Dana White would be the president of the UFC for a very long time. The 49-year-old has run the group since 2001 and simply agreed to a brand new seven-year contract to stick with the corporate.
Right here’s what White needed to say concerning the deal throughout an interview with Megan Olivi on the UFC’s YouTube channel:
“Ari Emanuel and I simply signed a brand new seven-year deal, too. So we’re right here for seven years. ESPN is right here for seven years, and the unimaginable issues that we’re going to work on, I simply can’t even inform you how pumped I’m for all these things.”
In 2016, the UFC was bought to WME-IMG by the Fertitta brothers, who initially introduced White on. As a substitute of leaving together with his long-time companions, he selected to remain on.
Right here’s what he needed to say concerning the sale and staying on:
“After the sale I stayed on and we’ve been working arduous for the final two and a half years to take this factor to the following stage. That’s why I’m right here. I didn’t keep right here. It’s not about cash. It’s not about any of that stuff.
“I don’t care about any of that stuff. I prefer to win and I prefer to take this factor to the following stage, the following stage, the following stage, and it’s what we’ve all the time achieved and what we’ll proceed to do.”
White has been an enormous a part of the expansion of the UFC and blended martial arts normally. It’s now a multibillion-dollar group that now has an enormous partnership with ESPN, which ought to assist it proceed to develop.