The story of Dana White: From hotel bellboy to UFC president

UFC Runs a business valued at five billion dollars

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UFC president Dana White is currently running a business valued at five billion dollars and growing in popularity.

However, nothing was given to him on a platter as White worked his way to becoming a very successful business.

In fact, as the Daily Mail explains, White did not have a simple childhood, frequently staying home alone with his sister because his father was an alcoholic and his mother had to work different jobs.

He spent much of his childhood in Massachusetts, but also lived in Las Vegas, where he befriended former UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.

He went to the Bishop Gorman High School where became known for being expelled after some incidents with the nuns.

As White once revealed on TV, his new life started off when he became a hotel bellboy at the age of 19.

From there, he worked for free with a former Golden Gloves boxing champion Peter Welch, who taught him everything about the game.

White gained experience as a coach, promoter and manager before developing what he learned and using it to launch his own successful business by training ordinary people in boxing classes.

Years later, while leading a group of MMA fighters, White learned that the UFC was in financial trouble and saw an opportunity.

He called Fertitta and his brother Frank to make an offer and finally became UFC president.

Currently, the UFC has more than 100 training facilities around the world, has held more than 500 live events and has been televised in 175 countries.

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