Archive: Dana White

Nov 18, 2013 9:03 am

Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou To Headline UFC Fight Night 35 in Georgia

  Former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (above) will take on Constantinos Philippou in a five-round main event bout that will headline the UFC’s January card in Duluth, Georgia.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced Saturday night the addition of a middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Constantinos Philippou to UFC...

Nov 18, 2013 8:42 am

UFC 171 Announced for March 15 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas

  The UFC is heading back to Dallas, Texas for UFC 171.  The March 15 card marks the first time in nearly five years that the UFC has held an event in the city.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced Saturday night at the UFC 167 post-fight press conference that the...

Nov 16, 2013 11:55 pm

Dana White Blasts GSP and NSAC During UFC 167 Post Fight Press Conference

On Saturday night at UFC 167, Georges St. Pierre successfully defended his UFC Welterweight Championship against challenger Johny Hendricks. At least, the judge’s think he did. The rest of the mixed martial arts community is currently in an uproar claiming that Johny Hendricks did enough to dethrone the champion. Even the UFC President Dana White...

Nov 16, 2013 10:21 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts UFC on Lack of Interest in Askren

  Despite Ben Askren’s newfound status as an unrestricted free agent, UFC president Dana White seems to not be interested in making him an offer just yet, claiming that “He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go from there.” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has...

Nov 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Dana White Announces Addition of New Women’s UFC 115-Pound Division

  UFC President Dana White (shown above with UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey) announced Friday the plans to add a women’s flyweight division to the UFC.  White said the division, whose weight limit is 115 pounds, will be crucial to the promotion’s expansion internationally.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana White announced...

Nov 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Dana White Says There Will be No Interim Title During Pettis Absence

  While another UFC champion is sidelined for a number of months due to injury, UFC President Dana White says there will be no interim champion.  The lightweight division will simply have to wait for Anthony Pettis to recovery and defend his title.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With the recent news that Anthony Pettis...

Nov 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Dana White Thinks Dominick Cruz ‘Has Kind of Been Stalling’ His Fight With Barao

“I shouldn’t say this,” Dana White told reporters, “I think that Cruz has kind of been stalling.  I think Cruz has dragged this out longer than needed to be.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Dominick Cruz last fought in October 2011 at UFC Live, where he successfully defended his UFC bantamweight championship for the...

Nov 15, 2013 9:29 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Dana White Talks GSP Rumors, NSAC Issues and More

UFC president Dana White talks about the 20th anniversary of the UFC, how he is honoring the former ownership, Georges St-Pierre’s retirement rumors, his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Sonnen vs. Evans, the pressure on Rory MacDonald, Anthony Pettis’ knee injury, Cain Velasquez’s shoulder injury, Nick Diaz, Miesha Tate’s growing popularity, Dan Henderson’s...

Nov 15, 2013 9:28 am

Dana White Says “Superfights Are Dead”

Over the past few years, fans have been hopeful of the idea of champion vs champion, top of the food chain elite fighters squaring off against each other, and now Dana White is saying that ship has sailed. “This whole superfight thing has been destroyed,” White told media during Thursday’s media scrum. “I think it’s...

Nov 15, 2013 8:43 am

Anthony Pettis injures knee in training. Could be out for 8 months says Dana White

After finally claiming his title from Benson Henderson at UFC 164, Lightweight Champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was set to defend his title for the first time against Josh Thomas at UFC on Fox 9 in December that is until a recent knee injury has put him out of commission. It was released last week that...

Nov 15, 2013 8:39 am

Dana White Is Not Guaranteeing GSP An Immediate Title Shot With Loss To Hendricks

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, UFC welterweight champion, may not receive an immediate title shot rematch if he loses against hard-hitting southpaw Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks. St. Pierre, The heavy favorite coming into Saturday’s main event, has all but cleaned out the welterweight division before standouts Hendricks and Rory “Ares” MacDonald rose up the ranks. In...

Nov 15, 2013 8:34 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Johny Hendicks on Dealing With Buzz, Drug-Testing Drama

Johny Hendricks talks about the buzz leading up to his UFC 167 welterweight title fight against Georges St-Pierre, the GSP retirement talk heading into the fight, the drug-testing drama heading into this fight, getting burnt during the UFC 167 commercial shoot, and more.

Nov 15, 2013 8:33 am

Dana White Gives His Thoughts On Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito, the NFL Miami Dolphins Offensive Guard, has come under fire recently for racial comments that he had left on Dolpin’s Offensive Tackle Jonathan Martin’s voicemail, and has been accused of bullying in the media. Just like everyone else in the mainstream sports media, Dana White had an opinion, saying the whole situation “makes...

Nov 15, 2013 7:02 am

Ben Askren Responds To Dana White’s Disinterest In Signing Him

UFC President Dana White has showed a disinterest in signing Bellator welterweight champion “Funky” Ben Askren, saying “As far as [Ben Askren], as far as the level he’s on? He barely beat Jay Hieron, you know? He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go...

Nov 15, 2013 7:01 am

Dana White: Georges St. Pierre Has The Bank Account To Retire Comfortably

Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, the long-standing welterweight champion of the UFC, has undoubtedly earned a sizable fortune throughout his mixed martial arts career. Sizable enough, it seems, that Dana White believes that St. Pierre has enough money to retire after his fight against Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and live comfortably. Rumors have been circulating throughout...

Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am

Dana White Has No Interest In Signing “Funky” Ben Askren

“Funky” Ben Askren, the undefeated and dominant Bellator welterweight champion recently ran the course of his Bellator contract, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has shown no interest in resigning the champion, calling him a “completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension.” “We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign...

Nov 14, 2013 8:16 pm

Jon Jones Pulls Out Of UFC 170 Main Event Against Glover Teixeria

There is not much information at this point as to why Jon “Bones” Jones will not be defending his title against Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 170 as announced yesterday by Dana White. Today Dana White announced Jon Jones would not be fighting on Feb 22nd against Teixeira. “I told you yesterday...

Nov 14, 2013 8:14 am

Brendan Schaub Inks New Six-Fight UFC Contract

UFC heavyweight fighter Brendan Schaub has inked a new six-fight deal with the Ultimate fighting Championship. The TUF Alum last saw action at UFC 165 where he was able to submit Matt Mitrione to earn his second straight win inside the Octagon. The former NFL football player and TUF season 10 runner-up took to twitter...

Nov 13, 2013 4:41 pm

Great UFC quotes Part 1

There have been some memorable things said in the UFC and some of them stick out in our minds as noteworthy. These are some of the ones I remember off the top of my head that really had an impact at the time they were said, but blooper type statements (Tito Ortiz-isms) were not included....

Nov 13, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 167 Video Blog

Dana’s UFC 167 vlog is a look behind the scenes of the past weeks Fights. UFC Fight for the Troops and UFC on FS1 : Belfort vs Hendo. UFC 167: GSP vs Hendricks Live on PPV this SAT

Nov 13, 2013 7:58 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White: Many Brazilian TUF Hopefuls Want Sonnen As Coach

One would think that at this point Chael Sonnen is the sworn enemy of all Brazilian citizens. From bashing their fighters to insulting their education and technology, Sonnen has been digging his own Brazilian grave for years. Now slated to coach TUF Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva, he apparently has more support than anyone could have...

Nov 12, 2013 12:38 pm

Dana White: “It Would Be Tough to Not Call Us One of the Major Sports”

“I think we’re starting to get there (mainstream) now.I don’t think we’re mainstream yet. I really don’t. I know people disagree with me when I say that. But I think we’re starting to be looked at as one of the major sports now. If you look at what we’ve done on television, it’s pretty amazing,...

Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Matt Hughes: Ortiz and Couture weren’t loyal and now they’re paying the price

Throughout the years many fighters, fans and media members have had disputes with the UFC/Zuffa, or more specifically with UFC President Dana White. Most notably would have to be former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and Tito Ortiz. We all remember the days of Tito’s prime when he wore his “Dana...

Nov 12, 2013 8:48 am

White: Nick’s Manager Said He’s Retired; Diaz: I Don’t Have A Manager

During the ‘UFC Fight Night 32’ post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked about the possible return of former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz. The UFC president stated that he had offered a fight to the Diaz camp, but that the Stockton fighter had decided to remain retired: “I offered Nick Diaz a...

Nov 11, 2013 4:27 pm

UFC Fight Night 32 Medical Suspensions Report

16 fighters from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 32 event have been medically suspended following their respective bouts inside the Octagon. Two of those men have been put on six-month suspension. The Brazilian Athletic Commission has released their mandates and the terms will put both Brandon Thatch and Rony Jason among the rosters most lengthy suspension...

Nov 11, 2013 2:29 pm

POLL | Does Vitor Belfort Deserve A Title Shot

With his most recent win over Dan Henderson, the MMA world is abuzz for all things Vitor Belfort. The Brazilian former champion has left behind a path of bodies unmatched by any other fighter in the UFC’s middleweight division. While Dana White seems non-committal about a title shot, what do you, the fans, say about...

Nov 11, 2013 10:43 am

White Offers Diaz UFC Fight – Says Nick Is ‘Still Retired’

Dana White answered a plethora of questions following UFC Fight Night 32 on Fox Sports 1. And while the majority of those questions revolved around Vitor Belfort’s win over Dan Henderson (the first KO loss of Henderson’s career), one reporter went a bit off-topic and queried Mr. White on the whereabouts of “The Stockton Bad Boy”, Nick Diaz....

Nov 11, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Backlash Towards Rousey: ‘She’s The Reason Women Fight in UFC’

“Hate her or not,” UFC President Dana White said about women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, “the reason all these girls fight in the UFC is because of her.”  White responded to the criticism Rousey has received after her coaching role on the latest season of the UFC’s realitiy-television show, ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’   By Christopher...