Steve Nash and Dana White become business pals as B.C. fitness company forms partnership with UFC Gym

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      UFC president Dana White and retired basketball star Steve Nash might seem like an odd pairing to most sport fans.

      The brash and bombastic White has a bit of an inner Donald Trump, especially when trashing the American Kickboxing Academy.

      White reportedly even has a "hate list" that includes 50 people who've enraged him over the years.

      Nash, on the other hand, has a polite Canadian disposition that came from growing up in Victoria, B.C., and attending the elite St. Michaels University School.

      But now, White and Nash have become connected in the business world.

      SNFW Fitness B.C. Ltd., which owns and operates Steve Nash Fitness Clubs, has signed an agreement with UFC Gym®, which is licensed by White's UFC.

      It means that the first UFC Gym® will open in 2016 with plans to increase the number to up to 10 locations.

      There are more than 120 UFC fitness facilities in North America and Australia, which combine mixed-martial arts with fitness.

      Nash's company is identifying and securing 8,000- to 10,000-square-foot locations in B.C.

      “We’re absolutely thrilled about our partnership with UFC Gym®,” Chris Smith, Steve Nash Fitness Clubs’ chief operating officer, said in a news release. “The UFC GYM® model gives members a unique way to get fit in an environment that is exciting and fun, helping them stay engaged and committed to reaching their fitness goals through training differently.”
      B.C. UFC wannabes will be able to train at a Dana White–approved gym next year.
      Stephen Hui




      Sep 14, 2015 at 2:12pm

      I can't wait to trane UFC!


      Sep 14, 2015 at 4:03pm

      Even more expensive shit to pay for when it's been the same exercising for decades... not impressed with Nash, he's a bum anyways. 0 titles...

      Richard S.

      Sep 15, 2015 at 8:59am

      Obviously, there's money to be made from mens' desire to kick the sh*t out of each other.

      loretta hunt

      Sep 15, 2015 at 12:11pm

      new ways to kill brain cells? allright!!!

      get a feeling that if getting kicked, punched and kneed in the head is something you enjoy, brain cells might not be high on your priority list.

      as far as Nash getting in business with the vulgar White, Steve cares about making money,... this isnt some charitable enterprise he's running.