The UFC President, Dana White has dropped a clue over his planning of starting his own Boxing Company.
In an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White indicated that there are plans which are still in place for ‘Zuffa Boxing’ to get off the ground.
White has also tried to sign several high profile fighters including Mikey Garcia and Anthony Joshua – without success.
In the last few months, The boxing matches broadcasting scenario has significantly changed. HBO has made a decision to drop boxing from their network, streaming service DAZN has made exclusive content deals with Golden Boy Promotions and Match room Sport, and Premier Boxing Champions have content deals with Showtime and FOX
According to White, the Zuffa Boxing brand will “soon” make some noise.
“I had a meeting in LA yesterday. We are continuing to move forward, and we will absolutely, positively be in the boxing business,” White stated to ESPN’s Brett Okamotoe.
“I just bought the building next door here. We’re building a $12 million facility. We’ll basically have our own arena. We’ll be able to put fights right here next door and air them live anywhere in the world. I can do MMA fights, I can do boxing, I can do kickboxing, I can do jiu-jitsu, I can do all kinds of different fights and tournaments. We’re going to do a lot of things.”
With HBO’s departure from the sport, there are still several network free agents on the market. The biggest name of the bunch is former WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, who last month lost a razor close decision in his rematch with Canelo Alvarez.
“If you know how I run my business and what I like, yes I want all the best boxers in the world,” White said. “I want them all to fight each other and find out who the real champ is. That’s what we’re going to do.”