Archive: Dana White

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...

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

Dana White On Jason High’s Release: ‘It was a no brainer’

  Before this Saturdays UFC 174 event, UFC president Dana White spoke with the media about a wide range of topics. Of course, UFC Fight Night 43 came up and White addressed some of the controversies from that night. More specifically he spoke about the release of Jason High, who shoved a referee after losing...

Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

Jun 10, 2014 6:22 pm

Chael Sonnen Speaks About Failed Drug Test (Video)

Chael Sonnen took to America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to explain why he failed his drug test. Check out the full interview below. Chael Sonnen explains his positive drug test: “There is a huge distinction between illegal versus banned. These are perfectly legal substances. These are not performance-enhancing drugs. These are not anabolics. These...

Jun 10, 2014 6:16 pm

Dana White Addresses Chael Sonnen’s Failed Drug Test (Video)

UFC President Dana White joined America’s Pregame on Fox Sports 1 to discuss Chael Sonnen’s failed drug test earlier today. Check out the video of the interview as well as the quotes below: UFC president Dana White on if he was shocked by the positive drug test results: “My reaction isn’t shock. This has been...

Jun 10, 2014 6:00 pm

Ken Shamrock Is Happy To Move Forward With Dana White

Ken Shamrock and UFC President Dana White buried the hatchet recently. The Worlds Most Dangerous Man joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to discuss moving forward with Dana White. “It was just kind of the way things happened,” Shamrock said. “It has always been in the back of my mind. I kind always wanted...

Jun 8, 2014 3:11 pm

Cormier: ‘Jon Jones Isn’t Afraid Of Anyone’

“As hopeful as I was, as excited as I was, I’m still a realist. I knew the chances of it happening weren’t very big. Everything is what you make it. If I’m going to be down in the dumps, sad, disappointed, it’s going to have an overall effect in my life. It will have an...

Jun 6, 2014 12:44 pm

Cormier To Focus On Knee And Eating Good Following Jones vs. Gustafsson Booking

“Just got word Jones is fighting Gustafson again in September. So I will enjoy this brownie, spend some time with my family and get my knee fixed. It’ll all work out. We will be the champion.” In a recent posting to his Instagram, Daniel Cormier reacted to news that Jon Jones would be fighting Alexander...

Jun 6, 2014 9:58 am

Jon Jones Addresses Fans After Gustafsson Booking

Last night we learned that Jon Jones had signed to fight Alexander Gustafsson. Finally! Now the champ has released the following message to everyone who had given up faith in the pound-for-pound king. Check it: