UFC President Dana White has big plans for the sport of boxing.
As previously reported by BoxingScene.com, White plans to launch his boxing sub-company, Zuffa Boxing, this coming fall.
White has been talking about Zuffa Boxing since the fall of 2017.
White has already hired an executive to run the boxing side of things.
He intends to sign up fighters and make key contests - but he doesn't reveal the boxers he plans to go after and he doesn't explain how he intends to make the best fights.
“Exactly what the key is here is to go after the best up-and-coming fighters in the world, and the best fight the best,” White told MMA Junkie and other reporters Tuesday.
“That’s it. I have a lot of different ideas on how to do that and I want to get together with my guy, we run through everything, we come up with a plan and then we execute in November.”
As stated, White's company is building a new 11,000 square foot facility and Zuffa Boxing will have their office located in the building.
“The headquarters we’re actually building a whole wing,” White said.
“Right now there’s construction going on, offices are being built, war room and all that stuff for us to be in full swing hopefully by October so I’m excited. I’m ready, I’m excited, timing is perfect.”
In August 2017, White and the UFC came together with Showtime to stage the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor pay-per-view.
White is willing to potentially explore, at least somewhere in the future, is another cross-sport boxing match between unified champion Claressa Shields and UFC champion Amanda Nunes.
“I would never say no,” White said. “I think if Amanda Nunes continues on her reign and continues, anything is possible. Anything is possible that we could do with her.”