Archive: Dana White

Jan 9, 2014 8:44 am

Werdum Relents, Wants Browne Over Delayed Title Shot

After Travis Browne’s impressive first round finish of Josh Barnett at UFC 168, it appears that his next task will be fighting fellow UFC Heavyweight Fabricio Werdum. The fight has not been announced officially yet, but Werdum recently spoke with MMAFighting.com about his expectations: “I had a meeting with Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta and told...

Jan 8, 2014 6:13 am

Brock Lesnar rumors aren’t dead yet

Speculation that former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar was returning to the octagon started back in December. It seemed that those rumors were put to rest when it was discovered that Lesnar’s current contract with the WWE does not allow him to fight in the UFC. Now, thanks to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times,...

Jan 8, 2014 6:12 am

Dana White on Anderson Silva: ‘he wants to come back’

During a recent appearance on ESPN, UFC president Dana White announced the news that Dominick Cruz had been injured and would be vacating his Bantamweight title. Along with that announcement White was also asked about former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s leg injury and his recovery. White had this to say about Silva’s injury and...

Jan 7, 2014 7:14 am

Urijah Faber Wants Dominick Cruz To Get Well So He Can Punch Him Again

Sure, Urijah Faber was just finishing up the holidays and just got back from Mexico, but when he got that call from UFC President Dana White asking if he would step in to fight for the title in three-and-a-half weeks against interim champion Renan Barao, there was no way he was turning it down. “Dana...

Jan 7, 2014 6:17 am

Weidman Coach Serra Explains ‘Fu** Him’ Comment Heard After Silva Leg Break

Following last year’s UFC 168 main event Chris Weidman found himself under a bit of fire. Truly though, it was his corner who appeared to cross the line of sportsmanship when an audible recording clearly revealed the corner say ‘good, fuck him’ shortly after Anderson Silva hit the mat in pain with a broken leg....

Jan 7, 2014 5:55 am

Report: UFC 168 Final Gate Total = $6.2 Million For Second All-Time Gate

UFC 168, which took place Dec. 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nev. did a live gate of $6,238,792.50, which is the second best in the promotion’s history. The people in attendance filled the MGM Grand Garden Arena. In the main event, Chris Weidman looked to defend his title against one of the all-time-greats in the...

Jan 3, 2014 7:26 am

Cung Le Plans 2014 Return To The Octagon – Wants Bisping, Wanderlei

     The last time we saw Cung Le in the Octagon, he was delivering one of the most brutal knockouts of 2012 to the head of his unwilling victim, Rich Franklin. And although the 41-year-old has had a lengthy stretch of inactivity since that violent matchup, Le has no plans of calling it quits just yet.   “I plan to...

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 31, 2013 12:37 pm

Chris Leben’s Trainer Says “The Crippler” Still Unsure About Retirement

Chris Leben is old school. Like the primordial UFC warriors who relied almost entirely on heart and toughness to get their hands raised, Leben’s typical game plan seems to consist mainly of wading through punches and delivering bombs to his opponent’s face. “The Crippler” has found a good amount of success with that game plan,...

Dec 31, 2013 9:31 am

0-3 Bobby Voelker Will Not Be Released Says UFC Boss

Bobby Voelker (pictured, right), who has now gone 0-3 inside the octagon, will apparently get another chance to snatch his first elusive UFC victory. After going 4-1 in the Strikeforce promotion, Voelker moved to the UFC and lost to Patrick Cote, Robbie Lawler and William Macario. Voelker fought Macario last weekend at UFC 168, and...

Dec 30, 2013 10:38 am

Chris Weidman: “Belfort Will Try to Overwhelm Me”

Following his second defeat of long-time pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman (above) began assessing his next opponent, Brazilian veteran Vitor Belfort.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA With his first title defense successfully completed at UFC 168, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will get to face an opponent who is not Anderson...

Dec 30, 2013 10:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Cyborg To Ronda: ‘I’m coming to get you’

It’s a rivalry that’s been building for years now between two of the most feared women in MMA today, and following UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (left) successful title defense this weekend, Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino (right) intends to make a fight between the two happen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA While the rivalry we saw...

Dec 30, 2013 10:33 am

Dana White: Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov is Not Confirmed Yet

  Despite reports of a confirmed fight between lightweight fighters Gilbert Melendez (pictured) and Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter that the fight is not a done deal as of yet. By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Though reports have circulated for a week now that Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov...

Dec 28, 2013 11:31 pm

A Broken ‘Leg’acy

Anderson Silva’s fights have almost always been something special. Whether he’s dancing around like a violent Fred Astaire, curiously refusing to engage a fighter who seemingly poses no threat, or using Matrix-like movements to dodge a punch by millimeters before unleashing a brutal onslaught of strikes, Anderson Silva always gives us something to talk about....

Dec 28, 2013 9:26 am

Live On BJPENN.COM: UFC Special Press Conference Tonight 3PM PT

The UFC announced today that it will be holding a special press conference prior to UFC 168 on Saturday, December 28 at 6:00pm/3:00pm ETPT. UFC 168 features two rematches between middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva and between women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate.  The first preliminary bout is set to begin...

Dec 28, 2013 9:19 am

Anderson Silva Fights For His Legacy

Fedor Emelianenko was, at one time, the best fighter competing in the sport of MMA. He had over thirty wins with no real defeats, and the manner in which he won his fights made him seem like something out of a comic book, rather than a regular old mortal man. Case in point: When he...