Dana White discusses the UFC in 2021, Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz & more [FULL INTERVIEW] | ESPN MMA
UFC president Dana White sits down with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto to reflect on the promotion’s past 12 months as well as to look ahead to 2022.
0:00 UFC’s success in 2021.
1:30 Going through the pandemic was crucial to growth.
6:30 Goals for 2022 and beyond.
10:55 Reaction to Amanda Nunes’ loss to Julianna Pena.
11:54 Conor McGregor is “chomping at the bit” to return.
15:05 Outlook for Jon Jones in 2022.
17:00 Nate Diaz’s future in the UFC.
19:34 Thoughts on Nick Diaz’s return at UFC 266.
21:00 Francis Ngannou’s contract situation heading into UFC 270.
24:46 Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future with Eagle FC.
25:50 Landscape for upcoming title fights.
27:22 Pena vs. Nunes will be the biggest women’s fight of all time.
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Love or hate Dana he’s so much better than the president/ commissioners of other sports leagues
I hate that Dana doesn’t pay his fighters. But I don’t like Bob Arum.
He’s a tool
@SargentGimpy02 what is an under card nobody worth?
He’s not better than Adam Silver of the NBA
@SargentGimpy02 they’re lucky to get paid to fight at all. They get paid more than anyone working a 9-5 and most of them fight 1-3 times a year MAX. They’re privileged. Shut up about it because it isn’t even your business anyway
Always love a Dana White interview
This is a Dana Red interview…
God bless Dana and the UFC. Had some rough times during the pandemic but always was excited for the fights.
When Dana said our fan base has grown 40% since the pandemic I realized why there’s been all these new supposed MMA experts in the comments giving horrible takes 😂
I realised that too 🤣🤣 there’s been people on here that don’t understand how awesome Silva is or appreciate the guys who made the sport what it is. Glad the younger generation are watching though, don’t want the sport to die with my generation 🤣
@M J haha right!!! 🤣🤣 I offer you my 16 years… lol
@Moore Dubs Pandemic casuals🤣😭🤣
This looks like a therapy session with Robot Okamoto.
Who cares, Dana is the best. If you’re a fan of the UFC, you should be terrified of him leaving someday. Unless you’re a dirty liberal
@Brett Baratheon yup he is the reason why we witnessing great fights . Best against best . If he somehow leaves when time comes we might never see this fights again.
@Timur Atagaraev Unless Sean Shelby takes over. He knows what’s gotta be done. He’s in there doing it now
He could do audiobooks for bedtime stories.
@anglojojo **Roboto Kamoto
When Dana White leaves the ufc it won’t be the same the best promoter out there 💯💯💯💯
HOT TAKE MY BROTHA😳🔥
I think WME gave us a small preview of what the UFC would look like after they bought UFC for a few years. Rankings went out the window and just pure money fights were being made.
@Joeygambit that’s why we can never have Dana gone.
No fookin shet new guy
The respect he shows for nick after the rough road they had throughout nick’s career is awesome to see
@ItsameAlex He means that Conor is easy to deal with and get fights booked. Conor was considered the ultimate company guy during his rise because he’ll fight anybody regardless of rank or timeline while Jon has always been difficult to deal with because he likes everything stacked in his favor. While that may be smart on one hand, on the other hand if you bite the hand that feeds you then you end up on the sidelines. Personally I’m always excited to see both Conor and Jon fight but there’s no secret that Dana likes dealing with Conor and dreads dealing with Jon.
@BiggusDikus Dana White
Only because he feels sorry for him losing out 5yrs to a whack suspension, thats what put out the fire in nick diaz, dana knows it.
@Mark Reed HE FEELS GUILTY! Stole 5 solid years from Nick Diaz
@Patrick Luther Winchester wasnt him personally was the comission but dana didnt give af he never does unless youre pulling numbers milly+
This has been an unbelievable last couple year or 2. It’s awesome to see Dana and the UFC doing so good. Keep it up boys and girls!
Couple or year or 2?
@Sy f 🤣🤣
I was so pumped for Gaejthe vs Chandler I had an anxiety attack during the first round because my breathing and heart rate was so screwed. Great year of fights.
The fight angst! That happens to me every fight card lol.
@metalheadblues no cap straight beanie.
I got an alert from my Garmin watch saying I had an abnormal heart rate!
Hate him or love him gotta respect the hustle ! Been a fan since 2009 an this organization has become engraved in my life. To the point I started my own mma Instagram for fight break downs.
Thank u dana white
All the best with your MMA page Sir!