UFC President Dana White reportedly set to step into boxing with an undisputed title fight in December between Claressa Shields and Marie-Eve Dicaire


Dana White’s entry into boxing is now imminent, according to reports.

The UFC president has been teasing a plan to promote fighting in the sport for some time, following his success with the brand that dominates the MMA sphere.

White was previously involved in a boxing match when representing Conor McGregor against Floyd Mayweather

According to the Journal de Montréal, White Zuffa Boxing’s company will be the promoters of Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire.

It is claimed that the fight will take place on December 11 in Las Vegas and will air on UFC Fight Pass.

Shields vs Dicaire was originally scheduled to take place on May 9 with a different promoter, but plans were scrapped by the coronavirus pandemic.

Now the undisputed WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super welterweight title fight has found a new home.

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Shields has already won all the belts in the middleweight and is now trying to do the same in the division below

UFC President Dana White told CBS Sports Radio he spoke to Khabib Nurmagomedov and believes he will return to make it 30-0

White previously explained at the BT Sport Boxing Show: in September: “The boxing world has not been able to do what I could do. [in MMA] over the past 20 years.

“If they can’t do things when the world is normal, you can’t expect them to do things when the world is crazy.”

Regarding his own interest in entering the sport, he said: “Yeah, I climaxed a lot under the hood there last year.

“I looked at different things and said, ‘I don’t know the man, I don’t know if it’s fixable.’

White will seek to become a major player in boxing as well as MMA

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White will seek to become a major player in boxing as well as MMA

“Funny enough, since the pandemic I have also considered other options.

“And we’ll probably have something to announce here soon. Yeah [it is in the world of boxing].

“When it’s time I’ll let you know, I’m not ready yet.”

” More [it’ll be] in the next weeks. “


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