Archive: Dana White

Apr 8, 2014 2:44 pm

Stefan Struve medically cleared for UFC return

After being diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve late last August, most people thought that 26-year old UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve (25-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) would never fight again. However, according to a report from USA Today Sports, the Dutchman recently received the green light from doctors and can now return to competing in mixed...

Apr 7, 2014 9:26 pm

Dana White: ‘Jake Shields Just Another Guy’

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him.” “Mixed Martial Arts is a young man’s...

Apr 7, 2014 11:53 am

UFC Will Pay for Georges St-Pierre’s ACL surgery

Dana White said on the Monday that the UFC will pay for former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre’s ACL surgery. According to a MMAJunkie report, the UFC’s fighter health insurance policy has only been in existence since May 2011, but for St-Pierre, there were questions surrounding whether his injury would be covered. GSP took a...

Apr 6, 2014 9:11 pm

Dana White: ‘Cyborg is mismanaged and that’s not going to change’

“The crazy thing about talking about this is there is no negotiations or anything like that. She’s a 145-pounder. She’s being mismanaged. She’s been mismanaged since the day that this whole thing went down, and she will continue to be mismanaged right until her career is over.” In a recent statement to MMAJunkie.com, UFC President...

Apr 5, 2014 12:02 pm

Could Gina Carano Be “Playing” The UFC With Talk Of MMA Return?

Gina Carano might be taking a page from the book of Brock Lesnar. Carano recently appeared on “The Arsenio Hall Show” and let the proverbial cat out of the bag by saying she is thinking about a return to MMA. It’s not surprising that Carano would say such a thing, as her name has been...

Apr 5, 2014 11:12 am

UFC President Dana White confirms planned meeting with Gina Carano

UFC President Dana White will indeed be meeting with women’s MMA star Gina Carano (7-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) next week, as he recently confirmed the news to MMAJunkie. “Interesting, I didn’t see that one coming,” White told MMAjunkie. “I’m meeting with her next week. That’s true.” The 31-year-old Strikeforce and EliteXC veteran has not competed in an MMA bout...

Apr 4, 2014 9:44 am

VIDEO | Gina Carano Meeting With Dana White Next Week For MMA Return

The MMA world has been anxiously waiting for the return of Gina Carano and it looks like that time has finally come. While on Arsenio Hall, Carano, broke news of a planned meeting with UFC President Dana White, set for next week and stated that if she was to return to fighting, now is the...

Apr 3, 2014 3:50 pm

QUICK TWITT | Muhammad Ali To Dana White: Am I The First MMA Fighter?

Earlier today, boxing great Muhammad Ali, took to twitter to ask UFC President Dana White if his 1976 Mixed Rules bout against Antonio Inoki qualified him as the first ever Mixed Martial Artist. Check it: What you think @DanaWhite? Muhammad Ali – the original #MMA fighter? @ufc pic.twitter.com/V5kVdkzEzt — Muhammad Ali (@MuhammadAli) April 3, 2014...

Apr 1, 2014 9:52 am

Cyborg Disappointed With Muay Thai Loss, Still Planning Trip To 135

“She’s a little disappointed of course, but it doesn’t change anything in our plans. Our goal is still get to 135 by summer and fight Ronda Rousey in the fall if the UFC is willing to step up. I don’t see how this fight or this loss puts Cris back at all in the MMA...

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

*April Fools* UFC Buys Spike TV, Cancels Bellator Broadcasts Indefinitely

This story is an April Fools Joke. For several months now it seemed as though Bellator had been picking up steam and finally hitting a stride of loyal viewers. A partnership with Spike TV meant ratings were rising, and as a result fighters were being signed. There were even talks that Bellator would eventually surpass...

Mar 31, 2014 5:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Gina Carano’s Under Armour Ad

Gina Carano may be on an extended-leave from Mixed Martial Arts, but don’t rule her out entirely. She recently told us that she hasn’t given up the thought of returning to the cage. While she isn’t fighting, she’s making movies, staring in TV shows and shooting ads for popular sporting brands. Like this one: “@robertliefeld:...

Mar 28, 2014 7:42 am

UFC President Dana White on GSP “terrible” torn ACL: “I feel for him”

Former UFC Welterweight King Georges St-Pierre laid down his belt and walked away from the fight game after his controversial victory over current UFC Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks, back in November. A leave of absence that UFC President Dana White assured us would only be temporary. However, it seems now, that the absence is going...

Mar 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Magomedov: ‘Dana White will regret signing Russian fighters’

The recent influx of Russian talent signed to the UFC cannot be denied. Furthermore, those guys are good. Really good. It’s that exact reason that newly signed UFC heavyweight, Rusian Magomedov, warns that once his countrymen swallow the UFC’s roster whole, the brass running the show will regret it. Check it: (via combatbear.com – Props: MMA.tv) “Soon...

Mar 24, 2014 7:22 pm

Carano “Very Open” To MMA Return

After taking a hiatus from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts, Hollywood starlet Gina Carano, admits that she is still open to a return to fighting. The female former face of the sport told FOX Sports, “I don’t mind it at all. I’ve never retired. I’ve never officially said that,” Carano said. “For some reason...

Mar 24, 2014 11:27 am

Dana White: “UFC is worth $3.5 Billion, some would say more”

How much is the UFC actually worth? That’s the ‘Billion’ dollar question. With the never-ending expansion of the world’s MMA leader it’s safe to say that the Fertitta’s small $2 million investment in the 90’s has paid off for them. But how much? In a recent sit-down in London with Lucy Kellaway, columnist for The...

Mar 22, 2014 10:41 am

Cyborg: ‘Ronda Knows Carano Would Be An Easy Fight’

“I wasn’t surprised because I knew how tough is for Gina to go down to 135, so (this fight) would need to be a catchweight. Gina Carano is a great athlete and I’d happy if she returns to MMA, doesn’t matter if it’s against Ronda. But she hasn’t fought since 2009. Her last fight was...

Mar 19, 2014 9:34 pm

Dana White: No Cyborg Deal, No Carano Deal, Not Interested In Holly Holm

The list of female title challengers got shorter this evening following UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. Since Ronda’s quick win over Sarah McMann last month, rumors have tied her to everyone from Holly Holm to Gina Carano. UFC on FOX correspondent, Ariel Helwani, cleared the air during tonight’s broadcast. Here’s what he said: “I...

Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

Bobby Voelker Takes On Lance Benoist At Albuquerque’s First UFC Event

  Another bout has been added to Albuquerque’s first UFC show.   Bobby Voelker will meet Lance Benoist on the June card, which will be headlined by Benson Henderson taking on Albuquerque’s own Jackson-Winkeljohn fighter Rustam Khabilov. MMAJunkie reports that “No broadcast plans have been revealed for the card, though it’s likely to air on FOX Sports 1 and stream on...