Archive: Dana White

Apr 24, 2014 4:53 pm

QUICK TWITT | Dana White welcomes back Andrei Arlovski

UFC president Dana White recently took to twitter to announce that former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski (21-10 MMA) has re-signed with the promotion. @danawhite: “Welcome back Andrei Arlovski!” Arlovski has put together an impressive 6-1, 1 no contest, record over his past eight outings. “The Pit Bull’s” most recent win came over Andreas Kraniotakes, whom he defeated via TKO...

Apr 24, 2014 3:00 pm

White Defends Rousey, Blasts Cyborg Over Her Looks

Birds of a feather… While attending today’s media event in Baltimore, UFC President Dana White discussed Cris Cyborg, Ronda Rousey and the trend of call-outs, insults, and challenges going back and forth between the two. Once again, Marc Raimondi of FOX Sports, Tweeted from the scene: Dana White compares Ronda calling Cyborg an it with...

Apr 24, 2014 11:01 am

Dana White: The UFC Has Been Cleaned Of PED’s

Fresh off the suspension of Dennis Siver for banned substances and the UFC is already crying, VICTORY! With the war on Performance Enhancers waged, UFC President Dana White told ESPN yesterday that his company has been cleaned of this problem, proclaiming victory in the war on PED’s. Check it: “You know, PEDs have been cleaned...

Apr 23, 2014 11:07 am

Dana Lectures Sonnen And Silva For Brawl, Kicks Dida Off TUF Show

Last week, we watched Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen come to blows on the Ultimate Fighter: Brazil set. And no matter how you feel about the confrontation, or who was to blame for it, we all knew that Dana White would have a thing or two to say about the melee. And – being the...

Apr 21, 2014 6:28 am

Jake Shields Responds To UFC Release

“I was definitely a little surprised, especially coming off some big wins, guys in the top-10, main events. I definitely didn’t think they’d drop me after one loss. But, you know, I had a terrible performance. I certainly didn’t feel like I fought like myself that night. But, given that it was one performance, you...

Apr 20, 2014 8:57 pm

Dana White: Carano Deserves Rousey Fight On Day One

“I’m confident that we will (sign her) but we’ll see what happens. Until we have a deal, we’re not even thinking about anything. I feel like it’s going to happen, but crazier shit has happened. Wait till you guys here what this girl has to say. It’s absolutely fascinating talking to her. I don’t ever...

Apr 20, 2014 12:24 pm

Travis Browne Suffers Broken Hand, Possible Broken Rib

Travis Browne suffered some heavy damage in his fight with Fabricio Werdum. According to Dana White in the post-fight press conference, Browne has a broken hand, as well as possibly having a broken rib. Browne wasn’t present at the press-conference, instead being taken straight to the hospital for treatment. Despite the injuries, Browne was able...

Apr 18, 2014 9:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Head Coach BJ Penn Talks TUF 19, Episode 1

UFC legend BJ Penn made his return to The Ultimate Fighter this past Wednesday. Penn, who is coaching against Frankie Edgar on TUF: 19, was a coach on the shows 5th season back in 2007. The former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion recently spoke about this seasons premiere episode and how he felt about returning...

Apr 18, 2014 11:21 am

White to Diaz Brothers: ‘You better play the game before the bus passes you by’

The Diaz brothers are not known for being shy about their feelings or their wants. In fact, there always seems to be some sort of issue between them and the UFC, whether it’s about getting higher-level fights or a higher pay grade. UFC President Dana White recently spoke about his feelings regarding the Diaz brothers...

Apr 17, 2014 3:32 pm

VIDEO | UFC Boss: ‘I’m ‘very confident’ Carano will come back’

Following last night’s TUF Finale event, UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports that he believes Gina Carano will return to Mixed Martial Arts. “Gina [Carano] and I had a good meeting. I’m very confident that she does want to come back and she does want to fight. We do not have a deal but...

Apr 17, 2014 3:25 pm

Gina Carano’s Strikeforce contract expires in June, UFC still interested

UFC President Dana White met with former Strikeforce title challenger Gina Carano last week to discuss her potential return to mixed martial arts. The meeting did not produce a future bout or a new contract, but the Zuffa fight boss told reporters at the ‘TUF Nations Finale’ that “Conviction” could still be octagon bound: “She wants to...

Apr 17, 2014 2:28 pm

Dana White Wants To See ‘Big Nog’ Retire

  By Evan Stoumbelis Last week fight fans saw MMA legend Antonio Nogueira get knocked out by Roy Nelson in Abu Dhabi (Replay HERE) at UFC Fight Night 39 on Fight Pass. Immediately after the bout Dana said he was “Blown up by media guys” wanting to know what was next for the former interim heavyweight...

Apr 17, 2014 2:23 pm

White: Wanderlai Silva Injured Back In TUF Brazil Brawl

By Evan Stoumbelis According to UFC President Dana White Wanderlei Silva injured his back in the fight he had with Chael Sonnen on the set of a TUF Brazil episode which aired last week. “What happened was Wanderlei got hurt in that fight. He got double legged on the concrete and he hurt his back....

Apr 17, 2014 2:14 pm

Dana White Talks Diaz Brothers: This Will Be A Sad Story When We Look Back

By Evan Stoumbelis Last night, UFC President Dana White touched on (during his post-fight media scrum) the interesting situation he finds himself in with two of MMA’s most popular fighters, the Diaz Brothers. After Gilbert Melendez renegotiated his UFC contract, fellow teammate Nate Diaz unsuccessfully tried to do the same thing. Shortly after that Nick...

Apr 16, 2014 11:09 pm

‘TUF 19: Penn vs. Edgar’ Episode 1 Recap

The show begins with a brief introduction of the two coaches, Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn. The coaches are respectful to each other; Penn explains that he bears no ill-will towards Edgar, and that he’s just happy to be able to fight him again. Edgar is also happy to fight Penn again, and looks forward...

Apr 14, 2014 9:33 pm

Dana White Explains The Will Chope Release

“It seems like a great guy and he’s got his stuff together, but a few years ago he didn’t sound like such a great guy. You put your hands on your girlfriend or your wife and you’re accused of it. You beat her three times or whatever you did, that’s a tough one to overcome.”...

Apr 14, 2014 4:57 pm

Miesha Tate: ‘Carano Should Have To Go Through Me For Ronda Fight’

“There’s no way. I think there’s no way that would be fair or right. I don’t think anybody in their right mind would say that would be fair. I would love the opportunity to fight Gina. If she’s gonna make a comeback, I think anybody that wants to get to Ronda, I think that they...

Apr 14, 2014 4:37 pm

Carmouche Doesn’t Think Carano Would Last 10 Seconds With Rousey

There’s been a lot of talk around the MMA world about a return of the former queen, Gina Carano. Ronda Rousey and Dana White, the UFC president, have stated that with a return, Carano would be placed in an immediate title situation. Former title challenger, Liz Carmouche is calling, BS, and doesn’t think the former...

Apr 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Bellator Boss Shuts Down Dana – Ronda Not MMA’s Top Star

Before her crushing defeat over Sarah McMann, UFC President Dana White called, Ronda Rousey MMA’s biggest star. While her pay-per-view numbers, still leave room for improvement, her ability to land leading roles in major motion pictures is a feat not easily matched. Still though, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s CEO, isn’t buying it: “I would never want...

Apr 10, 2014 6:50 pm

White Says Carano Deserves Title Shot

The reality of Gina Carano facing Ronda Rousey is inching closer and closer to reality. While Rousey told MMAJunkie that she thinks it would be the best fight for women’s MMA, White also said on Wednesday that Carano has a champion’s mentality. White said that if the fight would happen, it would have to occur...

Apr 10, 2014 6:14 pm

Three Reasons Nick Diaz Deserves To Get Paid

UFC president Dana White recently talked about a failed attempt at getting welterweight, Nick Diaz, back into the cage. White said that he contacted Diaz and offered him a fight with Hector Lombard, but Diaz did not respond saying if he accepted it or not. The elder Diaz brother then gave his side of the...

Apr 10, 2014 9:13 am

Nate Diaz Has A Point – Is Asking The UFC For A Raise Wrong?

Rod Tidwell is a fictional NFL player from the movie “Jerry Maguire.” In the film, Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding, Jr., has one of the more iconic moments in the history of sports movies when he screams into a phone, “Show me the money!” On the other end of the line is Tom Cruise, who...

Apr 10, 2014 8:28 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Missed His Chance At ‘Justin Bieber Money’

The UFC operates to its own set of morals and principles, which is why so many mega-stars leave their ranks with a sour taste in their mouth. Nate Diaz recently came out with a decent rant about fighter pay, asking once again for a pay increase or a release. To that the UFC boss denied...