WATCH: When Dana White Showed off His Boxing Skills in the Ring

Published 12/30/2020, 5:28 AM EST
SHANGHAI, CHINA – JUNE 20: Dana White, UFC President gives a speech during 2019 UFC Performance Institute Panel and UFC Fight Night Shenzhen Press Conference at UFC Performance Institute Shanghai on June 20, 2019 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)


Dana White and Tito Ortiz never shared a very friendly relationship to say the least. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion Ortiz always believed UFC President White had some sort of scheme going against him. Over the years the feud only escalated.

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It reached a certain point when Ortiz felt like he needed to fight White in order to resolve the disagreements. As known, White has never been a person to back down. He accepted to fight Ortiz in a 3-round Boxing spar. So, to prepare for that spar White started to get in shape.

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I am Dana White. And I am here at the Zuffa gym. This is the gym that’s  in the basement of our office building. And this is where some of us workout a lot. I haven’t been down here in a long time. I got in decent shape around season 3, because I was going to do 3 rounds of sparring with Tito Ortiz. It was part of his contract. He put in his contract that he wanted to fight me to get rid of all the bad-blood we have between us. And I accepted,” started the UFC President.

INGLEWOOD, CA – NOVEMBER 24: Tito Ortiz celebrates his win after one round against Chuck Liddell during the Light Heavyweight bout at The Forum on November 24, 2018 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)

It was 2006 and White looks a lot different than now. He also revealed that Ortiz sent him a text saying he can’t go on to fight White now. : “No, my knee is too sore. I have to wait till after my fight. So, I am pus*ying out,” sent the former UFC champion in response to Ortz’s text.

Dana White has several sparring videos online

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It is evident that UFC President Dana White is no stranger to sparring. He has had several footages available on the internet where he is sparring.

The level of his boxing skills will need some expert eyes to judge. But if an opportunity of a fight presents itself, White is not someone who will back down.

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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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