In the debut episode of Open Invitation with Stephen Brunt, Sportsnet’s award-winning journalist sits down with UFC president Dana White, who went from scrub in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s camp to the most powerful man in MMA and the face of the UFC.
The new series takes a rare glimpse into the lives of some of the biggest names in sports and beyond with intimate, casual conversations of fascinating characters.
In Episode 1, Brunt and White discussed a variety of topics:
1:47 Acquiring the UFC
3:32 Landing with ESPN
6:50 Growing The Sport
10:19 Who was Dana White before the UFC?
11:15 Dana on being threatened by Whitey Bulger’s men
13:13 Just how successful was the UFC last year?
15:30 How did the recent sale change things?
16:52 What will the UFC look like when Dana decides to call it quits?
New episodes of Open Invitation with Stephen Brunt will be released Tuesdays on Sportsnet’s YouTube channel.