Archive: Dana White

Nov 11, 2013 9:13 am

Dana White: ‘Jon Jones Sounds Worried About Gustafsson Rematch’

By Evan Stoumbelis Dana White responded to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ comments about the UFC giving Alexander Gustafsson an easy fight to protect the rematch between Gustafsson and Jones by saying: “Jon, I love you, but you’re not a matchmaker. Fight your fight, he’ll fight his fight, and don’t worry about it.” “It...

Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

Dana Admits The UFC Announced Gust vs. Nog Prior To Lil Nog’s Acceptance Of Bout

UFC President Dana White admitted recently that he prematurely announced the Alexander Gustafsson versus ‘Lil Nog’ bout, which is why they had to cancel it and give Gustafsson Jimi Manuwa instead. As a result the younger Noguiera brother received a hefty public backlash from Chael Sonnen, who stated, ‘He fight’s less than Ghandi,’ among several...

Nov 11, 2013 8:43 am

Dana White Gives Brandon Thatch ‘F***ing Stud” Status

“(Thatch was impressive), especially how good he looked with who he was fighting, and what he did to who he was fighting,” White told a small group of reporters following the UFC Fight Night 32 post-event news conference. “I have a lot of respect for Thiago. (Thatch) hunted him down and stayed right in his...

Nov 9, 2013 8:24 pm

Grace Torino Introduced as Managing Director of UFC Brazil

Brazil has played host to seven UFC events in 2013, and Dana White plans to increase that number next year. As the company continues to increase the number of events they hold within a calendar year, the company itself must expand globally. New hires are to be made. During the post-fight press conference on Saturday...

Nov 7, 2013 10:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ricardo Lamas: ‘Aldo can’t coast to victory in this ugly dog fight’

Late Night Cage Side Radio returned with another great show this past Monday night. Hosts Kinch and Sean McClure wasted no time getting to their first guest, UFC featherweight, and number one contender, Ricardo Lamas (15-2, UFC 4-0). Lamas is set to face the featherweight champion, and one of the pound for pound best, Jose...

Nov 6, 2013 8:01 am

Dana White & Bjorn Rebney Trade Barbs On Twitter, Explain Recent Comments

The Bellator promotion has ushered itself in as America’s second leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion. In what many consider a distant second place behind the UFC, Bellator has secured a slot on Spike TV, acquired some of the UFC’s most recognizable faces and has made a valiant push towards becoming a competitor in the space...

Nov 6, 2013 7:09 am

Dana White: ‘We’re just not mainstream’

“It takes a long time. We’ve only been here for 13 years [as owners] and we really didn’t even start kicking until 2005, 2006.” White told a story about sitting with his kids in seats on the 50-yard line at Gillette Stadium over the weekend to watch his New England Patriots play the Pittsburgh Steelers....

Nov 6, 2013 7:05 am

Dana White: Vitor Belfort still No. 1 contender, but must beat Hendo to keep status

It’s safe to say that Dana White and Vitor Belfort don’t exactly see eye to eye on most things, but, the one thing the pair can agree on is that “The Phenom” is the middleweight division’s No. 1 contender. The UFC president repeated that sentiment on Tuesday, stating on a conference call that Belfort “definitely”...

Nov 5, 2013 8:40 am

Michael Bisping wants MMA judges to be held accountable

  How many times do you think Dana White has said the words, “Don’t leave it in the hands of the judges.” The answer is, a lot. During the Ultimate Fighter, during press conferences, in interviews, so on and so on. The phrase has now become essentially an MMA mantra. The sport has seen its...

Oct 30, 2013 11:40 am

Joe Rogan Undergoes German Miracle Blood Spinning Procedure To Heal Back & Neck

  UFC commentator and comedian Joe Rogan posted a picture on his Instagram of what looks like a ton of blood. Apparently it’s all his and its a part of a procedure he underwent to help with some neck and back problems he’s suffered from for a while. Rogan called the blood spinning procedure “crazy”....

Oct 26, 2013 2:35 pm

Dana White Likes Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort At Middleweight

Lyoto Machida needed all of three minutes to make a name for himself in the UFC Middleweight division. He may already have a title-contention fight lined up for him after such a successful 185 debut. After refusing to move down to the middleweight division due to his friend and training partner Anderson Silva reigning supreme...

Oct 25, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Ortiz & Shamrock Go ‘Off The Record’ vs. UFC

“Dana White is an excellent promoter,” said Ortiz. “He goes out and promotes the sport for what it is. But he’s not the one getting in the cage, that’s entertaining the fans who are watching and buying the pay-per views.” “Fighters are the ones who are stepping in and putting our lives on the line...

Oct 24, 2013 10:25 am

UFC Planning Six 2014 Events In Europe That Can’t Be Seen In The U.S.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is putting the U.S. Market on the outs next year as part of their European expansion with at least six events made for a Euro-only audience. The first of which is in the planning stages and according to UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta it will be a major event at London’s O2...

Oct 22, 2013 10:40 am

POLL | Should Cain vs. JDS Have Been Stopped Sooner?

Last weekend Junior dos Santos failed to recapture his UFC title for the second straight time. Much like their second fight, the UFC Heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez was able to beat, batter and bruise dos Santos in route to a fight that went to the fifth and final round. Many people, Dana White included, believe...

Oct 21, 2013 9:09 pm

Wanderlei Silva to Coach Opposite Chael Sonnen on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3

A long brewing rivalry between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva has been in the public eye for quite some time now. There have been messages on video blogs, rants on UFC Tonight, and even a scuffle at Mr. Olympia which received widespread criticism for Silva for bringing a camera crew along to the ‘spontaneous’ confrontation....

Oct 21, 2013 12:35 pm

Dana White Claims BJ Penn is ‘almost’ On Weight Already

A few weeks ago we announced that BJ Penn will be returning to the cage as the UFC’s latest addition to their featherweight division. Having contested his last four-bouts at 170 pounds, MMA fans and pundits have been wondering how the former two-division champion will handle the cut down two weight classes. With ‘The Ultimate...

Oct 21, 2013 11:36 am

Dana White: “I try so hard to like Roy Nelson”

“Contrary to popular belief, I try so hard to like Roy Nelson. It’s like I saw him backstage before I came out to talk to you guys. I was like, ‘What’s up Roy? You looked good. You lost weight,’ and this and that. Then I come out and hear the stupid s–t he said to...