Archive: Dana White

Oct 7, 2013 11:27 am

Renzo Gracie Answers Dana White on Why He Wants to Fight

  “Last time I checked I didn’t have wrinkles,” MMA Legend Renzo Gracie said in reference to his desire to fight at 46 years of age.  “Not even on my nut sack.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It has been a back-and-forth between one of MMA’s living legends and the President of the UFC,...

Oct 3, 2013 12:09 pm

Jessamyn Duke Says Team Tate’s Bullying on TUF ‘Turned Her Stomach’

Jessamyn Duke, women’s bantamweight contestant on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ spoke out against the opposing team’s bullying of Edmond Tarverdyan.  Duke called the attack ‘unwarranted,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘a horrible example.’  The incident follows an altercation between Tarverdyan and Team Tate coach, Dennis Hallman, which illustrated the tension between this season’s head coaches (pictured...

Oct 2, 2013 11:12 am

Dana White Says Uriah Hall ‘Will Be Leaving Town’ With a Loss in Next Fight

  ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17’ contestant, Uriah Hall, was one of the most hyped fighters to come out of the UFC’s reality-television show in recent years.  Two losses later, and Hall is fighting to just keep his job, according to UFC President Dana White.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight Uriah Hall (7-4) is...

Oct 2, 2013 10:22 am

White: Belfort has been ‘difficult’ and puts himself in ‘weird’ situations

UFC President Dana White sat down with reporters following his latest UFC 168 press tour pit stop in Brazil to speak openly and candidly about a number of topics. One of the subjects brought up was Vitor Belfort. White admittedly doesn’t know what to do with the top-ranked middleweight.  The Brazilian finds himself in a “weird”...


Oct 1, 2013 11:45 am

Dana White: For All Intents And Purposes, Barao Is The Real Bantamweight Champion

“Renan Barao is a champion. If you look at Renan Barao and what he has done, he’s beaten everybody that Dominick Cruz would be fighting if Dominick Cruz was healthy and was the champion. So, [the interim label] takes nothing away from [Barao], other than just that pin, that place holder until Dominick Cruz comes...

Oct 1, 2013 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After...

Sep 30, 2013 11:52 am

Dana White on Possible Renzo Gracie Return: ‘I have to ask why’

  Renzo Gracie, 46, recently stated his intention to return to the Octagon and fight under the UFC banner.  That talk left UFC President Dana White wanting to talk with Renzo and ask the legend of the sport why.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Renzo Gracie is looking at another comeback in the sport of...

Sep 30, 2013 10:19 am

Dana White: We will do 13 MMA events in Brazil in 2014

UFC President Dana White told the mixed martial arts media during yesterday’s presser scrum that fans can expect 13 separate events in Brazil next year (2014): “We’ll do 13 next year, and not only continue to grow this market, but create more talent here. There’s just so much talent in Brazil. The fact that we...

Sep 28, 2013 1:30 pm

Dana White And Ken Shamrock Engage In Very Public Dispute On Twitter

UFC President Dana White and former UFC Champion Ken Shamrock have made their dislike for each other very public over the last number of years. After a bitter lawsuit won by the UFC, the relationship between the promotion and one of their hall-of-famers has never recovered. Now that stars like Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson...

Sep 25, 2013 2:15 pm

Dana White Not Concerned About Nate Diaz Reunion Tweet

Earlier this week UFC lightweight fighter, Nate Diaz, stated via Twitter that he won’t be attending his upcoming bout.  “Cant make it november [sic] 30th.  ive  gotta high school reunion i have to tend too…” the statement read.  When asked about the unusual announcement from the fighter, UFC President Dana White seemed unconcerned, if not...

Sep 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Dana White Calls UFC 168 ‘The Biggest Fight We’ve Ever Done’

‘I think it’s going to be the biggest fight we’ve ever done,’ UFC President Dana White said about UFC 168, the last card of 2013.  Though the fight is months away, and the organization has yet to commence its marketing for the fight, White can’t help but be excited.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The...

Sep 25, 2013 12:48 pm

White: UFC’s $5 Million Man Is Neither Jones Nor Lesnar

The UFC $5 million man is still a mystery but you can cross two potential candidates off the list. UFC president Dana White said that the supposed fighter who earned $5 million after a fight is neither former heavyweight champ Brock Lesner nor current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Last week, during a Google Hangout...

Sep 23, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Pleaded With Doctor To Not Stop the Fight

Reflecting on the main event of UFC 165 between Jon Jones (pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson, UFC President Dana White told reporters that Jones had to beg the ring-doctor to allow the fight to continue.  Having convinced the doctor, Jones would go on to win the final round of the fight and retain his light heavyweight...

Sep 23, 2013 8:08 am

Dana White: Renan Barao is the closest thing we have to Floyd Mayweather

UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (31-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) continued his incredible 31-fight winning streak this past Saturday night at UFC 165 in Toronto, as he defeated former WEC title holder Eddie Wineland (20-9-1 MMA, 2-3 UFC) via second-round TKO in the evenings co-main event. According to UFC President Dana White, Barao is about...

Sep 20, 2013 9:59 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 165 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

During the Dana White UFC 165 pre-fight media scrum, the UFC president discusses Chael Sonnen’s Rihanna remarks, Mayweather’s win, Mir vs. Overeem, TUF 18, TUF China, and much more during his media scrum before UFC 165

Sep 19, 2013 12:36 pm

Dana White Explains Why People Don’t Care For Jon Jones

“I think Jon Jones is one of those guys that gets a bad rap from everybody else too [like Mayweather] saying he’s too big for that division, he doesn’t deserve to be there, he should be in the f***** heavyweight division. If the guy makes 205 he’s a light heavyweight, okay? And all the criticism...

Sep 17, 2013 11:17 am

QUICK TWITT | Three Former UFC Champs & Legends Attack UFC/Dana White Over Fighter Pay

Recently three former UFC champions took to twitter and held a virtual rally over the UFC’s business practices and poor fighter pay. Prompted by a video (below), the three encouraged each other until one started to attack the UFC boss directly. Check it out: @JayTWarsh @titoortiz @ShamrockKen @frankshamrock @sonnench seems pretty straight forward to me...

Sep 13, 2013 11:09 am

Dana White: BJ Penn Is Fighting Some Demons Right Now

Before you get too excited about this headline, let’s get one thing straight! BJ is not a demon slaying super hero who has been put in a cage opposite evil entities for the greater good. (Although if he was, the depths of hell would probably be eradicated.) Now that we got that out-of-the-way, here is...

Sep 13, 2013 10:40 am

Dana White: Nick Diaz Still A UFC Fighter But Not In Need Of Fight Due To GSP Payday

“Nick’s obviously still on the roster. He’s still an active fighter here in the UFC, but as far as I know, he’s just not interested in fighting right now. “When Nick finally fought Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz made some money. So Nick Diaz has some kickback money,” White said. “He can probably take as long...

Sep 13, 2013 10:27 am

Dana White: BJ Penn Could Be First In History To Win Titles In Three Different Divisions

  Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn has embarked on a new journey in his already storied career. Not only will the former champion be coaching ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality series for the second time, but as confirmed by UFC officials, he will also be moving down two-divisions to face off...

Sep 13, 2013 10:02 am

Dana White: Hendricks And GSP Look Foolish Over Drug Testing Fiasco

“I think it makes them both look stupid. These guys are going to get tested by the athletic commission. This is something that Georges St. Pierre wants to prove to everybody. When he fought B.J. (Penn), B.J. talked smack about him. Other people have talked stuff. The kid, not only is he another guy that’s...

Sep 13, 2013 9:41 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Ready To Buy Skull Of Tito Ortiz

UFC President Dana White never shy’s off from a chance to take a stab at someone he doesn’t really care for. Yesterday was no different as the UFC boss took to twitter to blast his former employee, Tito Ortiz. Check it: I'm at an art show and thinking about buying Tito's skull pic.twitter.com/1YO1G937kq — Dana...