Archive: Dana White

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...


Mar 6, 2013 1:23 pm

Dana White Ranked 45th Most Powerful Person in Sports | UFC NEWS

Wednesday morning, Sports Illustrated released its list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Sports.  At number 45, right behind the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, sits UFC President Dana White. While these rankings are somewhat tongue-in-cheek (see No. 10, “Hedge Fund Dude”), the fact that Dana White is on this list indicates...

Mar 6, 2013 12:04 pm

Barao vs. Wineland Set for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

Renan Barao is solidifying the title of “Interim Champion” more than almost any fighter in the UFC ever has. After successfully winning the belt over Urijah Faber then at then defending it at the expense of Michael McDonald, he is set for (at least) one more test before Dominick Cruz returns from a long ACL...

Mar 5, 2013 9:50 am

Video Throwback: The Dana White vs. Tito Ortiz Boxing Match Special | UFC NEWS

Back in the day UFC President, Dana White, agreed to have a three-round boxing match with Tito Ortiz. The two MMA personalities have a well documented history of dislike for each other and this special TV program, that aired on Spike TV, documents one of the most memorable moments of that rivalry.

Mar 4, 2013 5:32 pm

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei signs with the UFC | UFC News

For those of you who don’t already know, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is a heavyweight mixed martial artist who has fought for both the UFC and Pride, as well as other promotions. The native of Perth, Australia proudly announced today that he is once again employed by the UFC. Via @soathehulk on twitter: @BreakingNews TheHulk...

Mar 4, 2013 11:56 am

Is Hector Lombard in Jeopardy of Being Cut By the UFC?

Hector Lombard was one of the most highly sought after free agents in the MMA business just a little over a year ago. Back then the former Bellator Middleweight Champion was 31-2-1 and was riding an extremely impressive 25-fight winning streak. That kind of streak doesn’t just come around every day and UFC president Dana...

Mar 4, 2013 10:48 am

VIDEO | Dana White Honorary Patron Speech at Trinity College | UFC NEWS

Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, became an Honorary Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society a few weeks ago. This video shows him addressing the society, and conducting a Q&A with the crowd. The audience brings up a variety of important topics, including international expansion, homosexual fighters, the Randy Couture fiasco, PED...

Mar 1, 2013 9:21 am

The Return of Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

The “Cinderella Story” is a cliché thrown around in sports for when an athlete turns around from a career low to reach the top of his/her sport.  The term is meant to give hope and to inspire athletes to never stop working and competing.  A Cinderella athlete is one to whom fans the world over...

Feb 28, 2013 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 8 Vlog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

An enthusiastic Dana White talks UFC on Fuel TV 8, which takes place in Japan this saturday. The UFC President has hailed this weekend’s card as “The sickest card we have ever done on Fuel”. Following White’s commentary is ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from UFC 157. The card is headlined by MMA...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine” | UFC NEWS

  UFC fans have watched Matt Riddle grow up right before our very eyes. The 27-year-old welterweight burst on to the scene as a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. Riddle was the second selection for Team Rampage after knocking out Dan Simler to get into the house. Dana White called it...

Feb 27, 2013 11:41 am

Rousey Offered Movie Role, White Says Fighting is Where Real Money Is

After headlining UFC 157 and making history as the first female UFC champion and first woman to win inside the famed octagon Ronda Rousey couldn’t get any bigger…or could she? The amazingly talented former Olympian and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion has been the talk of the MMA world for the past year, sweeping MMA...

Feb 27, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White Leaning Towards Dan Henderson vs. Rashad Evans | UFC News

  UFC President Dana White stated on UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, that he plans on putting together a light-heavyweight fight between two of the best fighters in the division in Dan Henderson (29-9) and Rashad Evans (17-3-1). Although talk of a potential fight between Evans and Shogun arose, White stated that he had other...

Feb 27, 2013 8:46 am

Quick Twitt I Urijah Faber vs Scott Jorgensen to Headline TUF 17 Finale I UFC News

Last Night Dana White posted on Twitter, “Glad everyone is loving TUF this season!  The main event for the Live Finale is [Urijah] Faber vs Scott Jorgensen @TUFonFX.” This news came following the announcement that UFC flyweight champion, Demetrius Johnson, was forced out of his bout with an injury. Faber is coming off a first...

Feb 27, 2013 8:43 am

Benson Asks For GSP Superfight, White Shuts him Down | UFC NEWS

Earlier this evening it was announced on UFC Tonight that current UFC Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, had asked to face Welterweight champ, Georges St. Pierre, assuming both successfully defend their titles in their upcoming fights.  Unfortunately for Bendo, Dana White immediately shot down the idea. “No, that’s not going to happen…” said White, “Ben Henderson,...

Feb 25, 2013 4:16 pm

Dana White Impressed With Strikeforce Imports Raising Of The Bar | UFC News

UFC 157’s main event begins with Robbie Lawler earning a W over Josh Koscheck with a first-round TKO, which took place at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.  It was Lawler’s first time back to the UFC since UFC 50 after a recent run in Strikeforce impressing Dana White. “The people were booing at the beginning of...

Feb 25, 2013 12:21 pm

White close to pulling Diaz from UFC 158 title shot | UFC NEWS

Dana White has once again had it up to here with Nick Diaz. During the UFC 157 media scrum, the UFC president answered several questions about Diaz and his lack of cooperation in doing interviews for the upcoming UFC 158, where Diaz is slated to take on champion Georges St. Pierre. Apparently, things have gotten...

Feb 25, 2013 12:19 pm

UFC 157 Wake: Ronda Rousey’s Bad Reputation | UFC NEWS

In the wake of UFC 157, there is no denying that Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche delivered what everyone asked for—a fight. While the sold out crowd at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California were booing the outcome of Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida’s co-main event sparring match, even the most uneducated spectators knew that...