Archive: Dana White

Sep 4, 2012 7:09 am

Jon Jones Talks About UFC 151 in His First Interview Since the Card was Cancelled

  In an interview MMAFighting.Com’s Ariel Helwani, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones spoke up for the first time other than a few tweets from his Twitter account about the cancellation of UFC 151, Chael Sonnen, Dan Henderson and more. Jones begins the interview by talking about the reason he turned down the fight in...

Aug 31, 2012 6:22 am

Frankie Edgar "Answers" The Call– Steps Up To Fight Jose Aldo at UFC 153

  Frankie Edgar certainly lived up to his nickname, “The Answer” late last night when he stepped up and agreed to face UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo on just seven weeks notice after Aldo’s original opponent, Erik Koch was forced to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury. Edgar is coming off his second consecutive, razor-thin...

Aug 30, 2012 11:29 am

Jon Jones asked Dana White to have Chael Sonnen stop calling him out | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The smoke has yet to clear from the aftermath of the UFC 151 cancellation. It would be putting things mildly to state that it hasn’t been a good week for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Jones’ roller-coaster of scrutiny has been outrageous lately, and it looks as if things are about...

Aug 28, 2012 10:45 am

MFC President Mark Pavelich Talks to BJPenn.Com Radio

  MFC President Mark Pavelich joined BJPenn.Com Radio this past Sunday and as usual he did not disappoint. He spoke to us about MFC 34 which took place August 10th, MFC 35 which is scheduled for October 26th and the UFC 151/Jon Jones situation. He is never one to hold anything back and is very...

Aug 24, 2012 7:47 am

Just When You Thought Things Couldn't Get Any Stranger!!!! They Do!!

When I went to bed last night I was under the belief that things couldn’t get any crazier. When I woke up I realized I was clearly wrong. After yesterday’s events centering around Dan Henderson’s injury, Jon Jones refusal to fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice and the complete cancellation of UFC 151, I...

Aug 22, 2012 5:40 am

Koch Confident: “I think I’m better”

On October 13 at UFC 153 in Rio, Erik Koch will have his day. EriK will square off against pound for pound darling, and UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo. Tatame recently interviewed an anxious Koch. Erik has been waiting patiently for this fight while an injured Aldo recovered. Koch gave his thoughts on the champion....

Aug 20, 2012 6:54 pm

Lesnar Announces He is Leaving the WWE? | Video

In a video posted on the Tout social media site Brock Lesnar announced he has quit the WWE. Most likely this is “in character”, but if it isn’t would he return to the UFC? Better yet – would Dana White have him back?

Aug 16, 2012 5:33 am

BJ Penn, "They knew they were going to lose on September 22nd"

A recent Sherdog interview with UFC legend BJ Penn revealed his thoughts on why Rory MacDonald really pulled out of their fight. Shortly after Dana White made the announcement Rory Tweeted this picture and it started circulating like wildfire. BJ’s immediate response was silence, but not long after hearing the news he suggested they meet...

Aug 13, 2012 9:39 am

Pacquiao Rep Says Jones' Nike Deal Did Not Come at Expense of Pac-Man | UFC NEWS

In the wake of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones‘ groundbreaking deal with Nike, UFC President Dana White stated that Jones’ agreement with the sports apparel company came at the expense of famed boxer Manny Pacquiao’s Nike deal. White told MMAWeekly recently “They’re shutting down the Manny Pacquiao line and starting up the Jon Jones...

Aug 13, 2012 8:58 am

Main Event Manager's Have Fight of Their Own?

Ariel Helwani recently tweeted that Frankie Edgar’s manager had a physical confrontation with Benson Henderson’s manager. This reportedly took place at the UFC 150 post fight press conference. Here is what Helwani tweeted. “If you’re wondering what the brouhaha was during the presser, I’m told Frankie’s mgr @alidominance and Bendo’s mgr @malkikawa got into a...

Aug 13, 2012 3:05 am

Dana White Confirms Wanderlei Will Compete In UFC Again | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC President Dana White states that former Pride Middleweight Champion Wanderlei Silva will fight in the UFC again. White has been in talks with ‘The Axe Murderer’ recently and confirmed following the UFC 150 post-fight press conference that Wanderlei will compete again in the UFC. “Yeah, he’s going to fight again,” Following...

Aug 9, 2012 11:18 am

Shogun tops UFC on FOX 4 salaries | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Two former UFC light-heavyweight champions led the payroll at last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 4 event, as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua ($240,000) and Lyoto Machida ($200,000) combined for 46 percent of the events $963,000 payroll. The main event of the evening proved to be very entertaining as Shogun Rua stopped Brandon Vera ($70,000) via fourth-round TKO. However, it...

Aug 9, 2012 8:17 am

Diego Sanchez Reaches Out to WWE Star

WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan noted in several media interviews that his inspiration for the “YES!” chants was UFC fighter Diego Sanchez. In a new interview with OpposingViews.com, Sanchez says Bryan is supporting him in a way and he has his back. Diego expressed interest in working with Bryan as his team has reached out to...

Aug 8, 2012 12:57 pm

LHW Division: Recycled | UFC NEWS

By: Edward Fernandez On UFC on Fox 4 we saw Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida knockout Ryan Bader in the second round, while Mauricio “Shogun” Rua struggled to finish Brandon Vera via TKO in the fourth. Dana White made it clear that the fighter who won in the most impressive fashion would be facing the winner...

Aug 5, 2012 12:08 pm

The Dragon emerges from UFC on Fox 4 as the #1 Contender | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Earlier this week, UFC president Dana White stated that “whoever wins the most impressively” from the contests involving Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Brandon Vera and Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader would be deemed the #1 contender for the Light Heavyweight title. Machida and Bader were the first to take to the octagon...

Aug 5, 2012 11:20 am

Franklin vs. Le set to headline UFC on Fuel TV 6 in Macau | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor Rich Franklin (29-6 MMA, 14-5 UFC) and Cung Le (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) will serve as the main event for UFC on FUEL TV 6 in Macau. UFC President Dana White announced the targeted headliner shortly after the post-fight press conference for UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles last night. Franklin...

Aug 3, 2012 6:53 pm

UFC ON FOX 4 Weigh-in Results and Video

All of the UFC on FOX 4 fighters made weight and all bouts have the green light. Brandon Vera came in 1.2 pounds under the 205 limit while his opponent in Saturday night’s main event Mauricio Rua hit 205 on the dot. UFC ON FOX 4 MAIN CARD: Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua (205) vs. Brandon Vera...

Aug 3, 2012 12:16 pm

Dana White Fires Back at Vince McMahon’s Comments | UFC NEWS

UFC President Dana White has responded to Vince McMahon’s recent comments (That can be found here) that UFC’s ratings are “abysmal.” During an interview with Ariel Helwani, White says he likes Vince and has a good relationship with him, but Vince says things like that because of the way he is “wired.” He added that...

Jul 29, 2012 9:20 pm

The Saga of Nick Diaz Continues I Editorial

  Nick Diaz has a habit of trash talking and calling out just about any fighter he wants to on any given week. Most recently, he has called out middleweight champion, Anderson Silva in a bizarre move that would lead fight fans to assume that Nick Diaz is out of retirement and looking for an...

Jul 11, 2012 11:29 pm

Dana White Reveals TUF: The Smashes Coaches | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Dana White while appearing on FUEL TV on Wednesday night announced the coaches for the upcoming season of TUF. The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes, features a team of Australian fighters against a team of U.K. fighters. “The coaches are (Ross) Pearson and (George) Sotiropoulos,” said White, also noting, “They will fight at...

Jul 10, 2012 7:17 am

Sonnen Has New Respect For Silva I MMA News

The most anticipated fight in UFC history has now concluded and the reigning UFC middleweight champion is still that, the champion. This fight had by-far the most amount of trash talking with a  two-year gap in between the two fights. After a tough loss, though, it is Chael Sonnen who came out and gave respect...

Jul 10, 2012 2:09 am

Video | Dana White States That Chael Is Now Back At The End Of The Line | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister UFC President Dana White comments when asked about a third bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen. “[Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen] is the biggest everything in UFC history. It’s the biggest rivalry, the biggest fight. We broke every record as far as the business goes that we’ve ever had this weekend…....

Jul 7, 2012 7:19 am

"Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen Are Going Do Just Fine Saturday Night" I MMA News

UFC President sits down with Todd Grisham of ESPN to discuss everything from boxing to Tito Ortiz to fighter pay in a fantastic interview leading up to the biggest UFC event in history. Dana White has been extremely busy as of late, expanding his company and giving fans around three UFC events each month. Now, with...

Jul 5, 2012 8:18 pm

A Possible Remedy to the Issue of Point Fighting | MMA NEWS

Gray Maynard did not receive what he was expecting in his main event bout with Clay Guida, and unfortunately, neither did the fans. With seven Fight of the Night Awards and three Fight of the Year Awards combined between them, a clash between ‘The Bully’ and ‘The Carpenter’ promised to be an electrifying matchup. Additionally,...