Bob Arum Squashes Rumors, Affirms No Plans to Sell Top Rank to Endeavor

Dana White isn't thinking about getting into boxing, especially after news came out that Endeavor was close to buying Top Rank.

This info comes from Bob Arum, who mentioned it after Rick Glaser said Top Rank was almost sold because Arum was thinking about retiring.



White's interest in boxing is widely recognized. His significant role in orchestrating the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight marked a turning point, allowing McGregor to step outside the UFC and compete on Showtime. This bout played a crucial role in initiating the trend of crossover fights in boxing, exemplified by recent events such as Francis Ngannou's boxing match against Tyson Fury.

“I’m still kicking the tires and looking around and it’s very complicated, you know the sport’s such a mess, it’s literally a mess and to pull it off you have to actually get in there and clean it up you know. I’ve been working on this for years and I don’t know, we’ll see what happens,” White said 

The UFC is currently facing a couple of challenges. The merger of WWE and UFC to form TKO Group Holdings, Inc. was finalized this year, making another acquisition unlikely. Additionally, the UFC is dealing with an anti-trust lawsuit where fighters claim the company violated anti-trust laws to establish a monopoly and control fighter earnings. Arum and White have addressed these sale rumors.





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