Archive: Dana White

Jan 17, 2014 9:48 am

Trainer Says Lesnar’s Retirement Mostly Mental Not Physical

“I think mentally, the diverticulitis, that was the big thing [that led to his retirement]… If he came back and he was 100-percent mentally in the game, knowing that he could take whatever it meant to take, he could push himself, he could get hit, he could whatever – that was the big thing. When...

Jan 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Dana White: Renegotiating Nate Diaz Contract Makes No Sense

“I don’t dislike the kid, I like the kid very much. You’ve won one of your last three fights and you’re looking for a contract renegotiation? The kid makes money, the kid makes very good money, and to ask for more money to fight makes no sense. Or he wants a title fight … makes...

Jan 16, 2014 6:41 am

Dana White: ‘Me and Brock Talk, Return Possible’

“Me and Brock talk. I said recently Brock feels like … he said he has some regrets with MMA because he wasn’t healthy. He was going through those stomach problems the whole time he was here. So he has regrets.” “It’s interesting. He became champion with diverticulitis. What would he have done without it? From...

Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

Dana White on GSP: If You Wanna Be a Man, Say it To Our Face

It was recently reported that Dana White had cut off all communicationwith the former UFC Welterweight Champion. Since then, St. Pierre has relied on interviews to let his voice be heard. He accused the Ultimate Fighting Championship of not drug testing their fighters enough citing that as one of the reasons he left. In the...

Jan 13, 2014 5:17 pm

Soares Calls Weidman’s Wins Controversial, Says Anderson Will Return

“I believe he’ll make a 100-percent recovery and I believe he’ll be back, but right now the main thing is just making sure he’s OK. I do believe he’ll be back. We’ll just have to see when and how the recovery is coming along.” Ed Soares, in a recent interview with sherdog.com, shared his thoughts...

Jan 13, 2014 6:36 am

Silva Says Accident, Not Chris Weidman To Blame For UFC 168 Loss

“I believe that, if you pay attention to these technical details, you will see that (checking the kick) was instinct, not something that he trained to do. “No, I don’t think (Weidman should consider it a win). It was an accident. And I’m pretty sure I would have won the fight.” In a recent interview...

Jan 10, 2014 10:42 am

VIDEO | Rousey Glad To Put Tate Rivalry Behind Her

UFC female bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, closed out 2013 with a bang. Featured as a co-main event on the year’s biggest fight card, she successfully defended her title with her signature arm bar to close out her rivalry with Miesha Tate. Now Ronda looks forward to the 2014 season and up first on her hit...

Jan 9, 2014 9:38 am

Pettis on Anderson Silva: ‘I hope he doesn’t come back’

“I hope he doesn’t [come back] because why?” Pettis told Yahoo Sports Tuesday night at a Monster headphones event as part of the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show. “His legacy is already fulfilled. What’s he going to come back and win the belt? He’s done what he’s going to do in the sport…I couldn’t even...

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 8, 2014 6:13 am

Brock Lesnar rumors aren’t dead yet

Speculation that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was returning to the octagon started back in December. It seemed that those rumors were put to rest when it was discovered that Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE does not allow him to fight in the UFC. Now, thanks to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,...

Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...

Jan 7, 2014 6:17 am

Weidman Coach Serra Explains ‘Fu** Him’ Comment Heard After Silva Leg Break

Following last year’s UFC 168 main event Chris Weidman found himself under a bit of fire. Truly though, it was his corner who appeared to cross the line of sportsmanship when an audible recording clearly revealed the corner say ‘good, fuck him’ shortly after Anderson Silva hit the mat in pain with a broken leg....

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 27, 2013 9:42 am

Dana White on Uriah Hall, ‘I was purposely sticking it to him, no doubt about it’

Uriah Hall sent shockwaves around the MMA universe while serving as a contestant on season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Hall landed a brutal spinning wheel-kick on opponent Adam Cella that left the TV audiendce, as well as his fellow contestants, in absolute shock. Uriah followed that highlight reel knockout up with 2 more viscous...

Dec 26, 2013 7:52 am

PHOTO | Dana White Imports Snow To Vegas For Christmas

The rich, the powerful, the famous… UFC President Dana White is a man of many things and provider for his family is one of them. The UFC boss, according to his twitter, imported fresh snow in this year to his Las Vegas Home so he and family could enjoy a white Christmas and sled down...

Dec 24, 2013 9:48 am

Despite Promises UFC 168 PPV Price Jump May Be Here To Stay

Fans who purchase the UFC’s PPV events were less then thrilled when it was announced that UFC 168 would see a 5 dollar price jump. The normal prices for the events were $44.95 for SD and $54.95 for HD. UFC 168 will be available for $49.95 SD and $59.95 for HD. Is it shocking that...

Dec 24, 2013 9:41 am

Askren: ‘The Bald-Headed Fat Man Won’t Let Me In’ The UFC

“They essentially told my manager, ‘We’re going to get something done,’ and six hours later, when I’m not in the meeting and not in the UFC office, I get a call saying, ‘It’s not going to happen. It is their business, and they can run their business however they want to run their business. But...

Dec 23, 2013 10:36 am

VIDEO | Connor McGregor: ‘Fastest In The Division, Forever In Shape’

UFC featherweight prospect, Connor McGregor, is making a startling recovery from surgery. Check it: 14 weeks post ACL surgery. 2 days after clearance to bounce. THE FASTEST IN THE DIVISION. FOREVER IN SHAPE. http://t.co/UubNTOyCts — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) December 22, 2013 You think I'm fucking about. That's 2am work right there post 10 rounds. I...

Dec 20, 2013 8:34 am

Benavidez: ‘Nothing to take away from Mighty Mouse loss’

“I’m just confused about what happened. Most of all, I feel like I was (ripped off) from a good fight. I didn’t get to perform my best and fight the best guy in the world in front of millions of people. They don’t know how I could have performed. I know I was going to...

Dec 20, 2013 7:56 am

Dana White plans to give GSP his space

Long time UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), shocked the MMA world last week when he vacated his belt and announced his hiatus from the sport. “Rush” did leave fans with a small glimmer of hope that he may one day return to the octagon, but UFC president Dana White says he...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 19, 2013 10:03 am

Rousey Would Love To Fight Boxing Import Holly Holm

“I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.” “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of...