Dana White teases the possibility of promoting boxing matches in the future
Back in August when the entire world had their eyes locked on the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, UFC president Dana White was omnipresent at nearly every event to promote the event.
During one particular tour stop, White was seen wearing a t-shirt with the words ‘Zuffa Boxing’ on it, which raised more than a few eyebrows at the time. Zuffa is the parent company of the UFC and it was interesting that White seemed to hint at a potential future promoting boxing alongside mixed martial arts.
Now White is saying that’s absolutely a possibility as he revealed in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal.
Following the success of the Mayweather-McGregor pay-per-view and seeing some shortcomings where boxing has fallen behind MMA in terms of promotion and availability, White seems to think that he could one day go back to the sport where he started his career decades ago.
“I could see bringing boxing under our umbrella and trying to see what we could do with that,” White said. “I could see doing that.”
White has already branched out with a secondary promoter’s license for his Tuesday Night Contender Series, which aired on UFC Fight Pass but didn’t technically take place under the UFC brand label.
It’s entirely possible Zuffa could pursue a license to promote boxing matches in the future and it’s clear White is already interested in the idea.
That would probably be music to McGregor’s ears as he’s long teased the possibility of pursuing fights in both MMA and boxing in the future and what better way for him to do it than by staying with the company where he’s currently employed.