Dana White: ‘No way in hell’ I’d run the NFL
The NFL may make more money than any other major American sports league, but UFC president Dana White says the organization couldn’t pay him enough money to run it.
White has proved to be one of the most effective fight promoters in history, as well as an incredibly successful and able business executive. We’re guessing he wouldn’t be lost if he were given the reins of a monster organization like the NFL. However, White would have zero interest in doing so.
Dealing with athlete unions would be just the tip of the iceberg for White, who told the Palm Beach Post that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell deals with a lot of grief that he, himself, would never want to, and is glad he doesn’t have to as head of the world’s top MMA promotion.
"Not even the unions. I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with all of the stuff the NFL has to deal with," White said.
"The NFL has to deal with a lot of stuff. They always give that commissioner a hard time, man, but let me tell you, every morning when I wake up, I thank God I’m not him."
Money would be no object for White to avoid the things a head of a major sports league like the NFL has to navigate. "They’d have to pay me too much to take that job," he continued.
"No way in hell. … Goodell has to deal with things that I hope I never have to deal with."
So sorry, NFL employees, but you’ll just have to give up on your dreams of getting office parties with Snoop Dogg performances thrown for you. Uncle Dana is staying put with the UFC.