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VIDEO: Dana White takes on 'MMA experts' over pre-UFC 300 disappointment and critiques

Curtis Calhoun - April 20, 2024

UFC president Dana White didn’t let some of his biggest critics go unaddressed after a successful night of business at UFC 300. UFC 300 was arguably one of the greatest cards in promotional history. The stacked event from top-to-bottom featured a slew of current and former UFC champions from the first fight of the night, to the headliner.

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UFC CEO Dana White takes aim at PFL’s Las Vegas event: “There were more people in my f**king green room”

Susan Cox - April 15, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White had some unflattering comments concerning PFL’s event in Las Vegas on Friday night. The PFL 2 featured light heavyweight champion Impa Kasanganay (16-4 MMA) going up against Alex Polizzi (10-4 MMA) last Friday night, April 12th, at The Theater at the Virgin Hotels. The result was a TKO victory for ‘Tshilobo’.

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Holly Holm issues statement following UFC 300 loss to Kayla Harrison and Dana White’s call for retirement

Harry Kettle - April 15, 2024

Former UFC champion Holly Holm has issued a statement following her UFC 300 defeat against Kayla Harrison. Last weekend, Holly Holm fell short in her attempt to overcome Kayla Harrison in the latter’s UFC debut. It was a fairly comprehensive win for the newcomer, with Holly being unable to deal with her wrestling and overall ground game.

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Dana White responds to Alex Pereira’s request to fight at heavyweight at UFC 301 in Rio

Harry Kettle - April 15, 2024

UFC president Dana White has responded to Alex Pereira’s request to turnaround and fight at UFC 301 next month. Last weekend in the main event of UFC 300, Alex Pereira put on a show. He tore through Jamahal Hill in incredible fashion, finishing him in the first round. In the process, he was able to successfully retain his UFC light heavyweight championship.

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UFC 300 winner Alex Pereira was injured two weeks prior to knocking out Jamahal Hill, Dana White reacts

Fernando Quiles - April 14, 2024

Alex Pereira scored a sensational knockout victory over Jamahal Hill to close out UFC 300, but he didn’t enter the title fight at 100 percent. Pereira was making his fight UFC Light Heavyweight Championship defense, and per UFC CEO Dana White, “Poatan” suffered a broken toe not long before his battle his “Sweet Dreams.” Here’s what White told reporters during the UFC 300 post-fight press conference (via Sportskeeda).

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Dana White reacts to Arman Tsarukyan punching a fan in the crowd at UFC 300

Harry Kettle - April 14, 2024

UFC president Dana White has given his thoughts on Arman Tsarukyan punching a fan in the crowd at UFC 300. Last night, Arman Tsarukyan picked up the biggest win of his career. He squeaked out a win over Charles Oliveira, and he did so by the skin of his teeth. It was an incredibly tight fight, with Oliveira almost submitting Tsarukyan on two occasions. Alas, he didn’t get the job done, and Arman will now have his sights set on a future lightweight title shot.

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Dustin Poirier

Dana White announces Islam Makhachev vs Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

Harry Kettle - April 14, 2024

UFC president Dana White has announced that Islam Makhachev will defend his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. Off the back of UFC 300, the Ultimate Fighting Championship are riding high. Of course, one of the biggest discussions coming out of the event is what’s going to happen at lightweight. As we know, Max Holloway is now considered to be a big contender at 155 pounds after finishing Justin Gaethje.

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Dana White announces Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler at UFC 303

Harry Kettle - April 14, 2024

UFC president Dana White has announced that Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler will headline UFC 303 this summer. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s official. For the longest time now, fans have been wondering whether or not Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler will actually happen. Now, we know for a fact that it’s happening.

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Dana White reveals gigantic Fight Night bonuses for historic UFC 300 card

Cole Shelton - April 11, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has upped the ante for UFC 300 on Saturday night. In the lead-up to UFC 300, Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway led the charge of trying to get UFC 300 to have a bigger bonus. Gaethje called for it to at least be $100k but was hoping for $300k.

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Dana White shares high praise for Max Holloway ahead of UFC 300: “Probably the greatest featherweight of all time”

Susan Cox - April 11, 2024

Dana White is sharing high praise for Max Holloway ahead of UFC 300. The much-anticipated historic UFC 300 will take place this Saturday, April 13th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Dana White teases Conor McGregor's UFC return: "Coming soon"

Josh Evanoff - April 5, 2024

It seems that UFC President Dana White and Conor McGregor are finally on the same page. ‘The Notorious’ hasn’t competed since a first-round stoppage loss to Dustin Poirier in July 2021. As fans likely remember, Conor McGregor snapped his leg in that defeat. As a result, he was forced to the sidelines for well over two years. McGregor even filmed the remake of Road House with Jake Gyllenhaal in the meantime.

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Georges St-Pierre opens up on Dana White preventing Oscar De La Hoya boxing match: "F that guy"

Josh Evanoff - March 28, 2024

Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre was ready to face Oscar De La Hoya in 2021 until Dana White stepped in. ‘Rush’ famously retired from MMA in early 2019, walking away from potential bouts with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Georges St-Pierre has continued to show interest in competing in retirement. He even booked a jiu-jitsu match with Nick Diaz last year, but it was canceled due to injury.

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MMA legend Randy Couture explains why he’s concerned with the UFC anti-trust lawsuit settlement: “There’s no injunctive relief”

Susan Cox - March 27, 2024

MMA legend Randy Couture is explaining why he’s concerned with the UFC anti-trust lawsuit settlement. ‘The Natural’ (19-11 MMA) was inducted into the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame in 2006. During his tenure Couture was a 3-time UFC World Heavyweight Champion & 2-time UFC World Light Heavyweight Champion. Couture retired from competition at the age of 47 after having fought for the UFC from 1997 through to 2011.

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Dana White names the one bad thing about dealing with Conor McGregor: “The guy doesn't show up on time”

Harry Kettle - March 27, 2024

UFC CEO Dana White has named one bad thing about dealing with mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor. Another day, another layer of uncertainty regarding the return of ‘Notorious’. The Irishman has been teasing a comeback for a long time now, but at this moment in time, no announcement has been formally made.

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Dana White reflects on the time he lost $3 million drunkenly playing blackjack: "I'm coming back for it"

Josh Evanoff - March 26, 2024

UFC President Dana White is a noted gambler, and he doesn’t always come out on top. The promoter has spoken in the past about being banned for his massive wins at the table. However, Dana White doesn’t always have success when gambling. Just last August, the UFC CEO reportedly lost $600,000 on a game of blackjack, which led to concern from Joe Rogan. However, that’s not even close to the biggest loss that he’s had.

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Dana White confirms plans for Tom Aspinall to defend interim UFC title: "It's not right to let him sit"

Josh Evanoff - March 26, 2024

With Jon Jones and Stipe Miocic on the shelf, Dana White is ready to get UFC interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall active. The British fighter last competed at UFC 295 in November. After Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic was canceled, the promotion subbed in Tom Aspinall vs. Sergei Pavlovich. The two competed for the interim heavyweight title, as ‘Bones’ was expected to be out of action for months.

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Dana White threatened to resign in protest when Joe Rogan's job was at stake over 2022 controversy: "I'm very loyal"

Josh Evanoff - March 25, 2024

When UFC commentator Joe Rogan was at risk of losing his job in 2022, Dana White stepped up. Around two years ago now, the longtime color commentator was in very hot water. A compilation of Joe Rogan saying slurs was making the rounds on social media, and Spotify quickly caved to public pressure. Several of the podcaster’s episodes were removed from the service for controversial content, and comments.

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Dana White confirms Igor Severino will be cut for biting André Lima at UFC Vegas 89: "He’s going to have real problems"

Chris Taylor - March 23, 2024

Dana White has confirmed that Igor Severino will be cut by the promotion for biting André Lima at tonight’s UFC Vegas 89 event. Severino (8-1 MMA) and Lima (7-0 MMA) collided in the second scrap of tonight’s thirteen-bout fight card from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.