23/10/2020

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UFC 2020: Dana White confirms boxing move, MMA, Fight Island

UFC manager Dana White will go into boxing with a significant announcement in ‘next few of weeks’.

The MMA maestro teased a step into the sweet science very last yr but now seems to be set to make his bow in the sport.

At just one stage White – who became UFC president in 2001 – appeared to have offered up on conquering a new area.

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But the 51-yr-previous is ultimately set to make his go as he believes he can offer a thing to the environment of boxing.

He explained to BT Sport: “The environment of boxing hasn’t been in a position to do what I’ve been in a position to do [in MMA] above the very last 20 yrs.

“If they simply cannot do issues when the environment is normal, you simply cannot anticipate them to do issues when the environment is nuts.

“I peeked below the hood a lot there for the very last yr. Seemed at unique issues and I claimed, ‘I never know guy, I never know if this is fixable’.

“Funny plenty of, given that the pandemic I’ve been hunting at other possibilities also.

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“And we’ll possibly have a thing to announce in this article quickly. Yeah [it is in the environment of boxing].

“When it’s time, I’ll allow you know, I’m not ready still. But [it’ll be] in the next few of weeks.”

White has retained the UFC operating many thanks to the use of his Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

He single-handedly phone calls all the shots on significant fights in the organisation and lately gave the green mild for best close friends turned enemies Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington to get it on.

In White’s hottest function Covington defeated Tyron Woodley by way of fifth-round TKO in the headline combat.

This appeared in The Sunshine and was republished with permission.