Archive: Dana White

Nov 17, 2014 5:03 am

Dana White gives props to “warrior” Leslie Smith

UFC President Dana White took to Twitter to show respect to UFC 180 fighter Leslie Smith, who demanded to continue fighting, despite having her ear ruptured by Jessica Eye. What a warrior!!! Her cauliflower ear busted open and she still demanded to fight. Much respect. @… http://t.co/CyIzHZ1BNq — Dana White (@danawhite) November 16, 2014 You...

Nov 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Velasquez on potentially being stripped of belt: “I don’t care”

After UFC 180 last night, UFC President Dana White clarified that he would not be stripping heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez of the title, unless Velasquez is unable to fight by March. Velasquez spoke about the possibility of being stripped of the title. (Via MMAWeekly) “It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t care. As long as...

Nov 13, 2014 5:30 pm

White: Fighters need to start ‘reeling it back a bit’ in training

  UFC President Dana White has been dealing with fight canceling injuries, at an alarming rate. This weekend’s UFC 180 event is the perfect example. Norman Parke, Joe Lauzon, Diego Sanchez, and Cain Velasquez have all been forced to withdraw from the event, making the promotion’s debut in Mexico a shell of its former self....

Nov 7, 2014 11:30 am

White Addresses UFC Featherweight Title Picture

“I told Cub and Frankie, ‘Don’t worry about anything you hear with all the Conor McGregor talk and all the other stuff. You worry about Cub Swanson and you worry about Frankie Edgar. Believe me, the fact that people are arguing over who should get a title shot in the 145-pound division isn’t a bad...

Nov 7, 2014 9:48 am

Dana White Not Concerned With Low PPV Buys

  “This year, yeah, pay-per-view numbers are down, but this business isn’t what everybody thinks it is. Trust me, we love pay- per-view. When these big events happen, the pay-per-view numbers will come back. But we’re much more than a pay-per-view company.” “Every time we go into these other countries, it just keeps building more...

Nov 7, 2014 9:22 am

Dana White Explains Ronda Rousey’s Co-Main Event Booking

“It has nothing to with her not being a star. It goes by weight. If she was the highest weighted champion on the card, she would be the main event, but you have two guys that are middleweight and she weighs 135 pounds – so she’s the co-main.” UFC President Dana White told UFC.com that Ronda...

Nov 3, 2014 11:15 am

QUICK TWITT: Wanderlei Slams Dana White, Compares UFC Contract To Slavery

Things are escalating quickly between Wanderlei Silva and the UFC. Earlier today, Wanderlei sent out a Tweet comparing the UFC to slavery, which was transcribed by Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting. Escravidão agora????? Como assim,nao posso trabalhar entao Dana? Vc nao manda em mim,luto onde eu quiser!O Q é seu ta guardado ja chega! — Wanderlei...

Oct 27, 2014 9:01 pm

PHOTO | Conor McGregor “Motivated Beyond Belief”

Conor McGregor has been living the life of a king, and enjoying the spoils of hard work. After heading down to Brazil to sit cageside for UFC 179, McGregor rode with UFC President Dana White on his private plane to Miami. McGregor is now back after a ‘trip of a lifetime’ and posted the following...

Oct 27, 2014 11:27 am

PHOTO | Dana White Gives Trolls Permission To Hate

UFC President Dana White has been on the receiving end of harsh criticism lately due to what people say is preferred treatment towards Conor McGregor. White posted the following photo on his Instagram, giving trolls permission to hate. Ready……. Set…….. HATE!!!! Just landed in Miami for some meetings!!!! What's up Miami A photo posted by...

Oct 27, 2014 8:56 am

REPORT: Anderson Silva Inks New 15-Fight Contract

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has reportedly inked a new 15-fight contract with the UFC according to Silva. The Spider informed Combate about his new contract, which doesn’t necessarily guarantee that the former middleweight champion will complete all 15 fights before retiring, but likely means he will finish his career with the UFC, however many fights...

Oct 26, 2014 9:14 am

Jose Aldo And Dana White Insist Late Punches After The Bell Weren’t Intentional

After UFC 179’s main event started quickly, with both fighters trading shots and rocking one another, the first round was coming to a close. In the final few seconds, Aldo backed Mendes against the cage and landed a jab that seemingly stunned Mendes, then the round ended and Aldo landed a jab-cross combination that sent...

Oct 24, 2014 5:00 am

UFC 179 Embedded: Vlog Series ­- Episode 3

On episode #3 of UFC 179 Embedded, featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chad Mendes, no longer on separate continents, come too close for comfort at the team hotel, and Irish instigator Conor McGregor lands in Brazil to demand the spotlight. As the main event fighters train across the hall from each other, former heavyweight...

Oct 23, 2014 3:36 pm

UFC President Interested In Brock Lesnar Return

“I have a great relationship with Brock, we talk all the time. I don’t know, we’ll see. If he wants to fight, he knows my number.” “It’s pretty amazing what he did and accomplished here while having diverticulitis. It would be interesting to see a 100 percent healthy Brock Lesnar compete.” In a recent interview...

Oct 22, 2014 10:15 am

Cain Velasquez To Face Surgeon’s Knife Tomorrow In Cali

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez is set for surgery tomorrow to repair his UFC 180 fight canceling knee injury. The San Jose based fighter withdrew from his scheduled title bout against Fabricio Werdum yesterday. Instead of a top 5 opponent, Velasquez must now face a surgeon’s knife, as he goes in to repair a torn...

Oct 20, 2014 4:46 pm

Watch Mike Tyson KO A Grandma In Hilarious Trailer For New Animated Series

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson is set to launch an animated TV show on Adult Swim titled ‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’. While I could describe the premise of the show to you. I would rather have you watch this hilarious trailer for the show, which premiers Monday October 27th on Adult Swim at 9:30CT. Mike Tyson punching...

Oct 14, 2014 5:41 pm

White, Fertitta Fly To Montreal On Official UFC “Business” With GSP

UFC President Dana White, and company CEO Lorenzo Fertitta hopped in the UFC’s private jet recently, for a breakfast meeting with former welterweight kingpin, Georges St-Pierre in Montreal. While the purpose of the meeting is unclear, it has been confirmed through various outlets that the trio met inside a Montreal restaurant. Neither party is discussing...

Oct 8, 2014 3:59 pm

Mayhem Miller Blasts Dana White With Inappropriate Personal Attack

Controversial MMA veteran, Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller is at it again, attacking the UFC boss via popular social network, twitter.com. Here it is: Rememba that diry girl of mine that gave you the clap and caused you marital probrems @danawhite? I hit it that weekend but wore a rubba haa — Ol' Dirty Bastard (@mayhemmiller) October...

Oct 3, 2014 7:43 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor Is The Logical #1 Contender

At the start of each week, UFC president Dana White sits down with web content producer Matt Parrino for The Download, where he discusses the most recent octagon news. In this week’s edition, of The Download Uncle Dana talked about Conor McGregor and how he feels the young Irishman is the logical #1 contender at...