Dana White at UFC 135What happens if UFC president Dana White has to miss a UFC event? Does the world come to a halt? Does the event crash and burn?

No. No, it does not.

White had to miss the first event during his tenure as the UFC’s head honcho earlier this year when his Meniere’s disease forced him to the sidelines for UFC on Fuel TV 3 in May.

Meniere’s disease is an inner ear disorder, noted for severe bouts of vertigo.

White’s second missed event came this past weekend when the promotion made it’s Chinese debut with UFC on Fuel TV 6: Franklin vs. Le in Macao. Only this time, it was by choice, not because his disease had struck him down again.

As the UFC continues its global expansion, which includes an ever increasingly overlapping schedule, White simply couldn’t get away from the meetings and other orders of business demanding his attention in Las Vegas, according to a report from UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani.

The situation actually provided White and the UFC the opportunity to see how the promotion would function if he simply can’t attend an event, whether it be due to his Meniere’s disease or matters of business that require his attendance.

The UFC basically set up a command center for White, akin to a television production truck.

Contrary to popular belief, White is not just a talking head for the UFC. He is extremely hands-on in many areas, but particularly so in production. Having a command center in Las Vegas that gives him a direct line to the crews on-site – in this case in China – worked seamlessly.

White was able to give all the input that he usually does for every UFC event just as if he were on location at the event site. He was simply able to do what he needed to do from Las Vegas and still handle other orders of business that would have been impossible had he made the trip to China in person.

What this means for White’s presence at future UFC events remains to be seen. It certainly gives White and the UFC more options as the company continues to expand across the globe and load up its schedule of events, including several international versions of The Ultimate Fighter.

Does the UFC take a hit if Dana White, the promotion’s fiery frontman, is less and less available to be on site?

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Dana White says UFC will be back to Dublin in 2015 – and eyes Croke Park

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

The UFC is apparently set to make a return to Ireland before the end of 2015, according to company President Dana White.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

Conor McGregor gives his own special take on the infamous 'slap' of Jose Aldo

  • 26 days ago
  • 81 views

Dana White said Conor McGregor slapped Jose Aldo's back. Aldo said McGregor grabbed his hood. And McGregor? Well, he had a different interpretation of what he did altogether. "I heard I slapped him i read news >>

Dana White: First round of Aldo-McGregor 'could be one of best rounds you've ever seen'

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

LONDON – Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor is being billed as the biggest featherweight bout in UFC history. Dana White believes the first five minutes could be something even more massive that that.Filed read news >>

Dana White Confirms Gustafsson vs. Teixeira for UFC Berlin

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

A light heavyweight match-up between Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira will headline UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin. read news >>

Watch Conor McGregor's 'slap' to Jose Aldo's shoulder in Episode 8 of UFC Embedded

  • 27 days ago
  • 115 views

Dana White talked about it just last week, saying that McGregor slapped Aldo's back and Aldo "went crazy" that's not quite how it ended up looking on video. But there's now doubt that tensions are gr read news >>

VIDEO: Dana White Talks World Tour, Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania, and More!

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

Dana White addressed the craziness of the Aldo vs. McGregor tour, Ronda Rousey's appearance with The Rock at WrestleMania, rumored fights, and much more! read news >>

'UFC 189 Championship Tour Embedded,' No. 8: 'Dana White's gonna f-ck us up'

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

In the eighth episode of “UFC 189 World Championship Tour Embedded, Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor were apparently ready to tangle at a media stop – but it was the threat of UFC President Dana White th read news >>

Dana White Thinks Aldo vs. McGregor Will Do $7 Million Gate

  • 28 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC has put plenty of promotional muscle behind the highly anticipated bout between Jose Aldo and McGregor, and UFC President Dana White believes it's going to pay off. The longstanding featherwe read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Jose Aldo says Conor McGregor didn't slap him, Dana White 'didn't see' altercation

  • 28 days ago
  • 31 views

"We went to a studio early in the morning for a live show, and we already stared at each other as soon as (McGregor) arrived. I was sitting in the couch with Dana, and he sit behind me. He pulled my read news >>

Trending News

Top News

Jump to: