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Dana White says he’s not sure if Conor McGregor will ever fight for the UFC again

Harry Kettle - February 18, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has admitted that he doesn’t know if Conor McGregor will ever fight for the promotion again. For the longest time now, fans have been questioning when we’re going to see the return of Conor McGregor. It’s been two and a half years since he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier but in the last twelve months, he seems to have just about reached a full recovery. He’s training again, but there’s been no official announcement when it comes to an actual fight getting booked.

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Dana White reacts to Ilia Topuria’s knockout win over Alex Volkanovski at UFC 298, says he’s not thinking about an immediate rematch

Harry Kettle - February 18, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has reacted to Ilia Topuria’s blockbuster knockout over Alexander Volkanovski. Last night, Ilia Topuria shocked the world. He knocked out Alexander Volkanovski in the second round of their mammoth title showdown, becoming the new UFC featherweight champion in the process. With the win, Topuria now has the chance to become a true breakout star in the promotion after a phenomenal rise to the top.

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Dana White says Leon Edwards was offered three different opponents for UFC 300 and said yes to all of them

Harry Kettle - February 18, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has said that Leon Edwards was offered three different opponents during UFC 300 negotiations. Over the course of the last 18 months, Leon Edwards has stood tall as the UFC welterweight champion. He knocked out Kamaru Usman to claim the crown and since then, he’s successfully defended the belt against both Usman and Colby Covington.

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Dana White announces UFC 300 main event

Cole Shelton - February 17, 2024

Dana White has finally announced the main event of UFC 300. White revealed the matchup on social media on Saturday, as the UFC CEO announced that light heavyweight champ Alex Pereira will defend his belt against former light heavyweight title holder Jamahal Hill in the headliner of the historic card. The fight comes together after months of speculation on who would headline the card.

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UFC CEO Dana White says injury and money are to blame for latest Conor McGregor postponement

Harry Kettle - February 14, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has explained why Conor McGregor doesn’t have a fight booked right now. While the upcoming release of Road House is certainly exciting, many fans are more interested in knowing when Conor McGregor will return to the Octagon. After all, it’s been almost three years since we last saw him compete in the cage.

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Dana White reveals he will announce the UFC 300 main event on Saturday

Cole Shelton - February 13, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has revealed he will announce the main event for the historic UFC 300 event on Saturday. White has been working on the main event for the pay-per-view card in April for quite some time now, but nothing has been finalized. But, now, speaking to MMA reporter Kevin Iole, he revealed he will announce the headliner for UFC 300 at the post-fight press conference following UFC 298 on Saturday.

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Conor McGregor teases UFC 300 announcement for Super Bowl Sunday

Chris Taylor - February 10, 2024

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor is once again teasing his comeback to occur at April’s UFC 300 event. The historic fight card is set to take place on April 13, 2024, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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UFC CEO Dana White reacts to altercation between Sean Strickland and Machine Gun Kelly: "It’s about humans"

Chris Taylor - February 10, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has reacted after Sean Strickland had a run-in with Machine Gun Kelly at last night’s Power Slap event in Las Vegas. The former UFC champion and Music Star were both in attendance for yesterday’s Power Slap event at Durango Casino & Resort. At some point during the evening, Sean Strickland and Machine Gun Kelly crossed paths which led to a verbal spat between the two men.

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Dana White claimed Scott Coker was a "very, very bad promoter" in leaked text messages in antitrust lawsuit deposition

Cole Shelton - February 8, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White had some harsh words for Scott Coker during a deposition for the antitrust lawsuit. Several text messages have been uncovered during the lawsuit, and on Thursday, BloodyElbow was able to unearth more text messages and deposition statements. The latest text exchange was Lorenzo Fertitta sending a message to Dana White about Scott Coker and Bellator making a fight between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson.

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RIZIN President Nobuyuki Sakakibara meets with Dana White, teases announcement: "Stay tuned!"

Josh Evanoff - February 8, 2024

It seems that RIZIN President Nobuyuki Sakakibara and UFC executive Dana White have something cooking. In recent weeks, Dana White has been seen with a variety of fellow combat sports promoters. Names such as Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn, BKFC’s David Feldman, and more, have been seen meeting with the UFC boss. Now, fans can add RIZIN President Nobuyuki Sakakibara to that list.

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Dana White reveals opening fight for stacked UFC 300 fight card

Cole Shelton - February 7, 2024

Dana White has revealed the opening fight for UFC 300. White has promised to make UFC 300 stacked from top-to-bottom and before UFC 296 he said the first fight of the night would blow people’s minds.

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Dana White reveals Elon Musk will attend UFC Vegas 86 as the event is now closed to the public

Cole Shelton - February 7, 2024

UFC Vegas 86 will be closed to the public this weekend as Dana White revealed Elon Musk will attend Saturday’s card at the Apex in Las Vegas. The UFC is hosting an event on Saturday before the Super Bowl, which will also take place in Vegas on Sunday. With that, there are hundreds of celebrities in Vegas this weekend and White says Musk will be watching the event on Saturday night. The main event of the card sees Jack Hermansson taking on Joe Pyfer in a middleweight scrap.

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Dana White vows to make the UFC's event at The Sphere "the greatest live sporting event anybody has ever seen"

Cole Shelton - February 7, 2024

Dana White is excited for the UFC to have an event at The Sphere in Las Vegas in September. White revealed he wanted to host an event at The Sphere ever since it opened and has it booked to host the Mexican Independence Day card in September. It will be a highly-anticipated event and White says seeing U2 there made him want to do an event at The Sphere.

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Dana White hopeful Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler will take place in "the fall"

Cole Shelton - February 7, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has provided an update on when the rumored Conor McGregor vs. Michael Chandler fight may take place. Ever since McGregor and Chandler coached TUF against one another, many wondered when the two would fight. It’s one of the most anticipated fights in quite some time, and on New Year’s, McGregor announced he would return on June 29 against Chandler.

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UFC CEO Dana White makes appearance in Super Bowl LVIII commercial

Harry Kettle - February 7, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has appeared in a Bud Light commercial that is set to air during Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday. A few months ago, it was announced that the Ultimate Fighting Championship had signed a sponsorship deal with Bud Light. The multi-year partnership is believed to be worth in excess of $100 million, highlighting the commitment that both parties have made.

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Colby Covington responds after being labeled “slow and old” by UFC CEO Dana White

Susan Cox - February 6, 2024

Colby Covington is responding after being labeled ‘slow and old’ by UFC CEO Dana White. UFC 296 took place last December and saw Colby Covington (17-4 MMA) vs. Leon Edwards (22-3 MMA) in the main event welterweight title bout. The result was a unanimous decision victory for ‘Rocky’.

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Dana White, Sylvester Stallone and other celebrities pay tribute to the "great" Carl Weathers

Chris Taylor - February 2, 2024

Tributes are pouring in for the beloved actor Carl Weathers following his death at age seventy-six. Weathers, who is best known for his role as Apollo Creed in the Rocky franchise, “died peacefully in his sleep” on Thursday morning according to his family.

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Jon Anik explains why he’s “so thankful” that the UFC allows freedom of speech: “There isn't a double standard”

Harry Kettle - February 2, 2024

UFC commentator Jon Anik has explained why he’s a fan of the promotion’s view on freedom of speech. For the longest time now, Jon Anik has been the voice of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He’s spent years carving out a reputation for himself as one of the best in the game, and fans hold him in high regard.