Archive: Dana White

May 2, 2014 12:34 pm

White Says UFC, Not Boxing Will Get First Crack At New Vegas Arena

The good folks over at MGM are building a new Las Vegas Arena with a $375 Million price tag attached to it. A who’s who of promoters will no doubt be vying for a chance to host the first event in the venue, but UFC President Dana White says that designation has already been promised...

May 1, 2014 11:16 am

VIDEO | The TUF 20 Girls Are Here, Fighters Enjoying A Night Out

With the Ultimate Fighter Season 20 nearly underway, the top 115 pound female fighters will all rally for a shot in the tournament final and a chance at UFC gold. In a recent video uploaded by Tecia Torres, we can see some of the ladies selected to partake in the show. Gilbert Melendez and Anthony...

Apr 30, 2014 2:20 pm

Tito Ortiz: ‘Maybe the steroids are getting to Dana’s head’

“Maybe the steroids are getting to his head, I don’t know. Maybe from the first time we sparred, back in 2001, when I first started boxing, he thought we had good matches. Now, 13 years later, he thinks he could actually beat me, but hey, he’s confident and you can’t knock a guy for that....

Apr 30, 2014 1:52 pm

Dana White: No Superfights For Jon Jones

“Jon Jones has Gustafsson, possibly Cormier if he wins that fight (against Dan Henderson). He’s got a lot of guys lined up still. “The other thing is, Jon Jones is 26 years old. As he continues to get older, he will have a harder and harder time making 205, which would eventually probably force him...

Apr 30, 2014 11:30 am

VIDEO | Behind The Scenes: TUF 20 Tryouts

The Ultimate Fighter season 20 tryouts from Palace Station in Las Vegas featuring all strawweight women. Interviews with Roxanne Modafferi, Miesha Tate, Heather Jo Clark, Angela Hill, Jocelyn and Jillian Lybarger, Helen Harper and footage of the auditions featuring Jessica Penne, Lisa Ellis, Michelle Ould, Aisling Daly, Chelsea Bailey, Jennifer Liou, Randa Markos and more.

Apr 29, 2014 5:43 pm

Michael Johnson: Grant is milking his injury

The UFC’s #3 ranked lightweight T.J. Grant (21-5 MMA, 8-3 UFC) has been out of action for almost a year now due to lingering symptoms from a concussion he suffered in mid-2013. Grant’s current #3 ranking apparently doesn’t sit well with fellow UFC lightweight Michael Johnson, enough so that “The Menace” actually tweeted to UFC...

Apr 29, 2014 12:04 pm

Dana White: ‘I Will Box Tito Ortiz And Win Easy’

UFC President Dana White will likely never get over his grudge against former light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz. Just as recent as this weekend, the UFC’s beef with Tito spilled over on the UFC 172 broadcast when they excluded his win record from some stats. Now, going even further, Dana White, the UFC president, took to...

Apr 29, 2014 11:47 am

VIDEO | TUF 20 tryouts: Dana White media scrum

UFC President Dana White talks about the historic 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter which will include an all-female strawweight cast and from which the division’s first champion will emerge.

Apr 28, 2014 2:51 pm

Dana White on “Hilarious” Vitor’s Plan For Return: “He’s fooling himself”

Saturday we heard from former UFC champion Vitor Belfort, and he told us he was ready to fight and finally clean of TRT. “I did all the tests that Nevada requires,” Belfort said. Now, during his UFC 172 post-fight scrum, Dana White addressed Vitor’s statements, and he isn’t too impressed. Check it: “He’s gotta solve...

Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Jon Jones: Dana’s no sensei, so whatever

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to defend his title against Glover Teixeira tomorrow night at UFC 172 in Baltimore. After a long day full of media obligations, Jones sat down with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and asked the journalist for some different questions. Helwani obliged, noting that UFC president Dana White had recently made the case that...

Apr 25, 2014 11:19 am

Jake Shields: ‘UFC Release Not A Big Deal’

Following his recent and surprising UFC release, Top 10 welterweight, Jake Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. In a recent interview with sherdog.com, Jake confirmed his intentions to stay at welterweight and thinks a title shot should be in his near future. “I was a little bit annoyed and a little...

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 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 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 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...