UFC President Dana White has indicated that his firm goes to maneuver ahead with their plan to stage boxing occasions in 2018.
Back in August, White was an enormous a part of the promotion for the cross-sport boxing match between comebacking Floyd Mayweather Jr. and the UFC’s largest celebrity, Conor McGregor.
On Tuesday, White instructed The Los Angeles Times – “I am getting into boxing, 100 percent. It’s still early. We’re still working on it. I’ve got to get my [stuff] together, but I’m getting into boxing, man. It’s coming. We still have to get some homework done. I feel like I can do it better than everyone else. I love the sport.”
The UFC government additionally suggested the paper that he is at the moment within the strategy of securing a promoter’s license for boxing.
White believes the UFC can elevate boxing in the identical method that it elevated Mixed Martial Arts and made it a mainstream sport.
In a latest interview, White defined that boxers shall be higher suited to combat below the UFC versus giant boxing promoters like Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions.
White believes that a whole lot of boxers will head to the UFC as soon as they see how issues are dealt with by his firm, and he detailed the quite a few perks which can be in retailer for boxers who go throughout the road to combat for the UFC.
“I just know how good we are at what we do, and I know we’re better than pretty much everybody else out there,” White stated to Jim Rome’s Podcast. “I think that the guys who are involved in boxing, the fighters, would enjoy being under this umbrella and fighting for us, and yeah, I do think would could do it better than everybody else does. So what the hell, why not give it a shot?”
“We’re the most effective. We’re the most effective at what we do. We take into consideration the long run. If you take a look at this facility that we’re in now (the UFC Performance Institute), a state-of-the-art facility with every bit of kit you may take into consideration so far as restoration, getting stronger. We have a restaurant right here that they eat at on a regular basis free of charge, prices nothing for the fighters to come back right here and do all these items. Plus, we have now a bodily remedy heart the place all of the fighters can are available and get bodily remedy free of charge.
“On top of, I think we do our events better than they do, our production is better than the production that’s out there. I think everything in this business that you could possibly do, we do better, and we have health insurance for our fighters.”