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UFC President Dana White's Huge Net Worth And Salary Revealed

Ryan Sidle

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UFC President Dana White's Huge Net Worth And Salary Revealed

Dana White has made an extremely lucrative career as president of the UFC, with an estimated net worth of $500 million along with a reported salary of $20 million.

The 50-year-old is the face of the UFC and has been vital in the growth of MMA as well as the company.

He's worth a believed $500 million, according to Wealthy Gorilla, and with him getting 9 per cent of the promotion's profits, he pockets a massive $20 million (£18 million) a year from that alone.

In his early days White managed fighters Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz before hearing the UFC was looking for a new buyer.

He got in touch with casino executive and friend Lorenzo Fertitta who purchased the UFC for $2 million, employing White as president.

The UFC struggled initially but then came the boom which saw the promotion sold for a staggering $4 billion in 2016.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The promotion might have suffered due to the Coronavirus pandemic, as most have, but despite fans not being able to enter the arena White and the UFC have still managed to put on several events.

They held one Fight Night card in Brazil with no fans in March before having two months without shows, but since then they've come thick and fast.

UFC 249, headlined by Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje, was held in Florida in May, with two further Fight Nights held in the week after.

Operations then moved to the UFC Aplex in Nevada for four more Fight Night shows and UFC 250, headlined by Amanda Nunes vs Felicia Spencer.

Finally White moved the company to Abu Dhabi for his well publicised Fight Island shows, which kicked off 10 days ago with UFC 251 for Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal, as well as three more Fight Nights, culminating in this weekend's show headlined by Robbie Whittaker vs Darren Till.

Fight Island has played host to White and UFC for the past two weeks. Image: PA Images
Fight Island has played host to White and UFC for the past two weeks. Image: PA Images

The UFC 251 card will have done wonders for White's bank account, despite the lost revenue with no fans, as Masvidal replacing Gilbert Burns, who failed a Covid-19 test, led to a reported 1.3 million buy rate for the pay-per-view.

Those numbers mean it's the biggest show the company has put on since Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor at UFC 229 and the biggest event ever not to have the Irishman on the card.

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Fight Island, Conor Mcgregor, Jorge Masvidal, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 251, UFC, MMA, Dana White, Kamaru Usman

Ryan Sidle
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