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UFC president Dana White won’t be leaving the UFC anytime soon. While guest hosting an episode of LVSportsBiz’s Guerilla Cross Radio, the UFC don announced he recently signed a new 10-year deal with the company.
While White will continue his usual business ventures for another decade, he also displayed interest in dabbling in new endeavors. One potential pursuit White is considering is reuniting with former UFC owners Lorenzo Fertitta and Frank Fertitta in their quest to purchase an NFL franchise.
“TMZ just got Lorenzo [Fertitta] the other day in New York, and Lorenzo confirmed that they are looking at NFL teams,” White said. He added, “I heard the Panthers, that the Broncos were available, that the Chargers might be up for sale. We’ll have to see how this plays out but yeah, if they buy a team, I’m in. I will partner up with them.”
According to White, this isn’t the first time the UFC president and the Fertitta brothers have joined forces to consider purchasing a pro sports franchise.
“We had looked at something a couple years ago, not in the NFL,” White said. “In the NBA, we looked at a team and we got outbid, me and the brothers.”
When host Alan Snel asked if the team he was referring to was the Houston Rockets, White raised his eyebrows and smirked. “Might be,” he laughed. The Rockets were purchased by Lorenzo Fertitta’s cousin Tilman Fertitta in 2017.
Regardless of the potential franchises up for grabs, the idea of teaming up with the Fertittas is tremendously appealing to White. The UFC president even envisions a day when the three once again work together on a daily basis.
“I would love to be back in business with them and do something,” White said. “Obviously, I’m very busy and very focused over here. Financially, I’d jump in with those guys. I just signed a new 10-year deal with the UFC, so in ten years, I can do something with them every day.”
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