How Did Dana White Try Recruiting Tom Brady?
UFC President Dana White tried to get NFL star quarterback Tom Brady to have one more run.
White wanted that run to be with the NFL team Las Vegas Raiders, but it didn’t work out.
“I was firing texts to him and he sent very cryptic text messages,” White told TMZ Sports.
“He had me thinking he wasn’t going to retire. So, you know what I was doing? I was hammering him to come to Vegas and play for the Raiders.”
Brady, however, officially retired on February 1 with an Instagram post. His retirement was leaked days prior by NFL Insider Adam Schefter, but Brady and his management denied it at the time, saying Brady hadn’t made up his mind.
The 44-year-old is considered one of the greatest NFL players of all. He made 10 Super Bowl appearances and, of those, he won seven. He won six with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
White, 52, spent much of his early years in Ware, Massachusetts, the state where the Patriots play. Brady was part of the powerhouse team for 22 seasons.
And that wasn’t White’s first time trying to convince Brady to play in Las Vegas.
Following the 2019 season, Brady became a free agent after playing in New England for 20 seasons. White reportedly called Brady and tried to persuade him to join the Raiders.
The three-time MVP would ultimately choose the Buccaneers, ending his career as one as well.