Archive: Dana White

Feb 6, 2014 12:26 pm

Possible Middleweight Title Shot For Lyoto Machida With A Win Over Gegard Mousasi

    If Lyoto Machida bests Gegard Mousasi in their UFC Fight Night 36 showdown, his next fight could be for UFC gold.   UFC President Dana White announced on Wednesday that – if Machida does in fact win his fight next week against “The Dreamcatcher” – it would make a “strong statement” for Machida being next in line for a...


Feb 6, 2014 6:02 am

White: Mendes vs. Swanson For Featherweight Title Makes Sense

“I’m not making a fight announcement here or anything – but what would make sense is Cub Swanson and Chad Mendes would probably be fighting for that title, and Pettis and Aldo would fight at 155.” During a FOX Sports Live appearance last night, UFC President Dana White discussed what happens if Jose Aldo moves...

Feb 5, 2014 4:20 pm

5 Cross-Promotional Events That Will Never Happen

  It’s been about two weeks since Bellator shot down the hopes of MMA fans everywhere by not accepting the challenge served by the World Series of Fighting. Yes its true, none of us honestly expected it to happen, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want it to Bjorn! That tiny part of our brains...

Feb 5, 2014 12:38 pm

Nova Uniao coach wants Aldo vs. Pettis at a catchweight

UFC featherweight champion and longtime division ruler, Jose Aldo, appeared to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. last weekend. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at the UFC 169 post-fight press conference: “It’s not only...

Feb 5, 2014 6:12 am

Roy Nelson envisions a future career in politics

UFC Heavyweight contender, Roy “Big Country” Nelson, recently spoke with Bloodyelbow‘s Steph Daniels about his desire to have a future career in politics. His words: “I definitely envision myself in politics at some point. I was just looking at 2014 and 2016 tickets and what official positions are up for election. I’m good friends with...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Sonnen Says Wanderlei ‘Got Fat’, Wants Out Of Fight

“Wand is fat. He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May. He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.” In a recent interview with Fighters Only, Chael P. Sonnen, gave an update on the state of his...

Feb 4, 2014 6:30 am

Pena’s Coach Defends His Team, Insists No Assault Took Place On TUF Winner

The big topic last week was the horrible and tragic injury of TUF winner Julianna Pena. Pena suffered a severe knee injury that will likely keep her on the shelf for the better part of two-full-years. UFC President Dana White told us that he believes it was a disgusting act of assault by a male...

Feb 4, 2014 6:23 am

Rogan Skeptical On Anderson Silva Return, Says Risk Of Breaking Leg Again There

“Maybe. Dana’s a promoter. He wants [Silva] to fight by the end of the year. Anderson wants to fight, too, but there’s a real danger of that thing breaking again. You’ve got to make sure that it’s completely healed up before you check it again. [Opponents] are going to do the exact same thing. Anybody...

Feb 3, 2014 9:16 am

Pettis on Aldo: “Of course I want that fight!”

In a recent interview with MMAJunkie, UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was asked about his thoughts on a potential fight with longtime featherweight title holder Jose Aldo, his reply: “Of course I want that fight, Why wouldn’t I?” Pettis has been sidelined with a knee injury ever since his first-round submission victory over Benson...

Feb 3, 2014 9:14 am

Dana White: Aldo is not the P4P King

UFC President Dana White says that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is not the P4P King, this following “Scarface’s” victory over Ricardo Lamas at Saturday’s UFC 169 event in Newark, N.J.. Despite sporting a 23-1 record, which includes a 17-fight unbeaten streak, the longtime WEC/UFC featherweight title holder is just lacking in finishes according to...

Feb 3, 2014 7:58 am

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva Is Official, Will Be The Co-Main Event at UFC 173

The heated battle between UFC fighters Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally has an official date. UFC president Dana White confirmed that the fight between the current coaches of Brazil’s 3rd “The Ultimate Fighter” season will meet in the octagon on May 25, at UFC 173. White announced the fight during UFC 169’s post-fight show...

Feb 2, 2014 10:25 am

UFC President Dana White now says Brock Lesnar is not returning

It was a little over a week ago when UFC President Dana White declared that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s return to the octagon was “definitely a possibility.” After his win over Frank Mir at last night’s UFC 169 event, former Strikeforce champion, Alistair Overeem, took the time to address the rumors of Lesnar’s potential return, stating...

Feb 2, 2014 9:01 am

Jose Aldo appears to be lightweight-bound after UFC 169 victory over Lamas; wants “Showtime’s” belt

UFC featherweight champion and long-time division ruler, Jose Aldo, appears to be lightweight-bound, this after defeating Ricardo Lamas 49-46 on each of the judges scorecards at UFC 169 in Newark, N.J. yesterday evening. “Scarface” stated his desire to fight the UFC’s lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, at last night’s post-fight press conference: “It’s not about me, it’s...

Feb 1, 2014 11:57 pm

UFC 169 Breaks Record for Most Decisions in One Night

UFC 169 stood out in at least one way, breaking the record for most decisions on a single UFC card, with a total of 10 decisions. This breaks the previous record of 9, which was held by both UFC 161 and UFC on Fuel TV 7. Dana White wasn’t exactly thrilled with the outcome, saying:...

Feb 1, 2014 11:31 pm

White on Herb Dean: He Made a Mistake Tonight In Faber Stoppage

While Renan Barao looked as dominant as ever in his first-round TKO win over Urijah Faber, many, including Dana White, felt that the stoppage was premature. After getting dropped by Barao multiple times, Faber dove in on one of Barao’s legs and covered up. While most of Barao’s blows appeared to be blocked by Faber’s...

Feb 1, 2014 10:58 pm

UFC 169 Fighter Bonuses: Abel Trujillo takes home $125k, Jamie Varner receives $75k

Abel Trujillo and Jamie Varner each earned $50,000 in bonuses for their awesome performance at Saturday’s UFC 169 event, with Abel taking home an additional $75,000 for the bouts stunning “Knockout of the Night” finish and Jamie an additional 25k for “Fight of the Night.” UFC President Dana White announced the winners at the evenings post UFC 169...

Feb 1, 2014 10:02 am

Dana White Happy With Pat Barry’s Leave From MMA

“I’m happy. Pat Barry is a guy who’s been in wars. He’s fun to watch fight, but it gets to a point where when a guy gets knocked out a few times I would love to see them retire. So many fighters that I’ve had conversations with really, really like Pat Barry, and really care...

Jan 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Michael Chiesa Says Pena Injury is “Tearing Our Team Apart”

“This whole thing is tearing our team apart,” said UFC lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa regarding the reports that teammate and fellow UFC fighter, Julianna Pena (above), suffered severe knee injuries after being attacked by a training partner at Sik-Jitsu in Spokane, Washington. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter The reports coming out of Spokane, Washington are...

Jan 31, 2014 10:05 pm

Dana White / UFC Talking About Anthony Johnson’s New Free Agency

WSOF 8 saw light heavyweight fighter Anthony Johnson earn a vicious first-round KO over Mike Kyle; but as his last fight on contract with WSOF, could Johnson be leaving? By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Light heavyweight fighter Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has made considerable noise in his last few fights for the World Series of Fighting,...

Jan 31, 2014 9:41 am

Pena Teammate Sam Sicilia Sticks Up For Team: “She wasn’t assaulted”

News surfaced this week that former Ultimate Fighter contestant Julianna Pena suffered a horrific injury during training that resulted in the WMMA star tearing her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus, and hamstring. Pena spoke on the phone with Dana White shortly after the injury and explained to the UFC President a terrible incident bordering on an...

Jan 31, 2014 7:21 am

Dana White defends against Donald Trump, talks the ‘pussification’ of America

During the UFC 169 media scrum, the UFC’s brash President, Dana White, talked about the ‘pussification’ of America and how it’s getting just crazy: “We’re all gonna get hurt, we’re all gonna die someday,” stated the UFC fight boss. “It gets so crazy and overplayed – ‘it’s dangerous, that’s dangerous.'” He continued: “To get rid...

Jan 31, 2014 7:08 am

Dana White Confident in UFC Star Power Even Without GSP and ‘The Spider’

UFC President Dana White recently told reporters that he was not worried about losing 2 of the promotions biggest stars in Georges St. Pierre and Anderson Silva. “Until Anderson Silva kicked Vitor Belfort in the face, nobody cared about Anderson Silva. Then he blew up and became this huge star,” White said. “Now everybody is...