Archive: Dana White

Nov 28, 2015 5:12 pm

GSP on Dana White: “I would have come back sooner!”

UFC 167 was supposed to be the former welterweight champ George Saint Pierre’s “swan song”. GSP defended the welterweight title 9 times before calling it quits. Now, GSP is letting everyone know that he would be back sooner if Dana would have handled certain situations differently. A lot of speculation as to why Pierre retired...

Nov 21, 2015 2:25 pm

“Scarface” Vows to Get Snitch!

By Joe “JD” David Rumors tend to get out of control when “all eyes” are on you, going into what some analysts and spectators alike view as one of the largest UFC fights to date. Jose Aldo Jr was a “no show” due to a rib injury in July, two weeks before fight night. The X-factor?...

Jul 23, 2015 8:44 am

Dana White: ‘There’s No Such Thing As Diluting The Product’

The UFC is scheduled to hold a total of 45 events in this the 2015 calendar year. With that said, UFC President Dana White doesn’t foresee a decline in the number of events the organization will host each year. In fact, Mr. White believes there will be a demand for even more events going forward:...

Jul 23, 2015 8:06 am

Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold targeted for December

The highly anticipated UFC middleweight title fight between current champ Chris Weidman (13-0 MMA) and number one contender Luke Rockhold (14-2 MMA) is being targeted for December. UFC President Dana White revealed the promotions intentions during a recent Q&A session on twitter: @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC @ufc December — Dana White (@danawhite) July 23, 2015 @mgarasic_5 @ChrisWeidmanUFC...

Mar 27, 2015 2:16 pm

Dana White: Dillashaw vs. Barao Rematch To Be Booked Soon

April’s UFC 186 event in Montreal took a huge hit earlier this week when news broke that current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw had suffered a rib injury which would force him out of his scheduled main event rematch with former title holder Renan Barao. UFC President Dana White touched on Dillashaw’s injury during a...

Jan 12, 2015 1:39 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Nick Diaz 2? Dana White would ‘love to see it’

Current UFC welterweight champion “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (25-10 MMA) has only suffered one knockout loss in his 35 professional mixed martial arts fights. That knockout loss came over 10 years ago at UFC 47 to Nick Diaz, who sent Lawler crashing to the canvas early in the second-round of their 2004 battle. Many fans and...

Jan 5, 2015 2:59 pm

Askren: Dana White is telling blatant lies about me

It is no secret that current ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren and UFC President Dana White don’t exactly see eye to eye. The pair have verbally sparred back-and-forth on many different topics, most recently the UFC’s signing of former WWE star CM Punk. Askren’s criticism of the UFC’s new hire prompted Dana White to...

Jan 1, 2015 4:49 pm

Dana White: Hendricks not MacDonald to get next shot at Lawler

UFC President Dana White confirmed today that the promotion has decided to do a trilogy bout between current UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and former title holder Johny Hendricks. Prior to their second fight at December’s UFC 181 event, it was thought that the winner of “Hendricks vs. Lawler 2” would face Canadian welterweight standout...

Nov 20, 2014 5:56 am

Dana White: “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator”

Over the last year, Bellator MMA has signed several former UFC fighters, including Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, and Rampage Jackson. One fighter White isn’t worried about joining Bellator is former champion Brock Lesnar. White spoke to TSN’s ‘On The Record’ to discuss why Lesnar wouldn’t sign with Bellator. “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator. Brock...

Nov 20, 2014 5:06 am

Dana White on Brock Lesnar return: “The door is open for him”

UFC President Dana White recently said that Brock Lesnar is interested in fighting again (Read that HERE). Despite not fighting in nearly 3-years, the former champion is teasing a return, and according to Dana White, the door is open for Lesnar. White spoke on TSN’s ‘On the Record’ program about a possible return. “When Brock...

Nov 20, 2014 5:02 am

S&P drops Zuffa rating outlook by 10%

The Standard and Poor (S&P) initially estimated that Zuffa’s earnings would be down 30% this year. This week they released another report, which estimated Zuffa’s earnings 10% lower than their original report, having them down a total of 40% from last year. Fight fans need not fear however, the S&P attributed the drop in earning...

Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Dana White on Bellator 131 ratings: “I’m happy for Tito and Bonnar”

Last weekend the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting all went head to head on the same night. The UFC held UFC 180, which was on Pay-Per View, Bellator held Bellator 131 on Spike TV, and WSOF held WSOF 15 on NBC. UFC President Dana White spoke about the high numbers of Bellator 131...

Nov 19, 2014 10:15 am

White on Askren: “He doesn’t want to fight in the big show”

Widely believed to be the best prospect outside of the UFC, ONE FC welterweight champion, Ben Askren has found himself at odds with UFC President Dana White on more than one occasion. Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off the Record’ about Askren, and why he hasn’t signed the prospect yet. “Ben Askren, I don’t hate...

Nov 19, 2014 10:00 am

Dana White on “unique relationship” with Rampage: “He’s a good dude”

Rampage Jackson left the UFC nearly 2 years ago, the former champ’s departure was a bitter one that saw Jackson signed by the UFC’s rival company, Bellator MMA. This week Rampage sent out a Tweet hinting that he should have stayed with the UFC (See that HERE). UFC President Dana White spoke to TSN’s ‘Off...

Nov 19, 2014 9:18 am

GSP Unsure, But White Confident He’ll Return

While there is no word as to the certainty of the return of Georges St Pierre, UFC President Dana White is confident the former welterweight kingpin will return. GSP returned to training recently, stoking the flame of potential return talks. Dana White spoke to media members and fans at Monday’s ‘UFC: The Time is Now’...

Nov 19, 2014 8:20 am

The Ultimate Fighter Getting New Look In New Year

The UFC’s long-running reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, will be reportedly getting a new look in the new year. The UFC has caught criticism recently for the lack of talent on TUF, with viewers claiming the show was ‘getting old’. That changed this season with TUF 20, which will crown the inaugural women’s strawweight champion....

Nov 18, 2014 7:31 am

Dana White details possible title shots in 2015

During yeserday’s ‘The Time is Now’ press conference, UFC president Dana White laid out the 2015 octagon schedule while detailing some possible title shots: “The Cormier-Jones fight is a fight people have been talking about for a long time,” White told FOX Sports, as transcribed by David St. Martin for MMAFighting. “At the same time, Anthony Johnson and...

Nov 17, 2014 3:33 pm

Dana White on UFC’s big announcement: “We didn’t get it done in time”

The UFC held their special ‘UFC: The Time is Now’ press conference earlier today. During the press conference the UFC revealed their entire 2015 calendar, and planned on making a special announcement. Right off the bat a reporter asked UFC President Dana White what the special announcement was. To which Dana White replied: “That’s the...