Archive: Dana White

Dec 20, 2013 7:56 am

Dana White plans to give GSP his space

Long time UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), shocked the MMA world last week when he vacated his belt and announced his hiatus from the sport. “Rush” did leave fans with a small glimmer of hope that he may one day return to the octagon, but UFC president Dana White says he...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 19, 2013 11:52 am

Man vs. Woman Fight Sanctioned: No Elbows/Knees Allowed

The fight that made headlines earlier this week, and drew ire from many in the MMA community has been sanctioned, with a couple stipulations. The match will be between Emerson Falcao, who is a male, and Juliana Velasquez, who is a female. The Brazilian Mixed Martial Arts Confederation (BMMAC) has apparently sanctioned the fight, but...

Dec 19, 2013 10:03 am

Rousey Would Love To Fight Boxing Import Holly Holm

“I’d love to fight Holly Holm. I would absolutely love to fight Holly Holm. I really hope the UFC picks her up and I get to fight her before I retire.” “To retire undefeated is what it is. That is what I am going to do. And my mind is resolved to that. None of...

Dec 19, 2013 8:50 am

Ronda Rousey: I Don’t Want To Leave A Gina Carano Void

Without Ronda Rousey, it is likely we wouldn’t be seeing the exciting and skillful women’s mixed martial arts matches we see today in the UFC. Dana White has made it clear that without the beautiful, charismatic and technical Rousey, there would still not be female fights inside the octagon. The question though, is can WMMA...

Dec 18, 2013 7:13 am

Anderson Silva And Ronda Rousey Sympathetic For GSP And His Retirement

Many in the MMA community do not believes Georges St. Pierre should have stepped away from the sport, but two of the brightest stars in the sport today, Ronda Rousey and Anderson Silva, respect and admire his decision to leave. Rousey explained the stressors that accumulate while trying to stay on the top of one...

Dec 17, 2013 8:19 am

TriStar coach Firas Zahabi Happy To See ‘GSP Enjoying Life Again’

Georges St-Pierre hasn’t been the same. Not in a long time. Most hardcore fans can see it. Every fight that goes by, GSP seems more and more stressed; more overworked; more on-edge. He’s a perfectionist. Constantly training with the best of the best, in the fields that they excel at. Gymnastics, wrestling, power-lifting, track and...

Dec 17, 2013 7:17 am

Johny Hendricks Is Excited To Fight Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to compete at UFC 171 for the vacant welterweight title, and that doesn’t bother Hendricks one bit. “[I’m] Super-excited,” he told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour”. “Who wouldn’t be? You’re sitting there and doing stuff and you find out that you’re going to fighting Dallas, your own...

Dec 17, 2013 7:13 am

Johny Hendricks: The Belt, Not GSP, Is What Is Important To Me

Even though many people thought Johny Hendricks deserved a victory in his fight against Georges St. Pierre, Hendricks says beating St. Pierre isn’t what is important; getting the belt is all that matters. Although they may fight in the future, Hendricks said on Ariel Helwani’s The MMA Hour “I don’t care about that. Here’s the...

Dec 17, 2013 6:30 am

Johny Hendricks: I Want That Target On My Back

a After the long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre decided to relinquish his title and walk away from the sport for the forseeable future, Dana White and the UFC set up a fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler for the vacant title, which will take place at UFC 171. Hendricks went on to...

Dec 16, 2013 12:21 pm

UFC Will Delay Mexico Card Until Cain Velasquez is Healthy

Originally slated for sometime in early 2014, the UFC still intends to debut in the country of Mexico – but Dana White says that they’ll most likely wait for the UFC’s first Mexican-American champion Cain Velasquez to recover from surgery first (shown above).   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Following a successful shoulder surgery, Cain Velasquez...

Dec 16, 2013 11:50 am

UFC Boss Confident GSP Will Return To Fighting

Last Friday the MMA World was caught by surprise when the long reigning UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, announced that he was vacating his world title. During his recent stint on the UFC on FOX 9 post-fight show, UFC President, Dana White touched on the situation and promised MMA fans that GSP will return. “He...

Dec 16, 2013 11:49 am

Dana White Says No Interim Belts for Lightweight or Heavyweight Division

UFC President Dana White (above) said there will be no interim championships for either the lightweight or heavyweight division: despite both champions having undergone recent surgeries, White says that their returns are certain.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC lightweight and heavyweight champions, Anthony Pettis and Cain Velasquez, respectively, have undergone recent surgeries.  Pettis injured...

Dec 16, 2013 10:57 am

Dana White Defends UFC 168 Price Increase : ‘It’s $5, get a couple more friends’

“It’s five bucks,” UFC President Dana White said about the announced price increase for the upcoming UFC 168 card.  “Get a couple more friends and have them come over.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA The Ultimate Fighting Championship will end the calendar year with a card that features two very highly anticipated rematches; and UFC...

Dec 16, 2013 10:37 am

Dana White on Nick Diaz: ‘You either want to fight, or you don’t’

“I said (to Nick Diaz), ‘What do you think about this fight [against Condit]?’ He goes, ‘I don’t like it.’ I said, ‘Well, that was quick. That was an easy conversation. You either want to fight, or you don’t want to fight. If you don’t want to fight, you can’t force a guy. There’s guys...

Dec 16, 2013 9:18 am

Dana White: ‘Urijah Faber’s In The Vitor Belfort Zone’

Like a fine wine… Urijah Faber has been involved with the sport of Mixed Martial Arts for over a decade. The longest reigning WEC champion and perennial UFC bantamweight contender, Faber has been impressing audiences for years. On that list of impressed spectators is UFC President Dana White, who during the UFC on FOX 9...