Dana White is getting closer to making Zuffa Boxing a reality, as he plans to make a big announcement in the near future.
And while he’s looking to make a big move, he is still trying to figure out a long-term strategy.
“It’s so broken and so fragmented,” White said to The On With Mario Show.
“It’s just, how do you do it? I’m still poking around figuring out how do I do this,” said White. “How do I get into this and make it work. First of all if I sign a couple of guys, which I could do, I could go out and sign a couple of big stars – who they gonna fight?
“In my world, I have 550 fighters under contract, so I can make any fight I want to make. You have to have a deep roster to make great fights. So I wouldn’t have a deep roster right out the gates. I’m still poking around. You’re gonna see, coming up here soon I’m going to make a real b***y move here pretty soon. We’ll see how it pans out.”
One of White’s biggest problems in boxing is fighters with name value competing no more than once a year. Once fighters reach a certain threshold, he feels they become difficult to work with.
“I just think that when you get guys in boxing that become huge superstars, it’s almost like they don’t want to fight anymore,” White said.
“Whether it’s not engaging in the ring, and trying to do just enough to win and just enough to not lose and you don’t see that in the UFC, man. When these guys come to fight, they come to fight. We stack the card, and I think we put on the best live event in all of sports.”
Original Report: Boxing Scene