“I Don’t Want to Do Anything Else”- Dana White Does Not Intend on Parting Ways With the UFC Anytime Soon

Published 12/31/2021, 10:30 AM EST
HOUSTON, TEXAS – AUGUST 05: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 265 press conference at at Toyota Center on August 05, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC)


Dana White is one of the most popular figures in the world right now. The UFC President is one of the main reasons UFC is one of the biggest brands in the world.

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He bought the Ultimate Fighting Championship back in 2001, along with the Fertitta brothers. They bought the promotion for $2 million and invested $44 million more. They struggled to break even on their investments for a long time, but after White’s brainchild, The Ultimate Fighter, was introduced, the luck changed. UFC soon became the premium MMA organization and in 2016, Zuffa, the parent company of UFC, was sold to WME-IMG for $4.02 billion.

After the takeover, they announced White will continue his role as the president. White has been with the promotion for over 20 years now, and it’s not something he intends to stop doing.

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According to White, “I don’t want to do anything else. I can’t picture me not doing this. Why would I not want to do it? Stay in the nicest f**king hotels in the world. Eat in the best restaurants and sit in the best seats in the place for the best fight in the world, every f**king Saturday.”

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According to White, “I have sleep issues, I get serious sleep issues. It never bothered me when I was younger. Now that I’m getting older, it’s f**king me up. I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow for sleep study. I’m doing a sleep study tomorrow morning. They’re gonna hook me up, and I gotta go to sleep over there.”

CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 09: UFC President Dana White looks on during the UFC 225: Whittaker v Romero 2 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

“I can’t sleep at my house. How the f**k am I gonna sleep over there? It’s gonna be interesting,” he added.

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White has worked to make UFC what it is now. Would you like to see Dana White continue as the UFC President? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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