunkie.com:

“Conor has faced a lot of repercussions,” White said after UFC on FOX 30 weigh-ins. “Conor has lost a lot of money and a lot of time. Conor and I are good. We’re good.”

McGregor’s plea deal avoided a felony charge, and instead called for anger management classes and five days of community service. White is now targeting a fight between McGregor and undefeated current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 229 on October 6.

He also gave a nod to the forgotten man at lightweight, former interim champion Tony Ferguson.

“I would love to put (Ferguson) on the same card as Khabib and Conor,” White said.


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Video! White Throws Insane Vegas Pool Party For Son’s Birthday

When you have a rich dad like UFC president Dana White, things tend to be a little more glamorous than what us regular folk experience in life.

Just ask Dana’s son, Aidan, who is coming off one of the most ridiculous 16th birthday parties a teenager could ever ask for. It was so wild that TMZ had cameras capturing the late-night action poolside at Drai’s in Las Vegas earlier this month (shown above).

Not only did White splurge to get his boxer son a brand new Land Rover Defender, but he paid out of pocket to have A$ AP Rocky, Migos, DJ Carnage, and even Everlast perform on stage.

This isn’t the first time White has spoiled one of his sons, having bought Dana Jr. a brand new BMW and booking Kendrick Lamar for his 16th birthday party last year.

While this is a nice gesture from a father to his son, maybe White should open up his wallet to the fighters who have made him rich. Just this past week, it was revealed that UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega was not paid for his work leading up to UFC 226 earlier this month.

His opponent, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway, eventually had to pull out of their co-main event fight and Ortega declined a short-notice, non-title bout opposite divisional head hunter Jeremy Stephens. Still, “T-City” should have been compensated for his training camp, media obligations, weight cut, and flight out to Vegas.

Such is life. Some of us are simply luckier than others.

If I remember correctly, I think I had a pool party at my parents house when I turned 16. Not as memorable as Aidan White’s Vegas throwdown, but water was still involved.

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