What Does Ultimate Fighting Have to do With College Selection?

Way more than you think. As president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White built a billion dollar business on the huge popularity of Mixed Martial Arts.  Dana has become one of the most influential figures in the world of sports.  Watch this interview of Dana from Studio Q to learn what Dana thinks about his goals and the goals of most students going to college today.  His thoughts on the issue start about 5 minutes into the video.

College is extremely expensive.  Wandering around college when you are spending huge sums of money on annual tuition and living expenses is not a way to figure out what you want to do after college.

I have written about this problem before.  College is not a destination.  College is like an airplane that can help you reach your destination.  But if you do not know where or what your destination is, jumping into college is like boarding a plane having no idea where it is destined to land.

In the past, when the annual cost of college was relatively cheap, it was easy to “jump on the plane” and not really know where it was going.  It was cheap enough to change planes or take a few different trips this way.  However, when the cost of college went through the roof, students wound up carrying huge debt loads from a few too many wasted college courses, semesters, or even schools that they transferred from, with an even bigger toll on their psyches.

In the next post I'll take a deeper dive into what Dana White ways in his interview.

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