Introducing ‘Dana White’ King Of The UFC Empire
Introducing ‘Dana White’ Master Mind Of The UFC Empire
Dana Fredrick White Jr. was Born On July 28th 1969 (Leo). He’s a Martial Arts Business Mogul, Investor, and is the current CEO/President Of The Powerful Ultimate Fighting Championship Empire (UFC). The UFC empire is the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) organization in the world. Dana White created the foundation for the UFC to grow into a multi-billion dollar business empire.
As a youth White moved around a lot transitioning between Las Vegas, Maine, and Boston. He started off as a Bouncer in Boston while training as an amateur boxer. In 1987 he graduated from Hermon High School in Maine.
After graduating from High School, he attended the University Of Massachusetts, but dropped out after two years. He started a boxing program for inner-city children and created a powerful boxaerobics business which did very well in the late 90’s.
It is rumored that the “Irish Mob” wanted to extort White in Boston, which was the main reason he moved to “Las Vegas, NV”
In Vegas he worked as a manager for Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. During that time he learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer for the UFC. White contacted his childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive at Station Casinos and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Within a month, in January 2001, Lorenzo and his older brother Frank bought the UFC with White installed as its president.
The outspoken UFC executive owns 9% of Zuffa, LLC, the entity the Fertitta brothers created to own and manage the UFC. In July 2016 the UFC was sold to a consortium of investors led by WME-IMG. White confirmed the sale though did not announce the price. He added that he would be continuing in his role as president.
Dana White is responsible for negotiating and brokering the Mega Fight between MMA’s Great Conor McGregor, and The Boxing Great Floyd Money Mayweather on August 26th 2017.
As of 2017 his Net Worth is around $500 Million USD.
Dana White’s Personal Life
Dana White is married to Anne White since 1996. They have three children together, two boys and one girl.
White’s mother wrote a book about him titled Dana White, King of MMA: Dana White an Unauthorized Biography In an interview promoting the book, she called her son “egotistical, self-centered, arrogant, and cruel”
In May 2012, White revealed that he had been diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a neurological disorder. White is undergoing Orthokine treatment for Ménière’s disease, which he says has greatly reduced his symptoms. It is said that White is an atheist.
White will continue to grow his UFC Empire to great heights, while setting up more powerful mega fights in the future. Keep your eye on Dana White. Check out his powerful Wall Street Journal interview with his former business partner Lorenzo Fertitta.
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