UFC president Dana White worked as a bellboy at the Boston Harbor Hotel at the age of 18. His job was to entertain guests, carry luggage and act as a porter.
During a conversation with political commentator Candice Owens, White explained why she quit her day job. White said:
“When I was 18, I was a bellman at the Boston Harbor Hotel. One day I was standing in the lobby saying, ‘What am I doing here?’ Great place, a great place to live.”
White said he was well paid for his job as a bell ringer. He even got health insurance at the Boston Harbor Hotel. However, Wyatt realizes he has bigger things to accomplish. White explained:
“I just said, ‘That’s not me. That’s not what I want.’ I literally walked out the door and quit. I loved fighting and I always wanted to be in the fighting business.
Dana White kept thinking about her problems with work. The UFC president could not accept his pale nature and decided to save. White said:
“You work in a hotel, you have to face the lobby. Wait for people, ‘Can I help you with the bag?’ I literally said, ‘What am I doing here?’ Why am I doing this?”
When did Dana White become president of the UFC?
Dana White became a boxing coach after quitting her previous job. He started several health clubs and trained his clients who wanted to stay in shape.
After a successful venture into a new business, the 51-year-old decided to manage MMA fighters. Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz were the two biggest stars he managed until 2001.
The former owners of the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG), put the company up for sale in 2001. As a result, Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta bought the promotion and appointed Dan White as the new president of the UFC.
The Fertitta brothers sold the UFC to Endeavor Group Holdings (formerly WME-IMG) in 2016 in a $4 billion deal. UFC has recently emerged as part of the Endeavor Group.
Posted May 1, 2021, 6:10 PM IST