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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 Sold for a Fortune

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- 47 days ago
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Dana White's at the receiving end of some scary death threats from a former fighter who allegedly claims he's gonna show up up to UFC 200 with a crew and guns to kill the UFC honcho.  Sources… READ MORE >

- 48 days ago
Daniel Cormier -- The Moment Dana White Broke News About Jon Jones Fight (VIDEO)

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- 50 days ago
Dana White -- Cormier WILL FIGHT At UFC 200 ... For The Same Dough (VIDEO)

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- 50 days ago
Dana White -- Ariel Helwani Can Come to UFC 200 ... If He Buys a Ticket

Dana White
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- 81 days ago
Dana White -- Pumped About Brock Lesnar's UFC Comeback ... 'It Doesn't Suck' (VIDEO)

Dana White
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Here's a shocker ... Dana White is FIRED UP about Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC -- telling TMZ Sports the ex-champ has been training like a beast and feels "like a million bucks." READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Dana White -- Shevchenko Shootout Was 'Madness' ... I Hope She Still Fights Holm (VIDEO)

Dana White
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6:23 AM PT -- We just spoke with Valentina Shevchenko who says she will NOT back out of UFC on FOX 20 ... telling us straight up, "I will fight Holly." When asked about her health, she told us,… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Nate Diaz, Dana White -- Lunch Over Conor Rematch Blows Up (VIDEO)

Nate Diaz, Dana White
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- 98 days ago
Floyd Mayweather -- $50 Mil Offer to McGregor ... But No Deal Yet

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- 99 days ago

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