UFC’s Dana White elaborates on his vision to take on boxing promotion

Dana White has engaged in heated verbal bouts with powerful boxing promoters Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya.

Now, as the UFC president revealed Tuesday night in a lively discussion at powerful Hollywood producer/director Peter Berg’s Wild Card West speaker series in Santa Monica, White says he’s ready to slug it out with those men in the boxing business.

White told the crowded venue that he’s “getting into boxing, 100%,” and is in the process of attaining his promoter’s license.

He later explained that the venture will be connected to the UFC, but stopped short of identifying which fighters he’s eyeing for the organization.

Conor McGregor did in losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the most lucrative bout ever involving a UFC fighter, in August.

Several UFC fighters, including McGregor, Nate Diaz and former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt could become those type of swing fighters.

“It’s still early. We’re still working on it. I’ve got to get my … together, but I’m getting into boxing, man. It’s coming,” White said.

White said he will remain UFC president and elaborated on the shift in attention to boxing, a sport he first became involved with as a teenager.