Archive: Dana White

Jul 3, 2014 2:51 pm

White Silences Critics: Business Has Never Been Better

UFC President Dana White spoke to Yahoo! Sports recently about the current state of the UFC, and how the business is doing exceptional, regardless of what the fans think. The UFC took some criticism after it was reported that UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov did under 250,000 PPV buys. Dana White commented on the event...

Jul 2, 2014 4:00 pm

Dana White Willing To Give Sonnen Another Chance

UFC President Dana White spoke to Heidi Fang with MMA Fight Corner to talk about Chael Sonnen being cut from the UFC, and how if Sonnen plays his cards right, the UFC President would be willing to give Sonnen another shot. Quotes come courtesy of mixedmartialarts.com “What is your stance on everything that has happened...

Jul 2, 2014 7:51 am

UFC 175 Embedded Episode 1

Leading up to UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida this Saturday, the UFC brought fight fans the first episode of its UFC 175 Embedded vlog. Check it out below:

Jul 1, 2014 9:03 pm

Dana White Says He Will ‘Push BJ Penn to retire’ If He Loses

    This Sunday at the Ultimate Fighter 19 finale BJ Penn will look to make his return to the octagon a sweet one by defeating Frankie Edgar. This fight is exciting for so many different reasons. It’s the return of “The Prodigy”, who hasn’t fought since December of 2012. It’s also a new weight...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jul 1, 2014 8:22 am

PHOTO | Dana White’s New Focus Mits

Playing on the Dana White/Tito Ortiz rivalry, a company called ‘Face it Mits’ has sent the UFC boss a sample of what they can do. You like?

Jun 30, 2014 2:26 pm

Bas Rutten: ‘Wanderlei Silva Has Forever Tarnished His Legacy’

“What is happening lately to him, it’s a shame. This is going to be a tarnish on his career. I talked about it on ‘Inside MMA’ last Friday with Dana White, I was at the offices, at the UFC offices, and you know it’s true. With the athletic commission, once you walk out while you...

Jun 27, 2014 6:57 pm

Top Ultimate Fighter Moments

The first five seasons of The Ultimate Fighter produced some classic and memorable moments. Check out the top 8 moments of the 25 highlighted in the Best of The Ultimate Fighter.

Jun 26, 2014 7:05 pm

New BJ Penn-RVCA Feature: ‘Return of the Prodigy’

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight world champion and RVCA Advocate BJ Penn talks about his upcoming fight with Frankie Edgar for the TUF 19 Finale event on July 6th. Shot and Edited by Change for Balance. Song Blues Festival by Sic Alps.

Jun 26, 2014 12:27 pm

PHOTO | Dana White Submits MMA Legend Sakuraba In Japan

UFC President Dana White, rounded out his trip overseas with a press stop in Japan. He met with several fighters while there, including MMA Legend Kazushi Sakuraba. The caption reads, This had been an amazing trip!! Got to sit down and talk to one if my favorite fighters #Sakuraba for over an hour. #ufcjapan #ufc #pride

Jun 26, 2014 5:40 am

GSP Shows Insane Strength In Latest Work Out Clip

Former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre shows off his upper body strength in this latest short clip. The Caption Reads, Even after a busy day, when I passed by the hotel gym I couldn’t resist doing some training. I love it!!! Can’t wait to get my leg back to 100%.

Jun 25, 2014 6:46 am

White Thinks Entire TUF 1 Cast Should Be In UFC HOF

“I think that’s a must. I think that entire season should be inducted. Without a doubt that group of people are all game changers.” “I’ve thought about the whole cast should be (in the hall of fame). Even the Canadian Jason Thacker — without the group of people that we had and the way the...

Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

Edgar: ‘I’m supposed to win, but it’s still BJ Penn’

“It’s been a year (since last fight), so that alone gets the juices flowing. But I just don’t want to lose the third time out. The first two times, I wasn’t supposed to win. Now I’m supposed to win and I definitely don’t want to lose now.” “I think he knows this is his last...

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 MMA-in-Asia.com 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 MMA-In-Asia.com 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....