Archive: Dana White

Sep 2, 2013 12:09 pm

QUICK TWITT | Dana White And Tito Ortiz Engage In Twitter Beef

Tito Ortiz and Dana White have a history that spans over a decade. Having used to manage the former UFC champion as well as emply him, Dana White, probably owns a plethora of stories about one of his biggest rivals in the sport. Now signed to Bellator, Ortiz has taken the gloves off and is...

Sep 2, 2013 11:13 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s Full UFC 164 Post-Fight Media Scrum

Following UFC 164, UFC president Dana White discusses what fans threw into the Octagon after the main event, why Josh Barnett has “more tools” than Frank Mir, Brandon Vera’s performance, Hyun Gyu Lim, the “embarrassing” fight between Soa Palelei and Nikita Krylov, and more.

Aug 31, 2013 12:34 pm

Watch Tonight’s UFC 164 Post-Fight Press Conference Live on BJPENN.COM

‘UFC 164: Henderson vs. Pettis’ goes down tonight on pay-per-view. As always, BJPENN.COM will be hosting a live stream of the evenings media only post-fight press conference taking place at, the host venue, Milwaukee’s Bradley Center. Just tune in shortly following tonight’s main event to catch all the post-fight musings, new UFC announcements and hear...

Aug 30, 2013 12:09 pm

Dana White: Vitor Fight’s In Brazil At TV Networks Request Not So He Can Cheat

“(If) they have a big fight that’s going to be on Globo, they wanted Vitor. So if they want Vitor, they’re going to get Vitor. Whoever they say they want, I’m going to try to make it happen. The second most important media that we’re in business with is Globo. Vitor Belfort is not fighting...

Aug 30, 2013 8:56 am

Dana White: Ortiz ‘one of the dumbest motherf–kers you will ever meet’

Yesterday, UFC Hall of Fame inductee and former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) was interviewed by Sports Illustrated where he described his time working for the UFC and it’s president Dana White as being like slavery. Dana White was made aware of Tito’s comments today and had this to say: “Now I’m a fucking slave master, or...

Aug 29, 2013 8:21 am

Dana White: Chael Sonnen vs. Phil Davis ‘could happen’ at UFC 167

MMA fans who were hoping to see Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) settle their beef at UFC 167 in November are likely to be disappointed, as UFC president Dana White has indicated that “The Axe Murderer” is still recovering from a serious injury and won’t be ready...

Aug 29, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Says Ben Askren Deal Won’t Be Easy, Calls Bjorn Rebney A ‘Scumbag’

There’s been no love loss between the presidents of two of MMA’s largest organizations, as UFC President Dana White spoke about his organization’s possibility of picking up Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   While the UFC and its president Dana White have changed their stance toward Ben Askren- that is,...

Aug 29, 2013 4:05 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s Post-Fight Media Scrum

UFC President Dana White made the media rounds last night following the UFC Fight NIght 27 event. To see what the UFC boss had to say about last night’s fights, future matchups and other musings in MMA jit play and catch up on all the news!

Aug 27, 2013 11:05 am

Chael Sonnen Dismisses Fight With Wanderlei: “I don’t have any opponent”

Despite the interest of both fighters and a majority of MMA fans, it seems Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen may not fight after all.  At least that’s what Chael Sonnen is saying now.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past ten days, you have at least heard...

Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Wanderlei Silva Won’t Fight Sonnen Without PPV Points, Dana White Not Happy

We recently discovered that UFC President Dana White had plans for Sonnen vs. Silva to go down at UFC 167. Wanderlei Silva is apparently down for the scrap, but only if he receives additional compensation in the form of pay-per-view buy points. “[Silva] said he won’t fight him unless he gets PPV [points]” White told...

Aug 22, 2013 11:04 am

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Asks Dana White For GSP

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has recently opened up on the market as a free agent. His boss at Bellator, Bjorn Rebney, has stated he’s not all that interested in re-signing his champion and instead will help him pursue his dreams of fighting GSP. Whether true or not,  Askren isn’t hesitating and almost instantly threw...

Aug 22, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Dana White Defends A-Rod On Fox Sports 1 Interview Last Night

“I’m a friend of A-Rod’s. I was diagnosed a couple years ago with Meniere’s disease, which is damage to the nerve, and A-Rod called me and said, ‘I went to this place in Dusseldorf, Germany. Kobe Bryant sent me there.’ You know, you look at the list of athletes and people, Pope John Paul went...

Aug 22, 2013 10:08 am

Boston Bans Minors From Attending MMA Events- White and UFC Respond

The Boston City Council passed a resolution on Wednesday that bans children under 16 years of age from attending any MMA event- professional or amateur- without adult supervision.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Just days after the UFC held its second live event in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, city council members unanimously voted a...

Aug 22, 2013 6:35 am

Dana White: If Wanderlei’s healthy, Sonnen vs. Silva will be UFC 167′s co-main event

As an in-studio guest on Wednesday’s “FOX Sports Live,” UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on a potential fight between Chael Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC). As you probably recall, “The American Gangster” called out the former PRIDE middleweight champion after earning a first-round submission win...

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 20, 2013 10:36 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald Confirmed for UFC 167

The UFC confirmed Tuesday that Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Rory MacDonald are set to fight one another at UFC 167.  With both men coming off wins at UFC on FOX 8 last month, this fight has heavy implications of a title contender.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler are set to...

Aug 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Dana White Says They’re Not Hiding Vitor Belfort in Brazil Due to TRT Use

Dana White has often been very vocal when it comes to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) use in the UFC, chastising fighters for using the therapy. The fighters who apply for testosterone use exemption (TUE) for a fight are often shoved in to the limelight as we wait for word to come down on whether or...

Aug 19, 2013 8:57 am

Dana White: Machida vs. Diaz was a bad idea

Early last week, UFC president Dana White took the media by surprise by saying he had offered former Strikeforce champion, Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), a return bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC). However, after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, White stated that the proposed Diaz...

Aug 16, 2013 10:28 am

Dana White Disavows Mayhem Miller: “He’s Not a UFC Fighter”

Dana White has been the center of Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s banter for a while now; but following Miller’s recent arrest for domestic violence this week, White had the opportunity to share his opinion on the former fighter.  To no one’s surprise, White is “not a big fan.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Dana White spoke...

Aug 16, 2013 7:29 am

Dana White: ‘No way’ Ronda Rousey retires in two years

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made waves recently when she stated that she may only have two years of fighting left, but UFC president Dana White was quick to dismiss that notion: “There’s no way in hell,” White said. Rousey, who defends her title against Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1...

Aug 16, 2013 7:12 am

UFC interested in Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley

UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren (12-0 MMA, 9-0 BFC): “We’ll talk to Ben,” White said following Thursday’s pre-UFC Fight Night 26 press conference. “Yeah, we’ll talk to him.” The four-time collegiate All-American wrestler, Askren, began his MMA career in 2009,...

Aug 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Dana White: Conor McGregor fight-hype second to only Brock Lesnar

After making a statement in his UFC debut by knocking out Marcus Brimage in just 67-seconds, featherweight Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was asked if he was concerned about being fed to the wolves too early in his career. “I am a wolf!” stated the Dublin native. McGregor arrived in Boston yesterday, ahead of...