Archive: Dana White

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Jon Jones Says UFC 169 Was Too Soon, Thinks March is Appropriate For Glover Bout

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not face Glover Teixeira at UFC 169 as originally thought.  Instead, the two will meet at a later card in March, a date Jones prefers over the February card, which he described as ‘just a little too close.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Since the announcement of...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Discusses UFC’s Silence Toward Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has been a free agent since the summer; and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured) wonders why the UFC has not made an offer yet.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren’s contract with Bellator came to a close this summer, many thought the UFC would soon...

Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...

Oct 10, 2013 4:29 pm

POLL | In The Case Of Rousimar Palhares, Does The Punishment Fit The Crime?

UFC President Dana White came out today and announced that he was releasing Rousimar Palhares from the UFC following his 31-second submission victory over Mike Pierce during last night’s UFC Fight Night 29 event. Palhares held on tight to an ankle lock, long after his opponent tapped and the referee’s halt of the bout. If...

Oct 10, 2013 2:53 pm

Dana White Bans Rousimar Palhares from the UFC

Last night, Brazilian submission specialist Rousimar Palhares made his welterweight debut, at UFC Fight Night 29, after stringing together consecutive losses at his previous weight class, middleweight. Palhares looked to return to form and show the UFC and his fans in his native, Brazil, that he was back and ready to use his signature finish,...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Oct 8, 2013 11:43 am

Michael Bisping Not A Good Used Car Salesman

“I heard that he was having these problems with his eye. And I care about Michael Bisping, a lot. I called him up, and I could just tell by the conversation that he was trying to fast-talk me. I felt like I was talking to a used car salesman, basically telling me that he could...

Oct 8, 2013 10:36 am

UFC Looks to Implement Time-Limit for Stripping Titles from Injured Champions

Despite not fighting for 2 years because of a torn ACL, Dominick Cruz (left) still holds the UFC bantamweight title.  Meanwhile, Renan Barao has defended his interim bantamweight title twice since earning the belt in July of 2012.  According to UFC President Dana White, the UFC may be implementing a time limit so situations like...

Oct 7, 2013 3:52 pm

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Set for March Event, Not UFC 169

After what appears to be a minor mishap by a trigger-happy UFC PR team, the news that Jon Jones (19-1) will defend his light-heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira (22-2) is false. UFC president Dana White revealed today that it was in fact a mistake that his PR team announced the bout for that date and...

Oct 7, 2013 3:50 pm

Quick Twitt | Dana White: Demian Maia Could Get Title Shot With Win Over Shields

This Wednesday on Fox Sports 1 Demian Maia and Jake Shields face off in a pivotal welterweight clash. To make things more dramatic come fight night, UFC President Dana White just confirmed that if Maia should obtain victory in this week’s main event he could face the winner of GSP vs. Hendricks. The UK’s Gareth...

Oct 7, 2013 11:27 am

Renzo Gracie Answers Dana White on Why He Wants to Fight

  “Last time I checked I didn’t have wrinkles,” MMA Legend Renzo Gracie said in reference to his desire to fight at 46 years of age.  “Not even on my nut sack.”   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   It has been a back-and-forth between one of MMA’s living legends and the President of the UFC,...

Oct 3, 2013 12:09 pm

Jessamyn Duke Says Team Tate’s Bullying on TUF ‘Turned Her Stomach’

Jessamyn Duke, women’s bantamweight contestant on this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ spoke out against the opposing team’s bullying of Edmond Tarverdyan.  Duke called the attack ‘unwarranted,’ ‘hurtful,’ and ‘a horrible example.’  The incident follows an altercation between Tarverdyan and Team Tate coach, Dennis Hallman, which illustrated the tension between this season’s head coaches (pictured...

Oct 2, 2013 11:12 am

Dana White Says Uriah Hall ‘Will Be Leaving Town’ With a Loss in Next Fight

  ‘The Ultimate Fighter 17’ contestant, Uriah Hall, was one of the most hyped fighters to come out of the UFC’s reality-television show in recent years.  Two losses later, and Hall is fighting to just keep his job, according to UFC President Dana White.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC middleweight Uriah Hall (7-4) is...

Oct 2, 2013 10:22 am

White: Belfort has been ‘difficult’ and puts himself in ‘weird’ situations

UFC President Dana White sat down with reporters following his latest UFC 168 press tour pit stop in Brazil to speak openly and candidly about a number of topics. One of the subjects brought up was Vitor Belfort. White admittedly doesn’t know what to do with the top-ranked middleweight.  The Brazilian finds himself in a “weird”...

Oct 1, 2013 11:45 am

Dana White: For All Intents And Purposes, Barao Is The Real Bantamweight Champion

“Renan Barao is a champion. If you look at Renan Barao and what he has done, he’s beaten everybody that Dominick Cruz would be fighting if Dominick Cruz was healthy and was the champion. So, [the interim label] takes nothing away from [Barao], other than just that pin, that place holder until Dominick Cruz comes...

Oct 1, 2013 11:04 am

Dana White: Brazil Turned On Anderson Silva After Weidman Loss

“I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He’s been f**king fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After...