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  • 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 'biggest dirtbag in all of sports,' Bob Arum: I look forward to continuing to kick his ass

    Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum recently took a handful of swipes at the UFC, claiming not only that the promotion is paying off lobbyists to avoid added government regulation but also that drug use in the sport far outweighed that of boxing.

  • 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 says Bisping vs. Romero is the ‘fight that makes sense’

    It looks like Yoel Romero earned a title shot at UFC 205.

    “The Solider of God” arguably picked up the biggest win of his career on the main card of the landmark event, which took place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday evening. He knocked out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman with a devastating flying knee, followed up by vicious ground-and-pound, just 24 seconds into the third round.

  • 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: ‘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.