WATCH: Dana White Posts an Inspirational Message on Behalf of UFC to End 2020

Published 12/21/2020, 10:06 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 05: UFC president Dana White interacts with media during the UFC 226 Press Conference inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


2020 has been a year like none before in the history of mankind. Due to the surge of the global pandemic, i.e. the coronavirus, everything including all the sporting events were stopped at one point in time. The UFC was the first to bring any sort of sports back for the public.

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Since then, the promotion has done some exclusive business and been a major success in this cursed year. Many experts and media personalities doubted the restart of the UFC, labeling it as unsafe and unworthy of the risk. But bashing all those opinions, the company has managed to show its elite administration.

UFC President Dana White took to Instagram to post a rewind of 2020 after the pandemic struck. It’s a fascinating watch for UFC fans.

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The UFC returned to action with the UFC 249 pay-per-view headlined by Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight championship. In a time where the scare was too much and nobody thought such events would be possible, they managed to do it. Credit goes to Dana White largely for even having the courage to pull that off.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 23: UFC President Dana White attends a news conference for the bout between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor at the KA Theatre at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on August 23, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather and McGregor will meet in a super welterweight boxing match at T-Mobile Arena on August 26 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

White reminded all the fans and followers that anything is possible once one can overcome the doubts and negativity. His actions throughout the year are the biggest proof of that. He rewinds the year for the UFC in this fantastic video.

Dana White is looking to make 2021 even more special

It’s needless to say that the aspiration for great things doesn’t stop at the end of 2020 for the UFC President. He is looking to make 2021 even bigger for the company.

They will have the perfect start to the year with a proposed international fight week at Fight Island, Abu Dhabi. The first pay-per-view of next year will be UFC 257 on January 23.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Conor McGregor punches Dustin Poirier in their featherweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The organization will welcome its biggest superstar and cash-cow Conor McGregor back. “The Notorious” is set to headline UFC 257 in a highly anticipated lightweight clash against Dustin Poirier.

Fans and followers are excited already at the prospect of the Irishman’s return. It remains to be seen if he manages to rewrite the record books once more, but his presence is sure to be magnificent for the company.

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How much did you enjoy the UFC in 2020? What did you make of Dana White’s inspirational video? Let us know.

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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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