UFC's White Getting Promoter's License: 100% - I'm Doing Boxing

UFC President Dana White has indicated that his company is going to move forward with their plan to stage boxing events in 2018.

Back in August, White was a big part of the promotion for the cross-sport boxing match between comebacking Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the UFC's biggest superstar, Conor McGregor.

On Tuesday, White told The Los Angeles Times - “I am getting into boxing, 100 percent. It’s still early. We’re still working on it. I’ve got to get my [stuff] together, but I’m getting into boxing, man. It’s coming. We still have to get some homework done. I feel like I can do it better than everyone else. I love the sport.”


The UFC executive also advised the paper that he's currently in the process of securing a promoter's license for boxing.

White believes the UFC can elevate boxing in the same manner that it elevated Mixed Martial Arts and made it a mainstream sport.

In a recent interview, White explained that boxers will be better suited to fight under the UFC as opposed to large boxing promoters like Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions.

White believes that a lot of boxers will head to the UFC once they see how things are handled by his company, and he detailed the numerous perks that are in store for boxers who go across the street to fight for the UFC.

“I just know how good we are at what we do, and I know we’re better than pretty much everybody else out there,” White said to Jim Rome's Podcast. “I think that the guys who are involved in boxing, the fighters, would enjoy being under this umbrella and fighting for us, and yeah, I do think would could do it better than everybody else does. So what the hell, why not give it a shot?”

“We’re the best. We’re the best at what we do. We think about the future. If you look at this facility that we’re in now (the UFC Performance Institute), a state-of-the-art facility with every piece of equipment you can think about as far as recovery, getting stronger. We have a restaurant here that they eat at everyday for free, costs nothing for the fighters to come here and do all this stuff. Plus, we have a physical therapy center where all the fighters can come in and get physical therapy for free.

“On top of, I think we do our events better than they do, our production is better than the production that’s out there. I think everything in this business that you could possibly do, we do better, and we have health insurance for our fighters.”

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RedZmaja on 11-09-2017

[QUOTE=Motorcity Cobra;18196029]Didn't he already fail at promoting boxing so he went to mma?[/QUOTE] He was supposedly chased out of Boston by the mob. Whitey Bulger was after him.

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 11-08-2017

[QUOTE=RedZmaja;18194263]The UFC is a soulless corporation that bullies the fighters. This is not something that the boxing fans want or need. All of their UFC "high performance" institutes don't mean crap. I'd rather train in some garage or basement with…

Comment by SkillspayBills on 11-08-2017

Dana will find out the hard way how ruthless this boxing came can be.

Comment by kushking on 11-08-2017

[QUOTE=argentinabox22;18195381]you always have to mention race, right? you are a weirdo...[/QUOTE] The weirdos are the lil fanbois that talk outta their ass while living vicariously through a dumb fat ass that has them brainwashed into believing his bs.:blowjob: The only…

Comment by argentinabox22 on 11-08-2017

[QUOTE=kushking;18194118]His cards are always stacked with bums. Just like his last main event a 38 yr old bum fighting a 4 yrs retired great white hype bum.[/QUOTE] you always have to mention race, right? you are a weirdo...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (63)
Top Headlines Nicola Adams Inks Managerial Deal With Goodwin Boxing Results - Cantu, Vargas, Giyasov, Kuzmin Win Bouts Jermall Charlo Expects to Return for August Fight in Houston Gervonta Davis: Lomachenko Would Have to Be Pay-Per-View Fight Broner: My Stock's Up After Vargas Fight; I Performed for Y'all! Amir Khan: The Kell Brook Fight Has to Happen at 147 Pounds Frampton Hopes To Get Valdez, Selby or Warrington Next Naoya Inoue - Boxing's Next Boogeyman Alexander Povetkin Expects To Fight Anthony Joshua Next Matthysse: Pacquiao's Moment is Over - Now It's My Turn! Hearn: Khan Has 'Half a Dozen' Massive Fight Options Right Now The Next Wave Of Lomachenkos Have Arrived in America Amir Khan: I Want Adrien Broner, That Would Be a Great Fight Arroyo Waits For Sor Rungvisai Shot, May Face Donnie Nietes Video: Paulie Malignaggi Discusses Broner vs. Vargas Clash, More Toka Kahn-Clary Hooks Up With Freddie Roach at Wild Card Khan: Fury is Best Heavyweight - Joshua, Wilder Still Untested Hearn: I'd Banish DiBella For Wearing Silly Ear Ring, Hat at His Age Vanes: I Believe We've Got The Blueprint To Beat Golovkin! Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire - CompuBox Punch Stats Broner vs. Vargas - CompuBox Punch Stats Tekashi69 Crew Member Allegedly Fired Gun at Broner Card Hearn: Canelo's Six Month Ban is Not a Tough Enough Message Juergen Braehmer, Team Sauerland Decide To Part Ways Golovkin Willing to Drug Test from May to September for Canelo Arum: Valdez vs. Frampton Will Not Be Difficult To Make Daud Yordan Shocks, Crushes Pavel Malikov in Russia Oscar Rivas Stays Busy, Stops Sergio Ramirez in The Second Broner: Vargas Wants Rematch Because It's Most Money He'll Make Photos: Gervonta Davis Blasts Out Jesus Cuellar For WBA Belt Kell Brook Very Confident: I'll Destroy Amir Khan! Photos: Jermall Charlo Crushes Hugo Centeno in Easy Two Photos: Broner, Vargas Battle Hard To a Draw - HUGE Gallery Photos: Amir Khan Destroys Phil Lo Greco in 39 Seconds Eddie Hearn: Khan & Brook Want To Bash Each Other Up Trump is Considering a Posthumous Pardon For Jack Johnson Khan: I'm Back With a Big Bang, Lo Greco Was a Dangerous Foe Video: Gervonta Davis Talks Cuellar Win, Future Options Video: Jermall Charlo Discusses Gennady Golovkin, More Gervonta Davis: I Want IBF Belt, I Want Farmer-Dib Winner

Latest Active Forum Threads