Archive: Dana White

Jun 12, 2013 12:17 pm

One Last UFC Hoorah for “Big Country” this Weekend?

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This weekend “Big Country” Roy Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be making his final UFC appearance as he steps into the octagon with Stipe Miocic at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will mark the final fight on Nelson’s current UFC contract and there is no telling what...

Jun 12, 2013 9:47 am

TRT Disallowed in California

  By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   The California State Athletic Commission could be changing the mixed martial arts world dramatically, as it has placed a temporary ban on Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) with a decision Monday.   In an 8-hour meeting, one of the items discussed was a new proposed...

Jun 12, 2013 6:17 am

Dana White Eyes October For GSP vs. Hendricks

The return of GSP has been on the mind of fans for many months now. With his next opponent already hand selected in Johny Hendricks all we have been waiting for is a date for the fight to go down. According to UFC President Dana White that date looks to be in the works for...

Jun 11, 2013 2:35 pm

EDITORIAL | Success Starts at the Top

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The world of sports and entertainment is a sink-or-swim industry. There are plenty of sports agencies and organizations that have experienced their fair share of success and there are even more that have experienced the bottoms of failure. In today’s sporting world we’ve become accustomed to the norm; that is, The...

Jun 7, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann Talk UFC Fighters’ Union During WSOF 3 Media Call

Just one week before Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann are set to debut for the World Series of Fighting against Josh Burkman and Lyle Beerbohm, respectively, the two fighters spoke to the media answering questions about their recent departures from the UFC.   Inevitably, questions for both fighters focused on the UFC’s decision to let...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

Jun 6, 2013 6:02 am

Forbes releases Top 100 Highest paid athletes list; no MMA fighters make top 100

In the most recent release of the Forbes top 100 highest paid athletes list there are no MMA fighters on the list of 100 athletes. According to with the values calculated as of June 2013 the number one earning athlete is Tiger Woods earning $78.1M, $13.1M from salary/winnings and $65M from endorsements. There are...

Jun 3, 2013 7:50 am

Dana White Inducted Into Sports Hall Of Fame

UFC President Dana White was inducted into the Southern Nevada Sports Hall Of Fame recently alongside Tennis legend Andre Agassi. The gracious UFC boss took to the podium during his induction with the following acceptance speech. “As you know, we were losing a ton of money on this thing. We were $44 million in the...

Jun 3, 2013 7:43 am

UFC Fan Expo 2013 Set To Feature Over 30 Fighters, Several Champions Included

The greatest fan experience of all time, The UFC Fan Expo, returns to Las Vegas this July in tandem with UFC 162: SIlva Vs. Weidman, and as always the athletes attending are high profile. This edition of the ‘Fight Week’ festivities will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 5th and 6th,...

May 30, 2013 3:12 pm

VIDEO | Dana White Offers Words Of Wisdom For New MMA Promotor Nick Diaz

UFC President Dana White took to last weekend’s media event to discuss the fight business from the promotor side and what Nick Diaz can expect to encounter in his newest business venture. His words of encouragement? “Welcome to the losing money business,” said the UFC boss. Check out the full discussion in the video above.

May 30, 2013 10:33 am

PHOTO | Bigfoot Sends Out Alleged Proof Of Illegal Shots In Tittle Fight

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva quickly began protesting the TKO stoppage caused by the onslaught of Cain Velasquez last weekend at UFC 160, and the protest continues. “Bigfoot” initiated the claims that referee Marion Yamasaki called the fight too early at the UFC 160 post-fight press conference, and said he believed that the UFC heavyweight champ Cain...

May 30, 2013 6:44 am

UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold Drug Tests Come Back Negative

  The CABMMA (Brazilian Athletic Commission) and the UFC have released the results for the drug tests from UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold. All the tests came back negative. “The UFC has been informed by CABMMA that all fighters on the UFC on FX 8 card passed their pre- and post-fight drug tests,” today’s...

May 30, 2013 6:00 am

EDITORIAL | Benson Henderson Has His Hands Full With the Brutal TJ Grant

By JAKE CHASTAIN | There is no such thing as an easy title fight. Benson Henderson knows this first hand. That’s part of the reason every single one of Henderson’s UFC title fights have gone the distance. The competition level is the highest of highs when you’re a UFC Champion. Henderson is one of the...

May 29, 2013 3:23 pm

Anderson Silva Camp Refutes Rib Injury Rumors

Following the shocking rumor that UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva has suffered a rib injury this week, a great concern has risen for the UFC 162 main event coming up this July in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva is slated to face-off against no. 1 contender Chris Weidman Independence day weekend at the MGM...

May 29, 2013 10:02 am

VIDEO | Rousey, Tate & White React To TUF 18 Shift

Video: Dana White, Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate React To TUF Drama Yesterday the UFC dropped a bomb on the world when they announced that Cat Zingano was forced out of her scheduled TUF 18 coaching slot due to an injury. The media machine at ZUFFA quickly got Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey on the...

May 27, 2013 10:42 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 160 post-fight media scrum

UFC President Dana White took 30-minutes out of his schedule last Saturday to meet with the media and field questions about a variety of topics. From making fighters retire, to super fights and much much more. Enjoy the full media scrum below.

May 27, 2013 10:40 am

GSP “Knows” Chris Weidman Is Going To Beat Anderson Silva

UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre, believes that with 100% certainty his training partner, Chris Weidman will defeat Anderson Silva and stop all the talks of the super fight the world has been clamoring for. UFC President Dana White took to the post-fight media scrum to reveal that revelation. “He 100%, absolutely, positively knows that...

May 27, 2013 10:32 am

Dana White Wants BJ Penn To Retire

“B.J. is too tough for his own good. B.J. might not be knocked out, but the shots B.J. took would’ve knocked out a normal human being. He’s had his head bounced off the canvas like a basketball by Matt Hughes, by Georges St-Pierre and then Rory just did it to him. B.J. Penn has left...

May 27, 2013 10:20 am

VIDEO | Dana White: Velasquez vs. JDS III Is A No Brainer

UFC President Dana White discussed an epic night of fights at UFC 160 with UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani. White broke down the amazing Velasquez vs Bigfoot main event, the next big heavyweight fight and more ground breaking UFC news that will get any MMA fan excited for the future. On Velasquez’s Victory In The Main...

May 27, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White & Cain Velasquez See No Issue In Bigfoot Stoppage

  Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva left the cage last Saturday feeling like he didn’t get a fair shot against Cain Velasquez. While he did not protest the stoppage inside the cage, he did voice his concerns during the evenings post-fight media event. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez believes the referee made the right call. “I thought...

May 25, 2013 12:10 pm

Mark Hunt Wants Title Shot With Victory Over JDS

Mark Hunt’s climb to the top of the UFC’s heavyweight division is near its peak as the New Zealand fighter takes on the top-ranked contender in Junior Dos Santos tonight at UFC 160.  For the “Super Samoan,” a victory tonight should naturally bring his career to its zenith, with a shot at the UFC heavyweight...

May 24, 2013 10:30 am

VIDEO | Dana White Does Pull Up Challenge

Earlier this week UFC President Dana White stated during an interview on FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight that he can do 15 pull ups. Apparently some forum members over at the infamous Underground forums doubted the UFC bosses ability to live up to that number and Dana White accepted the challenge!

May 24, 2013 10:20 am

Dana White Says He’s ‘Fed Up With Bull****’ Fighter Conduct

In the UFC 160 pre-fight media scrum Thursday, UFC President Dana White spoke on the issue that has recently been afflicting the organization: fighters breaking the code of conduct. In 2013 alone, a number of cases have disrupted the otherwise smoothly-ran events.  Several fighters have faced suspension and mandatory rehab following failed drug tests, Matt...

May 24, 2013 9:42 am

VIDEO | Dana White Pre-UFC 160 Interview

UFC President Dana White takes time in this one-on-one interview to discuss all the current and relevant topics in Mixed Martial Arts prior to this weekend’s UFC 160 event.

May 24, 2013 8:44 am

White said Jones could be out six weeks or six months

Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is usually very active when he fights. Unfortunately for Jones, he may be inactive in the octagon for a while. Jones (18-1) injured his toe when he defended his belt against Chael Sonnen (27-13-1) at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen in April. Although he won via technical...

May 22, 2013 11:28 am

VIDEO | The Most Embarrassing Dana White Interview Ever

UFC President Dana White gives an uncharacteristically off-beat interview with UFC Tonight’s Chael Sonnen and Kenny Florian. Discover the odd quirks and hilarious stories that make Dana the most interesting man in sports.