Archive: Dana White

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...

Nov 11, 2013 9:40 am

Vitor Belfort Ready To Be First To Win UFC Gold In Three Weight Classes

Since his return to the UFC in 2009, Vitor Belfort has been on an absolute tear. Outside of his defeats to Jon Jones and Anderson Silva, the Brazilian ‘Phenom’ has only let one opponent (Michael Bisping) out of the first round of action. With his recent destruction of Dan Henderson (See Video), Vitor is ready...


Nov 11, 2013 9:33 am

Dan Henderson Post-Fight: ‘My body feels good and able to continue.”

Video: UFC Fight Night: Henderson gets KO’d vs. Belfort “You know, I just got caught; I got caught with a nice little uppercut. I felt like I was still aware of what was going on. I know that he threw a head kick and I was definitely dazed for sure, but I would have liked...

Nov 11, 2013 9:26 am

UFC Boss Not Ready To Guarantee Belfort A Title Shot

“Vitor Belfort’s next. Or – I don’t know. You never know what happens here. That Weidman-Silva fight happens, somebody gets hurt and they’re sidelined for. You just never know what’s going to happen. … Anything could happen, but there’s nothing but big fights for Vitor. Imagine if we do Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort again....

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 8, 2013 9:22 am

NBA Star Dwight Howard Ready To Fight In The UFC For $10 Mill

Shaq and Kobe Bryant have both accused the Houston Rockets superstar of being “soft”, for an NBA big man. Well, Dwight Howard is ready to prove them wrong. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen; the 6’11”, 265 pound Howard is going to be fighting in the UFC! All he needs is ten million dollars, for one fight… and...

Nov 8, 2013 9:08 am

Dana White says he thought Bobby Green’s TKO kick ‘was a clean shot’

“I thought it was a clean shot,” UFC President Dana White said of Bobby Green’s kick (shown above) that ended his UFC Fight for the Troops 3 fight against James Krause Wednesday night.  “I think that shot was more body that hurt him than the actual cup… but I didn’t get kicked either.”   By...

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 7, 2013 10:11 am

TRT Exemptions Issued To Belfort/Hendo For UFC Fight Night 32

Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson will be fighting on even ground when it comes to their testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), this Saturday night. Both Fighters have been approved for the use of the controversial therapy by Brazil’s governing body. Whether or not they are on even ground with the rest of the UFC roster is...

Nov 7, 2013 8:49 am

UFC Boss Explains Why Cain Velasquez is Not in Running for EA Sports Cover

Being UFC heavyweight champion comes with certain accolades.  Among those are the title of ‘baddest man on the planet,’ a Harley Davidson motorcycle, and of course, being on the cover of video games.  Unless you’re Cain Velasquez, who, according to UFC President Dana White, has opted out of the latter honor by choosing not to...

Nov 7, 2013 8:44 am

Dana White Says Tim Kennedy Will ‘Fight a Big Name Next’

“Tonight was a big win,” UFC President Dana White said of Tim Kennedy’s (pictured) KO victory over Rafael Natal Wednesday night at the third UFC Fight for the Troops.  “So, yeah, his next fight will be a very important fight.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight fighter Tim Kennedy has earned himself a fight...

Nov 7, 2013 8:33 am

Velasquez Injured, Will Not Fight Werdum at UFC 172 in Mexico

Despite earlier reports that the UFC would be heading to Mexico in April, 2014 with a card featuring heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (above, left) facing Fabricio Werdum, both UFC President Dana White and the camp of Cain Velasquez have confirmed that fight will be delayed due to a Velasquez injury.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA...

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...

Nov 5, 2013 8:12 am

GSP Firm On Not Fighting Teammate Rory MacDonald, But Says “Rory Will Be The Champion”

  There are two people standing between GSP and Rory in the UFC’s welterweight rankings: Johny Hendricks, and Carlos Condit. But it’s GSP and Rory themselves who are standing in the way of these men ever locking horns inside the Octagon. “No. No, I’m not interested,” says St-Pierre, laughing at the notion. MacDonald, mirroring the...