Dana White may be the president of the UFC, but that does not mean he forgets where he came from. White, a former Boxing promoter and manager, recently started a new mission to revive the sport he still loves. White has teamed up with producer Craig Piligian to create a reality show called ‘The Fighters’.
The show is an eight-part boxing series that will premiere Thursday on the Discovery Channel at 9 PM ET. The show is in similar vein to The Ultimate Fighter, as it will feature a tournament to crown an eventual winner. The show will put more emphasis on each boxer’s character that TUF does for it’s fighters supposedly.
Dana White has said that without boxing he could have never made it to the pinnacle of MMA. Now he wants to give back, and hopes to revive boxing with this reality series. While many believe that White would want nothing more than to see the sport of boxing fade away, they could not be more wrong. Dana White wants boxing to thrive like it once did, and work alongside the sport of MMA. In Dana’s mind, the two combat sports can be successful at the same time, and ‘The Fighters’ is the first step in that journey.
Check out the trailer of ‘The Fighters’ below, and don’t forget to watch it this Thursday night on the Discovery Channel.