- Date of Birth:
- July 28, 1969
Dana White (born Dana Frederick White Jr. in Manchester, Connecticut on July 28, 1969) is the President of the mixed martial arts organization, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). In 2001, while Dana was working as a manager for UFC heavyweight champions, Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell, he learned that UFC’s parent company, Semaphore Entertainment Group, was looking for a buyer for UFC. Within a month of learning about the open, buying position, Dana bought UFC with his two friends, owning 9% of the business. Since acquiring the company in 2001, he has worked as it president.
Best Known For:
Dana White is best known for becoming the President of UFC in 2001. He also has managed major talent and heavyweight champions within the martial arts community, including Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. He also built a lot of controversy around his feuds with heavyweight fighters, Bob Arum, Randy Couture, and Ken Shamrock.
Dana White is married to Anne White and has three kids. In May 2012, he was diagnosed with Ménière’s disease, a disease in the inner ear that affects hearing and balance. He continues to undergo treatment which help to reduce his symptoms.