Archive: Dana White

Sep 13, 2013 9:21 am

Dana White reveals highest amount paid to one UFC fighter

Yesterday, during his public “Google + Hangout” Chat, UFC President Dana White was asked what was the most any UFC athlete had ever made for a single bout.  Mr. White didn’t shy away from the question, calling upon nearby Lorenzo Fertita to help him give an accurate answer. Here is what they came up with: “We...

Sep 12, 2013 12:02 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White Believes One Day UFC Fighters Will Make Floyd Mayweather Money

This weekend, Boxing’s leading man, Floyd Mayweather is set to make $41.5 Million for his fight against Canelo Alvarez. Mayweather’s guaranteed fight purse for this one fight is more than any UFC fighter has made in their entire career as a fighter. The debate about fighter pay is something that is always on the forefront...

Sep 12, 2013 11:16 am

Quick Twitt | Rampage Jackson Warns UFC Boss: ‘Keep my name out of your mouth’

Last night while a guest on UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White got caught up in a word association game with hosts Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen. After responding to a few different named MMA fighters, the boss was asked what his first thoughts are when he hears the name Rampage Jackson. “Rampage Jackson wanted...

Sep 11, 2013 4:42 pm

BJ Penn And Frankie Edgar Set to Coach The Ultimate Fighter Season 19

As confirmed by UFC Tonight, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, B.J. Penn will return to action to coach the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter against Frankie Edgar. They will be coaching fighters in both the middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. UFC president, Dana White stated on UFC tonight that he had originally planned on...

Sep 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Dana White Responds To ‘Terrible’ FS1 Ratings/Historic Low TUF Scores

The ratings are in from Wednesday night’s UFC-a-thon; a night that showcased a UFC Fight Night event from Belo, Brazil, along with the premiere of the highly anticipated TUF: Tate vs. Rousey series. According to the UG’s ‘MMALogic,’ the UFC Fight Night prelims pulled 270k viewers, 539k viewers for the main card, and TUF:18 grabbed...

Sep 5, 2013 10:09 am

Dana White Thinks Stefan Struve’s Career Is Over

“Yea, what he has is a serious condition, you know, and I honestly don’t think he ever will [fight again]. He’s got a rip in his heart. And you know, it’s one of those freak things that happen to people, and I love the kid. The kid’s got, no pun intended, but he’s got unbelievable...

Sep 2, 2013 12:58 pm

Jose Aldo Says Dana White’s Promises Are Only Thing Holding Up Pettis Fight

It didn’t take much time after Anthony Pettis’  first-round submission victory over former UFC lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, for the world to begin clamoring for a super fight between Pettis and UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo (Pictured).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following UFC 164, the MMA world was focused on one fight.  It wasn’t...

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. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

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...