Archive: Dana White

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...

Jan 14, 2014 6:18 am

Stefan Struve Looks For A Spring 2014 Return, Notes Huge Improvement To Heart Condition

Usually, when a professional fighter is told that he has an enlarged heart and a leaking aortic valve, they are facing the end of their professional career. That’s exactly what UFC heavyweight contender Stefan Struve was confronted with, early last year. And although Struve remained optimistic throughout this ordeal, others – like UFC President Dana...


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 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 13, 2014 6:41 am

Diaz manager: “Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone.”

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov has been having trouble finding an opponent as of late. Since defeating Pat Healy via unanimous decision at UFC 165 it seems that no one is game enough to step up. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, but Melendez called it off soon after....

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 13, 2014 6:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Dana & the UFC Are Full Of Sh!t’

UFC President Dana White hit Twitter this past Saturday claiming that “Nobody wants to fight Khabib”. Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated in his professional MMA career. Khabib was set to face former Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez originally. That was until Melendez pulled out of the bout. Then a fan suggested Melendez’s...

Jan 11, 2014 10:38 am

Keith Kizer Resigns As NSAC Director

Keith Kizer, the man who served as the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for almost eight years, has decided to step down from his role as the head of one of the most powerful and controversial athletic commission in the United States. “I’ve enjoyed my time with the commission, but it’s...

Jan 11, 2014 10:33 am

PHOTO | Cast Removed From Anderson Silva’s Leg

After succumbing to a brutal leg break in his second consecutive loss to Chris Weidman at UFC 168, Anderson Silva seems to be on the path to recovery. His leg was surgically repaired and then put in a cast. The cast is now off and, if UFC president Dana White is correct, the former champion...

Jan 11, 2014 9:45 am

Dana White And Lorenzo Fertitta Make A House Call To Visit Anderson Silva

Former middleweight champion Anderson Silva was visited by UFC executives Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White today at his house in Redondo Beach, California, where “The Spider” has been resting ever since he broke his leg at UFC 168. And although the break was a gruesome one, which led a lot of people to question if...

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 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

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....

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan to...

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 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...