Archive: Dana White

Feb 21, 2013 9:34 pm

Dana White on Jon Fitch, Expects 100 More Fighter Cuts to Come Soon I UFC News

UFC president Dana White met with the media following today’s UFC 157 pre-fight press conference and shared his thoughts on the release of welterweight contender Jon Fitch and why we should all expect many more cuts to come in the foreseeable future. Here’s what he had to say: “Jon Fitch is ranked number 9 right...

Feb 21, 2013 9:35 am

Exclusive | Invicta President Shannon Knapp on Cyborg: “Everyone Deserves a Second Chance” | MMA News

After years of fighting harder just to be accepted, after being constantly demoralized by ignorant doubters and after outperforming their male counterparts at almost every turn, women will finally step foot inside the UFC’s Octagon this Saturday night. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will defend her newly appointed crown against former U.S Marine Liz...

Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

UFC’s Boisterous Dispensation Has Heavy Implications | UFC NEWS

Yesterday, the UFC sent shockwaves into the MMA community with a massive downsize of a group of fighters. These fighters were well known, and some relatively big names for the promotion. Atop that list was 19 time UFC veteran, Jon Fitch. While the cuts were made for budget reasons (and maybe others that the UFC...


Feb 20, 2013 9:25 am

Sonnen Shares Renewed Stance on TRT | UFC News

  It seems like you can’t go anywhere in the world of MMA without hearing the word testosterone, and while there is a plethora of MMA fighters who use testosterone, it still rides a fine line between fair and unfair. One of the most notable MMA fighters who has been put in the testosterone replacement...

Feb 19, 2013 11:19 am

Dana White Calls Out Bellator to Pay Eddie Alvarez His Worth | MMA NEWS

If you thought UFC President Dana White was done talking about lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez, think again. Eddie Alvarez has been in the middle of a legal battle with Bellator MMA, his current employer. The lightweight fighter’s contract ended and the UFC made him an offer. Bellator however, had the chance to match it, which...

Feb 19, 2013 10:55 am

Dana White to Fighters: You Dont Turn Down Joe Silva

Dana White has always favored fighters who step up and take fights when they are called upon. He has always shown love for a guy who comes out and says, ‘I want to fight this guy! Please make it happen.’ On the other hand, when a fighter does the opposite and says, ‘I DONT want...

Feb 18, 2013 11:11 am

Diaz Camp Refutes Whites Claim: Nick Hasn’t Missed A Countdown Shoot | UFC NEWS

“Dana is mistaken. There is no ‘crew rolling around Stockton’ and Nick did not ‘miss’ three interviews. In fact, several earlier dates were arranged without Nick’s knowledge and with no notice to Nick. When Nick learned what had happened, I assisted him in arranging a date and time directly (Thursday, Feb. 14). Nick arrived early...

Feb 18, 2013 10:41 am

Barnett vs. JDS Was The Plan According To UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

If Josh Barnett (32-6) signed with the UFC, he would have fought the former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. “Josh Barnett is a fly by the seat of his pants kind of guy, he does his own thing, beats to his own (expletive) drum. Josh Barnett’s never been a guy to say I don’t want...

Feb 18, 2013 10:33 am

Dana’s 180: Thinks Fighters Are Cheating With TRT | UFC NEWS

It’s not uncommon for fighters in the UFC to use TRT; the athletic commission even gives the ok for some fighters to use it. It’s been called sports science, it’s not illegal like steroids or other performance enhancers are. It’s not only the UFC or MMA that the athletes use TRT even; it’s just the...

Feb 15, 2013 11:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | Josh Thomson Wants What’s Owed to Him; A UFC Title Shot | UFC NEWS

  To read part one of our exclusive interview with Josh Thomson click here: A few weeks back we had Gilbert Melendez on BJPenn.Com Radio and he alluded to the fact that Nate Diaz was poked in the eye during his UFC lightweight title fight against Benson Henderson, which may hindered his performance. Keep in mind...

Feb 14, 2013 11:06 am

Dana White Has No Plans To Strip Cruz Of Title | UFC NEWS

It seems that UFC bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz, who has been sidelined since 2011 with back to back ACL injuries, will retain the belt despite his extended absence. While many would argue that the title should be stripped after over a year away from the sport, Dana White has other plans for the champion at...

Feb 14, 2013 9:52 am

UFC Boss Confirms They Have Cut Ties With Cris “Cyborg” Santos | UFC NEWS

Cris “Cyborg” Santos will no longer fight in the UFC. UFC President Dana White confirmed that the fighter has been released at the UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald Pre-Fight Press Conference that happened Feb. 13 in London. White wasn’t happy that Santos refuses to make 135 pounds for a fight against Ronda...

Feb 14, 2013 9:22 am

Offer On The Table For Josh Barnett But Up To Him Says UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

“It’s up to him,” he said. “He’s a big boy. He’s been around a long time. He kind of flies by the seat of his pants, anyway. I mean, even after he won the [UFC] title, imagine if Josh Barnett stayed in the UFC his whole career, what he could have accomplished, the money he...

Feb 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Couture to Young Fighters: “You have a brand… build it up” | MMA NEWS

In a recent interview with BloodyElbow.com, MMA legend and former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion, Randy Couture, discussed his acting and television career and his recent departure from the Zuffa organization.  A well-covered topic last week, Couture described his departure from Zuffa as a weight lifted from his shoulders.  “Being in the organization, you...

Feb 9, 2013 2:05 pm

Ryan Couture to Make UFC Debut Against Ross Pearson | UFC NEWS

  UFC officials announced today that Ryan Couture will make his organizational debut against Ultimate Fighter season 9 winner Ross Pearson at UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Mousasi on April 6 in Stockholm, Sweden. The big question as far as Couture is concerned is whether or not his father, UFC Hall of Famer and...

Feb 5, 2013 10:12 am

Dana White: The Blackzilians Have Some Work To Do | UFC NEWS

“Blackzilians didn’t represent [at UFC 156]. It was a bad night for them. In the first round, [Overeem] was running into a clinch. He wasn’t throwing anything. Running into a clinch, his hands were down by his knees. Yeah, it was a weird fight. “I don’t know if he thought he could out-slick him and...