It’s fair to say that UFC president Dana White is over the idea of venturing into the boxing world again.
Before being sold to its current company WWE-IMG, the UFC was under Zuffa LLC and the Fertitta brothers.
After the Fertitta’s departed from MMA, the idea of ‘Zuffa Boxing’ was mentioned.
Dana White Claims That Boxing Is a ‘Broken Business’
Even White was promoting the idea by wearing ‘Zuffa Boxing’ t-shirts.
However, it looks as if the idea is all but buried as it never really got going.
Speaking on Blockasset’s BLOCK Party, White said: “Every time I try to think about doing something with boxing, I go, ‘Why would I want to do this to myself?’ You know what I mean? Why would I even want to dive into this nightmare? That’s why I haven’t really done anything. It’s a broken business that is an absolute nightmare to try to fix.”
The only time White has been involved in a big boxing event was the recent crossover bout between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor back in 2017.
In the end, Mayweather defeated the MMA superstar in the 10th round via TKO.
Since then, UFC stars have expressed their interest in competing inside the ring against the elite boxers.
Recently, UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman called out ‘Saul’ Canelo Alvarez for a fight.
Fellow UFC star and heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has also stated his intent to fight Tyson Fury.
With that being said, White was quick to shut down the possibility of the pair crossing over into the sport of boxing.
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, McGregor has said that he would like to return to boxing at some point in the future.
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