Archive: Dana White

Jun 25, 2014 6:46 am

White Thinks Entire TUF 1 Cast Should Be In UFC HOF

“I think that’s a must. I think that entire season should be inducted. Without a doubt that group of people are all game changers.” “I’ve thought about the whole cast should be (in the hall of fame). Even the Canadian Jason Thacker — without the group of people that we had and the way the...

Jun 25, 2014 6:43 am

Edgar: ‘I’m supposed to win, but it’s still BJ Penn’

“It’s been a year (since last fight), so that alone gets the juices flowing. But I just don’t want to lose the third time out. The first two times, I wasn’t supposed to win. Now I’m supposed to win and I definitely don’t want to lose now.” “I think he knows this is his last...

Jun 24, 2014 2:57 pm

Cung Le Responds To Michael Bisping: “It’s On”

UFC middleweight Cung Le has been on a tour of Asia with Michael Bisping and Dana White promoting their upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night Macau at the end of Summer. During a press conference today Bisping fired some shots at Cung Le, and Le responded. MMA-in-Asia got the story. “I’m looking to match that...

Jun 24, 2014 2:24 pm

Michael Bisping Slams Cung Le

Michael Bisping and Cung Le have been on a tour of Asia promoting their Fight Night in Macau that takes place later this summer. Although the trip began in good spirits, Bisping began taking shots at Le during a press conference, and MMA-in-Asia.com got the story. “It’s always good to go face to face with...

Jun 24, 2014 2:06 pm

Metamoris To Be Added To UFC Fight Pass?

UFC President Dana White spoke to MMA-In-Asia.com while on his tour of Europe promoting UFC Macau in August about the possibility of Metamoris being added to UFC Fight Pass. “Absolutely, Metamoris is something we’d look at for Fight Pass,” Dana White exclaimed as he spoke to MMA-in-Asia, “I think people are going to be absolutely...

Jun 23, 2014 3:11 pm

Dana White Poses With Bruce Lee Statue In Hong Kong

UFC President Dana White joined Cung Le and Michael Bisping on their tour of Asia to promote the UFC as well as UFC Fight Night 48: Bisping vs. Le. In Hong Kong Dana took a minute to pose with a Bruce Lee statue.

Jun 22, 2014 3:20 pm

Jones: ‘Chael Almost Gained My Favor In Handling Of Failed Drug Test’

“I watched him on UFC Tonight. I thought he handled it very responsibly. I really admired him being vulnerable and telling the world about the situation with his wife and things like that. I’ve been very vocal about not respecting steroid users and guys who cheat. But Chael almost gained an exception with the way...

Jun 21, 2014 8:08 pm

BJ Penn Opens As Betting Underdog To Frankie Edgar

For the first time in this duo’s trilogy, Frankie Edgar is the odd’s makers pick to win against BJ Penn. The two former champs first squared off at UFC 112 back in 2010. Frankie Edgar earned a controversial decision over Penn to become the UFC’s new lightweight champion. Some called it a robbery, others a...

Jun 21, 2014 11:48 am

Hendricks Asks Dana For Chris Weidman Fight, Gets Shut Down

“I don’t know about three or four fights. You are in a very nasty division packed with talent from No. 1 to No. 13. You have a lot of housework to do before you clean out the division and talk about Chris Weidman… Hypothetically, if No. 5 through No. 13 quit, maybe we can do...

Jun 21, 2014 11:33 am

White: Wanderlei And Sonnen Are ‘Basically Ruined’ After Drug Testing Fiasco

“You’re basically ruined. Chael Sonnen had to retire. You know how much money he could have made in MMA and UFC?” “I’m pretty confident they’re going to bury him deep. I don’t know what else you could do to him, other than stone them and beat them with sticks. Financially, they’ll be destroyed with sponsors,...

Jun 21, 2014 10:58 am

Dana’s Response To Aldo’s Pay Gripes: ‘Jose Aldo’s Pay Is Up To Jose Aldo’

“Everyone needs to make more money. A guy like Jose Aldo, he’s the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world for two rounds, and then he starts to slide off. Here’s the reality. Our champions are our pay-per-view partners. How many pay-per-views you sell, how much you sell, you get a piece of the action. Yeah,...

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

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...