Dana White’s popular web series ‘lookin’ For A fight’ is moving up in the world as the UFC president revealed this week that the second season has been picked up by Netflix.
“They bought 16 episodes, eight in this country and eight out of the country,” White told the Bangor Daily News. “We’re going to be doing shows in Russia, Thailand, the [United Kingdom] and a bunch of other countries. We’re literally going to go everywhere.”
The show, which up until this point also aired on the UFC’s own ‘Fight Pass’ subscription service, has been a homegrown success, with White coming up with the original concept for it, and drafting in his friend Nick ‘The Tooth’ (recently replaced by Din Thomas) and former welterweight champion Matt Serra as his companions.
An immediate hit with MMA fans, the show has aired seven episodes so far and regularly draws over a million viewers.
It’s also served it’s purpose of discovering new talent, as it’s led to a few fighters being since signed to the UFC, such as Sage Northcutt, who’s quickly made a name for himself in the promotion, and Mickey Gall, who will welcome former WWE superstar CM Punk to the Octagon later this year.
There’s still two more episodes of the first season to go before the switch to Netflix, with White and his compadres all set to visit Bangor, Maine and Sturgis, South Dakota.