Archive: Dana White

Apr 26, 2013 9:58 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 159 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

Dana White spoke to the media following Thursday’s UFC 159 media day at Madison Square Garden about Saturday’s pay-per-view, the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1, Matt Mitrione’s suspension coming to an end, Bruce Buffer, Dominick Cruz’s future, Georges St-Pierre’s next fight, and more.

Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am

GSP Missing The Boat, UFC Boss Now Prefers Silva vs. Jones

“If he doesn’t want to do a superfight, nobody is going to pressure him to do a superfight. That’s up to him. But Johny Hendricks is next, and soon. Maybe in August (at the Fox Sports 1 launch in Boston). If (Jones) wins and Anderson Silva wins, I really want to see Anderson Silva vs....

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Apr 25, 2013 8:17 am

Dana White Issues Challenge To Boxing’s Tyson Fury: ‘Come Get Smashed’

It’s been awhile since Boxing vs. MMA was pushed to the forefront of the MMA News discussion, but today it’s back. Undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury went on a slanderous campaign a few months ago, calling MMA Rubbish and the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez, a bum. The same boxer took to ESPN and...

Apr 23, 2013 10:13 am

VIDEO | UFC’s Dana White: Goal is to Have Ultimate Fighting in Every Country

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts sports organization that produces over 30 live events worldwide each year. UFC has exploded in popularity worldwide. Dana White, president of the UFC, is looking to continue to expand the audience for the sport, seeking out new talent in countries such as China, India, and Mexico....

Apr 22, 2013 9:32 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Moving To 170 A Big Mistake

“I think going to 170 is a big mistake. Big, strong guys at 170.” … “He can make 155. Look what happened tonight at 155.” Prior to stepping into the cage against Josh Thomson, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, stated he was headed back to the welterweight division after UFC on FOX 7....

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 19, 2013 10:11 am

Dana White: Dan Hardy Is In Denial Over Condition Of The Heart

“Lorenzo and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country. He didn’t want to go. He’s in serious denial right now. Either denial or just afraid to hear from somebody that that’s the truth and that’s what’s going on. So after he turned...

Apr 19, 2013 10:04 am

UFC Boss Closes Door on MMA in NY For 2013

“I’d pretty much call it done, yeah. They didn’t even put it in the budget. Anything can happen, (but) I’m not as optimistic as I was a few weeks ago.” “The (New York) commission is 100-percent behind it. Everybody wants it there except the Culinary Union. Every time we try to move forward and progress...

Apr 18, 2013 5:50 pm

Chael Sonnen Says “My UFC contract expired about four months ago…”

In an odd turn of events, the headlining fight of UFC 159 is going to go on without any sort of contractual agreement, according to UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Chael Sonnen. Sonnen has recently gone on former WWE Wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin’s “The Steve Austin Show” and stated that he has been without a UFC...

Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm

German Stem Cell Surgery Cures Dana White’s Meniere’s Disease

  During a guest spot on Jay Mohr Sports on Fox Sports Radio, UFC president Dana White announced that an innovative stem cell procedure had cured him 100% of Meniere’s. White explained what exactly this disease was and how it affected his lifestyle. White’s lifestyle is one filled with constant travel and seemingly endless work...

Apr 16, 2013 9:07 am

Dana White: Female Tryouts Felt Like TUF 1 All Over Again

“It was absolutely a historic day to have the women here for the first The Ultimate Fighter tryout. his is basically like the first season of The Ultimate Fighter to me… There are lots of girls out there that have taken taekwondo, judo, wrestling or mixed martial arts, and now they’ve got the opportunity to...

Apr 16, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White: More women’s divisions likely

Currently the UFC only features one weight division in regards to women’s MMA, bantamweight, but UFC President Dana White believes it is only a matter of time before they expand: “You would think so,” White stated when asked by mmajunkie.com if he expected to add more women’s divisions to the UFC. “If you think about it,...

Apr 15, 2013 7:38 am

Gonzaga camp to protest Browne loss

At this weekends TUF 17 Finale, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne (14-1-1 MMA, 5-1-1 UFC) was awarded a win as well as the “Knockout of the Night” bonus for disposing of competitor Gabriel Gonzaga (14-7 MMA, 9-6 UFC) via elbows, just 71 seconds into their fight. At least a couple of the blows appear to violate both the no striking...

Apr 11, 2013 8:53 am

UFC Addresses Recent Amateur Fighter Death

At an unregulated amateur MMA event last week in Michigan, competitor Felix Pablo Elochukwu died in the match. There were no doctors on site and Elochukwu may have had an existing medical condition going into the fight. Regardless, the UFC had no involvement in this promotion nor do they carry responsibility for it. But at...

Apr 9, 2013 10:41 am

Tito Ortiz Calls UFC 148 Loss “Fishy”; Hints at Foul-Play

  UFC Hall of Famer, Tito Ortiz fought in what is supposedly his last MMA out of his storied career. In this fight, Tito fought Forrest Griffin in the co-main event of UFC 148, dropping a close unanimous decision. Boos rained down from the MGM Grand Garden Arena as Griffin took the mic and made...

Apr 8, 2013 11:08 am

VIDEO | Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 9 Post-Fight Interview

UFC President Dana White talked with FUEL TV correspondent Gareth Davies after an incredible day of fights at UFC On FUEL TV 9. White talks Gustafsson’s injury, McGregor’s unreal debut and the Mousasi’s big win over Latifi. “There’s no doubt about it, the commission here did a horrible job with this fight.” “I don’t want...

Mar 21, 2013 10:50 am

St. Pierre opens up as -225 favorite over Johny Hendricks (+175)

Quickly after Georges St. Pierre’s (24-2, 18-2 in UFC) recent win in Montreal, his next fight has already opened up to the odds books. Johny Hendricks (15-1, 10-1 in UFC) who recently defeated Carlos Condit (28-7, 5-3 in UFC) by decision at UFC 158, was labeled the number one contender by UFC president Dana White....

Mar 21, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White: No Regrets Signing Hector Lombard | UFC NEWS

UFC middleweight fighter Hector Lombard was one of the most sought after fighters in the world. After being crowned the Bellator champion he walked into the Octagon riding a 26-fight unbeaten streak and world of fans on his shoulders. He was supposed to be “the next big thing”. UFC officials gave the stand-out an unmatched...