“I Quit Drinking”- Dana White Explains What It Takes to Be Successful

Published 09/08/2021, 1:01 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FL – APRIL 24: UFC President Dana White is seen during UFC 261 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)


UFC President Dana White is hands down one of the most successful personalities not only in the world of sports but in the world in general. Recently, in an interview White revealed how he quit drinking at a young age to be more successful in life.

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White said he quit drinking in his early twenties. The reason behind his decision was that drinking every weekend or even more is bound to deter an individual’s progress in life. So, he decided that he would drink when he is older and has reached the heights in life that he actually wanted to.

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“I quit drinking when I was 20 or 21. Because I had this belief that you could never really get to where you wanted to be in life if you were drinking. Listen I can fu*king drink when I am 50, you know what I mean,” said White.

SHENZHEN, CHINA – AUGUST 31: UFC President Dana White attends the press conference after the UFC Fight Night event at Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre on August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhe Ji/Getty Images)

“When I have already made it and gotten to where I wanna be, I’ll start drinking. I didn’t quit drinking because it was a problem in my life. I quit drinking because I believed I wouldn’t be as successful if I kept drinking every weekend,” he said. White also said,“I didn’t start drinking again till we signed the direct TV deal with the UFC.” 

Dana White is the biggest combat sports promoter arguably

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While there is no denying the fact that White is the biggest promoter in MMA, he can make a case for being the most successful one in all combat sports as well. Although there is some stiff competition for that title, there is no denying the fact that White has completely transformed the sport of MMA forever.

GLENDALE, AZ – JUNE 12: Dana White meets with the press following UFC 263 on June 12, 2021, at Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

And because of his relentless work over time, fans can expect much more to come in the tears ahead. UFC events take place almost every weekend to keep the fans entertained. So, what more is to come in the near future, remains to be seen.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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