THE MORE YOU KNOW: We previously mentioned that UFC President Dana White spent an evening eating at Empire Restaurant and Lounge, but we just got a nugget of intel about his meal there on Thursday. We’re told that his table of about a dozen friends left a $4,000 tip (about 250 percent of the bill), which had the staff understandably “stunned.” The group visited the Seaport establishment after watching the Celtics take on the 76ers at TD Garden. SECRETS OF A RESTAURANT CHEF: Anne Burrell, celebrity chef and co-host of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America,” was not so secret when hitting up both Empire and The Grand this weekend. She had dinner at the Asian joint before heading to the nearby club, where the Stafford Brothers were playing, to party in the VIP area. BAKER’S HALF-DOZEN: Gov. Charlie Baker and his family dined at Jason Santos’ new restaurant, Citrus & Salt, on Saturday night. The party of six enjoyed plates filled with … [Read more...] about SideTrack: Dana White, Anne Burrell, Charlie Baker and more..
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mark Shanahan Globe Staff January 22, 2018 While in town for the brawl between heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and challenger Francis Ngannou, UFC boss Dana White dined with a dozen friends at Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge in the Seaport, and dropped a serious tip on the way out the door. We’re told White’s table left a $4,000 tip — roughly 250 percent of the bill — stunning the staff. Earlier in the evening, they’d been at the Celtics-76ers game at TD Garden. The next night, after UFC 220 at the Garden, White stopped by the new Seaport club The Grand, where he drank Ace of Spades champagne.Meanwhile, actor Chris Jackson, who’s on the CBS show “Bull,” dined at Red Lantern with a few friends Saturday, and Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s “Worst Cooks in America,” hung out Saturday at … [Read more...] about UFC boss Dana White is a big tipper
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Mark Shanahan Globe Staff January 19, 2018 Prior to Saturday’s UFC 220 at TD Garden, an extravaganza to be capped off by the melee between heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou, firefighters from Ladder 18 in South Boston stopped by to chat with UFC boss and onetime Southie resident Dana White at the UFC 220 open workouts at the Reebok headquarters in Canton. Advertisement Loading comments... … [Read more...] about Southie firefighters show support for UFC boss Dana White
Business is booming these days for Dana White. More importantly, it shows no signs of letting up. The UFC president returned to Boston early Wednesday and immediately embarked on a media blitz throughout the city as tomorrow night’s UFC 220 at the Garden draws closer. “There’s nothing I love more than talking about the growth of the business — the business, the fights, the Patriots, the Celtics,” he said. In July 2016, UFC was sold for $4 billion to Endeavor, and White said the new owners have the potential to hit the jackpot at the end of the year with a new television deal. Fox currently has the contract, but who gets it next is anyone’s guess, and it may not even be a traditional network. “This younger generation, everything is online,” White said. “Amazon is one of the most powerful players now in television. YouTube is one of the most powerful players in television. Everything is changing and we’ve always been ahead of … [Read more...] about Dana White boasts big things ahead for UFC
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Hayden Bird Boston.com Staff January 17, 2018 With characteristic candor, Dana White offered his take on one of the headline events at UFC 220 Saturday night at TD Garden.“It’s probably the greatest heavyweight championship fight we’ve ever put on,” the UFC president said in an interview on Wednesday. He was talking about the upcoming clash between part UFC heavyweight champion, part Cleveland firefighter Stipe Miocic and Cameroonian challenger Francis Ngannou. Yet for White, that’s only part of his jam-packed return to Boston. And while much of his time will be inevitably consumed with work, he’s making sure to enjoy some of New England’s traditional sports powerhouses too. Advertisement “I’m going to the Celtics game on Thursday, Saturday is the heavyweight championship, and I’m going to the AFC … [Read more...] about Dana White says heavyweight title fight at Garden will be UFC’s greatest