Archive: Dana White

Jun 24, 2014 2:57 pm

Cung Le Responds To Michael Bisping: “It’s On”

UFC middleweight Cung Le has been on a tour of Asia with Michael Bisping and Dana White promoting their upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night Macau at the end of Summer. During a press conference today Bisping fired some shots at Cung Le, and Le responded. MMA-in-Asia got the story. “I’m looking to match that...

Jun 24, 2014 2:24 pm

Michael Bisping Slams Cung Le

Michael Bisping and Cung Le have been on a tour of Asia promoting their Fight Night in Macau that takes place later this summer. Although the trip began in good spirits, Bisping began taking shots at Le during a press conference, and got the story. “It’s always good to go face to face with...

Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Metamoris To Be Added To UFC Fight Pass?

UFC President Dana White spoke to while on his tour of Europe promoting UFC Macau in August about the possibility of Metamoris being added to UFC Fight Pass. “Absolutely, Metamoris is something we’d look at for Fight Pass,” Dana White exclaimed as he spoke to MMA-in-Asia, “I think people are going to be absolutely...

Jun 23, 2014 3:11 pm

Dana White Poses With Bruce Lee Statue In Hong Kong

UFC President Dana White joined Cung Le and Michael Bisping on their tour of Asia to promote the UFC as well as UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le. In Hong Kong Dana took a minute to pose with a Bruce Lee statue.

Jun 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Jones: ‘Chael Almost Gained My Favor In Handling Of Failed Drug Test’

“I watched him on UFC Tonight. I thought he handled it very responsibly. I really admired him being vulnerable and telling the world about the situation with his wife and things like that. I’ve been very vocal about not respecting steroid users and guys who cheat. But Chael almost gained an exception with the way...

Jun 21, 2014 8:08 pm

BJ Penn Opens As Betting Underdog To Frankie Edgar

For the first time in this duo’s trilogy, Frankie Edgar is the odd’s makers pick to win against BJ Penn. The two former champs first squared off at UFC 112 back in 2010. Frankie Edgar earned a controversial decision over Penn to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. Some called it a robbery, others a...

Jun 21, 2014 11:48 am

Hendricks Asks Dana For Chris Weidman Fight, Gets Shut Down

“I don’t know about three or four fights. You are in a very nasty division packed with talent from No. 1 to No. 13. You have a lot of housework to do before you clean out the division and talk about Chris Weidman… Hypothetically, if No. 5 through No. 13 quit, maybe we can do...

Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 21, 2014 10:58 am

Dana’s Response To Aldo’s Pay Gripes: ‘Jose Aldo’s Pay Is Up To Jose Aldo’

“Everyone needs to make more money. A guy like Jose Aldo, he’s the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world for two rounds, and then he starts to slide off. Here’s the reality. Our champions are our pay-per-view partners. How many pay-per-views you sell, how much you sell, you get a piece of the action. Yeah,...

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

Jun 21, 2014 10:16 am

Dana White: Cain Velasquez Is The Next GSP Level Star

“Cain Velasquez, too, we’re literally riding him down to Mexico. I wouldn’t even go to Mexico without Cain Velasquez. Cain Velasquez is a huge star, too. When you have an entire country that’s going to follow and support you, there’s nothing bigger than that. You can argue it’s Jon Jones, it’s Ronda (Rousey), they don’t...

Jun 21, 2014 9:59 am

Paul Daley: ‘I’m ready to go back to the UFC’

“I’ve got things in place where if the UFC is ready to have me, I’m ready to go back. My BAMMA contract is up in December. I have a few people working on my behalf, very influential people. Glenn Robinson from Blackzilians, Rashad Evans’ manager, Michael Johnson’s manager; he’s been working on my behalf and...

Jun 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Dana White: ‘I Just Can’t Forgive Paul Daley For What He Did’

“He (Paul Daley) obviously wants to be back. I just have a hard time with it. Since we’ve been here, and as far as I know in UFC history, no fighter has ever punched another fighter in the face when a fight was over. I just can’t forgive that.” In a recent talk with UFC.COM,...

Jun 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Dana White: ‘Wanderlei Silva is Very Wrong’

“I’m not the athletic commission, but I think he’s very wrong. I think he’s in big trouble. You can not run away from a test. You can’t do it, and it sets a very bad precedent. He would have been better off taking the test and testing positive than running from the test. But I’m...

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

Jun 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Mike Tyson Draws On Sleeping Dana White

Dana White learned a hard lesson today, don’t fall asleep on a plane while Mike Tyson is around. The boxing legend took a sharpie and had some fun with the sleeping UFC President. Check it out below.

Jun 17, 2014 4:59 pm

Confused Dana White Forced From Plane Seat

Boxing legend Mike Tyson took a flight on Dana White’s private jet today, and managed to punk the UFC President, forcing him to give up his seat mid-flight. Check out Dana’s Instagram post below.

Jun 17, 2014 9:16 am

Jon Jones Laughs Off His Controversial Instagram Posts

Several weeks ago during the period where Jon Jones hadn’t signed the contract for a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson he posted a video on Instagram that was directed at the people trash talking him. “Asking for an undefeated Olympic wrestler and Strikeforce champion makes me somehow a coward. How ’bout the fact that I beat...

Jun 16, 2014 4:53 pm

Tito Ortiz: Dana White Is Like A Chick

Dana White and Tito Ortiz have a long documented dislike for each other, and the saga continued recently on Submission radio when Tito began talking about his friendship with the UFC President. “He’s like a chick, man. He’s like a chick who has a crush, and will never leave me alone, or he’s trying to...

Jun 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Jones On Gustafsson Rematch: UFC Tried ‘Bullying Technique’

Jon Jones joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss his upcoming rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, as well as how he didn’t like the way the UFC got him to accept contract for a rematch. “I just kind of identified it with being a like strong-arm technique on their part, trying to get fans...

Jun 16, 2014 9:48 am

PHOTO | Shaq Trains With Royce Gracie: ‘Dana White I’m Ready’

Shaquille O’neal joined former UFC champion Royce Gracie for some Jiu-Jitsu training this past weekend and captured the moment on his official Instagram. What do you think PENNation? Would you like to see Shaq make an Octagon appearance? Sound off in the comments section.

Jun 16, 2014 8:29 am

White: ‘Why would Sonnen ever come back?’

UFC President Dana White spoke to media members during a UFC 174 media scrum about Chael Sonnen’s retirement, as well as the potential possibility of Sonnen returning to the Octagon. “If Chael came back to me and said he wants to fight again I’d go, ‘Dude, why?; The offers that this guy gets every day...

Jun 13, 2014 12:33 pm

Dana White Calls ‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Worst Season Ever

“[TUF 19] was without a doubt the worst season and the least motivated the fighters have ever been. But I can say this, at least the fights pick up at the end.” “You can’t blame the coaches, you can’t blame this or that; you blame the guys and how bad they really wanted it. That’s...

Jun 13, 2014 6:42 am

White: ‘Wand’s Story Not Ending Well, NSAC Going To Bury Him’

“There’s no loose ends with Wanderlei. I think the Wanderlei story is not going to end well. You know how this commission is right now. Always, not just these guys, but always. When you get caught taking performance enhancing drugs you’re gone for a year, or whatever the suspension is, but it’s never good. I...

Jun 13, 2014 6:16 am

White Blasts Bellator Over False PPV Numbers, Calls Bjorn Rebney A Clown

If you ask Bellator Boss Bjorn Rebney, his promotions debut into the realm of pay-per-view exceeded expectations. Dana White, isn’t buying it. During yesterday’s media scrum (replay HERE), White explained: “It shocks me, because no [Bellator’s 120k PPV Buys didn’t happen]. Did Bjorn ever find out what the gate was? No, nobody ever got back...