Archive: Dana White

Mar 13, 2013 5:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | What This Weekend Means for Four UFC Welterweights | UFC NEWS

A lot will be settled this Saturday in Montreal. Carlos Condit will get a chance to re-enter the top of the welterweight division by nullifying the seemingly unstoppable Johny Hendricks left hand. We will find out if a Diaz brother will finally become a UFC champion, and hold the title of the world’s best undisputed...

Mar 13, 2013 2:16 pm

Dana White: Nick Diaz wanted to fight GSP in hotel following UFC 137 | UFC News

Today, while on Jim Rome’s nationally syndicated radio show, UFC President Dana White told listeners that the long-awaited grudge match between Georges St. Pierre and Nick Diaz almost happened in a hotel back in 2011. According to Dana White, after Nick defeated B.J. Penn in the headliner of UFC 137 in Las Vegas, Diaz went...

Mar 13, 2013 12:52 pm

Nick Diaz no-shows UFC 158 open workouts; Dana White not happy | UFC News

Yes you read correctly, Nick Diaz has missed yet another media obligation in advance of his UFC 158 welterweight title fight against champion Georges St. Pierre. Diaz was supposed to participate in todays UFC 158 open media workouts, however, to the surprise of fans, media and UFC president Dana White, the Stockton slugger was nowhere...

Mar 9, 2013 8:29 am

Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos official for UFC 160 | UFC News

Two of the hardest hitting heavyweights will collide at UFC 160, as it was announced today that Mark Hunt (9-7 MMA, 4-1 UFC) will meet former champion Junior dos Santos (15-2 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Earlier this week, Alistair Overeem (36-12 MMA, 1-1 UFC) pulled out of the highly anticipated fight...

Mar 6, 2013 1:23 pm

Dana White Ranked 45th Most Powerful Person in Sports | UFC NEWS

Wednesday morning, Sports Illustrated released its list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Sports.  At number 45, right behind the President of the United States, Barrack Obama, sits UFC President Dana White. While these rankings are somewhat tongue-in-cheek (see No. 10, “Hedge Fund Dude”), the fact that Dana White is on this list indicates...

Mar 6, 2013 12:04 pm

Barao vs. Wineland Set for UFC 161 | UFC NEWS

Renan Barao is solidifying the title of “Interim Champion” more than almost any fighter in the UFC ever has. After successfully winning the belt over Urijah Faber then at then defending it at the expense of Michael McDonald, he is set for (at least) one more test before Dominick Cruz returns from a long ACL...

Mar 5, 2013 9:50 am

Video Throwback: The Dana White vs. Tito Ortiz Boxing Match Special | UFC NEWS

Back in the day UFC President, Dana White, agreed to have a three-round boxing match with Tito Ortiz. The two MMA personalities have a well documented history of dislike for each other and this special TV program, that aired on Spike TV, documents one of the most memorable moments of that rivalry.

Mar 4, 2013 5:32 pm

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei signs with the UFC | UFC News

For those of you who don’t already know, Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (18-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is a heavyweight mixed martial artist who has fought for both the UFC and Pride, as well as other promotions. The native of Perth, Australia proudly announced today that he is once again employed by the UFC. Via @soathehulk on twitter: @BreakingNews TheHulk...

Mar 4, 2013 11:56 am

Is Hector Lombard in Jeopardy of Being Cut By the UFC?

Hector Lombard was one of the most highly sought after free agents in the MMA business just a little over a year ago. Back then the former Bellator Middleweight Champion was 31-2-1 and was riding an extremely impressive 25-fight winning streak. That kind of streak doesn’t just come around every day and UFC president Dana...

Mar 4, 2013 10:48 am

VIDEO | Dana White Honorary Patron Speech at Trinity College | UFC NEWS

Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, became an Honorary Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society a few weeks ago. This video shows him addressing the society, and conducting a Q&A with the crowd. The audience brings up a variety of important topics, including international expansion, homosexual fighters, the Randy Couture fiasco, PED...

Mar 1, 2013 9:21 am

The Return of Mark Hunt | UFC NEWS

The “Cinderella Story” is a cliché thrown around in sports for when an athlete turns around from a career low to reach the top of his/her sport.  The term is meant to give hope and to inspire athletes to never stop working and competing.  A Cinderella athlete is one to whom fans the world over...

Feb 28, 2013 9:55 pm

VIDEO: Dana White UFC on FUEL TV 8 Vlog Day 1 | UFC NEWS

An enthusiastic Dana White talks UFC on Fuel TV 8, which takes place in Japan this saturday. The UFC President has hailed this weekend’s card as “The sickest card we have ever done on Fuel”. Following White’s commentary is ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from UFC 157. The card is headlined by MMA...

Feb 28, 2013 12:24 pm

Chavez Jr. suspended 9 months and fined 900k for marijuana use | MMA News

Boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1) was fined $900,000 (30% of his fight purse) on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for a positive marijuana test following his fight last September against Sergio Martinez. The NSAC also ruled that Chavez, who was defeated by unanimous decision for his first professional loss in the middleweight title fight,...

Feb 27, 2013 8:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Matt Riddle: “I Got Fired For Taking My Medicine” | UFC NEWS

  UFC fans have watched Matt Riddle grow up right before our very eyes. The 27-year-old welterweight burst on to the scene as a contestant on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. Riddle was the second selection for Team Rampage after knocking out Dan Simler to get into the house. Dana White called it...