Dana White’s Net Worth
Before we get into UFC President Dana White’s net worth, a news story by MixedMartialArts.com posted an article on April 1st about him getting fired. According to the article, Dana White didn’t just get fired from the UFC but already made a deal to start working with competitor Bellator promotions. If confirmed, Dana White’s net worth is going to explode from his current $550 million.
After being “the primary spokesperson for the UFC” since 2001, and personally negotiating contracts with all the fighters, who could possibly replace him? But the story gets even better, and if confirmed, will transform the entire MMA World as we know it today.
It was also reported on April 1st Dana’s not only going to Bellator promotions but he’s taking Brother’s Nick and Nate Diaz with him. If that’s the case, then how many other MMA fighters will follow suit including Dana’s good friend and UFC’s biggest draw Connor McGregor?
Dana White fired from UFC
In an incredibly shocking turn of events, UFC president Dana White has become the latest casualty among a further fifteen long time employees cut by Hollywood talent agency and new UFC owners, WME-IMG. A representative for the agency had this to say in regards to the now former UFC President Dana White fired from UFC – goes on rampage
Currently, the UFC is the biggest player in the game thanks to Dana White and the Lorenzo Brothers turning a $2 million failing business into a $4 billion empire. Is Dana going to build-up Bellator promotions like he did the UFC? Will the new owners of the UFC let the main face of the company walk away and right to their biggest competition? And take the greatest names in the sport with him at the same time? If so, it’s a good thing the owners of WME-IMG can afford to take a big hit (financially speaking) when it comes to their overall net worth.
Meet The New Owners of UFC
UFC co-owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta will be stepping away from the organization after the sale with UFC president Dana White sticking around in the same role currently held within the promotion.
Ari Emanuel, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, and Patrick Whitesell are some of the key players who put together $4 billion to buy the UFC.
William Morris Endeavor-International Marketing Group is a huge conglomerate that merged in 2013 after WME purchased IMG for a reported $2.4 billion price tag. WME already boasted an incredibly powerful slate of clients as a talent agency representing movies, television, music and more. Some of the clients represented by WME include Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Oprah Winfrey, Dwayne Johnson, Justin Timberlake, Drake and Rihanna. Meet the new owners who paid $4 billion to buy the UFC | FOX Sports
Dana White’s Future in MMA
Considering Dana White’s net worth exceeds $550 million, He certainly doesn’t need to worry about money if the UFC fired him. In fact, White stated several times he doesn’t care about the money near as much as his passion for Mixed Martial Arts. If that’s the case, then even if/when the UFC lets him go, Dana could always start a new MMA or new Boxing promotion and still have a few bucks to spare.
What do you think? Would you start watching more Bellator promotion fights if Dana was the new president? Does it even matter who’s behind the promotion when it comes to the biggest names in Mixed Martial Arts?