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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 Welcome Celeb Owner Input ... Especially Tom Brady's!!! (VIDEO)

UFC's Dana White
I Welcome Celeb Owner Input ... Especially Tom Brady's!

With a TON of huge celebs becoming partial owners of the UFC -- from Sly Stallone to Ben Affleck -- Dana White says he welcomes their input ... especially if Tom Brady wants to weigh in! READ MORE >

Dana White -- Not Writing Off CM Punk Yet ... We Talked On Phone (VIDEO)

Dana White
Not Writing Off CM Punk Yet ... We Talked On Phone

Will CM Punk ever fight in the UFC again?  That's the question we asked Dana White ... and he didn't exactly say no.  The UFC honcho told us he spoke with Punk after his loss to Mickey… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
Ronda Rousey -- 'Absolutely Wants to Fight Cyborg' ... Says Dana White (VIDEO)

Ronda Rousey
'Absolutely Wants to Fight Cyborg' ... Says Dana White

The biggest fight in women's MMA could actually happen -- because Dana White tells TMZ Sports ... Ronda Rousey "absolutely, positively" wants to fight Cris "Cyborg" Justino. With Cyborg coming… READ MORE >

- 75 days ago
Dana White -- Vince McMahon's a 'F***ing Maniac' ... But I Respect Him

Dana White
Vince McMahon's a 'F***ing Maniac' ... But I Respect Him

"He's a f***ing maniac, he's an animal, he's a competitor, he wants to win. That's his nature and I respect it." -- Dana White on Vince McMahon.  The UFC honcho opened up about his working… READ MORE >

- 107 days ago
UFC Prez Dana White -- Nixes McGregor & Diaz Trilogy ... 'I'm Movin' On'

UFC Prez Dana White
Nixes McGregor & Diaz Trilogy ... 'I'm Movin' On'

It's as shocking as Saturday night's fight was awesome ... there will be no Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz trilogy ... according to the man who makes the decision. Dana White tells TMZ Sports he… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Dana White -- I Don't Believe Jon Jones Used 'Roids (VIDEO)

Dana White
I Don't Believe Jon Jones Used 'Roids

Jon Jones is ALMOST out of Dana White's doghouse ... with the UFC honcho telling TMZ Sports he doesn't believe the ex-champ was using steroids ... but he did take SOMETHING he shouldn't… READ MORE >

- 113 days ago
Dana White -- McGregor Will Be Punished For Bottle War ... Lawsuit On the Way (VIDEO)

Dana White
McGregor Will Be Punished For Bottle War ... Lawsuit On the Way

Dana White says Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz will BOTH be punished for their roles in the UFC 202 bottle fight ... and says someone who was struck at the event is already planning a lawsuit.  READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Conor McGregor -- Fires Water Bottles at Nate Diaz ... Threatens 'Crackhead Eses' (VIDEOS)

Conor McGregor
Fires Water Bottles at Nate Diaz ... Threatens 'Crackhead Eses'

Pandemonium at the UFC 202 presser ... with Conor McGregor grabbing water bottles and THROWING THEM at Nate Diaz ... while calling Nate's crew a bunch of "crackhead eses." It all went down in… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
Dana White -- My Family Keeps Asking for Money ... After $4 Billion Deal! (VIDEO)

Dana White
My Family Keeps Asking for Money ... After $4 Billion Deal!

It's a good problem to have ... but Dana White says family members are coming out of the woodwork with their hands out after the UFC sold for $4 BILLION ... so he's ignoring their calls! … READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
Dana White -- B.J. Penn Underachieved ... Shoulda Been One of Best Fighters Ever (VIDEO)

Dana White
B.J. Penn Underachieved ... Shoulda Been One of Best Fighters Ever

He's already a UFC Hall of Famer ... but B.J. Penn could have been EVEN BETTER ... so says Dana White, who tells us the guy had the talent be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all… READ MORE >

- 139 days ago

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