UFC boss Dana White set to formally confirm move into boxing in ‘next couple of weeks’ with big announcement

UFC boss Dana White will move into boxing with a big announcement in ‘next couple of weeks’.

The MMA maestro teased a step into boxing last year but now looks set to make his bow in the sport.

UFC president Dana White is set to make a move into boxing

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

But the 51-year-old is finally set to make his move as he believes he can offer something to the world of boxing.

He told BT Sport: “The world of boxing hasn’t been able to do what I’ve been able to do [in MMA] over the last 20 years.

“If they can’t do things when the world is normal, you can’t expect them to do things when the world is crazy.

“I peeked under the hood a lot there for the last year. Looked at different things and I said, ‘I don’t know man, I don’t know if this is fixable’.

“Funny enough, since the pandemic I’ve been looking at other options too.

“And we’ll probably have something to announce here soon. Yeah [it is in the world of boxing].

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

White has kept the UFC running thanks to the use of his Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

He single-handedly calls all the shots on big fights in the organisation and recently gave the green light for best friends turned enemies Jorge Masvidal and Colby Covington to get it on.

In White’s latest event Covington defeated Tyron Woodley via fifth-round TKO in the headline fight.

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