UFC president Dana White is a powerful personality. The world’s biggest MMA promotion, UFC, has grown into a multi-billion dollar enterprise under White’s leadership. Since becoming the president of the UFC in 2001, Dana White has met a huge number of influential people, politicians and celebrities for various reasons.
In the process, the UFC boss has also made more than a handful of friends in all sorts of industries, be it from sports, political circles or Hollywood. To be frank, it would be unbelievable to scroll through Dana White’s contacts list and see the big names resting on his phone.
On that note, let’s look at five celebrities who are close friends with UFC president Dana White.
#5 – Olivia Munn
In an interview with The Boston Magazine, Dana White spoke about how he met Mark Wahlberg. White said:
“Right when I went back, I probably moved in with Wahlberg in ’96 or ’97 in L.A. He had just got done filming Boogie Nights and I was literally with him through all the Boogie Nights s**t. I saw Boogie Nights more times before the movie came out than any other movie I had ever seen.”
Throwing light on his experiences living with Mark Wahlberg, Dana White said:
“I lived with Wahlberg for probably five months. He was a great roommate, I had a blast… Wahlberg is a good athlete. The house that we lived in when I was with him was a house that he rented. Now he’s got this house, he’s got like a real Celtics basketball court in his backyard. He’s got a whole boxing gym. It’s pretty cool.”
Mark Wahlberg is an MMA junkie. When the UFC was acquired by Zuffa in 2016, the Hollywood star was one of the first celebrities to acquire a stake in the world’s premier MMA promotion.
Wahlberg often attends UFC events and has even worked with former UFC star Ronda Rousey for the film Mile 22.