Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White at UFC 100Dana White along with Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta were able to purchase a failing Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion, and in just over a decade they’ve managed to turn it into one of the most profitable businesses in all of sports.

Now take that same formula and apply it to a team in the National Football League.

While his only passion is fighting, UFC president Dana White could potentially see his business partners branching out and owning an NFL team one day.

“Fighting is all I care about, it’s what I really do, and what I love. I’ve always loved it since I was a kid, but Lorenzo, my partner, is a football fanatic,” White said when speaking to the Dan LeBatard show in Miami on Thursday.

“I would not be shocked if Lorenzo ends up owning an NFL team. I would not be shocked.”

White says Fertitta’s diehard attitude would translate perfectly into the NFL, and he believes one day it may very well come to fruition.

“He’s an awesome owner. They’re very smart guys and they’re great guys to work for. They’re very generous to everybody. They would be a great fit for the NFL and they’re very aggressive guys. They go into a market where a team hasn’t been doing well, I think they’re the guys that could turn a team around,” said White.

“They’d be kick ass owners.”

The Fertitta brothers have primarily focused their business over the years in casinos and then working with the UFC, but White believes his partners could venture into the world of football one day.

Of course this is all speculation for now, but when an idea is present, it doesn’t always take long for it to come to reality and as White said about the Fertittas purchasing an NFL team, he reminds people that “everything is for sale.”

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