Dana White Touches on the Impact of Tom Brady’s Departure From the New England Patriots

Published 12/31/2020, 12:25 AM 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)


UFC President Dana White joined ‘SHOUT! The Buffalo Football podcast’ to talk all things MMA and NFL. The long-time UFC boss is an avid football fan and frequently weighs in on the happenings of the football world. Chiefly, White had plenty to talk about despite the fact that the UFC is on a break until January 16, 2021.

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The UFC schedule is chalked with exciting fights right from the beginning of the year with Conor McGregor making his return. However, White was focused on another megastar that has been chartering new avenues in his 40s. Dana White spoke out on arguably NFL’s GOAT quarterback Tom Brady and his former franchise, the New England Patriots.

Dana White reflects on Tom Brady’s impact

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White had plenty to say about Brady who is a player frequently mentioned when bringing up excellence. Brady moved away from the New England Patriots organization after around 20 straight years and 6 championships chips. He decided to play the 2020 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers down in Florida.

Las Vegas , United States – 6 October 2018; UFC President Dana White during the post fight press conference following UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

“This was eventually going to happen [Brady moving out of New England]. When you have the dynasty that these guys have had for so long, we knew that one day Brady was going to retire. And anybody who ever thought that Brady wasn’t a huge part of the success, cause you always get the haters and detractors. It was such a good team, defensively, offensively and Belichick is such a great coach, great owner in Kraft. The list goes on and on.

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“But Brady was a big part of this team man. I knew when he left things were going to be a lot different. Takes some time to rebuild, but who could you have more confidence in than Belichick.”

Sep 27, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The Buccaneers have certainly had a huge upstart with Brady’s experience into the squad and the Patriots have their work cut out for them. Despite Brady’s diminishing arm strength, he’s been able to rally the offense to great measure and the results show in their record. Dana White’s aforementioned sentiments certainly hold weight as Bill Belichick will move around the offensive pieces going into next season.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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