‘My Journey Isn’t Your Journey’ – Dana White Says Kids Will Have to Face Their Own ‘Sh*t’

Published 09/08/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES SEPTEMBER 8, 2019: Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, at a news conference following a title unification bout between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at the UFC 242 mixed martial arts tournament. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)


The UFC is one of the most popular combat sports platforms in the world. The MMA promotion has seen a steady rise for the past 20 years and today is popular across the globe. While there are many reasons behind the company’s success, many believe that UFC President Dana White is the main one.

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White has been the backbone of the UFC for the last 2 decades and has helped the company achieve outstanding success. Today, White is amongst the most popular faces associated with the UFC and is well known all around. However, the UFC President had humble beginnings and has faced much adversity in his life.

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Recently, during an interview with Tough Business, White talked about his schooling days and how he never tells his kids about how he really was back then.

He said, “I think you try to be the best example you can [be] for your children; you know. As you said, you want better for them. I su*ked in school, I fu*king, I ditched school as much as I possibly could.”

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“I never wanted to be there. But you never tell your kids any of those stories about what an as*hole you were. You make it sound like you were the student of the fu*king year.”

Dana White talks about how he and his kids will not have the same experiences

White continued to talk about raising his kids, and how they will have their own experiences. He said, “I think the biggest thing for your kids is special when you have parents that have achieved or accomplished things and stuff. My journey isn’t your journey.”

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 10: Dana White prepares for the face-offs while meeting with the press and the fans during the UFC 263 press conference on June 10, 2021, at Arizona Federal Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“My kids are never gonna grow up the way that I grew up. You know they’ll never experience the type of things I’ve experienced. But they are gonna experience sh*t I never did. Their journey is completely different from mine and I want them to be the best them they can ever be.”

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White believes that as he has achieved much success in life, his children won’t have to go through various things he had to go through. However, they will still have other experiences that he never had.

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The UFC President ended the conversation by saying how he just wants the best for his children and wants them to become the best version of themselves.

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Paras Pande

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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