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Aug 23, 2017 12:32 pm

Dana White might actually give Conor McGregor a stake in the UFC

Shortly after his UFC 205, lightweight-title-winning knockout of Eddie Alvarez, which sent his stock rocketing to new heights, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made an unprecedented demand: he, a fighter, wanted a piece of the UFC. “Where’s my share? Where’s my equity?” McGregor queried at the UFC 205 post-fight presser. “If I’m the one that’s bringing...

Aug 23, 2017 6:10 am

Dana White gives grim statement on Jon Jones’ future

Last night, news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had failed a drug test in the lead-up to his UFC 214 title fight with then-champion Daniel Cormier. In the wake of this unfortunate development, UFC President Dana White partook in a brief media scrum at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. During...

Aug 22, 2017 8:25 pm

Dana White reveals that the UFC was working on a Jon Jones super fight for UFC 218

Terrible news struck the mixed martial arts world this evening when TMZ Sports reported that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. The Anti-Doping Policy violation in question stemmed from an in-competition sample collected following Jones’ weigh-in for UFC 214 on July 28, 2017....

Aug 22, 2017 7:52 pm

UFC President Dana White reacts to Jon Jones being flagged by USADA

This weekend’s Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather super fight took a backseat today when news broke that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. The Anti-Doping Policy violation stemmed from an in-competition sample collected following Jones’ weigh-in on July 28, 2017. Jon Jones had...

Aug 18, 2017 4:44 pm

Dana White warns the boxing community “Now you’re going to meet Conor McGregor”

We are just over a week away from what could be the biggest fight in combat sports history. That’s right, current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will look to defy the odds when he makes his professional boxing debut against undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather on August 26 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas....

Aug 16, 2017 6:35 am

Dana White: Paulie Malignaggi left Conor McGregor camp “for his health”

Paulie Malignaggi’s time as a part of Conor McGregor‘s training camp for Floyd Mayweather was brief. Just days into his work with McGregor, the former two-division boxing champ began feeling that he was being poorly portrayed by the Irish star and his entourage, and stormed out. At least, that’s the story Malignaggi has given. UFC President...

Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm

VIDEO | Dana White explains why Khabib Nurmagomedov is not fighting Tony Ferguson

Earlier tonight UFC President Dana White announced that an interim lightweight title fight between surging division contenders Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be taking place at UFC 216 on October 7 in Las Vegas. The interim title fight between Lee and Ferguson came as a surprise to many, as the original plan was to...

Aug 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Breaking! Dana White just announced an interim lightweight title fight for UFC 216

UFC President Dana White just broke some huge news! Lightweights Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will square off for the UFC interim lightweight title at October’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/itFcWIba9Z — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 16, 2017 Kevin Lee is currently riding a five-fight win streak, his latest being a first-round submission...

Aug 15, 2017 6:36 am

Paulie Malignaggi trashes “Pillsbury Dough Boy” Dana White

Former two-division boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi joined Conor McGregor‘s training camp with the intention of helping the Irish MMA star prepare for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unfortunately, he left the camp after just a few sparring sessions, feeling that he’d been unfairly represented by the Irishman and his team. Not long thereafter,...

Aug 9, 2017 2:06 pm

Dana White answers: Who is the UFC’s Mike Tyson?

Of all the stars that have been in the spotlight in the UFC, which one fighter would you say would be the iconic Mike Tyson of the promotion? There have been quite a few massive stars that have made a name for themselves and helped bring eyes to the sport. Think back to some of...

Aug 7, 2017 12:06 pm

Fabricio Werdum responds to criticism from Dana White

Last month, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum lost a majority decision to former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem. That said, Werdum very nearly won the fight in the third, when he visibly rocked his foe. Unfortunately, the decorated grappler opted to ground the fight, rather...

Aug 6, 2017 3:39 pm

Josh Thomson details how Dana White prevented him from commentating for FOX Sports

At 38-years-old, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) remains one of the very best 155-pound fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. The product of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) was most recently seen in action this past February in San Jose, where he had his two-fight win streak snapped by Patricky Freire...

Aug 4, 2017 11:22 am

Tyron Woodley discusses mending relationship with Dana White

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is fresh off a decision win over Demian Maia this past weekend, where he defended his welterweight title in rather lackluster fashion. Following that, Woodley and UFC President Dana White engaged in a rather heated feud that saw both sides go off on one another in various interviews. White informed...

Aug 4, 2017 1:35 am

Dana White doesn’t know if he wants Ronda Rousey to return

While former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey may not have given any indications as to whether or not she will officially retire any time soon, the MMA community has continued to speculate as to whether the former champ would return to the Octagon or not. After suffering the first defeat of her professional career...

Aug 4, 2017 12:48 am

Demetrious Johnson and UFC President Dana White have reportedly buried the hatchet

After a very lengthy, and very public feud, UFC President Dana White and UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson have buried the hatchet. The pair’s feud started quite some time ago, after Johnson apparently agreed to fight Ray Borg. Despite the agreement, the UFC began to pressure Johnson to accept a fight with former bantamweight champion...

Aug 3, 2017 6:03 am

Tyron Woodley explains how he squashed his beef with Dana White

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the blockbuster UFC 214, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defended his title with a decision defeat of grappling whiz Demian Maia. Unfortunately, this win was not especially thrilling, and it generated some backlash from the MMA community – including UFC President Dana White. Having heard White’s criticisms, Woodley...

Aug 2, 2017 11:52 am

Tyron Woodley discusses his relationship with Dana White, gives timeline for UFC return

Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA) successfully defended his title this past weekend in Anaheim, scoring a unanimous decision victory over top contender Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC 214. “The Chosen One” was able to stuff all 21 of Demian Maia’s takedown attempts and left the Brazilian submission specialist with two badly swollen eyes....

Aug 2, 2017 11:07 am

Dana White gives update on Ronda Rousey’s fighting future

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion and transcendent MMA superstar Ronda Rousey has not been seen in action since she was bludgeoned to a first-round TKO loss by reigning champ Amanda Nunes in December. This layoff was preceded by an even longer one, as the former champ spent more than a year on the shelf after...

Aug 2, 2017 8:41 am

Colby Covington explains why he sided with Dana White against Tyron Woodley

On Saturday night, Tyron Woodley defended his title with a unanimous decision of Demian Maia. Regrettably, the fight was a bit of a slow one, and it generated quite a bit of backlash from UFC President Dana White. This backlash from White, in turn, prompted a fiery tirade from Woodley, who threatened to leak sensitive...

Aug 2, 2017 6:22 am

VIDEO | Massive head kick KO on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Head kick knockouts seem to be en vogue at the moment. Just days removed from Jon Jones’ thunderous UFC 214 head kick of Daniel Cormier (which was followed up with a strafing of ground-and-pound), Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series produced yet another violent head kick finish. This highlight-reel finish was authored by Julian Marquez. His...

Aug 1, 2017 6:29 pm

Dana White claims to have squashed beef with Tyron Woodley, Woodley responds

Over the weekend, Tyron Woodley defended his UFC welterweight title for a third time with a decision triumph over Demian Maia. Regrettably, the slow nature of Woodley’s win generated quite a bit of backlash, the most notable of which came from UFC President Dana White. On Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour, the welterweight champ...

Aug 1, 2017 11:40 am

Dana White and Tyron Woodley make peace after Woodley threatened to leak information

UFC President Dana White was not happy with the UFC 214 welterweight title fight performance from Tyron Woodley, which took place over the weekend in Anaheim, California. White stated that Woodley and Maia set a record for the least amount of punches thrown in a five-round title fight. White also said that he thought Woodley...

Aug 1, 2017 9:48 am

Jon Jones manager not concerned with rift between Jones and Dana White

Prior to Jon Jones’ triumphant return to the Octagon this past Saturday in the main event of UFC 214, it was revealed that Jones and UFC President Dana White hadn’t talked since UFC 200, when Jones was pulled from the card for a potential USADA anti-doping violation just 48 hours before the fight was scheduled...