It was apparently a case of mistaken identity at Tuesday’s DWCS press conference after UFC President Dana White ranted about a UFC 279.
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White (born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman who serves as president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a global mixed martial arts organization.
Dana Frederick White Jr.
July 28, 1969
Manchester, Connecticut, U.S.
|Known for||President of Ultimate Fighting Championship|
In August 2019, White’s net worth was estimated at $500 million.
While working as a manager for Ortiz and Liddell, White met Bob Meyrowitz, the owner of Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
When White learned that Meyrowitz was looking to sell the UFC, he contacted childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive and co-founder of Station Casinos, and former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, to ask if he would be interested in acquiring the company.
In January 2001, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank acquired the UFC for $2 million, which subsequently became a subsidiary of Zuffa. White was installed as the company’s president.
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It was apparently a case of mistaken identity at Tuesday’s DWCS press conference after UFC President Dana White ranted about a UFC 279 conspiracy theory.
When informed by a reporter that the theory matched one from former UFC heavyweight turned podcaster Brendan Schaub, White apologized — and got off a parting shot on Schaub.
“I apologize to Pat Miletich, then. That make sense.”
With a big smile, White exited stage right. The UFC exec and Schaub have traded barbs over the years, with Schaub blasting White’s decisions and White blasting Schaub’s opinions about them.
As of late, White has mostly refrained from openly insulting Schaub, who transitioned from the cage to podcasting and standup comedy and regularly used his platform to critique the UFC and its figurehead. But this time, he couldn’t resist.
Schaub, however, said the turn of events was the result of a negative outlook for the UFC 279 pay-per-view, the result, he said on his podcast, of the scheduled fight between Diaz and Chimaev. The bout was largely seen by MMA observers as a huge mismatch.
On Thursday evening, an altercation between fighters backstage forced the boss’ hand, with White’s announcement accompanied by boos by assembled fans who were there ahead of UFC 279 on Saturday night.
The media session, staged to promote the event, was initially delayed by 30 minutes before White appeared to tell the gathered press and fans that he’d be bringing fighters out in pairs, explaining it was a real ‘s*** show’ back there, nodding backstage.
When they left the stage, staff whispered to White, detailing the situation and the unprecedented decision was made to scrap proceedings.
“This ain’t going to happen,” White told a disappointed crowd. “I apologise, everybody. I am in very weird waters here. This has never happened in the history of this company.
White, though admitting everything started between the pair and then escalated, with multiple skirmishes and not enough security contributing to the decision to cancel.
He felt that due to the number of people involved in the altercations, he feared it erupting on stage, hence the decision made for everyone’s safety.
Dana White is an American businessman and sports promoter who has a net worth of $500 million.
|Net Worth:||$500 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Jul 28, 1969 (53 years old)|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)|
|Profession:||Businessperson, Promoter, Television producer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
When UFC sold to William Morris Endeavor (WME) for $4 billion in 2016, Dana owned 9% of the organization.
He had previously sold the majority to the Fertitta brothers (billionaire casino magnates). After taxes, Dana’s 9% cut from the sale was around $360 million.
White donated $50,000 dollars for a liver transplant in 2010 for Tuptim Jadnooleum, the daughter of one of the instructors for Tiger Muay Thai. White donated $100,00 in 2011 to his former high school for renovations.