Well, the UFC is getting boxing now it seems. However, Dana White will still be sticking around to run the UFC, however he will be dipping his toes (once again) into the boxing world.
Here’s what he plans to do.
“No, no, no, I’m not leaving the UFC. I’m getting into boxing with [WME/IMG head] Ari [Emanuel] and the UFC will be doing boxing, too,” White says.
“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.”
White piqued speculation that he was mulling a potential move to boxing by wearing a Zuffa Boxing T-shirt during the promotional tour for the Aug. 26 boxing match between UFC champion Conor McGregor and unbeaten boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
He’s also talked to the great Al Haymon about a future endeavor between the UFC and boxing.
“Al and I haven’t talked about this at all. We’ll see who’s interested when I say, ‘Let’s do this,’” White said.
When told Haymon’s group could use White’s bombastic voice to further hype their careers, he said, “I agree.”
“It’s harder than saying we’re getting into boxing. We still have to get some homework done. I feel like I can do it better than everyone else. I love the sport.”
“If you look at what we’ve done over the last 15 years, we’re not afraid to try new things,” White said.