Recently UFC President Dana White sat down with ESPN reporter Graham Bensinger for an in-depth discussion about his life and the development of the UFC.
Included in the interview are topics such as:
– White’s rough childhood growing up in Boston with an alcoholic dad.
– The UFC president’s meeting with The Mob that lead to him fleeing to Las Vegas.
– Making the decision to purchase the UFC when it was down and out, and the struggle to build it back up.
– The evolution of MMA and the UFC from the ‘human cockfighting’ days.
– Why the UFC is safer than the NFL and cheerleading.
– Rebuffing claims that UFC fighters are underpaid.
– The struggle to get MMA legalized in NYC.
– Dana’s delight at their recent TV deal with FOX.
– Why he respects Michael Vick.
– His collection of sports memorabilia and Ferraris.
Check out the full interview below courtesy of Yahoo! Sports.