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Aljamain Sterling believes Dana White will force Sean O'Malley into September showdown: "He’s going to do as Daddy Dana says"

Josh Evanoff - May 8, 2023

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling believes Dana White will help force his next fight. ‘The Funk Master’ returned to the octagon over the weekend in the main event of UFC 288. There, he faced former flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo. ‘Triple C’ had been out of action since a stoppage win over Dominick Cruz in May 2020.

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Dana White explains Khamzat Chimaev’s lengthy hiatus from the UFC: “He’s got stuff going on in his personal life”

Harry Kettle - May 8, 2023

UFC president Dana White has given his thoughts on Khamzat Chimaev’s lengthy absence from the Octagon. For the last few years, Khamzat Chimaev has been seen as one of the most interesting fighters in the UFC. In fact, you can extend that to all of combat sports. The Chechen star is undefeated in the promotion and in addition to that, he’s also undefeated in his entire pro career at 12-0.

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Dana White reacts to Burns vs. Muhammad, confirms Belal is next for the winner of Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards

Fernando Quiles - May 7, 2023

UFC President Dana White has given his reaction to the Belal Muhammad vs. Gilbert Burns fight. Muhammad and Burns shared the Octagon inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on May 6. This welterweight tilt served as the co-main event and had title implications. Going into the fight, Burns told reporters that both he and Muhammad were guaranteed that the winner of this fight would receive a UFC Welterweight Championship opportunity after Leon Edwards vs. Colby Covington.

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Dana White takes aim at Jake Paul for boxing Nate Diaz: "As soon as he loses, he goes back to a 40-year-old MMA fighter"

Cole Shelton - May 5, 2023

Dana White isn’t a fan of Jake Paul boxing Nate Diaz. On August 5 in Dallas, Texas, Paul and Diaz are set to headline a boxing pay-per-view on DAZN. It will be a highly-anticipated fight but White doesn’t have much of an interest in it. As well, he says it is funny that once Paul loses to an actual boxer he goes back to fighting 40-year-old MMA fighters.

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Dana White explains why he hates Kamaru Usman's callout of Khamzat Chimaev

Cole Shelton - May 4, 2023

UFC president Dana White is not a fan of Kamaru Usman’s callout of Khamzat Chimaev. Usman recently came out and said he would be interested in facing Chimaev his next time out as he thinks it would be a fun fight for the sport. But, he wasn’t sure it would take place at welterweight or middleweight and instead was interested in a catchweight.

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Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor squaring off with Mike Perry at BKFC 41: "I also saw him pounding a bottle of Proper Twelve"

Jeffrey Walter - May 4, 2023

UFC President Dana White has shared his thoughts on Conor McGregor squaring off with Mike Perry at last weekend’s BKFC 41 event. McGregor was in the crowd for last weekend’s Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship event in Denver, Colorado.

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Julianna Pena out of UFC 289 with a broken rib, Amanda Nunes now defends title against Irene Aldana

Cole Shelton - May 2, 2023

The trilogy between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes will no longer be happening at UFC 289. UFC president, Dana White took to Instagram to announce that Pena has suffered a broken rib and is out of their scheduled main event fight. However, Irene Aldana has agreed to step up on short notice and will now headline the pay-per-view event for the bantamweight title against Nunes on June 10 in Vancouver, Canada.

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Chatri Sityodtong open to co-promotion with UFC: “It’s very clear there are two big giants, one in the east and one in the west"

Zain Bando - April 28, 2023

ONE Championship isn’t afraid of collaboration, according to ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong. During an appearance on “The MMA Hour” to promote ONE Fight Night 10, which takes place May 5 in Colorado, Sityodtong mentioned the idea when asked about co-promotion with the sport’s biggest competitors.

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Dana White announces two more fights at UFC 290 including the returns of Dan Hooker and Robbie Lawler

Cole Shelton - April 21, 2023

Dana White has announced two more fights for UFC 290. After White did a special announcement announcing several key fights on Thursday, he did it again on Friday with three fights for UFC 290 on July 8 – which serves as International Fight Week. First, White announced that Robert Whittaker will take on Dricus Du Plessis in a title eliminator bout. Now, the UFC boss announced that Dan Hooker will return at UFC 290 against Jalin Turner.

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Dana White announces several upcoming main event fights, confirms Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad for UFC 288

Cole Shelton - April 20, 2023

Dana White took to social media and announced several key fights for a number of upcoming UFC events. White took to Instagram Live to reveal some key fights and among them was Gilbert Burns vs. Belal Muhammad, which is slated for five rounds as the new co-main event of UFC 288 on May 6. The fight could serve as a title eliminator which is why it is five rounds, but it’s a big boost to the pay-per-view card which recently lost Oliveira-Dariush.

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Dana White reveals Alex Pereira won't receive an immediate title shot at light heavyweight: "He's got to beat a real guy"

Cole Shelton - April 17, 2023

Alex Pereira won’t be fighting for UFC light heavyweight gold his next time out. After Pereira lost his middleweight title by second-round KO at UFC 287 to Israel Adesanya, he announced he would be moving up to light heavyweight.

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Israel Adesanya

UFC President Dana White provides update on Israel Adesanya’s next fight: “He'll fight again soon, probably by the end of summer”

Zain Bando - April 16, 2023

It looks as if the UFC is already planning for Israel Adesanya’s next title defense, just one week after his last outing. Coming off a second-round KO over Alex Pereira at UFC 287, the 33-year-old middleweight champion is looking to remain active in maintaining his schedule of an average of three fights per year.

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Dana White reacts after Clay Guida faked retirement to get post-fight interview at UFC Kansas City: “That pissed me off”

Fernando Quiles - April 16, 2023

UFC President Dana White was none too pleased about Clay Guida faking his retirement following a unanimous decision loss to Rafa Garcia. Guida hung in tough during his UFC Kansas City showdown with Garcia. Ultimately, “The Carpenter” was being timed with ease and had no answer for his opponent’s jab. Garcia earned the unanimous decision victory and after the fight, Guida took off his gloves, suggesting that he was ready to announce his retirement. Even Garcia appeared to be emotional as he showed respect to Guida.

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Dana White reacts to newly announced Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul boxing match: "I don't want to sh*t on other people's fights"

Chris Taylor - April 15, 2023

UFC President Dana White has shared his thoughts on the newly announced Nate Diaz vs. Jake Paul boxing match. Earlier this week it was announced that Diaz and Paul will square off on August 5 in an eight-round boxing match set for 185lbs.

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Leon Edwards opens up on his relationship with UFC President Dana White amid Colby Covington controversy: “It's alright, we're not the best pals”

Lewis Simpson - April 14, 2023

UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards opens up on his relationship with UFC President Dana White amid the Colby Covington controversy. In March, at UFC 286, Edwards successfully completed the double over Kamaru Usman, earning a majority decision on the judges’ scorecards. Colby Covington, the UFC’s favourite heel, weighed in as the backup fighter in case anything was to unexpectedly occur.

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Dana White plans to crack down on MMA media provoking “backstage sh*t” between his fighters: “I will f**king attack you if you do that”

Harry Kettle - April 10, 2023

UFC president Dana White wants to crack down on MMA media “provoking” feuds between some of his fighters backstage. This past weekend, UFC 287 went down in Miami, Florida. It was another successful PPV event for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, with the main headline being Israel Adesanya’s knockout win over Alex Pereira.

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UFC President Dana White reacts to Jorge Masvidal’s retirement from MMA

Fernando Quiles - April 9, 2023

UFC President Dana White has weighed in on Jorge Masvidal’s retirement. Masvidal shared the Octagon with Gilbert Burns in the co-main event of UFC 287. The fight went the distance and “Gamebred” fell short via unanimous decision. After the fight, Masvidal took his gloves off and announced his retirement.

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Dana White reacts to Israel Adesanya's brutal KO over Alex Pereira at UFC 287

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2023

Dana White shared his thoughts on Israel Adesanya’s brutal KO over Alex Pereira at tonight’s UFC 287 post-fight press conference. Pereira (7-2 MMA) and Adesanya (24-2 MMA) met for a second time (in MMA) in the headliner of tonight’s event in Miami, Florida. The pair had previously collided at UFC 281 in November of 2022, with ‘Poatan’ defeating ‘The Last Stylebender‘ via fifth-round TKO to claim the promotion‘s middleweight title.