Dana White talks Conor McGregor’s return, previews the UFC in 2021 | ESPN MMA

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11 days ago

UFC president Dana White sits down with ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto to discuss what’s ahead for the UFC in 2021, including (6:20) Conor McGregor’s fight vs. Dustin Poirier on Jan 23. White also previews his upcoming meeting with (14:32) Khabib Nurmagomedov on Fight Island, then gives his thoughts on (18:44) Jon Jones and other stars for the upcoming 12 months.
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naka14141414 56 minutes ago
Haha what a nut sack
Dee Noneya
Dee Noneya 14 hours ago
Jon Jones has more belts than khabib has fights it’s not even close jon is goat goggle how many people went 13 - 0 in ufc then google what Jones has done no one has done that
thisismolloy Day ago
King Dana
Tyler Newlands
Tyler Newlands Day ago
Rose would get smashed
Tyler Newlands
Tyler Newlands Day ago
Dana’s a living success story
mike fergus
mike fergus 2 days ago
Dana the new bernie Eccleston
Gary Clarke
Gary Clarke 2 days ago
Newzeland is opened up Dana, no masks, no social distance, it would be deserved to go to New Zealand, and show of there fighter's.... Dana you can make it be done...
niduoe stre
niduoe stre Day ago
Brett wants that daddy Dana D
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 3 days ago
in his wetland environment.
niduoe stre
niduoe stre Day ago
into an oak tree during mating season.
John Doe
John Doe 3 days ago
Dana talking about making the Khabib vs Conor fight already, Dustin being done dirty 😂😂
thoms jordan
thoms jordan 3 days ago
Cory Cybulski
Cory Cybulski 3 days ago
Excited for this year. Was always a casual fan but last year with everythk g shutting down I started paying more attention and getting to see different fighters. Pure competition
Cory Cybulski
Cory Cybulski 2 days ago
@bofooit gojo fun for me to start watching a different sport soooo yeaaahhh
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 3 days ago
This looks so fun?
Kiran Felix
Kiran Felix 4 days ago
Mojahed wants to know your location
CxProductions 4 days ago
Dana is the best. Tells it how it is.
JG23 4 days ago
Dana’s wallet starts growing when he puts Conor on a card lol
niduoe stre
niduoe stre 4 days ago
wow! super nice?
G. Quick
G. Quick 5 days ago
Dana is the man. Always good to the fans and answers all questions to the best ability without scaring the share holders. HYPE 2021-2022 Dude is a genius businessman
Modesto ravelo
Modesto ravelo 5 days ago
Sureeee lol not what u do lol
timtrfny timtrfny
timtrfny timtrfny 5 days ago
24:30 Who is Zhabit MagomedshaPiRov?
Karl Danger
Karl Danger 5 days ago
After talking about the ceronne fight “this is a real fight.” Hahaha
HardlineSoul 5 days ago
Great to see you had Irwin Rivera's back.....:/
Blakkheim 5 days ago
Brett Okamoto asks really good questions.
Jon P
Jon P 5 days ago
How can I fight in the ufc? Last time I was in the ring I got choked out and woke up covered in feces and was foaming up pre workout outta my mouth. I guess when I blacked out my bowels went limp and it was like the Hoover dam flowing mud. I did a punch test and they said my overhand right is the same energy as a full grown elk bucking his horns into an oak tree during mating season.
attracted to the metal like magneto
attracted to the metal like magneto 5 days ago
Brett wants that daddy Dana D
Shawn Wing
Shawn Wing 5 days ago
Bet you if the ufc does become the most valuable franchise in sports like Dana said they will still pay their fighters the least too
Rajat Kumar
Rajat Kumar 5 days ago
Dana Red showed up
Rishifades 5 days ago
khabib looking at this fight like i smoked both of them LMAO
Brandon White
Brandon White 6 days ago
Man it is hilarious how much Dana is hoping Conor beats Dustin. He is trying to speak it into existence.
Brandon White
Brandon White 6 days ago
I think Dana might be lying about the Manny fight. Conor seems to hope/think it is going to happen.
mitch goldstein
mitch goldstein 6 days ago
I’m a big fan but I don’t see any depth in the talent pool
Ed Ball
Ed Ball 6 days ago
conor v khabib with no fans
Shawn Peterir
Shawn Peterir 6 days ago
Up the Irish ☘️ 🇮🇪
Kaulana Keolanui
Kaulana Keolanui 6 days ago
Charles olivera punching the air RN..😭
AUG A3 6 days ago
7:31 - 7:37 new lines for Mojahed's animations lol
David Ramsey
David Ramsey 6 days ago
Dana White is so predictable. Before you ask him a question, ask yourself which of these options will make Dana more money personally 🤣
michael murillo
michael murillo 6 days ago
Dana blushes when conor is mentioned. So, sweet it is like someone mentioning your crush.
slimcoty 6 days ago
Yo dana is a thumb thumb fr!
17seventySIX 6 days ago
Dana said he would have an answer for us "that day". .. well, "that day" is Today.. we haven't heard anything yet.. still waiting Dana..
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 6 days ago
Omg!! U look amazing!!!?
Samir Khan
Samir Khan 6 days ago
Jeff Scott
Jeff Scott 6 days ago
Its funny how he always talks like the UFC is real competition when he knows its RIGGED !!!
Scott D
Scott D 6 days ago
"Me and everybody are always in a good place here"...such a liar and revisionist! What about the lawsuits? What about the insults between Dana and many fighters...over and over? Even though they are not my favorite, you don't see the same garbage and shady business tactics from Bellator MMA or most other MMA organizations. The only company as bad as the UFC as far as how they treat employees is BKFC. It's too bad these men think there is nothing more important than money...this is a sickness.
Scott D
Scott D 6 days ago
@Ptao Tom Dang, Jenny...you are pretty hot...or whoever your thumbnail pic is, they are pretty hot, lol. Probably why you used the pic. Isn't the internet grand??
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 6 days ago
Very nice video...Great :)?
Wakky 6 days ago
Amount of times conars retires I would have a million $$$
slimcoty 6 days ago
Donna white needs to get with the program! We all know what's going on. Ol'knee capp head🥴
InConTruth 6 days ago
Fix the fight pass app. It’s sucks. It isn’t user friendly. It’s almost as bad as direct TVs app.
David Keyson
David Keyson 7 days ago
Dana all face lol
Martin Traphagen
Martin Traphagen 7 days ago
That pink liquid in Dana's Voss water is progressively altering his skin tone
Moss X186
Moss X186 7 days ago
Dana Combatant an Chief 🇺🇸 dont you 4getit🇺🇸
mike maez
mike maez 7 days ago
Conner can lose he already has submission. Khabib clocked him. Ankhabib using a boxer go Dustin upset. Ya they happen
Teeyoubeezy 7 days ago
*Helwani > Okamato*
Daniel Willis
Daniel Willis 7 days ago
Dana in full promotion mode.
Nana Mensah
Nana Mensah 7 days ago
Wow. 29 mins of Connor questions asked 50 different ways with a few others sprinkled in. We only got other fights this weekend🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
TFBKID02 7 days ago
Dana so rich he don't care that he wearing that fresh sweater made of recycled baseballs.
B H 7 days ago
There is absolutely ZERO reason for Khabib to fight Conor after he destroyed him the first time. Literally dominated him the entire fight and made him tap. I’d like to see him go up to welter weight and compete for that title
Jarred T
Jarred T 7 days ago
13:02 re-re-remix-remixxxx-pyerrrrrr-pyerrrrr-py--pyerrr
Amit Patel
Amit Patel 7 days ago
If Mcgregor can make more money fighting Pacquiao he should absolutely do it without question. Dana thinking Conor should stick with UFC is not surprising, he cares about his bottle line not the fighters.
My balls, they itch
My balls, they itch 7 days ago
Can’t wait for my boy Dustin to wipe the floor with conors face and ruin all these casual plans.
Galileo Shift
Galileo Shift 7 days ago
dana's influence ? i see new fight gear, shin pads ,mouth pieces boxing & mma gloves in the general public department stores....thanks to dana's passion
TheMAU5SoundsLikThis 8 days ago
Brett loves getting pegged by Dana on camera
That Girl
That Girl 8 days ago
Connor is average
mark Parkinson
mark Parkinson 8 days ago
Dana pink
Blue Banana
Blue Banana 8 days ago
12:00 question about McGregor vs Pacquiao
Alex G
Alex G 8 days ago
dana white needs to be in podcasts not in interviews
Artem Khasanov
Artem Khasanov 8 days ago
"So why's your face red? Man you wasted!"
Code Code
Code Code 8 days ago
Is Dana dipping? Whats with the weird lisp?
Patrick Rutherford
Patrick Rutherford 8 days ago
Does Dana have a dip in ? Something weird about his mouth
michael burns
michael burns 8 days ago
His redness tells it self.
Afshan Tase
Afshan Tase 8 days ago
If Conor defeats Dustin, Khabib vs Conor will be huge
michael burns
michael burns 8 days ago
I love Dana's honestly besides his honesty hmm reminds me of someone🤔
Bread Pitt
Bread Pitt 8 days ago
Dana Red
Devo's Advocate
Devo's Advocate 8 days ago
The best to ever do it
Scott Wilson
Scott Wilson 8 days ago
Dana’s transformation into a tomato is almost complete
Will Chill
Will Chill 8 days ago
can't wait to see this fight
Ajdin Mekic
Ajdin Mekic 8 days ago
Why wouldn't you ask him about GSP v Khabib ?
james2774 8 days ago
I would be pissed off if Conor’s next fight will be January, 2022.
Steve M.
Steve M. 8 days ago
no question about the layoffs???!!!
Melo Ali
Melo Ali 8 days ago
That Brazilian guy that broke Tony's arm would be a scary match up for Conor or Dustin.
Dart Droop
Dart Droop 8 days ago
"just look at what Connor did to cowboy" I've seen every fighter highlight putting a beating to cowboy
Daniel Lim
Daniel Lim 8 days ago
2021: Dear ESPN, please fire Brett. Thanks!
Iamthetruewalrus 8 days ago
but dana it will never be the biggest sport in the world. you will never curry great favor among open society. its always gonna be cagefights. Beautiful cagefights.
Inspectah deck
Inspectah deck 8 days ago
Dana is close to just making a belt for conor lmao
M20 Fly
M20 Fly 8 days ago
Dana White My Bollocks
t4 fast
t4 fast 8 days ago
200 million for Khabib. Then Khabib has a problem :)
hypocritical cynic
hypocritical cynic 8 days ago
Dana? We called him, "phallus-head," in high school. (I do not know him and he was a confirmed tough guy in high school)
Mitchell Williams
Mitchell Williams 8 days ago
Dana in it for the dollar signs like always. Kabib doesn't want to fight anymore, leave the guy alone. Just keep re forcing Connor down our throats again 😴😴😴
IIKHALAII 8 days ago
didn't he assault a woman
ldl1949 8 days ago
Dana looks like he has a lot of health issues
Andrew Brooks
Andrew Brooks 8 days ago
Everytime he says that Conor ... He looks scared lolll
Sam Allen
Sam Allen 8 days ago
Dana overlooking Poirier is so disrespectful
A O 9 days ago
Dana “that division is stacked with studs” white
Superman offer
Superman offer 9 days ago
Hey ! Mere Xpression get the app
A O 9 days ago
Dana “i was built for 2020” white
AS 9 days ago
This is not dana white, this is dana pink.
TheNatural1981 9 days ago
Why didn't you ask him about Khabib vs GSP, the biggest fight in the world, or about anything GSP related? Come on bro.
Squab Mobb
Squab Mobb 9 days ago
If division is stacked with tough guys, why do Conor vs Khabib? Let the tough guys battle it out and stop fueling then Mcgregor hype train. Is he good yes, are there styles that can give him problems of course . He will never beat Khabib. Let Oliveira fight Gaethje or winner of Hooker and Chandler and set up vacant belt fight in summer. Look at Tony’s career lost because of all the Mcgregor politics and injuries. This guy takes too much time off and runs from every title defense. We need real champs that defend thrones. These title reigns with absent Champs ruin divisions. Look at HW, Francis should have fought for belt over a year ago but here we are.
Lee ONeill
Lee ONeill 9 days ago
Have to give it to Dana man I don't think the UFC would have stayed aloat and survived them early days when they were in heavy debt makin no money. He stayed focused on wat he believed changed the rules and structure and when he had to be ruthless he was I don't think anyone could have done the job he's done the way he's done it. The man's a pure inspiration happy 20th anniversary man
Arshbir Janagal
Arshbir Janagal 9 days ago
Dana dude that's too much Viagra use.
Ciaran Walsh
Ciaran Walsh 9 days ago
Who wants to see a boring wrestler back??? The only reason habib is as popular and made so much money is because he has the support of the Muslim world
Alex 9 days ago
Okay so let me get it straight. Motivated Conor beat cowboy Unmotivated Conor lost against khabib Unmotivated Conor lost against floyd Motivated Conor beat eddie Unmotivated Conor lost against nate. Okay. Got it.
Harri Pentith
Harri Pentith 9 days ago
Dana RED
TheBluePanda 9 days ago
I hope Connor never wins another fight. Done with that smug clown.
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