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

    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

    Sureeee lol not what u do lol

  • timtrfny timtrfny
    timtrfny timtrfny

    24:30 Who is Zhabit MagomedshaPiRov?

  • Karl Danger
    Karl Danger

    After talking about the ceronne fight “this is a real fight.” Hahaha

  • HardlineSoul

    Great to see you had Irwin Rivera's back.....:/

  • Blakkheim

    Brett Okamoto asks really good questions.

  • Jon P
    Jon P

    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

    Brett wants that daddy Dana D

  • Shawn Wing
    Shawn Wing

    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

    Dana Red showed up

  • Rishifades

    khabib looking at this fight like i smoked both of them LMAO

  • Brandon White
    Brandon White

    Man it is hilarious how much Dana is hoping Conor beats Dustin. He is trying to speak it into existence.

  • Brandon White
    Brandon White

    I think Dana might be lying about the Manny fight. Conor seems to hope/think it is going to happen.

  • mitch goldstein
    mitch goldstein

    I’m a big fan but I don’t see any depth in the talent pool

  • Ed Ball
    Ed Ball

    conor v khabib with no fans

  • Shawn Peterir
    Shawn Peterir

    Up the Irish ☘️ 🇮🇪

  • Kaulana Keolanui
    Kaulana Keolanui

    Charles olivera punching the air RN..😭

  • AUG A3
    AUG A3

    7:31 - 7:37 new lines for Mojahed's animations lol

  • David Ramsey
    David Ramsey

    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

    Dana blushes when conor is mentioned. So, sweet it is like someone mentioning your crush.

  • slimcoty

    Yo dana is a thumb thumb fr!

  • 17seventySIX

    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

    Omg!! U look amazing!!!?

  • Samir Khan
    Samir Khan


  • Jeff Scott
    Jeff Scott

    Its funny how he always talks like the UFC is real competition when he knows its RIGGED !!!

  • Scott D
    Scott D

    "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

      @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

      Very nice video...Great :)?

  • Wakky

    Amount of times conars retires I would have a million $$$

  • slimcoty

    Donna white needs to get with the program! We all know what's going on. Ol'knee capp head🥴

  • InConTruth

    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

    Dana all face lol

  • Martin Traphagen
    Martin Traphagen

    That pink liquid in Dana's Voss water is progressively altering his skin tone

  • Moss X186
    Moss X186

    Dana Combatant an Chief 🇺🇸 dont you 4getit🇺🇸

  • mike maez
    mike maez

    Conner can lose he already has submission. Khabib clocked him. Ankhabib using a boxer go Dustin upset. Ya they happen

  • Teeyoubeezy

    *Helwani > Okamato*

  • Daniel Willis
    Daniel Willis

    Dana in full promotion mode.

  • Nana Mensah
    Nana Mensah

    Wow. 29 mins of Connor questions asked 50 different ways with a few others sprinkled in. We only got other fights this weekend🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • TFBKID02

    Dana so rich he don't care that he wearing that fresh sweater made of recycled baseballs.

  • B H
    B H

    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

    13:02 re-re-remix-remixxxx-pyerrrrrr-pyerrrrr-py--pyerrr

  • Amit Patel
    Amit Patel

    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

    Can’t wait for my boy Dustin to wipe the floor with conors face and ruin all these casual plans.

  • Galileo Shift
    Galileo Shift

    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

    Brett loves getting pegged by Dana on camera

  • That Girl
    That Girl

    Connor is average

  • mark Parkinson
    mark Parkinson

    Dana pink

  • Blue Banana
    Blue Banana

    12:00 question about McGregor vs Pacquiao

  • Alex G
    Alex G

    dana white needs to be in podcasts not in interviews

  • Artem Khasanov
    Artem Khasanov

    "So why's your face red? Man you wasted!"

  • Code Code
    Code Code

    Is Dana dipping? Whats with the weird lisp?

  • Patrick Rutherford
    Patrick Rutherford

    Does Dana have a dip in ? Something weird about his mouth

  • michael burns
    michael burns

    His redness tells it self.

  • Afshan Tase
    Afshan Tase

    If Conor defeats Dustin, Khabib vs Conor will be huge

  • michael burns
    michael burns

    I love Dana's honestly besides his honesty hmm reminds me of someone🤔

  • GlowingBlueLight

    Dana Red

  • Devo's Advocate
    Devo's Advocate

    The best to ever do it

  • Scott Wilson
    Scott Wilson

    Dana’s transformation into a tomato is almost complete

  • Will Chill
    Will Chill

    can't wait to see this fight

  • Ajdin Mekic
    Ajdin Mekic

    Why wouldn't you ask him about GSP v Khabib ?

  • james2774

    I would be pissed off if Conor’s next fight will be January, 2022.

  • Steve M.
    Steve M.

    no question about the layoffs???!!!

  • Melo Ali
    Melo Ali

    That Brazilian guy that broke Tony's arm would be a scary match up for Conor or Dustin.

  • Dart Droop
    Dart Droop

    "just look at what Connor did to cowboy" I've seen every fighter highlight putting a beating to cowboy

  • Daniel Lim
    Daniel Lim

    2021: Dear ESPN, please fire Brett. Thanks!

  • Iamthetruewalrus

    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

    Dana is close to just making a belt for conor lmao

  • M20 Fly
    M20 Fly

    Dana White My Bollocks

  • t4 fast
    t4 fast

    200 million for Khabib. Then Khabib has a problem :)

  • hypocritical cynic
    hypocritical cynic

    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

    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 😴😴😴


    didn't he assault a woman

  • ldl1949

    Dana looks like he has a lot of health issues

  • Andrew Brooks
    Andrew Brooks

    Everytime he says that Conor ... He looks scared lolll

  • Sam Allen
    Sam Allen

    Dana overlooking Poirier is so disrespectful

  • A O
    A O

    Dana “that division is stacked with studs” white

  • Superman offer
    Superman offer

    Hey ! Mere Xpression get the app

  • A O
    A O

    Dana “i was built for 2020” white

  • AS

    This is not dana white, this is dana pink.

  • TheNatural1981

    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

    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

    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

    Dana dude that's too much Viagra use.

  • Ciaran Walsh
    Ciaran Walsh

    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

    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

    Dana RED

  • TheBluePanda

    I hope Connor never wins another fight. Done with that smug clown.

  • Phillip Fry
    Phillip Fry

    brett okamoto shares too much of his opinion. noboy cares what he thinks....

  • 1KrazyKent

    Forget Poirier, I wanna see *McGregor vs Old Man In Pub 2* ...cmon Dana, hook it up

    • RH


  • raiden233

    I don't think Khabib will return as a fighter. It doesn't seem to me as if Khabib is really interested in earning more money.

  • Dapper_Dan


  • Alan Joseph
    Alan Joseph

    I don't see khabib accepting that Fight.

  • Limited Infinity
    Limited Infinity

    Get it in your heads. Jon Jones can NEVER be the GOAT. Never. Tested positive more times than anyone else. Most stripped champion ever. Illegal strikes. Even when he wins it looks like he loses. Close fights - Pillow hands these days. Most of his career beat up Middleweights and calls out guys from lower weight classes. take your pick. and thats NOT mentioning anything outside the Octagon.

  • Ramon Gross
    Ramon Gross

    that joana does not get the rematch after that close fight last time is just a shame

  • The Bitch Hunter
    The Bitch Hunter

    Why should Poirier Vs Clownor fight for the title??? Thiss is what MMA Media guys and some fighters don't understand Dana is right. UFC will make big money\ for the title or not. He could make more more big money if Clownor wins and then fights for the title We all know Clownor never defends his belt

  • William Abegnale
    William Abegnale

    Now, why I have a feeling that Poirier is not gonna make it 🤔 and there will be a replacement..

  • Armaan Kahlon
    Armaan Kahlon

    Interviewer: Happy 2021 Dana: Happy 2020

  • T-Virus Terrance
    T-Virus Terrance

    Hello, Humans. "Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."-Buddha TERRANCE OUT


    Don’t worry people Don Frye and Dan Severn start recording there own podcast February 6 in Tucson Arizona. “Dan and Dons Toxic Masculinity Podcast.”

  • Freddy Alvarado
    Freddy Alvarado

    SUBS in spanish plss

  • Ramon Gross
    Ramon Gross

    brett okamoto is the goat of interviews. such a class act

  • Los Phoenix
    Los Phoenix

    Is Dana on Crack? The way his ‘s’ sound ?

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