Dana White is not going anyplace anytime quickly. The president of the UFC introduced Monday that he has agreed to a brand new seven-year deal to proceed operating the world’s main combined martial arts circuit.
“Ari Emanuel and I simply signed a brand new seven-year deal, too,” White stated in an interview with Megan Olivi on the UFC YouTube channel. “So we’re right here for seven years. ESPN is right here for seven years, and the unbelievable issues that we will work on, I simply can’t even let you know how pumped I’m for all these things.”
White signed the cope with Endeavor, the bulk proprietor of the UFC promotion. The deal was confirmed by ESPN.
The 49-year-old White has led the promotion from the nascent phases to what it’s now, a multibillion-dollar group, and caught with the group after it was bought by the Fertitta brothers to WME-IMG in 2016.
White has run the UFC since 2001 and noticed the promotion add a actuality collection, “The Final Fighter,” together with a number of different reveals and helped make stars of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor.
“After the sale I stayed on and we have been working onerous for the final two and a half years to take this factor to the subsequent degree,” White stated. “That is why I am right here. I did not keep right here. It isn’t about cash. It isn’t about any of that stuff.
“I do not care about any of that stuff. I wish to win and I wish to take this factor to the subsequent degree, the subsequent degree, the subsequent degree, and it is what we have at all times completed and what we’ll proceed to do.”