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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  1. bofooit gojo

    bofooit gojo

    3 цагийн өмнө

    in his wetland environment.

  2. John Doe

    John Doe

    4 цагийн өмнө

    Dana talking about making the Khabib vs Conor fight already, Dustin being done dirty 😂😂

  3. thoms jordan

    thoms jordan

    22 цагийн өмнө


  4. Cory Cybulski

    Cory Cybulski

    23 цагийн өмнө

    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

    • bofooit gojo

      bofooit gojo

      3 цагийн өмнө

      This looks so fun?

  5. Kiran Felix

    Kiran Felix

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    Mojahed wants to know your location

  6. CxProductions


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    Dana is the best. Tells it how it is.

  7. JG23


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    Dana’s wallet starts growing when he puts Conor on a card lol

  8. niduoe stre

    niduoe stre

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    wow! super nice?

  9. G. Quick

    G. Quick

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  10. Modesto ravelo

    Modesto ravelo

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Sureeee lol not what u do lol

  11. timtrfny timtrfny

    timtrfny timtrfny

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    24:30 Who is Zhabit MagomedshaPiRov?

  12. Karl Danger

    Karl Danger

    2 өдрийн өмнө

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

  13. HardlineSoul


    2 өдрийн өмнө

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

  14. Blakkheim


    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Brett Okamoto asks really good questions.

  15. Jon P

    Jon P

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  16. attracted to the metal like magneto

    attracted to the metal like magneto

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Brett wants that daddy Dana D

  17. Shawn Wing

    Shawn Wing

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  18. Rajat Kumar

    Rajat Kumar

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana Red showed up

  19. Rishifades


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  20. Brandon White

    Brandon White

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  21. Brandon White

    Brandon White

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  22. mitch goldstein

    mitch goldstein

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  23. Ed Ball

    Ed Ball

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    conor v khabib with no fans

  24. Shawn Peterir

    Shawn Peterir

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Up the Irish ☘️ 🇮🇪

  25. Kaulana Keolanui

    Kaulana Keolanui

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Charles olivera punching the air RN..😭

  26. AUG A3

    AUG A3

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  27. David Ramsey

    David Ramsey

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  28. michael murillo

    michael murillo

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  29. slimcoty


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Yo dana is a thumb thumb fr!

  30. 17seventySIX


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    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..

  31. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Omg!! U look amazing!!!?

  32. Samir Khan

    Samir Khan

    3 өдрийн өмнө


  33. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott

    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  34. Scott D

    Scott D

    3 өдрийн өмнө

    "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

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      @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

      3 өдрийн өмнө

      Very nice video...Great :)?

  35. Wakky


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  36. slimcoty


    3 өдрийн өмнө

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

  37. InConTruth


    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  38. David Keyson

    David Keyson

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana all face lol

  39. Martin Traphagen

    Martin Traphagen

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  40. Moss X186

    Moss X186

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  41. mike maez

    mike maez

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  42. Teeyoubeezy


    4 өдрийн өмнө

    *Helwani > Okamato*

  43. Daniel Willis

    Daniel Willis

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana in full promotion mode.

  44. Nana Mensah

    Nana Mensah

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  45. TFBKID02


    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  46. B H

    B H

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  47. Jarred T

    Jarred T

    4 өдрийн өмнө

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

  48. Amit Patel

    Amit Patel

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  49. My balls, they itch

    My balls, they itch

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  50. Galileo Shift

    Galileo Shift

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  51. TheMAU5SoundsLikThis


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Brett loves getting pegged by Dana on camera

  52. That Girl

    That Girl

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Connor is average

  53. mark Parkinson

    mark Parkinson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana pink

  54. Blue Banana

    Blue Banana

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    12:00 question about McGregor vs Pacquiao

  55. Alex G

    Alex G

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    dana white needs to be in podcasts not in interviews

  56. Artem Khasanov

    Artem Khasanov

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  57. Code Code

    Code Code

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Is Dana dipping? Whats with the weird lisp?

  58. Patrick Rutherford

    Patrick Rutherford

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  59. michael burns

    michael burns

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    His redness tells it self.

  60. Afshan Tase

    Afshan Tase

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    If Conor defeats Dustin, Khabib vs Conor will be huge

  61. michael burns

    michael burns

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  62. Antonio_Stark


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana Red

  63. Devo's Advocate

    Devo's Advocate

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    The best to ever do it

  64. Scott Wilson

    Scott Wilson

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana’s transformation into a tomato is almost complete

  65. Will Chill

    Will Chill

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    can't wait to see this fight

  66. Ajdin Mekic

    Ajdin Mekic

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  67. james2774


    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  68. Steve M.

    Steve M.

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    no question about the layoffs???!!!

  69. Melo Ali

    Melo Ali

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  70. Dart Droop

    Dart Droop

    5 өдрийн өмнө

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

  71. Daniel Lim

    Daniel Lim

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    2021: Dear ESPN, please fire Brett. Thanks!

  72. Iamthetruewalrus


    5 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  73. Inspectah deck

    Inspectah deck

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana is close to just making a belt for conor lmao

  74. M20 Fly

    M20 Fly

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana White My Bollocks

  75. t4 fast

    t4 fast

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  76. hypocritical cynic

    hypocritical cynic

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  77. Mitchell Williams

    Mitchell Williams

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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 😴😴😴



    6 өдрийн өмнө

    didn't he assault a woman

  79. ldl1949


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana looks like he has a lot of health issues

  80. Andrew Brooks

    Andrew Brooks

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  81. Sam Allen

    Sam Allen

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana overlooking Poirier is so disrespectful

  82. A O

    A O

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana “that division is stacked with studs” white

  83. Superman offer

    Superman offer

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Hey ! Mere Xpression get the app

  84. A O

    A O

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana “i was built for 2020” white

  85. AS


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    This is not dana white, this is dana pink.

  86. TheNatural1981


    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  87. Squab Mobb

    Squab Mobb

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  88. Lee ONeill

    Lee ONeill

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  89. Arshbir Janagal

    Arshbir Janagal

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana dude that's too much Viagra use.

  90. Ciaran Walsh

    Ciaran Walsh

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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

  91. Alex


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  92. Harri Pentith

    Harri Pentith

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    Dana RED

  93. TheBluePanda


    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  94. Phillip Fry

    Phillip Fry

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

  95. 1KrazyKent


    6 өдрийн өмнө

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

    • RH


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  96. raiden233


    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  97. Dapper_Dan


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  98. Alan Joseph

    Alan Joseph

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    I don't see khabib accepting that Fight.

  99. Limited Infinity

    Limited Infinity

    6 өдрийн өмнө

    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.

  100. Ramon Gross

    Ramon Gross

    6 өдрийн өмнө

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