Dana White News

Jan 20, 2018 12:49 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Expects Gigantic Names to Fight in the UFC This Year

As the smoke settles from the announcement that Tony Ferguson will fight Khabib Nurmagomedov potentially for the UFC undisputed lightweight title, it turns out that this is only the beginning of what could be the biggest year for the organization of all time. That is, if half the things Dana White predicts will happen actually...

Jan 20, 2018 8:55 am

Dana White on Conor McGregor and lightweight title picture: The division has to go on

Dana White dodged answering if Conor McGregor will be stripped of his undisputed lightweight title during the Boston press conference On Friday leading up to UFC 220, which takes place today. Instead, White insisted that the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov “will be the champion.” However, White did state that McGregor’s ideal plan...

Jan 19, 2018 5:14 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Addresses and Clarifies Lightweight Title Situation

"The winner of this fight will be champion." – @DanaWhite on the #UFC223 main event pic.twitter.com/zkcfGMwHk0 — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) January 19, 2018 Dana White provides some clarification and says that at this moment, Conor McGregor is still the UFC lightweight champion. pic.twitter.com/pkx9ZjmOeJ — Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) January 19, 2018 The UFC held their big...

Jan 15, 2018 7:42 am

Dana White blasts Uriah Hall after last-minute fight withdrawal, hospital trip

If things had gone according to plan, Uriah Hall would have battled the retiring Vitor Belfort in the co-main event of last night’s UFC St. Louis card. Regrettably, Hall was hospitalized as the result of a weight-cut gone awry, and forced out of the fight at the last minute. Despite the fact that Hall is...

Jan 9, 2018 7:27 am

UFC executive defends promotion’s matchmaking strategy

In an era of combat sports where terms like “super fight” and “money fight” are such popular buzzwords, the UFC has been catching some flack for its matchmaking strategy. The widespread worry is that the promotion is focused on booking the most lucrative fights, rather than fights between the best competitors available. In the opinion of UFC...

Jan 6, 2018 8:45 am

Legendary Boxing Promoter Bob Arum Blasts ‘Cratering’ UFC and Dana White

Dana White wants to launch ZUFFA Boxing and suddenly he’s at war with SHOWTIME and other promoters. He went on a tirade the other day on what he beleived were false SHOWTIME numbers regarding the historic Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather boxing bout. Since then, SHOWTIME executive Stephen Espinoza, who he worked together with to...

Jan 5, 2018 12:34 pm

Conor McGregor lashes out at Showtime’s Stephen Espinoza once again

It’s quite clear that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is not very fond of Showtime Sports Executive Stephen Espinoza. During the Mayweather vs. McGregor world tour press conference, McGregor felt that he was being set up by Showtime at every chance they got. “The Notorious” called out Espinoza, calling him a “weasel” after his mic...

Jan 5, 2018 10:34 am

VIDEO | Dana White Vows to Never Work with SHOWTIME Again

Ahead of a new TV deal the UFC needs and the beginnings of ZUFFA Boxing being worked out, Dana White doesn’t care at all about burning bridges, especially if that bridge is SHOWTIME. They worked together to promote Conor McGregor’s gargauntuan boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, with White saying that the whole thing was an...

Jan 3, 2018 9:23 am

PHOTO | Dana White visits little girl whose liver transplant he paid for

UFC President Dana White certainly catches his fair share of criticism. Whether it’s for his profanity-laced diatribes, his ruthless approach to business, or the way he treats his fighter, it seems he’s always under fire for something. Somewhere underneath White’s prickly exterior, however, is a heart of gold, and every now and then, that heart...

Jan 2, 2018 12:47 pm

Dana White opens up on one fight Conor McGregor wants ‘really bad’

Conor McGregor was described as “obsessed” after he lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 196. Coach John Kavanagh even mentioned that the loss to Diaz stung much worse for the current UFC lightweight champion than the Mayweather loss did. However, according to Dana White, the loss to Mayweather seems to be growing on “The Notorious.”...

Dec 30, 2017 6:49 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather Accuses Dana White of Using His Name to Make TV Deal

From transitioning into a MMA by fighting, to being brought on to help with ZRUFFA Boxing, there has been ton of rumors flying around about Floyd Mayweather joining forces with the UFC. These rumors didn’t get born on some forums or on Twitter, this info came straight from Dana White’s mouth. It’s info that Mayweather...

Dec 29, 2017 10:55 am

Cyborg Squashes Beef with Dana White Ahead of UFC 219

The New Year is approaching and it is the time for resolutions. Whether they be public or something that you promise yourself, opening up a new calendar is always an excuse to change something about your life. To say that Cris Cyborg has had a roller coaster relationship with the UFC, would be an understatement....

Dec 27, 2017 3:10 pm

BREAKING | Dana White Doesn’t Think Georges St-Pierre Wants to Fight

Heading into 2018, the middleweight division has been basically returned back to normal, but there is still a big mysterious cloud surrounding Georges St-Pierre. He came, he saw, he conquered, but now no one has any idea what his plans are. The only thing certain, is that he will not be coming back to middleweight...

Dec 19, 2017 7:58 am

Ben Askren trashes “very insecure” UFC President Dana White

It’s no secret that Ben Askren – long regarded as one of the best fighters outside the UFC – is not a fan of UFC President Dana White. Speaking on a recent episode of Submission Radio, Askren reiterated his feelings on White, and he pulled no punches. “Dana White’s a scumbag, I don’t take anything he...

Dec 15, 2017 6:42 am

Dana White Shuts Down Rumors of Conor McGregor’s Next Fight Not Being in the UFC

Conor McGregor can fight anyone right now, absolutely anyone he wants. That’s good and bad for the UFC. After making more money than his entire UFC career combined in one boxing match, everyone knew it was going to be difficult to get him back to the Octagon. The latest opponent for McGregor that has popped...

Dec 11, 2017 9:21 am

Dana White clarifies on the featherweight title shot situation

Last Saturday night, in the main event of the UFC’s debut in Fresno, California, surging featherweight contender Brian Ortega picked up the biggest win of his career, tapping long-time contender Cub Swanson in the second round. With this win, Ortega immediately stands out as one of the top contenders in the featherweight division – perhaps even the next man...

Dec 10, 2017 6:29 am

Dana White reacts to the Conor McGregor vs. Manny Pacquiao rumors

Earlier this week, rumors began to surface with respect to UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor‘s next fight. Contrary to widespread expectations that his next bout will occur in the Octagon, these rumors suggest McGregor will once again compete in boxing, where he would take on a bona fide legend in Manny Pacquiao. These rumors began...

Dec 3, 2017 1:45 pm

Dana White explains why he is giving Francis Ngannou an unofficial bonus

Francis Ngannou delivered one of the most memorable one punch knockouts last night at UFC 218 against the always dangerous Alistair Overeem. Despite sending Overeem to the canvas in a state of unconsciousness, Ngannou was not awarded with a “Performance of the Night” bonus. White announced two “Fight of the Night” bonuses that went to...

Nov 30, 2017 2:33 pm

BREAKING | Nate Diaz Blasts Dana For Saying Woodley Fight Wasn’t Offered

The UFC 219 superfight plot thickens. We all know the story by now. Nate Diaz started training for a fight, rumors swirled out of control, talks revealed that the UFC were in negotiations with Diaz to fight UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Suddenly, things went quiet until Woodley started calling out the younger Diaz brother...

Nov 29, 2017 2:45 pm

Dana White Is Not Amused by Fabricio Werdum Hitting Colby Covington with a Boomerang

Fabricio Werdum has won three of his last four fights, but everything other than his fighting has seemed to be a rocky road. While he’s never strayed away from a little controversy, he recently almost had a scuffle with interim UFC lightweight champ Tony Ferguson, which he paired with a crazy boomerang attack on Colby...