Dana White Says Australia Will Soon Have its Own TUF Series


Dana White at UFC 144 While Australia and the UK are currently being treated to a joint The Ultimate Fighter: Team Australia vs. Team UK series titled The Smashes, UFC president Dana White revealed recently that Australia will have its own series soon enough.

“I just don’t see how the series isn’t a success,” White told MMAWeekly.com. “This country was interested in TUF when it was Americans fighting. Now, it’s their home grown talent against the UK.

“Everywhere we hold the competition it’s successful. It will always be a competition where we cultivate talent.”

When asked if an all-Australian series is on the radar, White replied, “It’s going to happen.

“This is a tough country with a lot of tough guys. It’s another outlet for people to become professional athletes and make millions, hundreds of thousands of dollars or sixty thousand. Guys that can compete for a living and make money.

“We’re still traveling all around Australia first, then we will figure out New Zealand. I would have to imagine that once we have explored all of Australia, we will move into New Zealand.”

With the trans-tasman rivalry between the Australian’s and Kiwi’s, White also confirmed that a possible series between the two countries could happen down the track, “definitely could see that.”

(Follow @AndrewPMMA on Twitter)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 22 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC president Dana White talks about the new UFC deal with Reebok, what it means for the fighters, why they did it now, as well as the new UFC headquarters in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 60 views

UFC president Dana White explains the UFC-Reebok fighter uniform deal and breaks down the UFC 181 fight card. read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 23 views

A second consecutive five-round war between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler has UFC president Dana White considering a trilogy. read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 99 views

UFC president Dana White talks about the lightweight title picture following The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale on Friday, and he's not happy with Nate Diaz. read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 84 views

There have been many critical of the UFC’s signing of former professional wrestler Phil “CM Punk” Brooks, but none bigger than ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 133 views

UFC president Dana White explains why the UFC signed Phil "CM Punk" Brooks to a multi-fight contract, and it's not a very good explanation. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

Are the long rumored UFC Uniforms about to be announced? During the start of the year, Dana White teased that they're developing official UFC Uniforms for fighters. While details were scarce back the read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 28 views

NEW YORK -- UFC president Dana White talks about the new UFC deal with Reebok, what it means for the fighters, why they did it now, as well as the new UFC headquarters in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

NEW YORK -- Frankie Edgar talks about his win over Cub Swanson two weeks ago, his pitch to Dana White to get the next title shot, and his thoughts on the new UFC-Reebok partnership. read news >>

Jump to: