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Dana White

Dana White (born July 28, 1969) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the current President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), a mixed martial arts organization based in the United States which operates globally. Born in Manchester, Connecticut on July 28, 1969, White grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ware, Massachusetts and Levant, Maine. During his youth, he bounced back and forth between Boston and Maine. Mr. White graduated from Hermon High School in Hermon, Maine, in 1987. He attended the University of Massachusetts Boston but did not finish; however, while there he did launch a boxing program for inner-city youth. White has a background as an aerobics instructor. In 1992, White established Dana White Enterprises in Las Vegas. He conducted aerobics classes at three gyms in the Las Vegas area and began managing MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. While working as a manager, White learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer for the UFC. White contacted childhood friend Lorenzo Fertitta, an executive at Station Casinos, and a former commissioner of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

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UFC's Dana White -- I'm Not Buying Conor's Retirement ... He'll Fight Again

UFC's Dana White
I'm Not Buying Conor's Retirement ... He'll Fight Again

Dana White is calling BS on Conor McGregor's alleged "retirement" -- saying he's very confident McGregor will fight again in the UFC within the next year.  The UFC honcho just appeared on… READ MORE >

Conor McGregor -- AXED FROM UFC 200 ... Refused to Promote Fight

Conor McGregor
AXED FROM UFC 200 ... Refused to Promote Fight

Dana White says he's yanked Conor McGregor from UFC 200 -- claiming the Irish superstar refused to fly to Vegas to promote the event. READ MORE >

- 39 days ago
Dana White -- Ronda Rousey's a Killer Again ... Will Fight This Year (VIDEO)

Dana White
Ronda Rousey's a Killer Again ... Will Fight This Year

Ronda Rousey is in a "great place mentally, physically and emotionally" ... and most importantly "she's ready to fight" -- so says UFC honcho Dana White.  READ MORE >

- 57 days ago
Dana White on Jon Jones -- Cussing Out Cop Was Epically Dumb

Dana White on Jon Jones:
Cussing Out Cop Was Epically Dumb

Dana White isn't pulling punches when it comes to Jon Jones -- telling TMZ Sports his decision to cuss out a police officer was just plain DUMB. READ MORE >

- 58 days ago
Holly Holm's Manager -- 'Dana White Hates My Guts'

Holly Holm's Manager
'Dana White Hates My Guts'

Holly Holm's manager says Dana White "hates my guts" for allowing Holly to fight Miesha Tate before a Rousey rematch ... telling TMZ Sports, "It's personal." White went on ESPN Tuesday and… READ MORE >

- 80 days ago
Dana White -- Nate Diaz is WRONG -- Steroids Not Rampant in UFC

Dana White
Nate Diaz is WRONG Steroids NOT Rampant in UFC

UFC Prez Dana White has lashed out at fighter Nate Diaz, telling TMZ Sports Diaz is not only wrong when he says "all UFC fighters are on steroids," he's also hypocritical. White tells us, "The UFC… READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Dana White -- Ronda's Not Only Fit to Fight ... 'She's F'ing Amazing'

Dana White
Ronda's Not Only Fit to Fight ... 'She's F'ing Amazing'

Dana White says he's not worried about Ronda Rousey -- saying she's "f**king amazing" and in a great place mentally ... despite admitting she thought about killing herself after the Holly Holm… READ MORE >

- 102 days ago
Dana White -- Defends Ronda Rousey's Trainer ... Sorta

Dana White
Defends Ronda Rousey's Trainer ... Sorta

Ronda Rousey's mother is a bona fide "bad ass" -- but she's put Ronda in a tough situation by calling out her trainer ... so says UFC honcho Dana White.  It's no secret AnnMaria De Mars… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Dana White -- Don't Count Out Ronda ... She'll Dominate Again

Dana White
Don't Count Out Ronda ... She'll Dominate Again

Ronda Rousey hasn't lost her mojo -- she just had a bad night -- so says UFC honcho Dana White who tells TMZ Sports he's convinced she'll bounce back to her usual ass kicking form.  White… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Donald Trump -- Thanks For The Endorsement Dana ... I'll Be Watching UFC Tonight

Donald Trump
Thanks For The Endorsement Dana I'll Be Watching UFC Tonight

Donald Trump returned the love he got from UFC honcho Dana White -- who endorsed him for Prez on TMZ Sports -- because Trump just told America he's getting in on the Conor McGregor action tonight.… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago

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