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CM Punk versus Mickey Gall is officially a reality

It only took New Jersey’s Mickey Gall (2-0) 45 seconds to cash in his golden ticket to become thee guy to welcome Phil “CM Punk” Brooks (0-0) into the world-famous octagon. Punk, who announced his move to the world of professional mixed martial arts back in late 2014, looked extremely aroused upon learning who his first opponent would be this past weekend in Vegas as evidenced...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White, Chris Weidman and more react to Stephen Thompson's win over Johny Hendricks

The welterweight division has another contender after Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson defeated former champion Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC Fight Night from Las Vegas on Saturday night.The win was Thompson's sixth straight and his fourth win by knockout in his last five fights.Find out what UFC president Dana White, Thompson's training partner Chris Weidman and more had...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

‘CM Punk’ Finally Gets First UFC Opponent

Oh, dear lord. This whole “CM Punk” turns professional UFC fighter is inching closer to becoming a reality. The former WWE superstar was sitting cageside Saturday at UFC Fight Night 82 scouting his first potential opponent. If Mickey Gall beat Michael Jackson in his UFC debut, then Gall would welcome Phil “CM Punk” Brooks into the world of real fighting in his next outing...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mickey Gall submits Mike Jackson, will meet CM Punk later this year

Mickey Gall made the most of his spotlight by making quick work of Mike Jackson and now he'll face former WWE superstar CM Punk later this year.At 1-0 as a professional, Gall was discovered by UFC president Dana White on his reality series "Looking for a Fight" before being signed to face Jackson on Saturday night in Las Vegas.The stipulation was if Gall could get past Jackson -...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 82: “The Truth” about Mickey Gall vs. Mike Jackson

Mickey Gall (1-0) has been given the opportunity of a lifetime. After calling out former WWE champion CM Punk (0-0) on the first episode of Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight, Gall was rewarded with what’s being called a “CM Punk qualifier bout,” he’s guaranteed a shot at Punk with a victory but his opponent isn’t being offered the same opportunity. The bout takes place...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White happy for Ronda Rousey becoming a movie star

Ronda Rousey certainly had a lot on her plate leading up to the fight at UFC 193 against Holly Holm and she's even busier since then with movie roles seemingly piling up by the day.Some have questioned if Rousey's budding acting career has gotten in the way of her preparation for fights, but UFC president Dana White says her mistakes against Holm had nothing to do with distractions...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: If CM Punk loses first fight, it’s up to him if he wants to fight again

CM Punk will make his UFC debut at some time this year. It is likely that he will step into the Octagon with Mickey Gall at UFC 200, but nothing has yet to be confirmed. Many UFC fans are not happy with Punk being in the company and believe that he used his fame from professional wrestling to earn a contract without ever having a fight. Most fans also want Punk to lose his first...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight (Episode 2)

via UFC: Dana, Matt and Nick endure sub-freezing temperatures in Alaska to go paddle boarding in Resurrection Bay and try dog sledding with an Iditarod champions. Matt shares some of his BJJ knowledge to local fighters and even rolls with Nick the Tooth. The boys check out a promotion called the AFC, and Dana is impressed with the up and coming MMA scene in Alaska.
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Doubts Conor McGregor Can Beat Rafael Dos Anjos

The UFC haven’t stood in new featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s way after he decided that he wanted to move up to lightweight to challenge the division’s champion Rafael dos Anjos for the belt at UFC 196 in March, but Dana White has revealed that this might be a step too far for the Irish sensation. […]
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: If CM Punk loses, it's up to him whether he fights again

Former WWE superstar CM Punk is closer than ever to finally making his UFC debut but as curious as everyone seems to be about his first MMA fight, there are still plenty of questions about how he'll actually do inside the Octagon.Punk was mostly a fan of the sport who dabbled in Brazilian jiu-jitsu when he wasn't performing in the ring, but he's expected to make his first appearance...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White admits Conor McGregor was 'right' to want new poster

The superfight between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 has a new event poster thanks in large part to complaints from the featherweight champion that the original wasn't iconic enough. UFC president Dana White said today during an appearance on Washington, D.C. 106.7 The Fan's "Grant and Danny Show" that McGregor had a valid argument for the change."Conor made his...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk’s Future Up to Him After UFC Debut, Dana White Says

WASHINGTON — Once CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut, his future with the fight promotion will be up to him, says UFC President Dana White. It’s been over a year since the former WWE star signed on with the UFC, fueling rampant speculation about who he would fight, and when, but those details are finally coming to light. White recently revealed Punk will likely debut...
Via CBS DC
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White expects Ronda Rousey back in November

Ronda Rousey hasn’t been back in UFC since suffering her first loss in UFC when she dropped her Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. It looks like she will be taking much more time off than people expected, but we seem to know when she will return. UFC President Dana White joined “The Neighborhood” radio show on Wednesday to talk about Rousey and...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Admits He ‘Blew It’ With Sage Northcutt

Sage Northcutt (pictured), the UFC’s golden boy, was thoroughly exposed five days ago in a submission loss to Bryan Barberena. UFC president Dana White had the chance to save “Super” from himself before the fight, but opted not to. After the loss, Northcutt revealed he entered the octagon with severe strep throat and was issued antibiotics just so he could compete. White knew...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Stokes Flames On Possible Beef With Conor McGregor (Video)

Where there’s smoke, there’s possibly fire. In early January, freshly-minted UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor (pictured) essentially stated he would jump to the lightweight division and immediately challenge Rafael Dos Anjos for his title at UFC 197 (which has since been changed to UFC 196). However, the UFC – who has never been shy about wanting to control every...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White says he 'blew it' by having Sage Northcutt fight sick

Though he was in good spirits and shooting baskets just days after his first professional loss, Sage Northcutt says he went into his fight against Bryan Barberena sick with strep throat. He didn't consider pulling out of the fight, but UFC president Dana White now says that he himself should have squashed the contest. "He's 19 years old," White told BigBoy TV, this week. "He fought...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Jackson: I'm a more dangerous opponent for CM Punk than Mickey Gall

When Mike Jackson first got the call that the UFC was interested in signing him to fight a guy named Mickey Gall with the winner moving on to face CM Punk in his debut, it all sounded very surreal.Jackson was a part time fighter at best, who spent most of his time dedicated to covering MMA as a reporter rather that competing in the sport. He had even been credentialed as media to...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Ronda Rousey 'probably' returning in November

It appears a timeline for Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC is beginning to come together with the former women's bantamweight champion likely coming back just before the end of the year.Rousey was originally expected to face Holly Holm in a rematch at UFC 200 after she fell to the former boxer by knockout this past November at UFC 193.Rousey's filming scheduled for a couple of upcoming...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman Rematch Slated For UFC 199

UFC president Dana White is breaking news all over Super Bowl row right now. An hour after announcing they are aiming to have former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones challenge current champ Daniel Cormier to reclaim his throne in April, White said middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold (pictured) will grant Chris Weidman an immediate rematch at UFC 199. White reported the sequel...
Via 5thRound.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 targeted for April

The long awaited rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones is officially set for April although the date and location for the fight are still to be determined.UFC president Dana White confirmed the fight to FOX Sports on Wednesday."It's probably going to happen in April," White said. "I don't have the date or the venue but April is looking like the month."Rumors about the rematch...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Serra on his reality show with Dana White: 'Chemistry is everything'

When UFC president Dana White first approached former welterweight champion Matt Serra about doing a reality show together, he wasn't sure what to expect.Unlike the typical employer/employee relationship, Serra had always looked at White as a friend as much as a promoter so the chance to join him on a new adventure where the goal was to discover new talent for the UFC while enjoying...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White ‘Lookin For A Fight’ Ep 2 Preview

LOS ANGELES, CA — UFC Chief Dana White made a stop by Big Boi’s morning show on Wednesday to discuss MMA of course and his latest offering “Dana White: Lookin’ for A fight.” In this episode Dana, Matt and Nick head to Alaska to endure sub-freezing temperatures for some dog sledding, paddle boarding and to check out some fighters at a local promotion. Better enjoy them...
Via BadCulture
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight – Episode 2

The second episode of ‘Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight’ is now up and sees the UFC president and his companions Matt Serra and Nick ‘The Tooth’ head to Alaska to try out some of the local activities and scout for talent at an AFC show. —
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks shows off chiseled physique three days before weigh-in

Dana White and UFC officials are giving Hendricks another chance to fight at welterweight after multiple flawed weight cuts, and it appears the former champ is committed to making the most of the opportunity.Hendricks posted these photos to Spor on Tuesday, showing off a well-defined upper body, just a few days before he's slated to hit the scale for UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Benson Henderson is a great guy, we wish him the best

UFC president Dana White may have just lost former lightweight world champion Benson Henderson to competing promoter Bellator, but he has no ill will towards the fighter, who he calls a "great guy." "I'm honestly happy for Benson," White recently told MMA Junkie."I'm not angry. Who knows - this could be the lat contract he ever signs. He got the right deal for him. He's a great guy...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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