Archive: Dana White

Feb 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Is White’s Mouth Part of the Problem With MMA legalization in NY?

Love him or hate him, Dana White often speaks his mind in a bold and brash manner. The legalization of MMA in the state of New York seems to be at a standstill and it could partly be due to the UFC president’s choice of words in the press. According to lohud.com, several prominent female...

Feb 26, 2014 2:14 pm

NSAC: We would really have to look at licensing Cris Cyborg at 135

Invicta FC Featherweight Champion, Cris Cyborg, recently made headlines when she announced her plans to drop down to 135-pounds in order to retire current UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Here is Cyborg’s official media statement that she made on Friday: “I am looking for a payday to retire you like I did Gina Carano,” said Justino. “But to show it’s...

Feb 26, 2014 8:15 am

Thiago Silva’s Bond Hearing Set For Next Week

  Next week, Thiago Silva will have one of the most important meetings of his life.   If I had said that sentence just a month ago, you would probably assume I meant a meeting with Dana White, to discuss some big-fight opportunity coming Silva’s way. But unfortunately for Silva, that’s not the case – the...


Feb 26, 2014 8:14 am

Dana White: ‘I Want Every Dime Of That [Bonus Money] To Go Out The Door.’

Dana White is quite the polarizing figure, in the world of mixed martial arts. You either like his style, or you hate his attitude. He can be brash. He can be rude. He can be vulgar, bluntly honest, and vitriolic with his statements, if you get him upset. But this is a man who spent the last decade,...

Feb 25, 2014 12:30 pm

Zahabi: ‘GSP Went Too Far’

“I think he went too far, too long, and mentally, it’s not feasible. You go home, you get ready for the next workout, and then it’s back to the gym the next day. There’s no balance in your life, and it’s going to weigh on you mentally. It’s a never-ending life of discipline and rushing....

Feb 25, 2014 6:48 am

Lyoto Machida On The Time He Was Dana White’s Hitman

Recently UFC President Dana White discussed the time Machida beat Tito Ortiz inside the Octagon. It was during that discussion that White admitted to giving Lyoto a special bonus after the win due to White’s special dislike for Ortiz and his happiness at the defeat. The move made Machida feel like a hit man, at...

Feb 25, 2014 6:14 am

Dana Looks On The Bright Side Regarding Low UFC Gate Numbers

UFC Dana White is eating his words a bit as he announced at the UFC 170 pre-fight presser that he expected a gate of $2 million for the event featuring UFC women’s bantamweight champion Rhonda Rousey as she successfully defended her title against Sara McMann. However, the gate wasn’t quite there capping at $1,558,870 and...

Feb 22, 2014 9:35 am

Dana White Wants TRT Exemptions Gone, But O.K. With Belfort’s Use In Title Fight

It seems that UFC President Dana White is easing up a little bit on the highly controversial use of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). However, it appears that his recent lightened view is less about his own personal opinion and more about the shear regulations regarding the subject. It’s no secret that Dana and Vitor have...

Feb 21, 2014 11:28 am

More Rousey! Dana: She’ll Fight Three Times This Year

As though the world won’t be seeing enough of Ronda Rousey in the up coming weeks and months, but she will also be working hard and showing as much face as possible in the Octagon this year. According to UFC President Dana White at a press event on Thursday night at Mandalay Bay, “She’ll fight...

Feb 21, 2014 9:46 am

Dana White Blasts Bellator: ‘Rebney is out of his F***ing Mind’

Dana White covered a number of topics at the UFC 170 pre-fight media scrum, and one of the notable topics was Bellator. When asked about Bellator MMA President Bjorn Rebney’s claims that they are “going after everybody,” White launched into a verbal tirade regarding the promotion. “Guys are trying to fucking get out of that...

Feb 21, 2014 9:41 am

Dana White: ‘There is no uniform deal’

With recent talk of the possibility of a UFC Uniform, there has been a rash of discussion about the subject. Some fighters, such as Felice Herrig, raised concerns that it could actually hurt the fighters. However, when asked about Uniforms at a recent media scrum, UFC President Dana White made his opinion on the matter...

Feb 20, 2014 8:29 pm

White Says ‘No’ To Serra vs. Hughes II

Two players from the old-school turned heads yesterday after a twitter convo ended with a, ‘Call Dana’. Matt Serra and Matt Hughes have a storied rivalry that started with a TUF season and ended in a ‘Fight of the Night’ earning battle (That Hughes won). I use the term ‘ended’ loosely though, because as of...

Feb 20, 2014 7:59 pm

White Addresses Fighter Sponsor Woes: ‘It’s not my F***ing Problem’

During today’s UFC media scrum, Dana White discussed the never-ending topic of fighter income. A fighter makes their contracted wage that the UFC pays and they can also take advantage of the real estate on their fighting attire to make additional income from sponsors. The sponsor market is not what it once was and many...

Feb 20, 2014 7:50 pm

Dana White Responds To Nate Quarry: ‘I have nothing bad to say’

Seemingly out of nowhere, former UFC middleweight and one-time title challenger Nate Quarry, came out this week and pretty much started bashing the ethics of the UFC. We heard from Lorenzo earlier today and now during his pre-UFC 170 media scrum Dana also touched on Quarry’s beef. Check it: “I like Nate Quarry. Let me...

Feb 19, 2014 6:40 pm

PHOTO | NFL’s Ray Lewis Training With Belfort & The Blackzilians

Yesterday, through his official Instagram, UFC middleweight title challenger Vitor Belfort, showed off the latest resident over at the Blackzilian’s camp in South Florida. In the photo, the retired Baltimore Raven, Ray Lewis, is seen with Belfort and the Blackzilian coaching staff. Check it:

Feb 19, 2014 5:08 pm

Belfort Wants Weidman To Be Fair And Undergo Blood Testing Too

“I don’t believe (Weidman is on steroids), but people give too much importance to the treatment I religiously do with medical support. And to make it fair, my opponent should also be tested with blood exams throughout his camp.” In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com’s Guilherme Cruz, ‘The Phenom’ Vitor Belfort, touched on his upcoming...

Feb 19, 2014 4:34 pm

Cummins on Cormier: “His weakness is mental”

  This Saturday at UFC 170 Daniel Cormier will make his light-heavyweight debut against Patrick Cummins. Cormier was scheduled to fight top light-heavyweight Rashad Evans, but due to a last-minute injury he will instead fight Cummins, former coffee shop barista turned UFC fighter. The choice of Cummins as the replacement was questioned by some, including...

Feb 19, 2014 9:45 am

VIDEO | GSP Discusses Happiness Outside Of Fighting

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre spent a few minutes with Larry Michael, the voice of the Redskins, earlier this month in New York City. They talked similarities between football and MMA, but this video focuses on St-Pierre taking a leave of absence from the UFC and relinquishing his belt, citing the dedication, focus and...

Feb 18, 2014 5:52 pm

Cigano May Not Be “Interesting” Enough for the Reem

The always classy and humble, Junior Dos Santos recently spoke to MMA Fighting about the back and forth between UFC President Dana White and heavyweight Alistair Overeem. (If you aren’t aware of what’s being thrown around between these two, Alistair has been propositioned to fight “Cigano” twice since his last bout. Both times, “the Reem”...

Feb 18, 2014 9:33 am

Ronda Rousey On Sara McMann: “She’s trying to rip away everything I worked for, and that’s not very nice.”

Ronda Rousey doesn’t like Miesha Tate. That might be one of the biggest understatements I could write about the women’s UFC bantamweight champion. After all, one could surmise exactly how Ronda felt about Miesha, simply by watching the two women interact for a few seconds. And even after Ronda completely dominated her arch-rival in their championship bout at UFC 168,...

Feb 18, 2014 8:06 am

Rousey on Cyborg: She’s a proven cheater and fraud

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey recently talked to FOX Sports about a potential fight with Invicta FC Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg. According to “Rowdy,” Cyborg wants a huge payday for the fight, so that she can retire after losing: “She knows she’s gonna get beat by me,” Rousey told FOX Sports. “It has to be such an...