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Jun 28, 2016 8:18 am

Conor McGregor may seek equity if the UFC is sold

For months now, there have been lingering rumors as to whether or not the the Fertitta brothers were looking to sell the UFC. While initial reports stated that the UFC brass was extremely close to working out a deal, there have been conflicting reports since then as to whether or not the promotion will be...

Jun 22, 2016 9:02 am

Dana White gives big update on Ronda Rousey’s return

The MMA world has anxiously awaited the return of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey following her brutal KO loss at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Following the loss, a devastated Rousey headed to Hollywood to film several movies before she returned to the Octagon. While the...

Jun 22, 2016 2:34 am

Report: UFC sold to investment group led by William Morris Endeavor-IMG agency

A newly released report from FloCombat indicates that the sale of the UFC has gone through with the investment group led by the William Morris Endeavor-IMG agency purchasing the company with a winning bid close to $4 billion. Despite UFC Vice President of public relations, athlete marketing, and development, Dave Sholler’s statement denying the sale...

Jun 21, 2016 2:15 pm

Dana White: Joanne Calderwood will get bonus for UFC FN 89 win

This past weekend, Joanne Calderwood kicked off the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: 89’ by dominating Valerie Letourneau in the first ever UFC women’s flyweight fight. Calderwood dominated the bout from start to finish, landing numerous blows that dropped Letourneau, a former title challenger at strawweight. Calderwood ultimately ended up finishing the bout in...


Jun 21, 2016 1:51 am

Randy Couture says UFC has already been sold, criticizes Dana White

UFC Hall of Fame legend Randy Couture spoke with ESPN1100 on Friday in Las Vegas and was asked to comment on the reported sale of the UFC. The two-weight UFC world champion opened up on what he has been hearing and his sources have told him that the deal was already finalized last week. “I’ve...

Jun 16, 2016 8:10 am

UFC sale reportedly for entire ownership of company

The news of the potential sale of the UFC picked up once again earlier this week as it was announced that the sale was “definitely progressing” with no terms being given. Now, according to Dave Meltzer the bidding for the promotion is going to end above $4 billion and would see a complete transfer of...

Jun 15, 2016 8:31 am

Rumor: UFC sale is done

After a report Tuesday evening indicated that there has been progress in the Fertitta brothers and Dana White selling the UFC, BJPenn.com spoke to a source regarding the situation who informed us the word on the street is that the sale is complete. Initial reports about the UFC’s sale emerged quite some time ago, however...

Jun 14, 2016 10:56 pm

UPDATE: UFC sale reportedly “definitely progressing”

There has been much speculation as to whether or not Dana White and the Fertittas will sell the UFC. While initial reports stated that the trio were extremely close to finalizing a sale, UFC President Dana White then refuted the reports, claiming that the UFC isn’t for sale. Details then emerged that the trio could...

Jun 9, 2016 8:24 am

Michael Bisping shuts down Luke Rockhold: Go earn a rematch

At UFC 199, Michael Bisping finally got his UFC title shot after nearly a decade in the promotion. Bisping capitalized on the opportunity, despite stepping in on just 2 weeks notice, and knocked out middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the very first round. With both men at one win each, Rockhold believes that an immediate...

May 25, 2016 9:45 pm

Mickey Gall gives update on status of fight with CM Punk

Back in 2014, it was revealed that the UFC had signed former WWE champion CM Punk, despite the pro wrestler having zero competitive MMA experience. After a lengthy search, UFC President Dana White discovered 1-0 amateur MMA fighter Mickey Gall during his “Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight” web series. The pair were initially supposed...

May 24, 2016 8:24 am

Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather reportedly set for September 17th

There has been quite a bit of back and forth regarding a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. While it was initially reported that the fight was close to being finalized, it was then revealed that the fight was entirely fictitious, and wouldn’t happen. While many thought the hype surrounding the fight...

May 23, 2016 10:33 am

Tito Ortiz gives his take on why the UFC is worth $4 billion

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz has had a very interesting relationship with UFC President Dana White. Ortiz and White had many disputes over the years and once almost settled their differences regarding contract issues in a boxing match but that never ended up actually happening. While Ortiz has his...

May 20, 2016 9:15 pm

Dana White: ‘I didn’t have a good day in Stockton’

Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta made their way out to Stockton, California on Friday to meet with Nate Diaz. Just a couple days before getting to Stockton, White and Fertitta met with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for dinner. The meeting looked to go over well as both McGregor and White were all smiles upon...

May 20, 2016 4:14 pm

Report: Dana White storms out of lunch meeting with Nate Diaz in Stockton

UFC heads met with Conor McGregor on Wednesday night to discuss booking his next fight and from the looks of both Dana White and “The Notorious” after their meeting, everything went really well. White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta apparently met with Nate Diaz Friday in Stockton, California to meet over lunch to discuss booking...

May 20, 2016 1:32 am

VIDEO | FS1’s Jay and Dan narrate Floyd Mayweather crashing Conor McGregor and Dana White’s dinner meeting

Things got crazy when @FloydMayweather showed up to @TheNotoriousMMA & @DanaWhite's secret dinner in Beverly Hills!https://t.co/n7I7oqNIFa — FSLive: #JayAndDan (@foxsportslive) May 20, 2016 A dinner meeting between UFC President Dana White, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor took place on Wednesday night. Everyone was curious on what the meeting was about,...

May 19, 2016 9:32 pm

Video | Conor McGregor discusses last night’s meeting with Dana and Lorenzo

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was a guest on ESPN's SportsCenter late Thursday night, where he detailed his recent business meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta. "Mystic Mac" had dinner with the UFC bosses on Wednesday evening in Los Angeles and told ESPN that his relationship with the UFC is currently "in a good...

May 19, 2016 5:31 pm

PHOTO | Dana White all smiles after meeting with Conor McGregor

Earlier this week, UFC President Dana White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta joined UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for dinner to discuss McGregor’s next fight. While the champ was initially slated to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 200 in a welterweight showdown, he was then pulled from the card for refusing to fulfill his media...

May 19, 2016 10:42 am

PHOTO | Dana White all smiles after meeting with Conor McGregor

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that he would be having dinner with Conor McGregor to arrange his next fight in the UFC. The two were caught on video leaving their dinner meeting and McGregor looked to be in good spirits, despite their disagreement with UFC 200 and being pulled off the...

May 11, 2016 9:30 am

Dana White on UFC sale rumors: “We are working on a deal”

Rumors have been flying for quite some time now that state that the UFC brass is currently shopping around for a buyer for the promotion. While a detailed report emerged earlier this week that says 4 buyers have emerged in the bidding war for the biggest MMA promotion on the planet, UFC President Dana White...

May 10, 2016 6:23 pm

VIDEO | Report: UFC step closer to being sold, valuation in the billions

The owners of the UFC are moving forward on to the next steps in the process of selling the UFC. ESPN reported the news on Tuesday that the “owners are in advanced talks to sell the business.” ESPN’s sources say that there are four serious buyers in the mix to purchase the UFC including WME/IMG,...

May 2, 2016 11:05 am

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey open workout in Venice Beach

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was seen back in training on the sands of Venice Beach recently. Rousey has taken time off from MMA to film a couple of Hollywood films and has not fought in the Octagon since losing for the first time in her professional career against Holly Holm back in...

Apr 30, 2016 9:08 am

John McCarthy reveals how much Conor McGregor was guaranteed for UFC 200

It’s no secret that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would have made quite a bit of money for his welterweight rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 200. Unfortunately for everyone in the MMA community, McGregor refused to fulfill his media obligations for the event, and was unable to reach a deal with the UFC. Ultimately,...

Apr 24, 2016 10:52 pm

BREAKING! Conor McGregor is back on UFC 200 card

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor shocked the MMA world once again tonight as he announced that he is BACK on the UFC 200 card. McGregor was pulled from the card after refusing to complete his media obligations for the event. UFC President Dana White stated at the UFC 200 press conference on Friday that it...

Apr 16, 2016 7:32 pm

Tony Ferguson unimpressed by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win

On the main card of UFC on FOX 19, Khabib Nurmagomedov made his impressive return to the Octagon after two years away from the sport. ‘The Eagle’ faced UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher after Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson was forced out of the fight nearly a week before fight night. After Nurmagomedov’s win over Horcher, Ferguson...

Apr 16, 2016 9:21 am

Jon Jones has bold prediction for rematch with Daniel Cormier

After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York, it didn’t take long for the UFC to announce their inaugural event in The Empire State. The UFC revealed that its first event will be UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden, and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta revealed the UFC’s...