UFC President Dana White hasn’t ditched his boxing venture after all.
Since the buildup to Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor back in 2017, White has been teasing Zuffa Boxing. At the time, the UFC boss remained mum on the concept. As time passed and movement appeared to be at a standstill, White admitted that things were tough to get off the ground. In fact, he even went as far as to have a bleak outlook on Zuffa Boxing.
It appears things are looking up and White hasn’t dropped the idea as initially thought. Speaking to BT Sport Boxing, White said that he’s ultimately decided that he can make things work (via The Mac Life).
“Yep, I peeked under the hood a lot there for the last year. Looked at different things and I said, ‘I don’t know man, I don’t know if this is fixable. Funny enough, since the pandemic I’ve been looking at other options too.
“And we’ll probably have something to announce here soon. Yeah [it is in the world of boxing]. When it’s time, I’ll let you know, I’m not ready yet. But [it’ll be] in the next couple of weeks.”
Some have already speculated that UFC megastar McGregor could have something to do with this boxing venture. White has said he’s in talks with McGregor’s team to do something “fun.” McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, confirmed White’s claim to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. Of course, McGregor’s role in Zuffa Boxing is purely speculation at this time. We’ll keep you posted once White makes his announcement.