Discussion

Better duck: Dana White is coming home

UFC president looking forward to tapping Boston's 'fighting vibe' with card at Garden

Updated: December 23, 2009, 2:10 AM ET
By Jeff Wagenheim | Special to ESPNBoston.com

Boston is a fight town. From Tony DeMarco to Rocky Marciano to Marvelous Marvin Hagler, from Terry O'Reilly and the Big Bad Bruins to Killer Kowalski and his gym full of wannabe pro rasslers, this is a city that gets right up in your face, that backs down from no one.

Dana White knows all about this. He lived it. Long before he became president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, White learned the ropes of the Boston fight scene as an amateur boxer and later as a trainer of young fighters. ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Familiar Formula
    Jon Lester outdueled Chris Sale, and Koji Uehara closed out the White Sox.
  • Chase For The Cup
    A championship eluded Jarome Iginla in his first 16 seasons. That could change.
  • Weight Of The World
    As Marathon race director, Dave McGillivray faces a daunting challenge.
  • Want Them Back?
    As we turn the page on the woeful Celtics, it's decision time: Who stays, who goes?
  • All For One
    Our arenas became rallying points in the aftermath of last year's bombings.

MORE BOSTON HEADLINES