Dana White is known not only for his incredibly successful career, but also for his unique work-life balance.
Here's a look at the unconventional daily routine that's made him extremely wealthy, despite only sleeping 3-6 hours per night.
Inside a day in the life of Dana White
- Dana White is an insomniac, but that doesn't slow him down.
- After 3-6 hours of sleep, White's awake by 8 a.m. and gets protein-rich breakfast at the office.
- Trains in the late afternoon or early evening.
Dana White is an insomniac and only sleeps 3-6 hours a night, but that doesn’t slow him down. He is awake by 8 a.m. and starts his day and breakfast at the office, which, according to talkSPORT "includes samurai swords, a money gun, bar, a sabre-tooth tiger skull and war room to plan fights."
The 54-year-old has scrambled eggs, sausages, or breakfast sandwiches. White is a workaholic, and being at UFC is one of his highest priorities.
In an interview with Las Vegas Review Journal, he admits, “I love this business. I love what I do. It’s not work to me; it’s fun. I literally could do anything that I want to do. I’ve obviously made enough money. There isn’t anything I would rather do than the UFC, go to work or talk about work.”
In the afternoons, White usually works out, but reveals in an interview with Men’s Health, “I’m not one of these guys who eats healthy or whatever,” he says, “The reason I work out is because I love food and I love to eat.”
He typically works out after putting in a full day’s work. A typical daily workout routine would be swimming laps against artificial currents, Pilates, cardio, and low-intensity weight-lifting. However, White has a sugar addiction, and you will find many sweet treats, from frozen Snickers to KitKats, in his kitchens at home and work.
In the evenings, White spends quality time with his wife at home or attending an event with her. In early 2023, White and his wife had a drunken altercation at the El Squid Roe nightclub in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. His two sons and daughter have moved on with their lives.
White has a private casino table that's open 24/7 so he can play when it suits him. He's a famously good gambler. "I'd bet a million dollars a hand if they’d let me... That’s my goal before I die," he said on The Action Junkeez Podcast.
After a day of business meetings, media appearances, interviews, training, and gambling, White eventually gets to bed in the early hours of the morning and does it all again a few hours later.