Dana White Believes UFC Will Lose “Over $100 Million” in 2020
By FCF Staff
As the Ultimate Fighting Championship continues to hold events with no fans in attendance, Dana White has revealed he expects the promotion will lose over $100 million dollars this year.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the UFC was forced to cancel several events, and it’s not clear when fans will be able to attend cards moving forward. Ahead of the promotion’s event today in Las Vegas, the UFC President told the media this (quotes via MMA Fighting).
“If you look at these other sports right now, ‘Are we gonna go or are we not gonna go?’” White said. “The big problem for all sports right now, me, them, is the gate. We’ll lose over $100 million dollars this year. Over $100 million. It would be much easier for me to sit back and say, ‘Let’s wait this thing out.’ Waiting this thing out is a good option for a lot of people right now because there’s no gate.
“Why aren’t they releasing all these movies? They have all these movies in the can right now, they could be pumping these movies out left and right. Because they’re gonna lose possibly hundreds of millions of dollars in releasing these movies without people going and buying tickets in movie theaters. It usually goes to movie theaters, then it goes to some exclusive pay window, and then it gets released everywhere, then on TV. Financially, it’s hard to operate right now with the way that things are going on, but I’m moving forward. I don’t care. I’m gonna push through this.”
The UFC’s next pay-per-view event is scheduled for June 6th, and like today’s card, it will be hosted behind closed doors at the Apex Facility.