White plans on announcing the deal, which he's calling "an indicator of where this business is going over the next five years," next week.
"That deal is done, but my employees don't even know yet," White told the magazine. "I'm renting out a place next Thursday and I'm going to tell them. Then we'll make the announcement later that day."
White also spilled the beans on Chuck Liddell's next fight. The former light-heavyweight champion, who pulled out of a fight at UFC 85 against Rashad Evans due to a hamstring injury, will return to action in September when the UFC debuts in Atlanta, Georgia.
The last time the UFC hyped a special announcement was the three-year deal for Anheuser Busch's Bud Light to become the exclusive beer sponsor for the UFC.