White Gives Zuffa Boxing Update
With major boxing brands locking up streaming and network deals, Dana White is still planning on developing a Zuffa Boxing brand in the next year.
White, who announced Zuffa boxing in the lead-up and aftermath of Conor McGregor’s 2017 boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather, told ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that the plan of a boxing brand is still in place.
“I had a meeting in LA yesterday. We are continuing to move forward, and we will absolutely, positively be in the boxing business,” White said.
When asked about a timeframe, White claimed that it wouldn’t be long until Zuffa boxing makes its first move.
“I just bought the building next door here. We’re building a $12 million facility. We’ll basically have our own arena. We’ll be able to put fights right here next door and air them live anywhere in the world. I can do MMA fights, I can do boxing, I can do kickboxing, I can do jiu-jitsu, I can do all kinds of different fights and tournaments. We’re going to do a lot of things.”
“If you know how I run my business and what I like, yes, I want all the best boxers in the world,” White said when asked about network free agents like former middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. “I want them all to fight each other and find out who the real champ is. That’s what we’re going to do.”