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.”