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Dana White: CM Punk looks ‘phenomenal’

If former WWE superstar CM Punk is destined to get his lunch money taken the day he steps inside the Octagon for his first match, Dana White does not want anyone to know ahead of time. In a recent interview with TMZ, White was asked how Punk is progressing with his training. The UFC president...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: CM Punk looks phenomenal; Likely to debut in early 2016

TMZ Sports caught up with Dana White in NYC yesterday to discuss a few fingers short of a handful of subjects. Here’s what the UFC President had to say about former WWE champion turned mixed martial artist CM Punk: “His training, first of all, let me start by saying this, the respect that this guy has earned from his team, his coaches – he’s a dog man. He actually just moved...
Via Fight Booth
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 Update: Aldo officially out with injury; McGregor-Mendes interim title fight is on

The most anticipated UFC fight of the year is officially off. UFC President Dana White appeared alongside UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (17-2) on “SportsCenter” just moments ago to make it all official. Here’s what White had to say about the unfortunate situation: “Andre Pederneiras (his coach) called and basically said that his rib is too painful, and he will not be...
Via Fight Booth
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Check Out The UFC’s New Reebok Uniforms

So, what does a reported $70 million get ya? Take a look above. Like them or not, they’re here. The UFC’s new Reebok uniforms have hit the runway and are ready to be worn by all UFC fighters, some begrudgingly, inside the octagon and purchased by hardcore fight fans across the globe. The required attire during fight week is referred to as the “UFC Fight Kit.” The kits...
Via 5thRound.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald have no problem being co-main event to Aldo vs. McGregor

Back in May, UFC president Dana White revealed that the organization spent more money putting together the commercial promoting Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 189 than any other in history. The commercial features Aldo and McGregor surrounded by hordes of fans as the two featherweights meet in the center of a Las Vegas street before facing off in the Octagon. Conspicuous by...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Has Been Filming For A New Reality TV Show

Those of you who’ve been longing for a return of UFC President Dana White’s video blogs will be interested to learn that he’s been filming for a new reality TV show that could prove to be a replacement for them. “It’s untitled, we don’t have a name for it yet,” White told MMA Mayhem Radio during an interview at NFC 75 on Saturday night. “It’s basically…I used...
Via Fight Of The Night
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Larkin, Romero, Ponzinibbio And Thiago Marreta Bonuses At UFC Fight Night

Following “UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Romero,” UFC president Dana White awarded Lorenz Larkin, Yoel Romero, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Thiago Marreta each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday. UFC Fight Night 70 took place Saturday inside Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Fight of the Night: Lorenz Larkin vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio ($50,000...
Via 5thRound.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Former UFC Veteran Josh Koscheck Joins Bellator

Josh Koscheck’s days of fighting in the UFC are over, but that doesn’t mean the octagon is the only game in town. On Friday, it was announced Koscheck has signed with Bellator MMA. Koscheck has dropped five straight scraps, and would have been cut from the UFC long ago had he not held a soft spot in UFC president Dana White’s heart for being an original contestant in “The...
Via 5thRound.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA bill not expected to pass in New York for 2015; Dana White fires back

The UFC will likely go another year without a trip to New York after the state assembly failed to bring the MMA bill that would legalize the sport to a vote during the final legislative session for 2015. Mixed martial arts has faced an uphill battle trying to get sanctioned in New York for the past eight years, but it appeared a path was cleared after former speaker Sheldon Silver...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White says John Dodson to challenge Demetrious Johnson

UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani revealed Wednesday that, according to UFC president Dana White, John Dodson is the next in line to challenge flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. No date has been decided yet for the title rematch. Helwani went on to say, however, that the champion told him personally that he would like it to happen at UFC 191 in Las Vegas, on Sept. 5. The two first...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor’ Lineup Complete, Extended Video Preview

UFC president Dana White claims “UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor” is currently trending towards one million pay-per-view buys. Since the UFC is a privately-owned company, there is no way anyone can confirm if the July 11 extravaganza actually pulls that kind of number, but we’ll give White the benefit of the doubt. Considering how much the UFC has spent to promote the card, it...
Via 5thRound.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fighters React: Ronda Rousey, Dana White and more congratulate Jedrzejczyk on dominant win

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her title in dominant fashion Saturday afternoon, posting a second-round TKO over Jessica Penne in front of a packed house in Berlin, Germany. Check out what UFC fighters had to say about her win.
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: UFC 189: Aldo vs. McGregor 'tracking at over a million' PPV buys

The upcoming UFC 189 card taking place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11 in Las Vegas is expected to be the biggest card of the year, but when it's all said and done it might be one of the biggest cards in history. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo puts his belt on the line against outspoken Irish upstart Conor McGregor in the most anticipated fight in the history of the 145...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the UFC slipped in its matchmaking skills?

By Michael Stewart / @MikeDaSportsman An altitude difference of 7,000 feet and a 602-day layoff were enough for former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to cough up his belt at UFC..... The post Has The UFC Slipped In Its Matchmaking Skills? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White on CM Punk's debut: "He's going to let me know when he's ready"

It's been just over six months since former professional wrestler CM Punk began training full time for his eventual debut in the UFC. Punk has been working out of Duke Roufus' gym in Milwaukee on almost a daily basis since January when he began training at the team responsible for former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis as well as his brother Sergio and other UFC fighters such...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Either Stipe Miocic Or Andrei Arlovski To Fight Fabricio Werdum Next

Dana White took to Twitter’s Periscope app for a Q&A session with fans yesterday where he revealed the UFC’s current thinking on who should get the first shot at new heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. According to White it’s now down to a two-horse race with the current No.2 ranked Junior dos Santos having been ruled out of contention for now, even though it seems the...
Via Fight Of The Night
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrei Arlovski Or Stipe Miocic Gets First Crack At UFC Champ Fabricio Werdum

Sorry, Junior dos Santos, but it looks like you’re on the outside looking in. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White said either Andrei Arlovski or Stipe Miocic will get first crack at freshly-minted heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The rumor mill had suggested that the UFC had already handed the spot to Arlovski, but White said that wasn’t a certainty just yet. “I know...
Via 5thRound.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White filming pilot for reality show with former champ Matt Serra

UFC president Dana White is ready to get back in front of the cameras, but he's not fighting and not doing an interview to hype the latest event. White is currently developing a new reality show alongside former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and his long time friend Nick 'The Tooth' Gallo with a pilot episode set to tape next weekend. White revealed the news while speaking...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski next for Fabricio Werdum

The heavyweight title race has dwindled down to two as UFC president Dana White confirmed on Thursday that either Stipe Miocic or Andrei Arlovski will receive the first crack at new champion Fabricio Werdum. White confirmed the news while doing a fan Q&A on Periscope on Thursday. Reports surfaced this week that Arlovski had already been informed that he was going to receive the...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

‘CM Punk’s’ UFC Debut Might Be Delayed Until 2016

When UFC president Dana White announced in December they had signed former WWE champion Phillip Brooks (pictured), better known as “CM Punk,” White suggested Brooks wouldn’t make his MMA debut for least six months after choosing a team. Brooks joined the talented Roufusport gym quickly after inking with the UFC, though it appears Brooks is still a long way away from taking...
Via 5thRound.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: Kelvin Gastelum cutting to 170 is dangerous, not sold on the idea

Following a disastrous weight cut for his fight against Tyron Woodley earlier this year, former "Ultimate Fighter" winner Kelvin Gastelum was required to go up to middleweight for his next fight at UFC 188 and he looked better than ever as he smashed former title contender Nate Marquardt into submission after just two rounds. Gastelum looked healthy and vibrant before, during and...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White UFC 188 Post-fight Interview

Just moments after Fabricio Werdum produced a major upset victory over Cain Velasquez to win the heavyweight title at UFC 188 last night, Dana White spoke to Ariel Helwani Octagon-side to give his reactions to the evening’s biggest talking points. Read our keynotes below and scroll down to watch the video for yourselves. –  White played down Helwani’s suggestion that, given...
Via Fight Of The Night
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum, Yair Rodriguez, Charles Rosa And Patrick Williams Win Bonuses At UFC 188

Following UFC 188, UFC president Dana White awarded Fabricio Werdum, Yair Rodriguez, Charles Rosa and Patrick Williams each an additional $50,000 for their special performances on Saturday.UFC 188 took place inside Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico. Fight of the Night: Yair Rodriguez vs. Charles Rosa ($50,000/each) Performances of the Night: Fabricio Werdum and Patrick...
Via 5thRound.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

What Is So Wrong With UFC’s Reebok Deal?

Photo Credit: danawhite/Facebook It’s tough at the top, and it’s hard to envy UFC Owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta III and Owner/President Dana White these days when it comes to discussion of the looming Reebok deal set to take full effect next month over the most dominant league in the sport of mixed martial arts. The UFC bigwigs must be sweating after Featherweight World...
Via Blog Surface
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Bader Gets Burned For UFC Title Shot

Wednesday was not a good day to be Ryan Bader (pictured). Despite winning four straight scraps, UFC president Dana White decided to bypass Bader and grant Alexander Gustafsson first crack at light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s freshly-minted title.The fact that Gustafsson has lost two of his last three bouts and is coming off a first round TKO loss to Anthony Johnson has...
Via 5thRound.com
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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