Archive: Dana White

Mar 22, 2014 10:41 am

Cyborg: ‘Ronda Knows Carano Would Be An Easy Fight’

“I wasn’t surprised because I knew how tough is for Gina to go down to 135, so (this fight) would need to be a catchweight. Gina Carano is a great athlete and I’d happy if she returns to MMA, doesn’t matter if it’s against Ronda. But she hasn’t fought since 2009. Her last fight was...

Mar 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Dana White: No Cyborg Deal, No Carano Deal, Not Interested In Holly Holm

The list of female title challengers got shorter this evening following UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. Since Ronda’s quick win over Sarah McMann last month, rumors have tied her to everyone from Holly Holm to Gina Carano. UFC on FOX correspondent, Ariel Helwani, cleared the air during tonight’s broadcast. Here’s what he said: “I...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...


Mar 17, 2014 6:03 pm

PHOTO | Thiago Silva Back Training… With House Arrest Anklet On

Thiago Silva was released from jail ten days ago under the conditions of house arrest. While free, the former UFC light-heavyweight contender, is apparently allowed to return to work and train with his team at the Blackzilian HQ in Miami. Rashad Evans sent out the image (above) of the fighting team through his instagram over...

Mar 17, 2014 6:17 am

Dana White not sure who’s next for Johny Hendricks

Not since 2008 have we had a new UFC welterweight champion, and now that the title has been awarded to a new face, it seems that everyone in the welterweight division is gunning even harder for a shot at UFC gold. However, it appears that finding a worthy opponent for the newly crowned Johny Hendricks...

Mar 14, 2014 12:22 pm

Dana White: Carlos Condit not guaranteed a title shot if victorious at UFC 171

Just last week, UFC officials annoucned that if Carlos Condit emerged victorious in his upcoming UFC 171 bout opposite Tyrone Woodley, he would be granted a title shot for his efforts. However, that is no longer the case according to UFC President Dana White, who promptly ‘nixed’ the idea during the UFC 171 media scrum. Here’s...

Mar 14, 2014 11:20 am

Dana White: Sonnen vs. Silva still not official

By Evan Stoumbelis The ongoing drama between “The American Gangster” Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva continued this week during Dana White’s UFC 171 pre-fight media scrum. Dana told reporters that the fight between the TUF 3 Brazil coaches was still not set in stone. “Yeah,” White affirmed when asked on Thursday if...

Mar 14, 2014 7:42 am

Dana White: I know for a fact that GSP will return

By Evan Stoumbelis It has been nearly 5 months since we’ve seen former welterweight kingpin Georges “Rush” St-Pierre in the octagon. After his controversial split decision win over Johny Hendricks, GSP decided he would step away from the sport for an indefinite period of time. We didn’t know if GSP would return. He was taking...

Mar 13, 2014 6:08 pm

Dana White Scheduled To Meet With Holly Holm At UFC 171

So, remember when Joe Rogan went on a radio station and said that there was going to be a “huge announcement” regarding Ronda Rousey and WMMA? Well according to UFC boss, Dana White, there actually isn’t one. White spoke with the media on Thursday in Dallas, prior to this Saturday’s UFC 171. White said, “There’s...

Mar 10, 2014 2:52 pm

Cyborg: ‘Rousey is running from me’

“This makes me laugh. The focus always gets put on the wrong person. Why do the UFC guys talk bad about me? Because she’s running from me. I’ve been saying for a long time we can do this fight at 145 or 140, but that’s not an option. But it’s OK for her to fight...

Mar 8, 2014 3:13 pm

UFC Fight Night 37 Bonuses: Gustaffson Doubles Up, Two More Take Home $50k

After a great afternoon of fights on UFC Fight Pass, three fighters picked up bonus money for their efforts in London. The Fight of the Night Award went to main event fighters Alexander Gustaffson and Jimi Manuwa, who put on an exciting, fast paced fight that ended in the second frame, when Gustafsson connected with...

Mar 8, 2014 9:16 am

Dana White Doesn’t Care If TRT Users Retire

By Evan Stoumbelis Even after it’s ban TRT is still making headlines. Chael Sonnen said in an interview recently that he may have to give up MMA as a result of the ban on TRT because he needs it to function in his everyday life. This was in line with what Dr. Neil Goodman said...

Mar 7, 2014 3:52 pm

UFC Boss Confirms That Gina Carano Is Currently Under UFC Contract

  Earlier this week, Joe Rogan came out talking about big announcements for women’s MMA and Ronda Rousey. He just wouldn’t give any details. Now during today’s media event in London, the Dana White talked about the rumors that Carano would be returning to action against Ronda Rousey: “…I have literally avoided every conversation about...

Mar 7, 2014 2:32 pm

Thiago Silva Released From Jail

Over a month ago now, former UFC light-heavyweight fighter Thiago Silva, was jailed after a very scary domestic incident between his wife, her lover, and himself. After originally being denied bond, Silva’s legal team was able to get the fighter released on house arrest and as a result he paid a $25,000 bond fee and...

Mar 6, 2014 12:22 pm

California Latest To Announce ‘Total Ban of TRT’

Nevada, Brazil and now the wonderful state of California have all decided to take a firm stance and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in combat sports. We learned of this latest development in a release from the commission: “The California State Athletic Commission fully supports the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s decision to eliminate...

Mar 6, 2014 11:16 am

Dana White Doesn’t Deny Rousey vs. Carano Fight Rumors

Earlier this week we learned that the UFC has big plans and an even bigger announcement coming up for the female division and Ronda Rousey. It’s supposed to be a ‘game changer‘. Rumors have been circulating since this announcement that Gina Carano is looking to return to action and could get in there with Rousey...

Mar 3, 2014 10:51 am

Belfort’s Official Apology To Fans

“I want to apologize to all my fans that have been let down by the news of me not competing in the title fight against Chris Weidman. I wanted nothing more than to go and compete for the belt. As you all know, I have been doing a legal treatment approved by every commission I...

Mar 3, 2014 10:44 am

QUICK TWITT | Bisping Blasts “Cheating, Scumbag, Hypocrite” Belfort For Cheating On TRT

In the eyes of many, Vitor Belfort has been cheating his way to a title shot while using Testosterone Replacement Therapy. However, Belfort’s use of the controversial therapy was completely inline with the rules and regulations. Was the Brazilian getting an edge over his competition? Michael Bisping sounds off on twitter about the subject. Check...

Mar 2, 2014 8:36 pm

Belfort Needs 90 Days To Transition Off TRT

Last week the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy in their jurisdiction and shortly after Brazil and the UFC followed suit. The next day Vitor Belfort was removed from his title fight against Chris Weidman and he was replaced by Lyoto Machida. According to Vitor, the UFC promised him the...

Feb 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Brazil Commission Bans TRT Too

The Comissão Atlética Brasileira, the governing body who sanctions MMA down south, has decided to follow in Nevada’s footsteps and ban the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy. Dan Henderson will be the last athlete to use the treatment in Brazil. It took Brazil’s commission less than 24-hours to render their decision to ban the controversial...

Feb 27, 2014 6:15 pm

White On TRT Ban: ‘We Follow Nevada’

After today’s announcement of the ground breaking decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to ban testosterone replacement therapy outright, Brett Okamoto, of ESPN, reached out to UFC president Dana White via Twitter and received the following reply: “Dana White via text: It’s a great day in the sport! I applaud NSAC. TRT needed to...

Feb 27, 2014 6:02 pm

UFC Supports Today’s Ruling By NSAC To Ban TRT

UFC President Dana White issued a statement regarding the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “The Ultimate Fighting Championship fully supports the decision made today by the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the immediate termination of therapeutic use exemptions (TUE) for testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). We believe our athletes should compete based...

Feb 27, 2014 5:07 pm

Matt Riddle: ‘Dana is a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT’

“Honestly, he just can’t help himself. Unfortunately, we have a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT as the president of the UFC. When he sees a dude like me, who is 28 and all I do is rip tubes and kick ass, maybe some part of him doesn’t like me. I don’t know why,...

Feb 27, 2014 10:47 am

Dana White: ‘TRT Ruins Good Fighters, It Needs To Go’

“When you really break it down and look at it – it’s science. As you get older, your testosterone starts to get lower, science has figured out a way to get it back up to even. “But like in all things when money is involved, people will find ways to cheat. And even though this...

Feb 27, 2014 10:19 am

Overeem Still Injured, Unsure Of Return

UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem disappointed fight fans when he turned down two recent opportunities to face off with former champion, Junior dos Santos. UFC President Dana White told us that ‘The Reem’ was “literally running from Dos Santo’s, while Alistair pointed to a rib injury that is the actual culprit for his turning down of...