Archive: Dana White

Dec 31, 2013 9:31 am

0-3 Bobby Voelker Will Not Be Released Says UFC Boss

Bobby Voelker (pictured, right), who has now gone 0-3 inside the octagon, will apparently get another chance to snatch his first elusive UFC victory. After going 4-1 in the Strikeforce promotion, Voelker moved to the UFC and lost to Patrick Cote, Robbie Lawler and William Macario. Voelker fought Macario last weekend at UFC 168, and...

Dec 30, 2013 10:38 am

Chris Weidman: “Belfort Will Try to Overwhelm Me”

Following his second defeat of long-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (above) began assessing his next opponent, Brazilian veteran Vitor Belfort.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With his first title defense successfully completed at UFC 168, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will get to face an opponent who is not Anderson...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Cyborg To Ronda: ‘I’m coming to get you’

It’s a rivalry that’s been building for years now between two of the most feared women in MMA today, and following UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (left) successful title defense this weekend, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (right) intends to make a fight between the two happen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While the rivalry we saw...

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...


Dec 28, 2013 11:31 pm

A Broken ‘Leg’acy

Anderson Silva’s fights have almost always been something special. Whether he’s dancing around like a violent Fred Astaire, curiously refusing to engage a fighter who seemingly poses no threat, or using Matrix-like movements to dodge a punch by millimeters before unleashing a brutal onslaught of strikes, Anderson Silva always gives us something to talk about....

Dec 28, 2013 9:26 am

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Tonight 3PM PT

The UFC announced today that it will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00pm/3:00pm ETPT. UFC 168 features two rematches between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva and between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.  The first preliminary bout is set to begin...

Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

Anderson Silva Fights For His Legacy

Fedor Emelianenko was, at one time, the best fighter competing in the sport of MMA. He had over thirty wins with no real defeats, and the manner in which he won his fights made him seem like something out of a comic book, rather than a regular old mortal man. Case in point: When he...

Dec 28, 2013 8:28 am

Dana White: Tate Beating Rousey Will Be Second Biggest Upset Ever

What is the biggest upset in MMA history? Fabricio Werdum baiting Fedor Emelianenko into a triangle to end his ten-year reign? Chris Wiedman knocking out Anderson Silva? Or could it be coming tonight, in the co-main event of UFC 168? If Miesha Tate defeats Ronda Rousey, will that be the biggest upset of all time?...

Dec 28, 2013 8:23 am

Rousey And Tate Booked Neighboring Rooms At MGM Grand Before UFC 168

What could possibly fuel the rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate before they compete tonight at UFC 168? Well, inadvertently booking their hotel rooms right next to each other at the MGM Grand right before their rematch is something that may work. Especially while they are both cutting weight, their trainers are getting them...

Dec 28, 2013 8:21 am

Urijah Hall Responds To Internet Trolls: I Will Show You How Great I Am

168 UFC all you trolls gana bow when I whoop him ima show you how great I am #hallway pic.twitter.com/QhBrClPuXV — U R I A H H A L L (@UriahHallMMA) December 23, 2013 Not so long ago, Urijah Hall was one of the most talked-about, hyped, and feared fighters in the UFC’s middleweight division....

Dec 27, 2013 10:08 am

Lesnar Returning To UFC? White Does Not Deny Rumors

As if there is not enough going on this weekend at UFC 168? Rumors and reports have been circulating and swirling over the possible return of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. In this video, UFC president Dana White, with a sly grin, says that he “honestly” doesn’t know why Lesnar is in Vegas this...

Dec 27, 2013 9:59 am

White Want Werdum to Stay Active During Velasquez Recovery

While Fabricio Werdum was supposed to have a shot at the Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez all but cinched up, Dana White appears to have other plans for him. With Cain now potentially out until late 2014, White wants him to stay active. Werdum (17-5-1, 5-2 UFC), has not fought since a June victory over Antonio...

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 27, 2013 8:43 am

VIDEO | Dana White UFC 168 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

As he regularly does, UFC President Dana White sat down with media members before UFC 168 to discuss the upcoming card, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva’s failed drug test, among other topics. He also teased that he would be making some announcements about the future of the UFC on Saturday night.  

Dec 27, 2013 8:37 am

Dana White: Cat Zingano Is Still The Number One Contender

It could have been Cat Zingano stepping into the cage this Saturday against UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at the biggest card of the year, UFC 168. Unfortunately for her, after her TKO victory over Miesha Tate at the Ultimate Fighter Season 17 Finale early this year, she injured her knee. Due to this,...

Dec 27, 2013 8:34 am

Dana White: Bigfoot’s TRT Failure Ruined The Fight For Me, It Destroyed Everything’

Testosterone replacement therapy. Quite possibly the most controversial and taboo subject in all of high level mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, TRT use is becoming more and more prevalent. When news broke that Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva tested positive for an elevated level of testosterone in his fight-of-the-year candidate bout against Mark Hunt, many were questioning if...

Dec 26, 2013 4:42 pm

White Confirms Belfort As Next Middleweight Title Challenger

The long-awaited rematch between UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and former Middleweight king Anderson Silva is set for this Saturday, December 28th for UFC 168 in Las Vegas, NV. and I for one can not wait! However, there is one person who is awaiting to find out the outcome of this bout even more than...

Dec 26, 2013 4:40 pm

UFC Wants Barnett vs Browne Winner To Face Werdum

The UFC has plans to set up a fight for next year for a title elimination due to UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez being injured. UFC President Dana White stated today that the winner of Josh Barnett (33-6 MMA, 5-1 UFC) vs. Travis Browne (15-1-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) will face off against the extremely dangerous...

Dec 26, 2013 7:58 am

‘Shogun’ Stays At 205, Says ‘Minotouro’ Could Be Next

Before “Shogun” Rua’s last fight, Dana White was preparing to have the “retirement talk” with the former light heavyweight champion. Funny how things can change in the blink of an eye, and the swing of an arm. “Shogun” seemed to be between a rock and a hard place; he was coming off of consecutive losses...

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 24, 2013 9:02 am

Vitor Belfort Asks for Winner of Weidman vs Silva

  Just in case anyone doubted that Vitor Belfort was interested in the winner of this weekend’s fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, he made it clear on twitter that he believes that he deserves the next title shot. “The Phenom” recently tweeted UFC president Dana White, saying “the fans and me are very...

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 21, 2013 11:27 am

White: ‘I can’t stand guys with egos’

A man, who has been accused of having an ego the size of Manhattan, says there is no room for such hubris in MMA. UFC President Dana White spoke with Brazilian media outlet Sexto Round and White said ego has no place in the sport. “I just don’t think there’s anything to have an ego...

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...