Dana White is interested in having basically a mini 4-man lightweight tournament next.
Shortly after the TUF 28 Finale ended, Dana White spoke to the media about the status Conor McGregor. He again dispelled rumors of a potential bout with Donald Cerrone, and instead suggested a different option. He wants what would basically be a 4-man lightweight tournament next.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
The UFC president has a message to all fighters who want to pick and choose their opponents.
UFC president Dana White is fed up with what he believes to be fighters wanting to cherry-pick their opponents, and he’s ready to put his foot down.
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.
UFC president Dana White is losing the belief that Jon Jones may completely redeem himself.
After a spectacular third round knockout win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, Jon Jones was supposed to have his redemption story. But it all disappeared when he tested positive for performance enhancing drugs for the second time in a span of one year.
Back in June of 2017, Dana White was happy to tease the idea that Conor McGregor told him he wanted to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia.
“You know what Conor told me?” Dana white said in an interview with MMA Junkie, “He says, ‘I want Khabib, in Russia.’ Isn’t he f-ing awesome!? He’s like, ‘I want Khabib, in Russia.’”
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.
For those of you who are just itching to see Khabib Nurmagomedov box Floyd Mayweather... don’t get too excited.
Last year, former UFC champion Conor McGregor crossed over to the boxing world and made his pro debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr, losing by 10th round TKO in the second-richest fight in combat sports history. One year later, McGregor lost to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in his return to the Octagon, yet here we are with multiple headlines concerning the possibility of Khabib actually boxing Mayweather.
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 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 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.
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.
Check out what happened at Dana White’s Contender Series 10, including each of the five fights finishing up inside of the distance.
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.
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