Fast Company has a boilerplate writeup on the UFC’s rise to success and while crusty fans won’t find much new material, it does go into detail on some of the crazy shit lying around Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta’s offices:
A visitor to White’s office in the headquarters of Zuffa, the UFC’s parent company, will encounter a yakuza member having sex with a young woman. The giant Nobuyoshi Araki print hangs on a wall next to a giant print of Mike Tyson’s bull neck, which isn’t far from a giant print of a gorilla holding a gun. A partial list of the room’s other contents: a painting that blares “Pay attention, motherfuckers!”; copies of the Old and New Testaments carved into the shape of pistols; a $380,000 print of a naked Stephanie Seymour hanging over the toilet. The showpiece, however, is against the back wall inside a glass case. “Check this out,” White says, hovering reverently over the case. “I bought it from a museum in Dallas.” It is a fossilized sabertooth tiger skull. It cost $160,000.
By contrast, Lorenzo Fertitta, the UFC CEO and White’s best friend, has a Basquiat hanging in his adjacent office. He won’t talk about the painting unless prompted. Fertitta and White met in high school. As different as they are, they complement each other nicely: White’s streetwise yin to the pensive yang of Fertitta, a New York University business-school grad who focuses on strategy.
Lorenzo’s Jean-Michel Basquiat painting is entitled ‘Jersey Joe Walcott’ and according to Forbes, “The blood sport billionaire bought this piece in 2005 for $1.45 million. It’s worth $5 million today.”
I don’t want to live on this planet any more. After the jump, more pictures of the rich dude junk in Dana’s office.