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  • Dana White: ‘Floyd puts people to sleep with his fighting style, not with his hands’

    Dana White ripped on Floyd Mayweather for the remarks made against Conor McGregor.

    After a historic win at UFC 205, a good number of opportunities have opened up for Conor McGregor. Along with it also came the resurgence of talks about the much buzzed about super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

  • Dana White: ‘What is Diaz worth without Conor McGregor?’

    UFC president Dana White is maintaining his stance that Nate Diaz isn’t as popular as he thinks he is.

    If you’ve been following MMA news at all this week, you’re likely aware that Nate Diaz vented a lot of his frustrations in a wide-ranging and vitriolic interview on The MMA Hour. Most of his venom was directed at Conor McGregor, who he believes need a third fight more than himself; Tony Ferguson, who he summed up as a ‘p__sy’; and the UFC itself, who he believes played a part in McGregor winning a decision in their second fight.

  • Dana White: Conor McGregor is ‘absolutely, 100 percent positive’ he beats Floyd Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor is official. It’ll take place Aug. 26 in Las Vegas, per social media posts by both men after a report by Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports.

    The question now will turn again to this: Is there any chance McGregor, a UFC champ, can win a boxing match against one of the best boxers in the history of the sport?

  • Dana White: I think Cody Garbrandt could be ‘the next big star’

    For Dana White, Cody Garbrandt could be the UFC’s next big marquee name.

    With Conor McGregor’s absence and uncertainty about his next fight date, there seems to be a current lack of superstars that will banner the UFC. But company president Dana White has one name in mind to take on that role.

  • Dana White: It’s ‘insanity’ that Demetrious Johnson ‘is refusing to fight T.J. Dillashaw’

    UFC president Dana White criticizes flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and his decided lack of interest in facing T.J. Dillashaw.

    The next successful title defense for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1) will be a record-breaking one. “Mighty Mouse” is currently tied with Anderson Silva for most title defense victories, with ten, but there’s a point of contention as far as who will be DJ’s eleventh opponent.

  • Dana White: Mayweather would make ‘a little north’ of $100 million, McGregor makes $75 million

    UFC president Dana White makes his estimate on the likely purse split between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

    Should the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match become a reality, it is expected for the UFC to be involved. According to UFC president Dana White, discussions between both camps are set to take place some time in the coming week.

  • Dana White: Romero-Whittaker interim title fight possible, GSP says he’ll return at 170

    UFC president Dana White provides an update on the middleweight title picture, as well as Georges St-Pierre’s return to fighting.

    The UFC’s middleweight title picture is as murky as it’s ever been. Plans were initially to have champion Michael Bisping face off against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, ideally in July, but that looks like it’s been shelved. Dana White said that GSP was not going to be able to make his return to the Octagon until November, and that they weren’t going to wait for him.

  • Dana White: Ronda Rousey is by far the biggest star we've ever had

    After all is said and done, Ronda Rousey is still the biggest UFC superstar in Dana White's book.

    It has been almost a year since Ronda Rousey last saw action in the Octagon. And from the time of her absence, it has been Conor McGregor who has been raking in the numbers.

  • Dana White: Ronda Rousey was UFC’s Mike Tyson, not Conor McGregor

    Dana White says Ronda Rousey was the only UFC fighter to have an ‘aura of invincibility’ like Mike Tyson.

    Ronda Rousey was a force to be reckoned with in women’s MMA.

    The former bantamweight champion steamrolled through her competition and, from 2013-2015, finished all but one of her opponents in the first round.

  • Dana White: Ronda Rousey's return will beat Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 2 PPV numbers, go down as biggest event ever

    The absence of Ronda Rousey has certainly been felt by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Outside of Conor McGregor, and Brock Lesnar every five years, the former women's Bantamweight champion is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Hate her or love her, fans tune in to see Rousey step inside of the Octagon.

  • Dana White: We just lost our Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather date to Canelo vs GGG

    Dana White reveals that the planned date to for Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather coincided with the recently announced Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin.

    The much anticipated super-fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin was made official on Saturday night, immediately after Canelo’s bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

  • Dana White's Contender Series week 8 results and highlights: Frevola among three UFC-bound fighters

    Check out what happened at Dana White's Contender Series episode 8, as three contracts were issued out in the season finale.

    Dana White’s Contender Series 8 finished up the season of weekly bouts, 40 fights altogether, as 3 UFC contracts were issued out, making for 16 contracts on the season. Matt Frevola had a strong showing en route to earning his UFC contract, as he dropped Jose Flores in the first round, and went on to secure an arm-triangle in the second round. Allen Crowder won himself a UFC contract by picking up a late ground-and-pound TKO over Don’tale Mayes in the third round of their heavyweight tilt.

  • Dana White’s involvement in Mayweather vs. McGregor negotiations could violate the Ali Act

    But, if history tells us anything, it probably won’t matter much.

    Boxing’s Ali Act - enacted just 17 years ago - is a piece of landmark legislation meant to provide an anti-corruption framework for a sport with a long history of corruption. It provides structure for how contracts should be negotiated between a fighter and a promoter; regulations for financial disclosures, oversight, and keeping the roles of manager and promoter distinctly separate.

  • Daniel Cormier declares Volkan Oezdemir as next UFC title challenger

    Daniel Cormier announces Volkan Oezdemir as his first challenger as reinstated UFC light heavyweight champion.

    Jon Jones’ recent drug test debacle has once again led to the stripping of the UFC light heavyweight from him. Subsequently, it was given back to Daniel Cormier, the last one to hold the belt before Jones won it via third-round knockout at UFC 214 last July.

  • Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones: We will ‘eventually fight’

    He’s not holding his breath, but Daniel Cormier believes he will eventually rematch Jon Jones.

    Daniel Cormier is still trying to come to terms with the fact that he didn’t get to avenge his loss to Jon Jones at UFC 200.

  • Daniel Cormier releases statement after loss to Jon Jones at UFC 214

    Daniel Cormier breaks his silence after his first career stoppage loss courtesy of Jon Jones at UFC 214 on Saturday night.

    UFC 214 did not exactly go as how Daniel Cormier had planned it. He was able to establish a good enough rhythm in the first two rounds, only to be knocked out with a head kick in the third round.

  • Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2 headlines UFC 210 in Buffalo

    UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title against Anthony Johnson in the UFC 210 main event.

    The UFC’s first trip to Buffalo, New York since 1995 has its main event.

    On Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier announced that he’ll be fighting Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 on Saturday, April 8th. This fight was previously scheduled for December’s UFC 206 in Toronto, only for Cormier to withdraw due to injury.

  • Daniel Cormier wants Jon Jones stripped of interim belt: ‘His ass was disqualified’

    UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has fought just once this year, but has otherwise not defended his title since his dramatic split decision win over Alexander Gustafsson. This wasn’t by design, of course, as Cormier pulled out of his UFC 197 rematch with Jon Jones with an injury, and then Jones was removed just days out from UFC 200 after he’d failed his out-of-competition USADA test.

  • Daniel Cormier: 'I'll smack Bisping around anytime'

    The gloves are off between Michael Bisping and Daniel Cormier now that 'The Count' is the new UFC middleweight champion.

  • Daniel Cormier: It’s very difficult to consider Jon Jones G.O.A.T.

    In a recent interview, Daniel Cormier weighed in on Jon Jones’ tarnished legacy.

    Just a little over a month ago, after a prolonged absence due to a suspension brought about by a drug test failure, Jon Jones made a triumphant return to the Octagon and beat Daniel Cormier in an exciting contest that had fans on the edge of their seats. Jones, now responsible for the two defeats on Cormier’s record, not only won the light heavyweight belt back, he also finished his longtime nemesis inside the distance. The regaining of the belt coupled with the finish put Jones in the “greatest of all time” category among many fans and pundits.