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Dana White draws headlines with $4000 dinner tip in Boston

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The UFC president threw money around like a baller while in town for UFC 220.

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Dana White may be a controversial figure at times in the MMA scene due to his blunt opinions on his own fighters and position as the figurehead for all the promotion’s questionable decisions, but you won’t find many folks in the service industry with complaints.

The big UFC boss has made headlines in the past for giving ‘life changing’ tips at casinos and restaurants around Las Vegas, and he brought his particular brand of largesse to Boston along with UFC 220.

Check out this article from the Boston Globe that captures his latest big spender moment.

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.

Ace of Spades champagne retails for about $850 a bottle, and we imagine the markup in a swanky club would drive that price up as much as tenfold. But we doubt that bothered White much. The UFC president made over a quarter of a billion dollars when his promotion was sold to WME-IMG for $4.4 billion in 2016, making even baller tips and champagne buys like this not even a drop in the financial bucket for him.