Dana White News

Feb 28, 2017 9:04 am

Tyron Woodley fires back at Dana White over ‘drama queen’ comments

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has made several bold claims leading up to his UFC 209 welterweight title fight with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson this Saturday. The most controversial being his claim that his lack of popularity is in-part due to his race, which he believes plays a role in why UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson...

Feb 27, 2017 8:57 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran Matt Riddle trashes Dana White: He is an a**hole

Matt Riddle may not longer call the UFC home, but the former UFC welterweight still has plenty to say about the promotion’s president Dana White. Now a pro wrestling practitioner, Riddle vented his frustration with White in a recent interview with FloSlam. In this interview, Riddle referenced the multiple instances in which he tested positive...

Feb 27, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Dana White: I expect Conor McGregor’s next fight to be in the UFC

In the year 2017, the biggest ongoing story in combat sports surrounds a potential mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. Every week, this potential showdown generates dozens of new headlines, some suggesting its fruition is just a few signatures away, others suggesting it’ll never happen at...

Feb 25, 2017 10:56 am

Dana White gives update on McGregor-Mayweather & McGregor’s next fight

There has been quite a bit of speculation recently regarding Conor McGregor’s next fight. While Conor McGregor is of course currently signed to the UFC, and reigns as the UFC lightweight champion, reports have continued to surface throughout the course of 2017 that indicate a potential boxing superfight with Floyd Mayweather is becoming more &...


Feb 15, 2017 6:40 am

Dana White on Mayweather vs. McGregor reports: There is no deal

Late last week, a report emerged from Ireland, suggesting that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather had agreed to a deal for their headline dominating mega fight. In an instant, a fight that has long looked almost impossible was suddenly glimmering with possibility. According to UFC President Dana White, however, there...

Feb 12, 2017 8:29 am

Dana White explains how he scored controversial Silva vs. Brunson fight

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 208, former middleweight king and veritable MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva attempted to correct a four-year win drought against rising middleweight contender Derek Brunson. After three slow rounds of action, which saw Brunson hesitate to engage, and Silva wait for rare opportunities to counter, Silva succeeded on this...

Feb 11, 2017 9:16 am

Dana White gives update on Georges St-Pierre return

While it has been nearly five years since former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon for his final fight, a welterweight title defense against Johny Hendricks, headlines regarding a potential Georges St-Pierre return have continued to surface. Most recently, all signs pointed to the former champ returning to the Octagon last year...

Feb 10, 2017 11:01 pm

Dana White addresses Tyron Woodley’s race related comments

Recently, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has caught quite a bit of criticism for comments he has made, in which he stated that he has been the worst treated champion in the history of the UFC, and that he believes race plays a role in why certain fighters are portrayed poorly in the media. Ahead...

Feb 8, 2017 4:31 pm

Dana White defends Ronda Rousey: “She built this house”

In the wake of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey being knocked out by Amanda Nunes in the very first round of their UFC 207 scrap back in the end of 2016, there has been much speculation as to whether or not former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return to the Octagon...

Feb 1, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Dana White says Ronda Rousey simply doesn’t have it anymore

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was once thought of as unbeatable force that many fans and pundits believed would go down as the greatest fighter to ever live. However, Ronda Rousey’s world turned upside down on November 14, 2015 when she stepped into the Octagon to face former boxing world champion Holly Holm....

Feb 1, 2017 9:31 am

Dana White: “there’s no way” Ortiz vs. Sonnen was fixed

Late last month, a 42-year-old Tito Ortiz stepped into the cage for a final time against the 39-year-old Chael Sonnen. Ortiz won this fight in impressive fashion, tapping Sonnen with a rear-naked choke in the first round to ride off into the sunset on a win. Unfortunately, Ortiz’s big win was marred by widespread speculation...

Feb 1, 2017 7:27 am

Dana White: Jon Jones likely to get immediate title shot when he returns

Last year, in the main event of UFC 200, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was expected to take on current champion Daniel Cormier in a bid to reclaim the title that was once his. Regrettably, Jones was forced out of this planned fight after a failed drug test, and was subsequently handed a year-long...

Jan 31, 2017 5:45 am

Dana White: Ronda Rousey is “probably done” fighting

In November of 2015, dominant women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was knocked stiff by a second-round Holly Holm head-kick. This shocking upset loss was followed by a long stretch of inactivity, during which many members of the MMA community wondered whether or not the former champ would ever return to the cage. Eventually, of course,...

Jan 29, 2017 8:36 am

Dana White on Amanda Nunes’ featherweight goals: pump the brakes

Late last year, in the main event of UFC 207, Amanda Nunes made her first defense of the women’s bantamweight title with a 48-second destruction of returning former champ Ronda Rousey. Shortly after this win, the champ began campaigning for a fight with the winner of UFC’s upcoming inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, which will pit...

Jan 28, 2017 9:21 am

Dana White gives bold prediction for Francis Ngannou

Saturday night on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, streaking heavyweight contender Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou will face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in a highly anticipated showdown. There’s no secret that the fight is undoubtably the biggest of Ngannou’s career, taking a step up from fighting unranked heavyweights, to fighting #7...

Jan 25, 2017 8:42 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather in ‘Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!!’

While we might not see Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather soon, we can enjoy this parody of the fight in the meantime! To kick off 2017, undefeated Boxing icon Floyd Mayweather made UFC superstar Conor McGregor an offer to fight him in the boxing ring for $15 million dollars. The offer was a rather low...

Jan 24, 2017 1:11 pm

Dana White shoots down Manny Pacquiao vs. Conor McGregor

If you have a draw in the sport of boxing, why wouldn’t you drop your name in the hat to be in the talks of a superfight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor? Manny Pacquiao is one of the latest boxing stars to say that he would fight McGregor if given the opportunity and chances are...

Jan 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Floyd Mayweather questions why Dana White is being paid more than Conor McGregor

The promotional battle between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather also interestingly involves UFC President Dana White. Recently, White, who has McGregor under contract with the UFC made Mayweather an offer of $25 million to fight McGregor with a split of pay-per-view buys to be negotiated. Mayweather laughed at White’s offer...

Jan 14, 2017 10:55 am

Dana White fires back at Floyd Mayweather for laughing at offer

Talks have seriously heated up in regards to a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2017. To kick off the year, Mayweather made McGregor a fight offer, offering the UFC superstar $15 million to fight, while leaving the door open to potentially giving the UFC lightweight champ a cut of the PPV...

Jan 14, 2017 10:24 am

Dana White gives Ronda Rousey update following UFC 207 loss

At UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was on the wrong end of an extremely one-sided beatdown from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. While leading up to the fight, Rousey was the focus of the UFC 207 promo videos, which built up the hype surrounding her already highly anticipated return, it...

Jan 13, 2017 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather responds to Dana White’s $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor

On Friday, UFC President Dana White offered Floyd Mayweather $25 million to fight Conor McGregor with pay-per-view buys to be negotiated. It didn’t take long for the undefeated, retired boxing superstar to respond as TMZ caught up with Mayweather later on Friday. “Ahh you’re a f***ing comedian,” Mayweather exclaimed after TMZ told him White’s offer....

Jan 11, 2017 5:59 am

Mark Hunt files civil suit against UFC, Dana White and Brock Lesnar

Last July, on the main card of UFC 200, Mark Hunt was given the tough job of welcoming Brock Lesnar back to the Octagon. In the end, Hunt was unable to thwart the former heavyweight champion’s long-discussed comeback plans, instead coming up short on the judges’ scorecards after being out-wrestled for three rounds. In the...

Jan 3, 2017 8:22 am

Dana White recalls consoling Ronda Rousey after UFC 207 loss

This past weekend, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon after over a year away from the cage. The return was a very short lived one as Rousey was tagged in the opening moments of the fight before ultimately being stopped just 48 seconds into the fight...