Archive: Dana White

May 14, 2013 9:39 am

A look inside a UFC fighter’s contract

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is usually quiet about their contract negotiations. Bleacher Report sat down with UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, president Dana White and general counsel Lawrence Epstein and discussed the contract that Zuffa has with it’s fighters. “People want to compare us to other sports, and in some sense that’s fair to do,” Fertitta told...

May 13, 2013 1:05 pm

Cain Velasquez predicts that Junior dos Santos will beat Mark Hunt

Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is looking to defend his belt against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva on May 25 at UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2. If Velasquez (11-1) defends his belt against Silva (18-4), he would possibly face the winner between Junior dos Santos (15-2) versus Mark Hunt (9-7). They’re also slated to fight...

May 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Dana White: Mark Hunt Proved Everybody Wrong

“He felt very disrespected and felt like he never really belonged here,” White said. “He had a losing record in PRIDE and we didn’t want to bring him into the UFC, so we said, ‘We’ll pay you the money and you can ride off into the sunset and do your thing.’ And he was like,...

May 13, 2013 9:36 am

UFC 160: Mark Hunt Thinks Dos Santos Will “Try to Take the Fight to the Mat”

  Mark Hunt and Junior Dos Santos are set to fight at UFC 160 in what promises to be an exciting battle between two high-level strikers- only Mark Hunt believes that Dos Santos won’t be willing to exchange punches and kicks on the feet for long.   Mark Hunt (9-7) is riding an impressive 4-fight...


May 11, 2013 11:52 am

Three UFC Events Already Scheduled For Fox Sports 1

  The UFC has plotted its attack with Fox Sports. On Thursday, coverage plans for its first three live shows on the new all-sports network were announced. The UFC will eat up seven-and-a-half hours straight of coverage, including all of prime time, on the launch date of Fox Sports 1, slated for Saturday, Aug. 17....

May 10, 2013 10:55 am

EXCLUSIVE | Rich Franklin is Back! Well maybe…

Recently former UFC Middleweight Champion Rich “Ace” Franklin resurfaced after taking some time off from fighting. In an interview with another site he made a few comments about fellow UFC middleweight Michael Bisping, and fans were speculating about if, and when, this fight may take place. Rich found himself bombarded with questions shortly after that...

May 8, 2013 9:01 am

Dana White says UFC looking into new gloves

UFC 159 was one of the strangest events in the promotions history. The pay-per-view saw two technical decisions handed out as a result of accidental eye pokes, as well as a couple of gruesome injuries. UFC President Dana White talked about some potential new gloves during his appearance on ESPN 710-AM in Los Angeles on...

May 7, 2013 10:32 am

Dana White: Nobody makes me feel uncomfortable

Michael “The Voice” Schiavello takes on Dana White in an hour long interview airing May 17th on AXS TV. In this clip Dana talks which fighter he is most uncomfortable around. “Nobody can make me feels uncomfortable,” said Dana White. “Nobody makes me feel uncomfortable. Like what I said about Randy Couture. He’s 100% a...

May 6, 2013 8:55 pm

Anderson Silva No Shows at UFC Media Event, Fined $50,000

  The UFC’s somewhat excentric and very talented Middleweight Champion has been fined for missing a media event in Los Angeles. Instead of fulfilling his obligations to the UFC he hopped onto the next flight home and chose to pay the penalty of which was stated by Dana White to be a sum of $50,000....

Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

UFC Boss: Fedor’s Manager Must F!@#$ Himself To Sleep At Night

There is a long documented history of failed negotiations between the UFC promotion and the Fedor Emelianenko camp. Prior to his stint with the now defunct Strikeforce banner, Fedor Emelianenko was widely considered the most dominant Mixed Martial Artist in history. With the UFC’s eyes set on Russian territory, the talks of a Russian talent influx...

Apr 30, 2013 9:08 am

Dana White Donates to Boston One Fund For Bombing Victims

Now two weeks removed from the Boston Marathon bombings, UFC President Dana White is lending a hand. White donated to the Boston One Fund and said he will travel to meet with some of the victims and their families to show support, an act that many public figures have done in past days. White, a...

Apr 29, 2013 6:49 pm

Dana White: Anderson Silva Asked for a Super Fight after UFC 159

Following Jon Jones’ victory over Chael Sonnen last Saturday, UFC president Dana White revealed to the media that Anderson Silva, his middleweight champion since 2006, had called him earlier in that evening asking for a “Super Fight”. White, however, did not disclose what opponent the “Spider” had in mind. Nevertheless, all signs point  to that...

Apr 29, 2013 6:01 pm

Dana White: Junior dos Santos will get title shot with a win at UFC 160

Junior dos Santos may have lost the Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight belt to Cain Velasquez last December, but he has a chance for an opportunity to get it back. At the UFC 159 post-fight press conference at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., UFC President Dana White said that dos Santos (15-2) will be the No....

Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm

Marc Ratner To Make Formal Request To Change Unified Rules At Summer ABC Convention

This past weekend at UFC 159 we saw light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux get his eyes accidentally gouged by opponent Gian Villante which led referee Kevin Mulhall to halt and call an end to the fight. Immediately following the event, UFC President Dana White discussed his desire to reassess the rules: “What needs to happen...

Apr 29, 2013 7:43 am

Leonard Garcia’s UFC Future ‘Not Looking good’ According to Dana White

With a particularly lack luster performance against Cody McKenzie on Saturday nights UFC 159 Prelims, Leonard Garcia is left to ponder whether  he’ll be called to fight again in the UFC. Garcia has lost his last five fights and one would wonder if something like this would lead the ‘Bad Boy’ to consider whether or...

Apr 27, 2013 10:42 am

VIDEO: Sonnen – Jones is great, but I’m greater

“You know I think Jon Jones is great, I just know I’m greater. I think Jon’s the best, but I’m better. And this is where we seperate in the octagaon tomorrow night, the better from the best. He’s a tough guy, he’s got a lot of skills, but so do I. He’s the champion of...