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

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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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  1. Brandon White
    Brandon White
    28 րոպե առաջ

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

  2. Brandon White
    Brandon White
    33 րոպե առաջ

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

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

  4. Ed Ball
    Ed Ball
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    conor v khabib with no fans

  5. Shawn Peterir
    Shawn Peterir
    4 ժամ առաջ

    Up the Irish ☘️ 🇮🇪

  6. Kaulana Keolanui
    Kaulana Keolanui
    6 ժամ առաջ

    Charles olivera punching the air RN..😭

  7. AUG A3
    AUG A3
    8 ժամ առաջ

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

  8. David Ramsey
    David Ramsey
    8 ժամ առաջ

    Dana White is so predictable. Before you ask him a question, ask yourself which of these options will make Dana more money personally 🤣

  9. michael murillo
    michael murillo
    10 ժամ առաջ

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

  10. slimcoty
    slimcoty
    10 ժամ առաջ

    Yo dana is a thumb thumb fr!

  11. 17seventySIX
    17seventySIX
    10 ժամ առաջ

    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..

  12. Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom
    12 ժամ առաջ

    Omg!! U look amazing!!!?

  13. Samir Khan
    Samir Khan
    14 ժամ առաջ

    DANA RED

  14. Jeff Scott
    Jeff Scott
    16 ժամ առաջ

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

  15. Scott D
    Scott D
    16 ժամ առաջ

    "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.

    1. Scott D
      Scott D
      11 ժամ առաջ

      @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??

    2. Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom
      12 ժամ առաջ

      Very nice video...Great :)?

  16. Wakky
    Wakky
    17 ժամ առաջ

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

  17. slimcoty
    slimcoty
    17 ժամ առաջ

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

  18. InConTruth
    InConTruth
    22 ժամ առաջ

    Fix the fight pass app. It’s sucks. It isn’t user friendly. It’s almost as bad as direct TVs app.

  19. David Keyson
    David Keyson
    Օր առաջ

    Dana all face lol

  20. Martin Traphagen
    Martin Traphagen
    Օր առաջ

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

  21. Moss X186
    Moss X186
    Օր առաջ

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

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

  23. Teeyoubeezy
    Teeyoubeezy
    Օր առաջ

    *Helwani > Okamato*

  24. Daniel Willis
    Daniel Willis
    Օր առաջ

    Dana in full promotion mode.

  25. Nana Mensah
    Nana Mensah
    Օր առաջ

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

  26. TFBKID02
    TFBKID02
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    Dana so rich he don't care that he wearing that fresh sweater made of recycled baseballs.

  27. B H
    B H
    Օր առաջ

    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

  28. Jarred T
    Jarred T
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    13:02 re-re-remix-remixxxx-pyerrrrrr-pyerrrrr-py--pyerrr

  29. Amit Patel
    Amit Patel
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    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.

  30. My balls, they itch
    My balls, they itch
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    Can’t wait for my boy Dustin to wipe the floor with conors face and ruin all these casual plans.

  31. Galileo Shift
    Galileo Shift
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    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

  32. TheMAU5SoundsLikThis
    TheMAU5SoundsLikThis
    2 օր առաջ

    Brett loves getting pegged by Dana on camera

  33. That Girl
    That Girl
    2 օր առաջ

    Connor is average

  34. mark Parkinson
    mark Parkinson
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana pink

  35. Blue Banana
    Blue Banana
    2 օր առաջ

    12:00 question about McGregor vs Pacquiao

  36. Alex G
    Alex G
    2 օր առաջ

    dana white needs to be in podcasts not in interviews

  37. Artem Khasanov
    Artem Khasanov
    2 օր առաջ

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

  38. Code Code
    Code Code
    2 օր առաջ

    Is Dana dipping? Whats with the weird lisp?

  39. Patrick Rutherford
    Patrick Rutherford
    2 օր առաջ

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

  40. michael burns
    michael burns
    2 օր առաջ

    His redness tells it self.

  41. Afshan Tase
    Afshan Tase
    2 օր առաջ

    If Conor defeats Dustin, Khabib vs Conor will be huge

  42. michael burns
    michael burns
    2 օր առաջ

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

  43. GlowingBlueLight
    GlowingBlueLight
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana Red

  44. Devo's Advocate
    Devo's Advocate
    2 օր առաջ

    The best to ever do it

  45. Scott Wilson
    Scott Wilson
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana’s transformation into a tomato is almost complete

  46. Will Chill
    Will Chill
    2 օր առաջ

    can't wait to see this fight

  47. Ajdin Mekic
    Ajdin Mekic
    2 օր առաջ

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

  48. james2774
    james2774
    2 օր առաջ

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

  49. Steve M.
    Steve M.
    2 օր առաջ

    no question about the layoffs???!!!

  50. Melo Ali
    Melo Ali
    2 օր առաջ

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

  51. Dart Droop
    Dart Droop
    2 օր առաջ

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

  52. Daniel Lim
    Daniel Lim
    2 օր առաջ

    2021: Dear ESPN, please fire Brett. Thanks!

  53. Iamthetruewalrus
    Iamthetruewalrus
    2 օր առաջ

    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.

  54. Inspectah deck
    Inspectah deck
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    Dana is close to just making a belt for conor lmao

  55. M20 Fly
    M20 Fly
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana White My Bollocks

  56. t4 fast
    t4 fast
    2 օր առաջ

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

  57. hypocritical cynic
    hypocritical cynic
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana? We called him, "phallus-head," in high school. (I do not know him and he was a confirmed tough guy in high school)

  58. Mitchell Williams
    Mitchell Williams
    2 օր առաջ

    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 😴😴😴

  59. IIKHALAII
    IIKHALAII
    2 օր առաջ

    didn't he assault a woman

  60. ldl1949
    ldl1949
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana looks like he has a lot of health issues

  61. Andrew Brooks
    Andrew Brooks
    2 օր առաջ

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

  62. Sam Allen
    Sam Allen
    2 օր առաջ

    Dana overlooking Poirier is so disrespectful

  63. A O
    A O
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana “that division is stacked with studs” white

  64. Superman offer
    Superman offer
    3 օր առաջ

    Hey ! Mere Xpression get the app

  65. A O
    A O
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana “i was built for 2020” white

  66. AS
    AS
    3 օր առաջ

    This is not dana white, this is dana pink.

  67. TheNatural1981
    TheNatural1981
    3 օր առաջ

    Why didn't you ask him about Khabib vs GSP, the biggest fight in the world, or about anything GSP related? Come on bro.

  68. Squab Mobb
    Squab Mobb
    3 օր առաջ

    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.

  69. Lee ONeill
    Lee ONeill
    3 օր առաջ

    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

  70. Arshbir Janagal
    Arshbir Janagal
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana dude that's too much Viagra use.

  71. Ciaran Walsh
    Ciaran Walsh
    3 օր առաջ

    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

  72. Alex
    Alex
    3 օր առաջ

    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.

  73. Harri Pentith
    Harri Pentith
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana RED

  74. TheBluePanda
    TheBluePanda
    3 օր առաջ

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

  75. Phillip Fry
    Phillip Fry
    3 օր առաջ

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

  76. 1KrazyKent
    1KrazyKent
    3 օր առաջ

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

    1. RH
      RH
      2 օր առաջ

      Funny

  77. raiden233
    raiden233
    3 օր առաջ

    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.

  78. Dapper_Dan
    Dapper_Dan
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana White: STOP USING THE TERM 'THESE KIDS'. THESE MEN ARE NOT KIDS. IT SOUNDS STUPID AND IGNORANT.

  79. Alan Joseph
    Alan Joseph
    3 օր առաջ

    I don't see khabib accepting that Fight.

  80. Limited Infinity
    Limited Infinity
    3 օր առաջ

    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.

  81. Ramon Gross
    Ramon Gross
    3 օր առաջ

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

  82. The Bitch Hunter
    The Bitch Hunter
    3 օր առաջ

    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

  83. William Abegnale
    William Abegnale
    3 օր առաջ

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

  84. Armaan Kahlon
    Armaan Kahlon
    3 օր առաջ

    Interviewer: Happy 2021 Dana: Happy 2020

  85. T-Virus Terrance
    T-Virus Terrance
    3 օր առաջ

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

  86. ICE MAN
    ICE MAN
    3 օր առաջ

    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.”

  87. Freddy Alvarado
    Freddy Alvarado
    3 օր առաջ

    SUBS in spanish plss

  88. Ramon Gross
    Ramon Gross
    3 օր առաջ

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

  89. Los Phoenix
    Los Phoenix
    3 օր առաջ

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

  90. Nick Van Tinteren
    Nick Van Tinteren
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana's upped the juice!

  91. ELFANTASMA24
    ELFANTASMA24
    3 օր առաջ

    💯They talk about Dana could of retired years ago and go chill on a huge boat and Dana says UFC is the biggest sport in sports and 2020 was a great year but why are UFC fighters always asking for better pay💰 and if they ask Dana for better pay Dana tells them “ I always tell fighters you don’t have to fight if you don’t want” lol. Dana how about 2021 we start of bye paying fighters better they train hard and take kicks knees punches chokes and they only take over 100 grand a fight if that if they loose they take half a pay lol wow. Some get paid like 30,000 a fight lol wow while Dana could of retired years ago he’s the only promoter in the UFC so he’s making all the cash. That’s crazy

  92. Pinky F
    Pinky F
    3 օր առաջ

    Deceased father wants - 30-0 Alive and well mother says - forget your father’s wishes - 29-0 enough! Seems a little selfish to me?🤷‍♂️ maybe the only person on the 🌏 that wants him to retire?

    1. Be Real
      Be Real
      3 օր առաջ

      A mother’s word comes first, at least imo

  93. William
    William
    3 օր առաջ

    I think it’s done wonders for my business” BS.... Bahahaha

  94. Josh Hoy
    Josh Hoy
    3 օր առաջ

    Who do you think has more money, Conor or Dana?

  95. H M
    H M
    3 օր առաջ

    No one cares about conor

  96. BlueBar 55
    BlueBar 55
    3 օր առաջ

    Who else thought Brett was going to give Dana a Rim. JOB?

  97. Jeff Brown
    Jeff Brown
    3 օր առաջ

    The day that ether of those guys fights every weekend...

  98. TacticalTit
    TacticalTit
    3 օր առաջ

    Thats a 9/10 on the Dana Red Scala.

  99. D Draper Jr
    D Draper Jr
    3 օր առաջ

    Dana got a fake ear or am I tripping?

  100. Down Bad
    Down Bad
    3 օր առաջ

    I’m down bad 😔