White Signs Long Term Extension With UFC
Earlier this year, Dana White announced he had signed an extension with the UFC, and now it seems the UFC president has doubled down, announcing he had signed a 10-year extension to helm the Endeavor owned property.
With a rumor circulating about Endeavor and the UFC purchasing Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, another big rumor that White confirmed was a potential ownership stake in an NFL team with friend and former UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta.
“TMZ just got Lorenzo the other day in New York, and Lorenzo confirmed that they are looking at NFL teams,” White said on LVSportsBiz’s Guerilla Cross Radio. “They don’t think anything is available right now. I heard the Panthers, that the Broncos were available, that the Chargers might be up for sale. So we’ll have to see how this plays out.”
“But yeah, if they buy a team, I’m in. I will partner up with them. We looked at something a couple of years ago, not in the NFL, in the NBA. We looked at a team but we got outbid, me and the brothers. I would love to be back in business with them and do something.”
Regarding his standing as the leader of the 25-year old brand, White said that, ”Obviously I’m very busy and focused over here.”
“But financially I would jump in with those guys. I just signed a new 10 year deal to stay on at the UFC. So in 10 years I can do something with them every day.”