Archive: Dana White

Jun 5, 2014 8:34 pm

Jones Relents, Signs To Fight Gustafsson In September

After a very public back-and-forth between himself and the UFC, light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has signed on the dotted line and will face Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch for the UFC’s 205-pound belt. In a statement through UFC.com, Jon Jones explained: “There was never an issue with a contract. I was traveling and finally got...

Jun 5, 2014 5:36 am

Jon Jones Meeting With UFC Today To Lockdown Next Fight

A lot of confusion will hopefully be put to rest, later this afternoon, at the UFC offices in Las Vegas. According to a report on last night’s ‘UFC Tonight’, Jon Jones and manager are ready to work a deal with the UFC brass in regards to his highly anticipated return to action. UFC on FOX...

Jun 5, 2014 5:34 am

Courage No Issue For Jones Says Coach Jackson

“Everybody is looking for a chink in his armor and they are desperate for it. They are desperate, like, ‘Please let us find something wrong with the guy.’ I’ve never heard him say, ‘I’ll never fight Gustafsson again. I’m scared.’ I’ve never seen that from him at all. I don’t really think courage is a...

Jun 5, 2014 5:10 am

Chael Sonnen: ‘Jones Should Do What’s Right, Fight Gustafsson’

Last night, on UFC Tonight, Chael P. Sonnen gave his take on the UFC’s complicated light-heavyweight title picture. Chael praised his former opponent in Jones, calling him the ‘baddest dude on the planet’. But the ‘UFC Tonight’ host also put up a call-to-action, saying Jon should take the Gustafsson fight. Check it: “You can call...

Jun 5, 2014 5:01 am

D.C. Willing To Postpone Knee Surgery For Title Shot

During yesterday’s edition of ‘UFC Tonight’ the crew gave an update on the status of the UFC’s light-heavyweight title picture. The UFC is trying to put together a rematch between Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones, however, Jones wants a crack at Daniel Cormier. Ariel Helwani spoke on the topic during the broadcast, stating, “…I spoke...

Jun 4, 2014 5:03 pm

Dana White: ‘No Debate, Jon Jones Is The Best Fighter In The World, Pound-For-Pound’

The debate on who the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter is, is now over, according to UFC President Dana White. “It’s Jon Jones”, said the UFC Boss. “When Renan Barao was undefeated for 32 fights and nine years and everything else, there was some debate there. There’s no debate now. Jon Jones is the best pound-for-pound...

Jun 4, 2014 12:43 pm

White Rejects Jones vs. Cormier – Insists Jon Fights Gustafsson

“Gustafsson’s next in line. Even Cormier said, ‘Listen, I hope this whole things works out for me and I get the shot, but even I believe that Gustafsson deserves the next shot.’ [Gustafsson is] the No. 1 contender, he’s waited for this rematch and [Cormier] even agrees. It’s just one of those things that sucks,...

Jun 3, 2014 3:15 pm

Jon Jones Blasts Haters Then Deletes Video: It’s My Career, Not Yours (VIDEO)

Jon Jones has been on the receiving end of much criticism lately for refusing to sign the contract to fight Alexander Gustafsson. The champ has been fairly quiet about it besides asking to fight Daniel Cormier instead of The Mauler. A short while ago Jones posted the following video on Instagram, then deleted it. Not...

Jun 2, 2014 4:50 pm

Dana White Banned by Palms Casino Again

UFC President Dana White has been banned by the Palms casino according the to Las Vegas Review Journal. The Palms banned him after Dana beat them for (nearly $2 million), and they asked me not to play anymore.” Dana announced this during UFC Embedded, and said the following to Las Vegas Review Journal writer Norm...

Jun 2, 2014 4:23 pm

Dana White: Chael Sonnen Could Run the UFC One Day

Dana White spoke to Media members in Berlin recently, and one of the topics that was brought up was who Dana thought would make a good replacement for when he decides he’s burned out and has enough being the UFC President. “I think Chael would be fantastic,” White said. “The thing is with Chael, though,...

Jun 2, 2014 10:23 am

Dana White Discusses Ultimate Fighter World Cup

Dana White has always had high hopes for The Ultimate Fighter, and now it seems there is something big on the horizon. During a pre-fight media scrum Dana White talked about his dream for an Ultimate Fighter World Cup, and how that dream is close to being a reality. “Garry [Cook] and I were talking...

Jun 2, 2014 10:06 am

Dana White Addresses Joe Rogan Fighting In UFC And More

The MMA community has been abuzz with rumors of longtime UFC commentator, Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, and amateur TaeKwonDo champion Joe Rogan potentially fighting in the UFC. Dana White also addressed rumors that he got Ronda Rousey pregnant. The UFC President spoke on the topics during UFC Fight Night 41’s pre-fight media scrum. “It came from...

Jun 2, 2014 9:46 am

Dana White Doesn’t Know Why Jon Jones Hasn’t Signed Gustafsson Contract

UFC President Dana White spoke about the status of Jon Jones’ rematch with Alexander Gustafsson in Berlin recently after Gustafsson posted on his official Facebook account saying Jones had yet to sign the contract for their bout. “You gotta ask Jon Jones that, I don’t know. I don’t like it, I don’t like it at...

Jun 2, 2014 5:20 am

Dana White: ‘Ask Anyone, Randy Couture Is Not A Good Guy’

“I don’t ever fault someone for trying to better their life. It’s how you handle it. Rich Franklin’s a man. He called us up. Said ‘I wanted to talk to your guys.’ He came in, he sat down. “Never in the history of me being here will you hear a story about where a guy...

May 28, 2014 5:14 am

Dana White Breaks Down The UFC’s Welterweight Pecking Order

  The UFC just announced a massive welterweight fight slated for July 26, 2014 in San Jose, California. Yes, Matt brown will face off against fellow knockout artist Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12. Fans are already going nuts about this fight and Dana White made it even better when he announced that the...

May 28, 2014 5:08 am

Rockhold: ‘Vitor’s been dirty his whole career’

“I don’t believe anything the guy says and I don’t believe he’s clean,” said Rockhold. “I think he’s been dirty his whole career. I’m going to go out there and say that. Whatever. I’m going to be myself. I’m tired of holding back. I’m going to be real. The real MMA fans know what’s going...

May 23, 2014 11:00 am

Dana White Profiled By Prestigious U.S. Media Outlet & It Doesn’t Look Good

The Washington Post, one of our country’s most prestigious media outlets recently did a profile on UFC president Dana White. Here’s an excerpt: Interviewer Ariel Helwani just asked Chuck Liddell whether he would want to fight Jon Jones, who’s 18 years younger than the retired MMA legend. The broadcast is Internet-only at this point, a...

May 23, 2014 9:43 am

White: ‘Vitor Belfort Drug Test Results Absolutely Irrelevant’

“I think it’s all going to work out. I’m telling you, the whole Vitor thing, you guys know. Vitor drives me nuts, but Vitor has gotten a bad rap on this whole thing. He’s gotten a bad rap.” “When he showed up in Nevada the thing that was bad about that is he showed up...

May 23, 2014 8:00 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White & Tito Ortiz Engage In Twitter Beef

TWITTER BEEF! It’s out favorite way to gossip and talk trash. Today we have a new rant from Tito Ortiz and the UFC President Dana White. On the heels of White saying Tito can stay in the UFC Hall-of-Famer, Tito took to twitter to address the issue. Check it: @DanaWhite on @TitoOrtiz's @UFC Hall of...

May 22, 2014 8:16 am

Dana White: If Nick Diaz wants to come out and fight Brown, I’d do that fight

UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown (19-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) is coming off a thrilling “Fight of the night” performance that saw him TKO Erick Silva in the third-round of their main event brawl earlier this month in Cincinnati. Since earning his seventh consecutive octagon win, “The Immortal” has received call-outs from a handful of fighters, most...

May 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Dana White Not Interested In Nate’s Offer, Wants Nick Diaz vs. Matt Brown

Earlier this week Nathan Diaz came out and offered up his services against Matt Brown. Brown had previously called out the older Diaz, who is not currently fighting, so Nate thought it was appropriate to fight for his brother. Seems like a fun fight, but Dana White is not interested. “We never even considered that...

May 21, 2014 12:28 pm

Rich Franklin Once Prayed To Get Out Of Fighting Anderson Silva – True Story!

“I was fighting in Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. A sold-out crowd, and 20,000 people were there. Electricity in the air. I was sitting backstage as usual. I’m nervous. I actually prayed to God, ‘If you could please make the lights go out, that would be great.’ That’s a true story. That’s not a joke....