Dana Frederick White, Jr. was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1969. When he was 17-years-old, he started boxing and then graduated from Hermon High School in Maine in 1987. White first worked as a manager for fighters Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. It was then that he learned that Semaphore Entertainment Group, the parent company of the UFC, was looking for a buyer to purchase the UFC. White contacted his friend Lorenzo Fertitta, who, along with his brother Frank, bought the UFC and made Dana White the president. In May of 2012, White revealed that he had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. He has been undergoing Orthokine treatment since, which he says has greatly reduced his symptoms.