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Alistair Overeem Addresses Dana White Issue On Jon Jones Injury

Alistair Overeem returns to the UFC octagon on Friday night as he battles the returning Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 50. “The Reem” has been dealing with some criticism leading up to the fight as UFC president Dana White was placing the blame of Jon Jones’ injured knee and ankle in training for his fight with Daniel Cormier on Overeem. Here is what White...
Via Between The Ropes
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alexander Gustafsson Dismissive Of Anthony Johnson Fight

Dana White recently suggested that a fight with Anthony Johnson “makes sense” for Alexander Gustafsson, but the Swedish fighter has his sights set on getting a title shot next and has been dismissive of the potential match-up. “I have fought both worse and better opponents,” Gustafsson told Swedish newspaper Expressen. “Had [the Johnson] fight taken me somewhere, I would...
Via Fight Of The Night
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Says Dillashaw vs Faber is a Possibility (Video)

At UFC 177 TJ Dillashaw was supposed to fight Renan Barao in their much hyped rematch from earlier this summer, but Barao pulled out a few days before and TJ instead successfully defended his title against Joe Soto, the former Bellator champion. Now TJ is looking towards the next challenge and UFC President Dana White thinks someone close to TJ could easily fill that role. “I think...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Softens Stance on Signing Ben Askren, Askren Responds with Sarcasm

Askren, and you shall receive … maybe. Freshly-minted ONE FC welterweight champion Ben Askren (pictured) might finally be inching his way closer to joining the UFC. And guess what? Askren doesn’t seem to care. UFC president Dana White wasn’t impressed enough with Askren’s wrestle-intensive game to sign him after Bellator released him last November, but it appears White is...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Ferguson Takes Controversial Decision Over Danny Castillo at UFC 177 (Video Highlights)

Danny Castillo thought he did enough to post a win in front of his hometown peeps on Saturday at UFC 177, but two of the three judges sitting octagon-side who got paid to score his scrap with Tony Ferguson (pictured) disagreed. When the dust settled on their shootout, Ferguson was awarded a controversial (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) split decision victory. UFC president Dana White said...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 177 Post-Fight Media Scrum Video

Following last night’s UFC 177 event Dana White held his customary post-fight scrum to field questions from the media and you can watch how it all went down below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White teases there is a new Ronda Rousey on The Ultimate Fighter

The new season of The Ultimate Fighter will debut on FOX Sports 1 on Wednesday, September 10 and White is over the moon with excitement about the fights, the fighters and the overall atmosphere created by this new cast of competitors debuting with the UFC strawweight division. White teased that the fights this season are off the charts and at least one woman stands out head and shoulders...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw Highlights UFC 177 Bonuses

During the UFC 177 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that TJ Dillashaw, Ramsey Nijem, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Yancy Medeiros each received bonuses of $50,000. Dillashaw got the “performance of the night” defeating Joe Soto in the main event by fifth round knockout to retain the UFC bantamweight championship. Medeiros received the other “performance...
Via Between The Ropes
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dillashaw, Medeiros, Ferreira and Nijem Win Bonuses at UFC 177

After a surprisingly fun night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded TJ Dillashaw (pictured), Yancy Medeiros, Carlos Diego Ferreira and Ramsey Nijem each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto.” It took Dillashaw much longer than most anticipated an 11-1 odds-on favorite would take to finish off Joe Soto...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighter Withdraws From Tonight’s UFC 177 Main Event

Renan Barao (32-2) had to withdraw from tonight’s UFC 177 main event after experiencing medical issues while cutting weight Friday. The former Bantamweight champion was schedule to face T.J. Dillashaw (10-2) in a rematch for the UFC title. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports that the fighter grew ill during his cut and had to be taken to the hospital, after which we was ruled physically...
Via Ring Kings
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind-the-Scenes Drama During UFC 177 Weigh-Ins Debacle (Video)

UFC 67 was the last time a challenger missed weight for a title fight. It’s been nearly eight years since Travis Lutter disrespected then-middleweight champion Anderson Silva. However, at least Lutter made it to the scale. Renan Barao didn’t even appear on stage after reportedly passing out trying to cut weight before Friday’s UFC 177 weigh-ins. In UFC president Dana White’s...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Being Called ‘Two-Faced Phony,’ Tyron Woodley Still Wants No Part of Hector Lombard

Want to know the definition of awkward? Check out a practice session at American Top Team. According to UFC president Dana White, Hector Lombard desperately wants to fight Tyron Woodley (pictured), but Woodley said last weekend after quickly disposing of Dung Hyun Kim that he can’t face Lombard because they’re “teammates.” Woodley then provided a different excuse Friday...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Claims Tyron Woodley Is Running Scared From Hector Lombard

Dana White has revealed that the UFC have been attempting to put together a major welterweight fight between top 6 contenders Tyron Woodley and Hector Lombard, but have been unsuccessfuly because Woodley, “wants nothing to do with Hector.” White said he first approached Woodley about fighting Lombard in Australia in December after his 61 second TKO against Dong Hyun Kim at UFC...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 177 Pre-Fight Media Scrum Video

Dana White spoke to the media yesterday after the UFC 177 weigh-ins in Sacremento, and you can watch what he had to say on a number of different topics below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch Dana White, TJ Dillashaw And Joe Soto React To UFC 177 Main Event Switch

Yesterday’s announcement that Renan Barao was going to have to pull out of UFC 177′s main event sent shockwaves around the MMA community and you can watch the post-weigh-in thoughts of UFC president Dana White, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and his late replacement opponent Joe Soto to the news below. —
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 177 Latest: No title shot for Barao upon return, Dillashaw-Soto odds, Dana tweets CM Punk, and more

No title shot for you! During a pre-fight scrum with media ahead of UFC 177 in Sacramento, UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts on the last minute change to tomorrow nights PPV. Lots of other topics, including Lombard-Woodley, Matt Brown, the infamous GQ piece were all on the table. Give it a look and a listen. Here’s your new event poster for UFC 177 - According to MMAOddsBreaker...
Via Fight Booth
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Renan Barao will not get a title shot when he returns

UFC president Dana White was just sitting down to lunch on Friday afternoon when his phone started ringing and he noticed that co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta was on the line giving him a call.  When he answered, Fertitta immediately asked if White had heard anything about former bantamweight champion Renan Barao dropping out of his main event bout at UFC 177 against T.J. Dillashaw. White...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: UFC 177 Embedded Episodes 1 – 3

Check out the first three episodes of UFC 177 – Dillashaw vs Barao II in the videos below. The series takes a closer look at the last week leading up to the rematch between current UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw and former Champion Renan Barao.BONUS VIDEO! Check out a new video blog from UFC President Dana White. Features some the behind the scenes content from UFC 175.
Via MMAInsider
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White says Jose Aldo’s admission was a loss in translation

Earlier this week, the UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo shoved No. 1 contender Chad Mendes during the UFC 179 media day in Brazil. It was an odd scenario considering Aldo’s normally calm demeanor during media obligations. A day after the shove occurred, Aldo admitted to the Brazilian media that the shove was intended to promote UFC 179. Today, Dana White is backtracking...
Via Fight Hub TV
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White unfazed by GQ ‘sleazy’ label: ‘Everybody isn’t going to love you’

Earlier this week, the wildly popular entertainment magazine GQ named it’s top 25 “biggest sleazebags in sports.” Coming in at No. 8 on the list, sandwiched between Lance Armstrong and War Machine, was UFC president Dana White. When news broke that White was named in the top 10 by GQ, many expected an epic tirade from White lashing out at GQ for the label. Instead, White gave...
Via Fight Hub TV
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s Not Fair To Put Dana White On The “Biggest Sleazebags In Sports” List

Yesterday (August 28, 2014) UFC president Dana White was named to GQ magazine’s “Top 25 Biggest Sleazebags In Sports” list alongside disgraced public figures Donald Sterling and even Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver. The basis of GQ’s argument is that White is a sleazebag for his supposedly greedy way of paying fighters, which has long been a hotly debated topic in MMA....
Via Fight Of The Night
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White vlog from UFC 175 is must-see (Video)

Dana White gave UFC fans a treat with his latest vlog. Published to YouTube Wednesday, White’s “Dana White UFC 177 – Dillashaw vs Barao II vlog” is packed with incredible behind-the-scenes footage from UFC 175. The video shows Matt Mitrione’s reaction to learning that Stefan Struve had to pull out of the fight because of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: The most powerful Dana White video blog, ever

Remember when UFC pay-per-views were an actual event. They used to be something you would not only anticipate for months, but you would talk about for the months that would  follow. UFC 175 brings us back to those days. Part of the reason is that it seems like it was forever ago. And since UFC 176 was canceled, this was actually our last pay-per-view event as we head into UFC 177...
Via Fight Booth
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Forget About Michael Bisping, UFC Targeting Luke Rockhold vs. Lyoto Machida

Luke Rockhold (pictured) vs. Michael Bisping seems like a match made in MMA heaven. Unfortunately for fanboys across the globe, UFC president Dana White has other plans. White would like to pit Rockhold against Lyoto Machida. “We’re looking at Rockhold-Machida in Brazil. That’s what we’re looking at,” White told UFC.com. White didn’t say when the middleweights would...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Responds to GQ’s ‘Sleaziest in Sports’ Rating

GQ Magazine has rated UFC president Dana White (pictured) at #8 on their “Sleaziest in Sports” list. Despite the unsavory label, White couldn’t care less what any keyboard warrior writes about him. So, what exactly did GQ have to say about White? “Turns out underpaying your UFC employees, bullying rivals, and generally impersonating Don King as a bald white guy doesn’t...
Via 5thRound.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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