Archive: Dana White

Aug 16, 2013 7:12 am

UFC interested in Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley

UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren (12-0 MMA, 9-0 BFC): “We’ll talk to Ben,” White said following Thursday’s pre-UFC Fight Night 26 press conference. “Yeah, we’ll talk to him.” The four-time collegiate All-American wrestler, Askren, began his MMA career in 2009,...

Aug 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Dana White: Conor McGregor fight-hype second to only Brock Lesnar

After making a statement in his UFC debut by knocking out Marcus Brimage in just 67-seconds, featherweight Conor McGregor (13-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) was asked if he was concerned about being fed to the wolves too early in his career. “I am a wolf!” stated the Dublin native. McGregor arrived in Boston yesterday, ahead of...

Aug 9, 2013 11:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Dana White Blasts Culinary Union, Tells Them To ‘Eat It’

Earlier in the week we reported that the Las Vegas Culinary Union was trying to block the licensing of UFC on FS1 main event fighter Chael Sonnen. They failed in their attempt and as of yesterday Chael Sonnen will be licensed to fight in Boston. The UFC boss took to the news with the following:...

Aug 6, 2013 1:22 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin: “I will not make another title run”

BJPenn.com recently caught up with former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin who, despite not having fought since his loss to Cung Le, has remained very busy. “Nutrition has always been a passion of mine”, said Franklin. “I have been laying the groundwork for an organic juice bar, Ze/Lin, to open this fall in LA. My...

Aug 5, 2013 10:55 am

NY Assembly Minority Leader Calling For Special Vote On MMA

Though the state of New York remains the only state that disallows MMA, it looks as though one Assembly member is pushing for another vote.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Hold on, Dana White (http://www.bjpenn.com/ufc-boss-closes-door-on-mma-in-ny-for-2013/)!  It looks like New York still has a shot at passing legislation to allow MMA events in the state. State...

Aug 2, 2013 10:37 am

Dana White ‘guarantees’ GSP vs. Rory MacDonald UFC fight

Rory MacDonald (14-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) scored a less than thrilling unanimous decision victory over Jake Ellenberger (29-6 MMA, 8-2 UFC) this past weekend at UFC on FOX 8 in Seattle. Since “Ares” didn’t exaclty blow “The Juggernaut” out of the water, many are wondering what is next for the Canadian welterweight standout. UFC president...

Aug 1, 2013 10:50 am

Dana White Wants MacDonald vs. Lawler

Following their two performances at UFC on FOX 8, Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler (pictured) have put forth a match-up that the UFC boss wants to see.  At the UFC World Tour press conference in New York on Wednesday, Dana White said that he was, “Thinking about doing Rory [against] Robbie Lawler.”   By Christopher...

Aug 1, 2013 10:14 am

Dana White Says Vitor Belfort Drives Him ‘Crazy

Vitor Belfort has been in the news recently as he continues his streak of calling out fighters from all weight classes and recently turning down a fight with Tim Kennedy in favor of a hypothetical bout with Chael Sonnen. UFC president Dana White has apparently had enough of Belfort’s antics as he recently stated at a...

Jul 31, 2013 8:56 pm

Tito Ortiz Joins Bellator Roster; Set To Face “Rampage” Jackson At November PPV

Rumors recently surfaced hinting at a potential bout between former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. While Jackson appears to have plans to face Roy Jones Jr. in the future, his next opponent will be met in the realm Mixed Martial Arts combat, and it is none other than...

Jul 31, 2013 12:00 pm

Dana White likes Evans vs. Belfort, not Sonnen

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC), said that he would rather return to a higher weight class than hang around at middleweight to fight the likes of Strikeforce import Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC). Well, that’s just fine with UFC President Dana White: “Then let’s do him and Rashad...

Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

Paul Daley Responds to Dana White’s Doubts, Expresses Interest in UFC Return

Former UFC welterweight contender, Paul Daley, was cut from the UFC following a post-fight incident where he threw a blatant punch at opponent Josh Koscheck.  Now, having been released from Bellator FC for legal reasons, Daley seems to be making his case for a return to the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following...

Jul 29, 2013 10:41 am

Dana White Unimpressed With Bellator’s PPV Plans For Roy Jones vs. Rampage

“They have no f— clue what they’re doing. When they’re in this business, right, and things are going well, you start grabbing for anything. You have a bunch of guys who don’t know anything about fighting at the network. Networks acquire content. They don’t become promoters. Nobody wants to watch them on free TV. They’re...

Jul 29, 2013 10:35 am

Mayhem Miller Calls For Ban On UFC, Says Dana White Has Ruined The Sport

Dana White has killed the sport that you and i love. The refusal to build stars. The reward for standing and wanging. THE UNIFIED RULES, have all killed the sport of mixed martial arts. I come to you humbly, as a student and teacher of the mixed martial arts. A man that has never tapped...

Jul 27, 2013 11:35 am

UFC Boss: ‘You’re crazy’ if you think Rory won’t fight GSP

“I’m going to ask you a question. [MacDonald] basically lives in Georges St-Pierre’s house, meaning he trains there in his training facility. He lives in Montreal, Canada. Georges St-Pierre says nothing but good things about this guy. What’s he going to do? Is he going to run out in front of the whole world and...