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  • Dan Henderson has ‘no plan’ to return to UFC unless offered ‘a lot’ of money

    Would Dan Henderson ever come out of retirement? For the right amount of money, yes.

    Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell might be coming out of retirement, but fellow MMA veteran Dan Henderson isn’t exactly feeling inspired about lacing up the gloves again.

  • Dan Hooker vs. Gilbert Burns added to UFC 226 in July

    A stacked card gets even more stacked with the addition of a great lightweight bout.

    As if UFC 226 wasn’t deep enough already, it now has another top-level lightweight bout to add to the mix. New Zealand site Stuff has confirmed that their countryman Daniel Hooker will face off with Gilbert Burns at the Vegas event on July 5th.

  • Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese booked for UFC 219

    Lightweights Dan Hooker and Marc Diakiese at UFC 219 in Las Vegas.

    The UFC’s end-of-2017 pay-per-view card is slowly but surely coming together.

    UFC officials announced on Tuesday that lightweight Daniel Hooker will take on Marc Diakiese at UFC 219 on December 30th. It’s a matchup between a fighter coming off a win (Hooker) and one looking to rebound from a loss (Diakiese).

  • Dana White confirms Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre for the UFC middleweight title

    Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC will be for Michael Bisping’s middleweight championship belt.

    Legendary former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will mark his UFC return by fighting for a title. Dana White announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter that GSP will go up against reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who has clamored for this fight for almost a full year. No date or venue has been confirmed, but White noted that it’ll be held during the second-half of 2017 and that there will be a press conference held in Las Vegas on Friday, March 3rd.

  • Dana White confirms UFC 208 main event will be Holm vs. De Randamie

    A bout for the new women’s featherweight title will headline UFC 208.

    The newest UFC title will be competed for in the main event of UFC 208. The event, which goes down February 11th in Brooklyn, will be headlined by Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie for the UFC women’s featherweight title. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news in an interview with Fox 5 in New York (via MMA Weekly).

    The move was widely expected, considering they didn’t have another title bout to add to the card.

  • Dana White gives updates on the UFC futures of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk

    Will Brock Lesnar and CM Punk ever return to the Octagon? UFC president Dana White gives us an update on their status.

    Two of the biggest MMA stories of 2016 involved popular pro wrestlers stepping into the Octagon for real fights. One was a return, as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar ended five-year retirement to come back at UFC 200 to defeat Mark Hunt. The other was CM Punk, who finally stepped in for the first time but was beaten badly by Mickey Gall at UFC 203.

  • Dana White on Cyborg-Magana: ‘Can you cyberbully a fighter?’

    UFC president Dana White gives an in-depth take on the altercation between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana.

    Much has been made of the interaction between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana at the Athletes Retreat a couple of weeks ago. Magana had been taunting Cyborg on social media and Cyborg confronted her about it, eventually punching her in the face. Cyborg was cited for misdemeanor battery, and while Magana made a huge deal of it, she was out partying with the rest of the fighters that very night.

  • Dana White on Mayweather-McGregor: ‘I almost feel like I have to make it’

    Dana White feels almost obligated to make the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor match happen, for one specific reason.

    In past interviews, UFC president Dana White has been vocal about his opposition on the much-hyped Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match. But at the same time, he never closed his doors on it.

  • Dana White open to giving Conor McGregor UFC ownership stake

    UFC president Dana White is willing to go as far as giving Conor McGregor a piece of the company.

    UFC president Dana White has been open about the special treatment he has given Conor McGregor over the past couple of years. At the same time, the other names on the UFC roster have been vocal about their dissatisfaction with how they are being treated, and many of them have already jumped ship to other companies.

  • Dana White responds to ‘bulls—t’ 80-20 split claims for McGregor vs Mayweather

    Dana White fires back at both Jeff Mayweather and Bob Arum for their previous purse split claims.

    The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor saga gained so much traction nowadays, so much so that boxing personalities have made their respective claims on the supposed purse split between the two fighters.

  • Dana White sets deadline for making Mayweather-McGregor: I can’t keep messing with this thing

    UFC president Dana White is giving it a last-ditch effort to negotiate with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to get their boxing match booked.

    If you go by UFC president Dana White’s words in recent days, things have taken a turn for the worse as far as booking Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. White went from thinking there’d be a better chance of him backing Tom Brady up in the Super Bowl than Mayweather-McGregor happening, to changing his stance and saying to Conan O’Brien that he believed it was going to happen.

  • Dana White shoots down McGregor boxing Malignaggi: ‘People want to see Conor fight in MMA’

    If it’s up to Dana White, Conor McGregor isn’t boxing Paulie Malignaggi next.

    Yes, it’s two months since Conor McGregor lost by 10th round TKO in his financially successful pro boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Yes, there’s still talk of McGregor continuing his boxing career, including a bout against retired former champion Paulie Malignaggi, who has been keeping himself in the headlines by going as far as to say he’d fight McGregor and Artem Lobov on the same night.

  • Dana White thinks Francis Ngannou could be UFC’s ‘next big thing’ — ‘literally and figuratively’

    UFC president Dana White believes heavyweight Francis Ngannou is on a path to becoming a superstar.

    When asked which fighter is on his radar to become the UFC’s next superstar, UFC president Dana White had one name in mind: Francis Ngannou.

  • Dana White to meet with McGregor, ‘confident’ about booking Conor vs. Khabib

    UFC president Dana White is optimistic that the lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will eventually end up being made.

    Even in the middle of Ramadan, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov still has his next potential challengers in mind. Over the weekend, “The Eagle” went on to send an indirect challenge towards Conor McGregor via Instagram.

  • 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: Brock Lesnar is ‘very interested’ in fight with Jon Jones

    UFC president Dana White discusses Brock Lesnar’s interest in returning to the Octagon.

    It’s been nearly two full years since Brock Lesnar’s most recent UFC fight, and the talk has been that Lesnar will (again) come out of retirement and return to the Octagon following the completion of his WWE contract.

  • Dana White: Chris Weidman vs. Jacare Souza is the new UFC 230 co-main event

    With Luke Rockhold out, Jacare Souza will now face Chris Weidman at UFC 230.

    It hasn’t taken very long for the UFC to find Chris Weidman a new opponent for UFC 230.

  • Dana White: Conor McGregor ‘upset’ about loss to Khabib, doesn’t care about the brawl

    Dana White says Conor McGregor is ‘upset’ about losing, not about the post-fight brawl.

    Conor McGregor didn’t participate in the UFC 229 post-fight press conference, but Dana White gave a brief update about his encounter with the Irishman after the fight. According to the UFC President, McGregor only cares about the loss, not the post-fight brawl, which is why he didn’t press charges.

  • 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: Conor McGregor is ‘my Ali’, ‘my Tyson’

    UFC president Dana White compared Conor McGregor to two of the biggest boxers in history.

    Now that Conor McGregor is clear of legal trouble and booked to fight in the UFC again, Dana White is back to promoting him as the greatest thing since sliced bread. McGregor will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 229 and to promote the fight, White guested on a Fox News feature to talk up his cash cow.