News | May 30 2018

UFC president Dana White on his move into boxing

UFC president Dana White denies he made an offer to Anthony Joshua but says 'I have the machine to make him big in the United States,' writes Jack Figg
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UFC president Dana White insisted he never made an offer to sign Anthony Joshua but admitted talks with Mikey Garcia took place.

It’s no secret the UFC’s head honcho promoter has been interested in making a move into the world of boxing, ever since last summer’s mega-fight between MMA king Conor McGregor and master of the sweet science Floyd Mayweather. White continuously wore ‘Zuffa Boxing’ T-shirts fuelling the speculation of a transition from MMA to boxing. White later confirmed to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times his intentions of boxing promoting: “I’m not leaving the UFC. I’m getting into boxing with [WME/IMG head] Ari [Emanuel] and the UFC will be doing boxing, too.

“It’s still early. We’re still working on it. I’ve got to get my [stuff] together, but I’m getting into boxing, man. It’s coming.”

 

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