President of the UFC, Dana White, is planning to hold boxing events in 2018 as he tries to secure his promoter’s licence for boxing.
Since being apart of the Mayweather/McGregor fight, White believes that boxers would better suit to fight under the UFC rather than boxing promoter’s due to the way his company would handle affairs and provide ‘perks’ to those who fought under the UFC name.
Speaking to LA Times, White said, “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.”
Speaking on Jim Rome’s Podcast, White explained, “I just know how good we are at what we do, and I know we’re better than pretty much everybody else out there,” “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 best. We’re the best at what we do. We think about the future. If you look at this facility that we’re in now, a state-of-the-art facility with every piece of equipment you can think about as far as recovery, getting stronger. We have a restaurant here that they eat at everyday for free, costs nothing for the fighters to come here and do all this stuff. Plus, we have a physical therapy center where all the fighters can come in and get physical therapy for free.
“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.”