Archive: Dana White

Oct 19, 2013 11:58 pm

Dana White Likes Velasquez vs Werdum On Super Bowl Card

Cain Velasquez successfully defended his UFC Heavyweight Championship against Junior dos Santos for a second time, in yet another dominant performance. Velasquez stood his ground and tried his hardest to knock his opponent out, but Dos Santos ate every single strike and showed true grit and determination. After a one sided fight that even the...

Oct 19, 2013 11:29 pm

Dana White Confirms Melendez Back In “The Mix” With Victory Over Sanchez

In front of a sold out crowd at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez put on a Fight of the Year Candidate that brought everyone in the arena to their feet. While unranked Diego Sanchez rose to the occasion and impressed the crowd and UFC brass alike, Gilbert Melendez was...

Oct 19, 2013 11:53 am

Watch Tonight’s UFC 166 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

Immediately following tonight’s ‘UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos III’ pay-per-view card, fight fans are invited here to catch the live broadcast of the evening’s post-fight press conference. Get the immediate reactions from tonight’s fighters and UFC President Dana White by tuning in right here at the conclusion of the main event. Use the player...


Oct 19, 2013 11:33 am

Dana White: The Winner Of Tonight’s Main Event The Best Heavyweight In History

As far as trilogy fights are concerned, tonight’s main event is certainly up there with some of the greatest in our sports short history. Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos III goes down tonight from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The fight serves as a rubber match between the two most dominant heavyweights in...

Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm

POLL RESULTS: In The Case Of Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

For the past week the MMA world has been buzzing over the dismissal or Rousimar Palhares. Figures like Renzo Gracie and the Nogueira brothers have spoken out in support of their fellow Brazilian, while Dana White, Mike Pierce and others have spoken against him. Truth is, what’s done is done. I doubt Dana White and...

Oct 18, 2013 12:02 pm

Dana White Discusses Roy Nelson’s New UFC Contract

  “I just feel like he played the whole thing the wrong way, when he didn’t need to play it that way,” Dana White said about Roy Nelson (pictured) taking a fight at the end of his last contract.  Since then, the UFC has re-signed Nelson, and he is set to fight the first fight...

Oct 18, 2013 12:01 pm

Report: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas Potential for Super Bowl Weekend

  In the days leading up to UFC 166, UFC President Dana White talked to the media about what lies ahead for the UFC.  One of those plans includes booking Ricardo Lamas against UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (pictured), for the UFC card on Super Bowl Weekend.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC President Dana...

Oct 18, 2013 11:44 am

UFC Boss: Everything I hear from Nick Diaz is that he doesn’t want to fight

MMA fans seem to love nothing more than a good Nick Diaz fight. The Stockton based Cesar Gracie fighter has long captured the hearts of fans around the world. Which is why talks of a potential return to action against Michael Bisping had the world talking. Dana White put out those flames yesterday during a...

Oct 18, 2013 11:28 am

Dana White: Brandon Vera ‘Probably’ Not Cut From UFC

  Long-time UFC fighter, Brandon Vera, still has a job fighting in the heavyweight division.  According to UFC President Dana White, “if he hasn’t been cut yet, he’s probably not getting cut.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Despite winning just one of his last six fights, Brandon Vera will live to fight another day in...

Oct 18, 2013 11:26 am

Dana White Responds to Conor McGregor’s Sexual Tweet Towards Rousey and Tate

  UFC President Dana White responded to Conor McGregor’s Tweet last week that had made headlines.  The Tweet sexually referenced UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and title contender Miesha Tate.  White said that all he wants from his fighters is common sense, “just a little tiny bit of fucking common sense.”   By Christopher...

Oct 18, 2013 10:51 am

White: ‘Palhares’ Submission Was Wrong And Despicable’

“He knew what he was doing that night. Apparently, there was some talk where Mike Pierce said some bad things and everything else. There is no place for that in this sport. You don’t hold a leglock that long while the guy is tapping and you know he is tapping. Especially that’s what Palhares is...

Oct 17, 2013 11:11 am

Dana White: ‘If Renzo Wants to Fight, Renzo Can Call Me’

The dialogue has gone back and forth between UFC President, Dana White (pictured), and MMA legend, Renzo Gracie, about whether or not Gracie, at the age of 46, should be fighting.  But a recent statement by White indicates that the talks may be moving toward figuring out how Gracie will fight rather than focusing on...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Discusses UFC’s Silence Toward Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has been a free agent since the summer; and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured) wonders why the UFC has not made an offer yet.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren’s contract with Bellator came to a close this summer, many thought the UFC would soon...

Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...

Oct 10, 2013 4:29 pm

POLL | In The Case Of Rousimar Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

UFC President Dana White came out today and announced that he was releasing Rousimar Palhares from the UFC following his 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce during last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 event. Palhares held on tight to an ankle lock, long after his opponent tapped and the referee’s halt of the bout. If...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Oct 8, 2013 11:43 am

Michael Bisping Not A Good Used Car Salesman

“I heard that he was having these problems with his eye. And I care about Michael Bisping, a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could...

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

UFC Looks to Implement Time-Limit for Stripping Titles from Injured Champions

Despite not fighting for 2 years because of a torn ACL, Dominick Cruz (left) still holds the UFC bantamweight title.  Meanwhile, Renan Barao has defended his interim bantamweight title twice since earning the belt in July of 2012.  According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC may be implementing a time limit so situations like...

Oct 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set for March Event, Not UFC 169

After what appears to be a minor mishap by a trigger-happy UFC PR team, the news that Jon Jones (19-1) will defend his light-heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2) is false. UFC president Dana White revealed today that it was in fact a mistake that his PR team announced the bout for that date and...

Oct 7, 2013 3:50 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White: Demian Maia Could Get Title Shot With Win Over Shields

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 Demian Maia and Jake Shields face off in a pivotal welterweight clash. To make things more dramatic come fight night, UFC President Dana White just confirmed that if Maia should obtain victory in this week’s main event he could face the winner of GSP vs. Hendricks. The UK’s Gareth...