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UFC President Dana White's Net Worth And Salary Revealed

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UFC President Dana White's 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.

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The 51-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.

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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
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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.

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White moved the company to Abu Dhabi for his well publicised Fight Island shows, which kicked with UFC 251 for Kamaru Usman vs Jorge Masvidal, as well as three more Fight Nights.

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 made the show the biggest 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.

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Since then the company have put on further huge shows and also returned to Abu Dhabi for Fight Island part two, which included Khabib Nurmagomedov's potential final ever fight.

White's bank account could grow even further in 2021 with McGregor's return to the octagon confirmed for UFC 257 on January 23rd against Dustin Poirier.

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Topics: Combat Sport, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, UFC, MMA, Dana White

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