Archive: Dana White

Sep 13, 2012 1:40 pm

Anderson Silva & Co. Show What it Means to be an Ultimate Fighter

  It wasn’t that long ago that people were growing disenchanted with Anderson Silva. After lackluster performances against Thales Leites and Patrick Cote, Silva walked into the Octagon at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi and embarrassed himself, the sport, his opponent and the UFC. All talk of a potential super fight against UFC Welterweight Champion...

Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Dana White: "Vitor begged for the fight, and it made more sense." | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor At today’s UFC 152 pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White explained the reasoning behind choosing Vitor Belfort to face Jon Jones at UFC 152. “People talk a lot of [expletive], but nobody’s too excited to jump around and fight Jones right now,” White said on a Tuesday call with media members....


Sep 10, 2012 8:40 pm

EXCLUSIVE| Frank Shamrock: "Women's MMA Will Save Sport From Dana White"

As I’ve stated on here multiple times, a great warrior is not defined by gender, age or physical strength. A competitor that is able to dig down deep, overcome the toughest obstacles and rise above it all is truly what being a superb fighter is all about. For years, female MMA athletes have been overshadowed...

Sep 7, 2012 10:33 am

UFC 151 Costs UFC $40 Million I MMA News

  Since the cancellation of UFC 151, blame has been tossed around to everyone from our light-heavyweight champ, to his original opponent and even to Dana White and the rest of the UFC brass. Now, though, with the event date behind us the UFC must rebuild revenue in a year that could easily see some...

Sep 7, 2012 7:39 am

Jones Criticizes UFC For Not Giving Fans "Full" Cards I MMA News

  With the UFC 151 debacle still unfolding before our eyes, we can’t help but to acknowledge the UFC’s failure to put big name fighters in any time slot other than the main event. Now with Jon Jones catching the brunt of the blame for the cancellation of the UFC 151 event, Jones replies with...

Sep 5, 2012 8:21 am

Is it too Late for Anderson Silva vs. Georges St. Pierre

Last night on Fuel TV Dana White told MMA fans something that may or may not be music to their ears. The long proposed super fight between the longest reigning UFC champions is pretty close to becoming a reality. UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva have been ruling their...

Sep 5, 2012 6:08 am

St. Pierre vs. Silva super fight expected to be at 180lbs and in Cowboys Stadium | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (22-2 MMA, 16-2 UFC) returns to the octagon at UFC 154, this following a 19-month layoff due to a knee injury. If George is victorious against interim titleholder Carlos Condit (28-5 MMA, 5-1 UFC) this November, one of the biggest fights in UFC history could follow. That proposed fight would...

Sep 4, 2012 9:56 pm

UFC 152| Hatred for Jon Jones is Unwarranted

It has been roughly two weeks since UFC President Dana White did the unthinkable and completely cancelled UFC 151 when light heavyweight champion Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on 8 days notice. Immediately after an infuriated White blasted Jones and his coach Greg Jackson in the press conference, an extremely large percentage of...

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...