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UPDATE: UFC sale reportedly "definitely progressing"

bjpenndotcom - June 14, 2016

There has been much speculation as to whether or not Dana White and the Fertittas will sell the UFC. While initial reports stated that the trio were extremely close to finalizing a sale, UFC President Dana White then refuted the reports, claiming that the UFC isn’t for sale. Details then emerged that the trio could be looking to sell a portion of the promotion while retaining majority ownership. The report also indicated that the move would be in order to make a move into the Chinese MMA market.

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VIDEO | Dana White on Brock Lesnar's return to the UFC

Russell Ess - June 6, 2016

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 200 against Mark Hunt.

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VIDEO | Dana White discusses new weigh-in procedure

bjpenndotcom - June 4, 2016

https://youtu.be/MAjKw1Vf3sk Fight fans were rather confused Friday afternoon during the UFC 199 weigh-ins when fighters skipped stepping on the scales to weigh-in, and went straight to staredowns after having their pre-recorded weights read.

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Dana White says If you are fighter complaining about money, it's your own fault

Russell Ess - June 3, 2016

Fighter pay is always a hot topic. UFC President Dana White is always included in the subject and recently spoke about it as Colin Cowherd brought it up with White during his Thursday appearance on “The Herd.”

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Dana White: 'I didn’t have a good day in Stockton'

Russell Ess - May 20, 2016

Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta made their way out to Stockton, California on Friday to meet with Nate Diaz. Just a couple days before getting to Stockton, White and Fertitta met with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for dinner. The meeting looked to go over well as both McGregor and White were all smiles upon leaving.

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VIDEO | Bas Rutten & Ron Kruck discuss UFC sale rumors

bjpenndotcom - May 18, 2016

While UFC President Dana White has assured fight fans that the UFC isn’t for sale, that hasn’t stopped rumors from flying around regarding potential buyers for the biggest MMA promotion in the world.

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Dana White reflects on decision to pull Conor McGregor from UFC 200

bjpenndotcom - May 14, 2016

The MMA world was left in shock when UFC President Dana White announced that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had been pulled from his scheduled bout against Nate Diaz at UFC 200, arguably the UFC’s biggest card in history. While there was much speculation as to whether or not the UFC brass would eventually give in and put McGregor on the card once again, they stuck to their guns and McGregor was left on the sidelines.

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VIDEO | Dana White opens up on reports of UFC's sale

bjpenndotcom - May 12, 2016

https://youtu.be/GyCrK_0YEzg Recently, news emerged that the UFC was close to finalizing an agreement to sell the promotion to a bidder who was reported to pay nearly $4 billion.

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VIDEO | Dana White talks about why a Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight is difficult to arrange

Russell Ess - May 11, 2016

UFC President Dana White has made it known that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is under contract with the UFC, which doesn’t allow him to fight anyone or anywhere he pleases.

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VIDEO | Dana White talks Conor McGregor, UFC sale and Floyd Mayweather fight

Russell Ess - May 11, 2016

UFC President Dana White addressed a lot of big issues for the media and fans of mixed martial arts on Wednesday.

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Dana White on UFC sale rumors: "We are working on a deal"

bjpenndotcom - May 11, 2016

Rumors have been flying for quite some time now that state that the UFC brass is currently shopping around for a buyer for the promotion. While a detailed report emerged earlier this week that says 4 buyers have emerged in the bidding war for the biggest MMA promotion on the planet, UFC President Dana White has denied that the UFC is for sale.

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Dana White looking to help make Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor happen

bjpenndotcom - May 11, 2016

Over the course of the last week or so, countless reports and updates have emerged regarding a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. While initially no one believed that a boxing match between the two was possible given McGregor’s current contract with the UFC, now it appears that UFC President Dana White is willing to help make the bout happen!

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Dana White discusses the possibility of Nate Diaz fighting at UFC 200

Chris Taylor - April 27, 2016

Perennial lightweight contender Nate Diaz was expected to rematch current UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor in a welterweight bout at this July’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. Unfortunately for fight fans, McGregor refused to attend certain media obligations to promote the UFC 200 event and was thus pulled off the card by UFC officials.

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Dana White says Conor McGregor's tweet is not true, the fight is still off

Chris Taylor - April 25, 2016

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor took to Twitter last night to announce that he was “back on” July’s UFC 200 fight card in Las Vegas. Well according to UFC president Dana White, Conor’s tweet simply is not true and the Irish superstar will not be fighting at UFC 200 on July 9. His words to TMZ:

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Dana White says it was a 'Good thing' for Jones that he didn't fight 'DC' at UFC 197

Chris Taylor - April 24, 2016

Jon “Bones” Jones became the UFC’s interim light heavyweight champion Saturday night in Las Vegas after earning a unanimous decision victory over Ovince Saint Preux in the evening’s main event. Jones was able to control the fight with “OSP” for the entire five-rounds, however many fans and analysts were not overly impressed with Jon’s performance.

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Dana White addresses the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. GSP rumor

Chris Taylor - April 23, 2016

During Friday’s UFC 200 press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on top lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent statement that he was offered a fight with Georges St. Pierre for July’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. The UFC president seemed rather shocked by the question, which prompted him to respond with the following:

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Dana White says 'Jones vs. Cormier 2' a possibility for UFC 200

Chris Taylor - April 22, 2016

During today’s UFC 200 press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that there was no longer any chance that current featherweight champ Conor McGregor would be fighting at this summer’s blockbuster event. Shortly after making that statement, Dana White was asked if it was possible that a light heavyweight championship rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones could be put together in enough time for UFC 200 this July. White responded with the following statement:

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Dana White: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar could be for the vacant title

bjpenndotcom - April 20, 2016

While UFC President Dana White has announced that Conor McGregor will no longer be fighting at UFC 200 after refusing to fulfill his media obligations, there has been some question as to whether or not he will remain the featherweight champion. McGregor announced on Twitter yesterday morning that he was retiring from MMA, which would mean that he will be forced to vacate his featherweight championship. However during an appearance on Fox Sports 1 Wednesday morning, Dana White explained that McGregor needs to clear things up if he plans on holding on to his featherweight championship.