Just asking since I just graduated from University, I've thought about turning pro in MMA after getting Black Belt in BJJ (which was just last week), trained quite a lot in Muay Thai (for 4 years) had a brief amateur featherweight boxing record (at a boxing gym) from age 10-13 and a recently had a amateur MMA record of 10-3. I was thinking if it's really worth contacting Dana White or not if I want to be compete with and learn more from the best fighters in the world. I've heard mixed things about White. Some say he's the right guy to work for in the MMA industry and others say he's a poor business man who lets his personal feelings get in the way and has a huge tendency of commiting favoritism over some of his MMA fighters just for their popularity rather than their actual skills and talents.
Not sure if it's true but while I'd glady compete in the organization that offers the best competition, I don't want to work for someone who's not that great of a business man and has a huge ego to the point where he only promotes trash talking entertainers rather than real MMA talents.
- Avoid the UFC at all cost.
- Putting all of the political and personal stuffs aside, just try to get into the UFC if you want to make a name and fight the best in the world.
- Not completely avoid the UFC but just have a thorough look.
- Other suggestions.
Most Helpful Guy
i would go for it... just read through if they give you a contract.
i was at a mma gym for just exercise and prefer hands on intensive things so i did mma for while and UFC representative came by the gym and said i had great potential with my reputation... they sponsored the gym because i was under 18 at the time and i got a load of free gear and clothes and such just because it was the UFC logo on them... still the best wraps i ever got and the shorts are super comfortable and tight around the waist so no falling down, still use the tops to sleep in haha
go for it if you get the chance... great free gear for advertising them, just be careful of the small print if you sign anything!
Most Helpful Girl
My brother , nephew and brother -in - law own their own MMA club. I can't imagine the UFC promoting anyone who doesn't possess the skills & talent to be a great fighter... after all they are in it to make money. Money is their top priority so they will have no room for "favouritism".