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

Dana White
Ariel Helwani Can Come to UFC 200 ... If He Buys a Ticket

Dana White confirms to TMZ Sports ... MMA reporter Ariel Helwani will never receive another media credential to another UFC event "as long as I'm here" ... but says he can still buy a ticket.  READ MORE >

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

Dana White
Pumped About Brock Lesnar's UFC Comeback ... 'It Doesn't Suck'

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 >

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

Dana White
Shevchenko Shootout Was 'Madness' ... I Hope She Still Fights Holm

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 >

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

Nate Diaz, Dana White
Lunch Over Conor Rematch Blows Up

3:45 PM PST -- We contacted Dana just after he returned to Vegas and he said, "Obviously I'm not going to disclose details of the deal, but let's just say my trip to Stockton didn't go well."… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Floyd Mayweather -- $50 Mil Offer to McGregor ... But No Deal Yet

Floyd Mayweather
$50 Mil Offer to McGregor ... But No Deal Yet

Floyd Mayweather has a $50 MILLION offer out to Conor McGregor, sources tell TMZ Sports ... but it's going to take a lot more to seal the deal. We're told Floyd is proposing a New Year's Eve… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
Conor McGregor & Dana White -- Reunited with Big Plans (VIDEO)

Conor McGregor & Dana White
Reunited With Big Plans

It's the matchup we've all been waiting for ... Conor McGregor and Dana White face-to-face for the first time since CM was yanked off the UFC 200 card -- and TMZ Sports has the footage.  It… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Mayweather vs McGregor -- FIGHT ON?

Mayweather vs. McGregor
Fight On?

Conor McGregor is now more than insinuating he's up for fighting Floyd Mayweather, posting this face-off. Floyd's been making rumblings, but now Connor's upping the ante with the fake poster. Even… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Dana White -- The Hatred Is Real ... Jones, Cormier Beef Is No P.R. Stunt

Dana White
The Hatred Is Real Jones, Cormier Beef Is No P.R. Stunt

There's nothing fake about the hostility between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier -- so says UFC honcho Dana White ... who says the hatred these guys have for each other was definitely NOT concocted… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Dana White -- Nate Diaz Ain't Mad ... Working On UFC 200 Replacement (VIDEO)

Dana White
Nate Diaz Ain't Mad Working On UFC 200 Replacement

Dana White tells TMZ Sports he's still working to get Nate Diaz to fight at UFC 200 in July -- and says Diaz can essentially fight anyone he wants ... with one giant Irish exception. … READ MORE >

- 94 days ago
Dana White -- Conor McGregor's a Possibility for UFC 201 (VIDEO)

Dana White
Conor's a Possibility for UFC 201

Despite the fact he flat out LIED -- Dana White tells TMZ Sports Conor McGregor's not in his dog house ... and he's considering re-booking the UFC superstar as early as UFC 201 in August. White… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago

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