Archive: Dana White

May 21, 2014 6:10 am

UFC Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 2

On UFC Embedded episode #2 of 7, Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson both spend personal time with their families before packing their bags and heading out on a promotional media tour. The same day, UFC President Dana White flies to LA to be honored as a sports visionary. UFC Embedded is a new, behind-the-scenes video...

May 20, 2014 1:17 pm

Dana White Squashes 10 Year Beef With Ken Shamrock

UFC President Dana White and former UFC champ Ken Shamrock have had a long and very public rivalry for the past several years. Now TMZ is reporting that the feud between the two is over. Check it: Both Dana and Ken confirm to TMZ Sports … they spoke on the phone earlier today and hashed...

May 16, 2014 7:48 pm

Nate Diaz: ‘I Want The Matt Brown Fight’

  “I want the Matt Brown fight. That’s what I’m looking for. I’m trying to fight the baddest motherfuckers out there. I’m not trying to fight some lame ass fighter that they’re trying to build off of me. “My brother is retired. So if this guy wants to fight a Diaz, he’s got to fight...

May 15, 2014 9:47 am

Dana White’s Top 5 UFC Fights Do Not Include Brown vs. Silva

Last night on FOX Sports 1 the UFC Tonight crew gave viewers a list of Dana White’s top 5 UFC First rounds. After much talk about the Brown vs. Silva fight, many expected the UFC boss to at least include last Saturday’s main event on his list, but it didn’t make the cut. Here’s who...

May 14, 2014 8:18 pm

QUICK TWITT: Dana White Blocks Tim Sylvia on Twitter

By Evan Stoumbelis Tim Sylvia hasn’t fought for the UFC since 2008 when he lost to Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. However that hasn’t stopped the 3-time champ from campaigning to get on the UFC’s Fight Night 47 card in his hometown of Maine. Apparently Sylvia’s call to arms via Twitter was too much for Dana White,...

May 14, 2014 2:05 pm

Belfort Plans On Easy License In Nevada

“…What I want now is get licenses in every state because the UFC is a global company, and I want to fight whenever there’s a fight. If I need a license to fight in Mars, I’m ready. We’re going to contact [the NSAC], as we’re going to contact every other state commission. I’m focused on...

May 14, 2014 5:00 am

Dana White: Jon Jones is #1P4P, Barao is #2

With Anderson Silva out of the picture, there’s a debate about who the world’s most dangerous man is, pound-for-pound. According to UFC President Dana White, that designation has been secured by Jon Jones following his seventh straight title defense against Glover Teixeira. His words: (Via MMAjunkie.com) “I love watching Renan Barao fight; I’m a big...

May 13, 2014 8:12 pm

UFC 172 Medical Suspensions Report: Glover, Benavidez, More Out With Indefinite Terms

Last month’s UFC 172 saw Jon Jones defend his UFC light-heavyweight title for a record seventh time. As a result of that dominance, his latest opponent, Glover Teixeira has been benched by the Maryland State Athletic Commission for an indefinite period for excessive head blows and lacerations. Several other fighter’s on the April 26 fight...

May 12, 2014 3:26 pm

Diaz Rep: ‘All We Want Is A Conversation With The UFC And They Said No’

“We asked to sit down and have a conversation about our contract and they said no. So we said OK, then we’ll sit out and wait until you know, something changes. We’re just kinda all in limbo. Hopefully we’ll sit down and have a productive conversation. So far, all of our interaction has been through...

May 12, 2014 1:10 pm

White Not Concerned With Nick & Nate Diaz – “The World Moved On”

“The thing that’s sad about it: I like them. And I used to have a really good relationship with Nate, but fighting or any other sport, it isn’t a profession. It isn’t a job. It’s an opportunity. It’s an opportunity to make money. It’s an opportunity to achieve great things in a short window of...

May 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Dana White: ‘I don’t see Bellator as competition’

“It’s one of those things. Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork (Bjorn Rebney) has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention. Screaming for attention. Talking about New York and the union and he’s...

May 11, 2014 11:58 am

Erick Silva Receives Clear Bill of Health after Brutal Beating from Matt Brown

Erick Silva was carried out of the octagon on a gurney and there was some concern from Dana White that he had suffered a concussion along with a broken jaw. Luckily, that is not the case. Dana White released a tweet earlier this morning that Erick Silva received a clear bill of health and he...

May 11, 2014 9:59 am

Dana White: Brock Lesnar Called and Begged Me to Convince Pat Barry to Retire

Pat Barry’s devastating knockout loss at ‘GLORY 16: Denver’ has more than just fans concerned for him. Dana White stated during the post fight press conference that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar called and begged White to convince Barry to retire. “Brock Lesnar called me and begged me to make him retire… He said...

May 10, 2014 11:21 pm

Dana White: This Win Puts Matt Brown in Fights with Title Contenders

Matt Brown defeated Erick Silva this past Saturday in one of the best televised fights in UFC history. During his post-fight speech, Brown let it be known that he wants to be next in line to face Johny Hendricks for his UFC Welterweight Championship. He asked those in attendance to convince Dana White and they...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 8, 2014 11:02 am

Dana White: ‘I don’t read the internet’

“I found that our fans are going to bitch about everything. We know what fights people want to see. We have different types of fights, ones that hard-core MMA fans are into, and then fights that break through, that spill over into main stream that people will PPV to see. (On knowing what people want...

May 7, 2014 8:30 pm

Dana White Explains Grant and Diaz Ranking Removals

“Everyone is talking about Nate Diaz being removed and so has TJ Grant, for inactivity. Early on we let Dominick Cruz hold the title for as long as we did. But it’s unfair for the guys who are staying active. When you have a guy like TJ Grant and they have an injury, that’s pretty...

May 7, 2014 8:25 pm

UFC Boss: ‘How Long We Going To Play This Game With Diaz’

UFC President Dana White stopped by ‘UFC Tonight’ this evening and cleared the air on several topics in Mixed Martial Arts, including the removal of Nate Diaz from the UFC rankings. White, who explained that inactivity is to blame, is under fire from the media who say that just isn’t so. Dana defends, “You know how...

May 7, 2014 2:35 pm

Belfort Cleared To Fight In Brazil

Top UFC middleweight, Vitor Belfort recently declared he was clean of TRT and ready to fight. CABMMA, Brazil’s athletic commission recently told MMAFighting.com that Belfort was welcome to fight inside their territory and would receive the same treatment and testing as any other MMA fighter. Check it: “He can fight here, no problem, but he...

May 6, 2014 10:52 am

Tecia Torres: ‘I’m going to win TUF 20’

“I am going to win this season. Someone said you need a humble cockiness, and I think that’s what best describes me. I don’t think I’m better than anybody, but when I go out there, I perform well and use everything to my advantage. I use my size to my advantage, I use my quickness...

May 5, 2014 6:05 pm

Vitor: ‘I Feel Like An Animal Off TRT’

“Whoever has the belt will be my next opponent. That’s a fact. I feel like an animal. The Holy Spirit gives me everything I need. I’m training like an animal. Nobody trains harder than me. My hormone stays at 200 today, and the normal range is from 300 to 800. (TRT) raised my levels to...

May 5, 2014 10:38 am

Glover: Refs Need to Do Something About Eye Pokes

“I don’t think it was intentional, but the referee needs to start putting some pressure on who does that. I was a little afraid to close the distance and get poked in the eye again and maybe stop the fight. The second eye poke really scared me because I thought it could hurt my eye....

May 5, 2014 10:27 am

Dana White: Fans Overreacting To Jones Eye Pokes

“I mean, people are always going to go overboard with Jon Jones because they don’t like him. “It’s not just taller fighters. Jones has that range and he can do it, but lots of guys do it because that’s how you block punches. So you keep your hands open and you slap punches down. Then...