Archive: Dana White

Dec 14, 2013 7:53 am

GSP Discredits Dana White, Says He Was Asked to Not Attend UFC 167 Presser

To the surprise to the MMA world, Georges St. Pierre has walked away from the sport on the top, and has relinquished his title. After yesterday’s press conference, St. Pierre decided to answer some questions about his future to French-speaking journalists. “I don’t want to say retirement, because it’s not retirement,” St. Pierre said. “I’d...

Dec 14, 2013 7:43 am

Dana White: GSP’s Contract Is Frozen Until His (Possible) Return

Although his title has been relinquished and he has decided to take a break from competition, Georges St. Pierre will have his current contract waiting for him if he decides to return to MMA in the future. St. Pierre didn’t explicitly say he would retire, and insinuated he could possibly return to the sport at...

Dec 14, 2013 7:41 am

UFC Plans On Going In A “New Direction” With Carlos Condit

Carlos Condit, the consistently top ranking UFC welterweight, seems to have gotten the short end of the stick when Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport. Although Condit lost a controversial decision to contender Johny Hendricks, and lost a competitive unanimous decision to St. Pierre, many thought Condit...

Dec 14, 2013 7:36 am

Johny Hendricks Opens Up As Early Favorite Against Robbie Lawler

After Georges St. Pierre relinquished his title to take some time away from the sport, many wondered who would fight for the belt that is now up for grabs. It didn’t take long to get the answer, as UFC President Dana White announced that Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight each other for the...


Dec 13, 2013 6:52 pm

Georges St. Pierre leaves as he entered, with class and respect

Earlier today, long time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC) announced that he was vacating his title to take some much needed time off. His words: ” I’ve been fighting for a very long time at a high level, it’s a lot of pressure, a lot of criticism,” St-Pierre stated. ”I...

Dec 13, 2013 4:58 pm

PHOTO’s: Fighters Mean Mug At Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Weigh-Ins

If you missed BJPENN.COM’s broadcast of today’s UFC on FOX 9 weigh-ins, you missed all the intensity that came from the days staredowns. UFC on FOX 9 takes place tomorrow on FOX from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. In the main event Demetrious Johnson will look to defend his UFC flyweight title for the third straight...

Dec 13, 2013 4:42 pm

UFC on FOX 9 Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Weigh-ins event has concluded and all 20 fighters hit their contracted weight. The event took place from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. If you miss our Live Broadcast of today’s event, here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX, 8 p.m. ET) Champ Demetrious Johnson (125) vs. Joseph Benavidez...

Dec 13, 2013 3:18 pm

Dana White Tells Ben Askren To Take His “Stupidness” And Go Fight On Pluto

You know. Pluto. The former 9th planet of our solar system? Yeah. A few weeks ago, Askren seemed to be positioning himself for a run at the UFC welterweight division. He was a free agent, released from Bellator, and was looking to set up a meeting with UFC brass so he could move forward with...

Dec 13, 2013 3:10 pm

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Will Fight Winner of Weidman vs. Silva II

“Anderson [Silva] absolutely thinks Vitor [Belfort] deserves another shot,” UFC President Dana White said in anticipation of UFC 168’s main event fight between Anderson Silva and middleweight champion Chris Weidman.  “The next move for [the winner] will be Vitor Belfort.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Vitor Belfort will finally get another shot at the UFC...

Dec 13, 2013 3:09 pm

Anderson Silva Says He’d Leave UFC if Dana White Tells Him to Retire

“If I lose again, all the media will criticize me, say that I’m not the same anymore, and maybe Dana will say it’s time to retire,” former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva said. “I’d say, ‘Thank you for everything, but I’ll continue doing what I love in other ways.’  I’d go to other promotions, fight...

Dec 13, 2013 12:17 pm

Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Announced For Vacant UFC Welterweight Title

Following Georges St-Pierre’s announcement that he will vacate his UFC welterweight title, UFC President Dana White announced the organziations intentions for the championship belt: top-contender Johny Hendricks (above) will face rising welterweight star Robbie Lawler at a March 15 bout in Dallas, Texas.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Earlier Friday, long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 11:35 am

UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre Vacates Title

During a conference call Friday, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced that he will vacate his belt.  Following his last fight, a split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks that sparked a significant controversy, St-Pierre had announced that he would be taking time off for personal reasons.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Long-standing UFC welterweight champion Georges...

Dec 13, 2013 9:51 am

Watch Today’s UFC on FOX 9 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (4p.m. PT)

In anticipation of tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX 9 event, BJPENN.COM is bringing fight fans a live stream of today’s weigh-ins ceremony. UFC on FOX 9 is set to go down tomorrow night on FOX from Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. The same venue hosts today’s weigh-ins. Join us here at approximately 4:00 p.m. PT /...

Dec 13, 2013 9:35 am

Watch Today’s Josh Thomson UFC Q&A Live On BJPENN.COM (2 p.m. PT)

As part of the UFC on FOX 9 Pre-fight festivities , top UFC lightweight contender, Josh Thomson will be hosting today’s UFC Q&A session just north of his hometown in Sacramento, California. BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of the event that precedes today’s Weigh-ins ceremony and EA Sports Cover Winner announcement. You can...

Dec 13, 2013 8:01 am

Fabricio Werdum Willing To Wait For Champ Cain Velasquez’s Recovery

Although UFC President Dana White has planned otherwise, Fabricio Werdum has the intention to wait until UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez recovers from his shoulder surgery before he  fights. According to Werdum, it is up to him whether or not he fights in the interim before Velasquez recovers. “They told me it’s my decision,” Werdum...

Dec 13, 2013 7:28 am

Ben Askren Is Excited To Fight For ONE FC & Millions Of Asian Fans

Although the UFC decided against signing 13-0 Ben Askren, the former Bellator welterweight champion said he is excited to compete for his new employers, the Singapore based ONE FC promotion. Askren has been consistently ranked in the top 10 of the welterweight division, and many were perplexed as to why the UFC didn’t sign the four-time...

Dec 12, 2013 3:26 pm

QUICK TWITT | ‘Surgery Went Amazing’ For Recovering Anthony Pettis

UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis, has undergone a successful surgery to repair a torn PCL in his knee. There is currently no time-line for his return, but UFC contender Josh Thomson isn’t sold on the need for surgery and believes that Pettis should have fought him this Saturday as planned. Whatever the case may be,...

Dec 12, 2013 9:08 am

Mark Hunt Doesn’t Want A Rematch – Happy With A Draw

This past weekend at UFC Fight Night 33, Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva fought one of the most memorable heavyweight fights in UFC history. It was a back-and-forth battle, with each man almost being finished on multiple occasions. And at the end of the night, with both men covered in blood, weary from giving us everything...

Dec 11, 2013 4:57 pm

UFC Announces Signing Of 11 Female Strawweight’s For All-Female TUF 20

It was just announced by the UFC that they have added a 115 pound straw-weight women’s division. UFC’s twitter account announced big news. First revealing that they had acquired 11 fighter contracts from Invicta, then they tweeted the names of each of those 11 straw-weight fighters. Then came the news that all 11 fighters will...

Dec 11, 2013 12:15 pm

White Admits To Meltdown Following GSP Fight, Says No Big Announcement Coming Tomorrow

GSP is holding a press-conference tomorrow that the MMA media has billed as an important announcement on the fighting future of the UFC’s welterweight champion. Rumors of retirement, vacation, family issues and more have revolved around the Canadian super-star ever since his split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. With his press-conference set for tomorrow in Canada,...

Dec 10, 2013 7:49 am

Georges St-Pierre will announce future plans at Friday press conference

Is this the end? Well fight fans, it appears we will all know one way or the other whether UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, plans on retiring or not. According to TVA Sports, Pierre will hold a press conference in Quebec on Friday (Dec. 13). It’s reported that the champ will address his plans for...

Dec 10, 2013 7:37 am

Dana White Named Sports Innovator Of The Year

UFC President Dana White is many things. He is outspoken, brash, and assertive, but it can’t be denied that the man is a powerful and effective businessman. Sports Business International agrees, and has recently awarded him the title of “Sports Innovator of the Year.” The editor of Sports Business International, Matt Cutler said, “For both...