Archive: Dana White

Apr 27, 2013 10:12 am

Matt Mitrione Apologizes for Comments on Fallon Fox

Earlier this month, the Ultimate Fighting Championship suspended heavyweight Matt Mitrione after making offensive comments about Fallon Fox on “The MMA Hour.” He was suspended for breaching the UFC’s code of conduct. The suspension was short-lived and was lifted on Wednesday. He has remained silent about the situation until now. “I want to apologize for...

Apr 26, 2013 9:58 am

VIDEO | Dana White’s UFC 159 Pre-Fight Media Scrum

Dana White spoke to the media following Thursday’s UFC 159 media day at Madison Square Garden about Saturday’s pay-per-view, the UFC’s debut on FOX Sports 1, Matt Mitrione’s suspension coming to an end, Bruce Buffer, Dominick Cruz’s future, Georges St-Pierre’s next fight, and more.

Apr 26, 2013 9:39 am

GSP Missing The Boat, UFC Boss Now Prefers Silva vs. Jones

“If he doesn’t want to do a superfight, nobody is going to pressure him to do a superfight. That’s up to him. But Johny Hendricks is next, and soon. Maybe in August (at the Fox Sports 1 launch in Boston). If (Jones) wins and Anderson Silva wins, I really want to see Anderson Silva vs....

Apr 26, 2013 9:25 am

If Cormier Drops To 205 He Could Get Immediate Title Shot

  Strikeforce heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier (12-0) recently made his long awaited UFC debut with a one-sided unanimous decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir at UFC on FOX 7 in San Jose, California. Even though a win over Mir helped validate Cormier in the heavyweight division, the idea of him...

Apr 25, 2013 11:51 am

Anderson Silva Inks 10-Fight Contract Extension

It looks like “The Spider” may end his career with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Anderson Silva signed a new 10-fight contract. UFC President Dana White confirmed at the Herald Square Takeover in Manhattan, N.Y. yesterday that the middleweight champion signed the contract. Before Silva signed the contract, he had two fights remaining with Zuffa. One...

Apr 25, 2013 8:17 am

Dana White Issues Challenge To Boxing’s Tyson Fury: ‘Come Get Smashed’

It’s been awhile since Boxing vs. MMA was pushed to the forefront of the MMA News discussion, but today it’s back. Undefeated heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury went on a slanderous campaign a few months ago, calling MMA Rubbish and the UFC Heavyweight Champion, Cain Velasquez, a bum. The same boxer took to ESPN and...

Apr 23, 2013 10:13 am

VIDEO | UFC’s Dana White: Goal is to Have Ultimate Fighting in Every Country

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a mixed martial arts sports organization that produces over 30 live events worldwide each year. UFC has exploded in popularity worldwide. Dana White, president of the UFC, is looking to continue to expand the audience for the sport, seeking out new talent in countries such as China, India, and Mexico....

Apr 22, 2013 6:42 pm

Benson Henderson Explains Proposal in the Octagon

  Following what was arguably his toughest title defense to date against Gilbert Melendez at UFC on FOX 7, UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson followed the fight with another difficult task: asking longtime girlfriend Maria Magana to marry him in front of a booing San Jose crowd on national television.   Afterward, he described the...

Apr 22, 2013 9:32 am

Dana White: Nate Diaz Moving To 170 A Big Mistake

“I think going to 170 is a big mistake. Big, strong guys at 170.” … “He can make 155. Look what happened tonight at 155.” Prior to stepping into the cage against Josh Thomson, former UFC lightweight title challenger, Nate Diaz, stated he was headed back to the welterweight division after UFC on FOX 7....

Apr 22, 2013 8:19 am

Dana White Reaches Out To Victims Of Boston Bombings

  UFC President and former resident of Massachusetts, Dana White recently stated at the UFC on FOX 7 post-fight press conference that he plans on heading to Boston to in a show of support to some of the victims of last week’s horrific bombings that took place at the Boston Marathon. White still remains unclear...

Apr 20, 2013 9:07 pm

Dana White Announces Winner Of Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant Is Next For Ben Henderson

Only minutes after successfully defending his lightweight belt at UFC on Fox 7, champ Ben Henderson was informed that his next opponent will be the winner of UFC 160’s Gray Maynard vs TJ Grant bout. UFC President Dana White announced the news at the post-fight press conference to nix any ideas of an immediate rematch...

Apr 19, 2013 10:52 am

White: Sonnen ‘attacked’ by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale

It was bound to happen one day. An overzealous, Brazilian had Chael Sonnen in his sites and when given this opportunity, took a swing at the UFC headliner. Sonnen has dumped mounds of trash talk onto the Brazilian culture, especially during the build up to his two fights with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. UFC...

Apr 19, 2013 10:11 am

Dana White: Dan Hardy Is In Denial Over Condition Of The Heart

“Lorenzo and I called Dan Hardy a couple weeks ago and got him set up with the best cardiologist in the country. He didn’t want to go. He’s in serious denial right now. Either denial or just afraid to hear from somebody that that’s the truth and that’s what’s going on. So after he turned...