White on Zuffa Boxing: We won’t work with any sanctioning bodies, we’ll have our own league

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  1. MMALOPEZ

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    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/6/...oning-bodies-well-have-our-own-league-mma-ufc


    The interest is definitely there – all the fighters have reached out, other promoters have contacted us and everybody’s keen,” White said. “The question is how I make it work with bandwidth maxed out right now running the UFC’s business.”

    In his latest update on their targeted venture to another combat sport, the UFC President revealed that he doesn’t plan on working with any of the sanctioning bodies currently in place. As per an interview with White on the Australian Financial Review, Zuffa instead plans to create “a new league that it will own and control.”

    “We will not work with the WBA, WBC, IBF, IBO, and WBO organizations,” White said.
     
  2. Boxiana

    Boxiana Green Belt

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    “All the fighters have reached out...” - classic White hyperbole / bullshit
     
  3. Stormtrooper85

    Stormtrooper85 Brown Belt

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    Bellator Kickboxing>>Zuffa Boxing
     
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  4. Seano

    Seano Hands of bone

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    Fuck that. No ufc model for boxing.
     
  5. nac386

    nac386 Gold Belt

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    It only works if everybody is in. Otherwise, it's just another roadblock to making fights. "Oh I'd like to fight that guy, but I'm with Zuffa and he's with PBC," etc.
     
  6. Philtard

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    Bullshit. Anyone good that gets into boxing is going after a decent belt. With wbc being the top. If he's claiming this, then his stable of fighters are going to be absolute shit.
     
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  7. Marc A

    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Sounds like a recipe for disaster or game changer

    I want to see how this plays out
     
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    I don't think he'll get the main guys to agree to stop being independantly managed and be "owned" by Zuffa. Next they'll start making the boxers only wear Reebok gear. Some up and comers maybe, but there's no way the Top Tier goes that way.
     
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    randomg1t EVERYTIME CHAMPION

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    fuck dana white and his boxing aspirations.
     
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    It'll be a a shit fest for slave contracts given their history.
     
  11. ironfist05

    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    that's not how that works Dana
     
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  12. Only Here for Attachments

    Only Here for Attachments I'm on the prowl... for sexy attachments! Yellow Card

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    So no actual good boxers will be involved with this, nice to know
     
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    That's nice, but he won't be legally allowed to pull the crap he does with the UFC practically acting as Manager and Promoter of the fighters.
     
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    WE already saw it when Top Rank tried to go solo. It sucked. Too many fights we couldn't see.
     
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    ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    I'm pretty sure Gamboa/JuanMa is still marinating
     
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    Kovalev's "Man Bag" I don't do titles

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    That's a recipe for failure.
     
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    Marc A Being broke is being dishonest

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    Newly signed boxer to Zuffa!!!

    Dude the roster is going be deep

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    He'll duck out after he realizes that he won't be able to get away with paying his boxers 10-20% of the revenue.
     
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    10-20%? wow, uncle dana's really gotten generous with time
     
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    "All the fighters have reached out"

    Either Dana is talking about UFC fighters reaching out for a fair payday finally, or Clinton Woods has been doing his jerky-boys routine again.
     

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