Days after Dana White made it known that Zuffa Boxing will begin in earnest this summer, a the promoter would release a photo of himself and boxing promoter Eddie Hearn at the UFC Performance Center.
Hearn, who is in Las Vegas for Daniel Jacobs middleweight unification fight against Canelo Alvarez explained that it wasn’t a major meeting between two sports magnates, but just a random run in while his fighter was training.
Uh Oh!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/juGzKKRg6c
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 29, 2019
“It’s blown up. Do you know what? All it was, was I went to the UFC training center because that’s where Danny’s been training,” Hearn stated. “Dana’s son was hitting the pads and Dana came out and started watching it.”
“I’m a massive Dana White fan. I don’t want to sound like a fanboy but I have massive respect for what the UFC have done,” Hearn continued.
“I’ll be honest, a lot of things we do are based around the success of what the UFC have done. So I went over, introduced myself to him, we spoke. He had the courtesy to take me to his other building across the road where they’re going to be doing live shows.”
For now, there is no collaboration between the two promoters happening anytime soon.
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