Archive: Dana White

Jan 31, 2014 6:41 am

Chael vs. Wanderlei Likely To Join Weidman vs. Belfort Event; TUF Brawl Not To Go Unpunished

The date in which Chris Weidman will have his inaugural middleweight title defense (immediate rematches notwithstanding) against Vitor Belfort has yet to be finalized, but the smart money is on the month of May. Weidman previously told UFC President Dana White that he would prefer to have the fight take place prior to the summer months, so that he might have...

Jan 31, 2014 5:37 am

PHOTO | GSP Fighting Captain America In Latest Film

Georges St-Pierre may have given up fighting as a profession, but he’s taken up fighting on film. As seen in the photo, GSP, stars in the next Captain America movie as kickboxing expert Baltroc.

Jan 30, 2014 5:50 pm

White: Silva will come back, ‘wants that belt back’

Not only does Dana White believe that Anderson Silva will return but that another run to the title could be in the works. Silva broke his leg in his December rematch against Chris Weidman at UFC 168. White  reiterated to MMA Junkie on Thursday that Silva will rehab his way back to fighting. “He’s going to...


Jan 30, 2014 5:23 pm

Dana White: Pena’s Injury Worst In MMA History, Male Teammate Assaulted Her

By now you’ve probably heard about the devastating knee injury TUF champion Julianna Pena suffered during training, in which her ACL, MCL, LCL, meniscus and hamstring were torn. What you probably did not hear, however, is what caused it. During the UFC 169 media scrum, Dana White explained what he heard firsthand from Pena, and...

Jan 30, 2014 7:18 am

Roy Nelson insists NSAC bid is not for publicity

UFC heavyweight contender, Roy Nelson, recently applied for Keith Kizer’s vacant seat as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), a move he insists was not a publicity stunt. “Big Country” told ‘UFC Tonight‘s’ Ariel Helwani that his desire for the position is all about opportunity, stating that if it were to...

Jan 30, 2014 6:19 am

Pena Teammate Defends Gym To White, Puts Injury Blame Elsewhere

Dana White is ‘disgusted’ with the team and training camp of TUF winner, Julianna Pena. The top 10 female bantamweight is not only injured, but apparently she’s out for about two-years with a really damaged knee she suffered in training. White called for her to find a new training home on twitter, but one of...

Jan 30, 2014 5:52 am

Dana White ‘Disgusted’ With Pena Injury And Gym It Happened In

Unfortunate, some would even consider, tragic news hit us yesterday when we learned, TUF winner, Julianna Pena was forced out of her scheduled UFC 171 bout with a sever injury. That injury has gone from severe to catastrophic and the UFC boss explains why:

Jan 29, 2014 2:14 pm

CM Punk Leaves WWE, Could Begin MMA Career

Professional wrestler CM Punk (above) reportedly left the World Wrestling Entertainment this week, which some think may kick-start his MMA career.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While many have been speculating on former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar’s return to MMA and the UFC, it seems that another candidate has emerged to potentially make the...

Jan 29, 2014 8:17 am

Dana White won’t say if UFC 169’s Mir vs. Overeem loser will have to leave town

UFC President Dana White is not sure if the loser of this weekend’s heavyweight bout between Frank Mir (16-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) and Alistair Overeem (36-13 MMA, 1-2 UFC) will be handed a pink-slip from the organization. “It appears that way,” stated the UFC President Dana White to reporters on Monday. “I don’t ever like...

Jan 29, 2014 6:29 am

UFC Officials Expecting GSP To Return, But Ready To Move Forward Without Him

“I’m a huge Georges St-Pierre fan. I think all Canadians are. We’re really looking forward to see him back. I think he will come back. He may even come back in 2014, who knows? But one of the reasons we’re having this press conference and talking about the different things that we’re doing is because...

Jan 29, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White: ‘There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5 Million.’

“It’s the rush and excitement of all rushes. What would you do if you put a $50,000 hand up there and you have to split ‘em? There’s nights I beat the casinos for $5,000,000.” “I’m like, are you serious? We’re going to get killed (Hauling that kind of money out of a casino). They don’t...

Jan 28, 2014 5:46 pm

Dana White expects Silva to be back in 2014

When we first saw Anderson Silva break his leg in his fight with Chris Weidman at UFC 168, many, including yours truly, thought that was the last we would see of the “Spider” in the competitive arena. UFC president Dana White revealed in a video blog that the former UFC middleweight champion could be back...

Jan 28, 2014 12:44 pm

White Confirms Return To Abu Dhabi in 2014 Among Global Expansion Plans

The UFC has not returned to the UAE since their inaugural Abu Dhabi event in 2010. I remember it just like it was yesterday. UFC 112 was the event BJ Penn lost his UFC lightweight title and the first time we saw Anderson Silva act a little weird in a title defense. (Silva vs. Maia)...

Jan 28, 2014 11:10 am

The UFC Will Not Go To Mexico Without A Healed Up Cain Velasquez

UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, has not seen the inside of a cage since his October TKO stoppage over career nemesis, Junior dos Santos. Now sidelined with a shoulder injury, the UFC’s heavyweight division is on hold, but not just that. The UFC’s planned trip, south of the border, into Mexico is also on hold,...

Jan 28, 2014 10:31 am

Dana White Harassed & Haggled By California Reporter At Media Luncheon

UFC President Dana White was involved in a rather heated back-and-forth conversation with reporter T.J. Simers, who decided to call out the Zuffa fight boss on a variety of different topics during yesterdays UFC 169 media luncheon. MMAWeekly’s  Erik Fontanez was on the scene and basically tweeted a live play-by-play of the comments and questions...

Jan 28, 2014 6:45 am

UFC Boss Supports TRT Ban

“The doctors came out and said they want to ban it? Well, that’s the answer. It’s legal in the sport. The commissions let you do it. You get an exemption, and you have to be monitored and all the stuff that’s going on, but if they’re going to do away with it? There you go....

Jan 28, 2014 6:41 am

Aldo Could Earn Shot At Pettis With UFC 169 Win

“I agree with you (Aldo’s done everything at featherweight). It’s tough for him to make that weight. And it wouldn’t be a bad idea that when Pettis comes back, for him (Aldo) and Pettis to fight. We were going to do that fight once at Aldo’s weight, it might not be a bad idea for...

Jan 28, 2014 6:25 am

Dana White Calls Roy Nelson a F—— Moron For Applying to NSAC

But, Dana, tell us what you really think.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC heavyweight fighter Roy Nelson made headlines Monday by announcing his application to the Nevada Athletic Commission. Now it’s UFC President Dana White’s turn. At a media event on Monday, White weighed in on Nelson’s chance of landing the Executive Director position...

Jan 27, 2014 10:23 am

.gif | Brock Lesnar’s Brutal F5 Against The Big Show At Royal Rumble

Everyone, ‘in the know’, is saying that Lesnar may actually return to the UFC. From Dana White, to his MMA coaching staff, the rumors running around look promising for Lesnar fans. However, while Brock is out of action, he’s still causing a ruckus under the WWE banner. Check out his latest F5 over ‘The Big...

Jan 24, 2014 12:10 pm

Dana White Plays Nice – Has Nothing Bad To Say About The NSAC

“I think the Nevada State Athletic Commission is atrocious. I think the governor needs to step in immediately before these guys destroy this sport like they did boxing.” That’s what, Dana White, said about the NSAC following the controversial GSP vs. Johny Hendricks decision. Fast forward just a few short months, and on the heels...

Jan 24, 2014 9:31 am

Dana White: ” (GSP)’s crazy. He’s way out of line”

There has been a lot said between Georges St-Pierre and Dana White since GSP relinquished his title. Mostly from GSP, which is a surprise considering Dana is usually the one talking. Georges has been very vocal regarding the reasons behind him leaving the sport saying that it was the UFC’s lack of stricter PED testing...