Dana White News

Oct 9, 2017 10:49 am

Dana White gives prediction on who his next bankable UFC star will be

With Ronda Rousey’s future in the UFC unclear and Jon Jones going through the process with his potential anti-doping violation, it seems Conor McGregor stands alone at the top as far as draws go for the UFC. Georges St-Pierre is certainly a big star but his future is undetermined as we will have to see if...

Oct 8, 2017 7:33 pm

Dana White discusses the “Internet Bulls**t” that is Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 3

The UFC crowned Tony Ferguson as their interim lightweight champion at last night’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas, this after “El Cucuy” submitted Kevin Lee in the pay-per-view main event. Ferguson was able to weather an early storm from Lee and eventually forced “The MoTown Phenom” to tapout to a triangle choke in round...

Oct 8, 2017 6:29 pm

Dana White blasts Jason Aldean for turning down offer to perform at UFC 216

UFC President Dana White did his best to honor the victims of the Las Vegas shooting at last night’s UFC 216 event at T-Mobile Arena. The promotion had 1,500 first responders in attendance for last night’s event and also gave some of the survivors from the shooting an introduction in the octagon. In addition to...

Sep 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Dana White refutes rumor of Diaz vs McGregor trilogy fight at UFC 219

Earlier today Team FA reported that a trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor was set for December’s UFC 219 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. BREAKING: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have agreed a deal for a Trilogy fight!!! Las Vegas, 30th December đź’Ąđź’Ąđź’Ą pic.twitter.com/TlLmEQN5tH — Team FA (@TeamFA) September 24, 2017 However, that...

Sep 23, 2017 6:22 pm

Dana White has a message for anyone who thinks Gokhan Saki’s debut was stopped early

Former kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan. The feared striker, Saki, lived up to the hype scoring a first-round knockout victory over his opponent Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, Saki caught Da Silva with a...

Sep 17, 2017 12:28 pm

UFC President Dana White was not happy about the Canelo vs. GGG result

UFC President Dana White was not happy when he heard the result of Saturday’s boxing match between Canelo Alvarez and Glennady Golovkin. Dana White was in attendance for the highly anticipated boxing match which took place under the bright lights of T-Mobile Arena. The fight lived up to the hype as Canelo and ‘GGG’ went...

Sep 3, 2017 2:24 pm

VIDEO | Emotional Conor McGregor apologizes to Dana White following loss to Mayweather

Current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor put forth a valiant effort in his boxing super fight with Floyd Mayweather last weekend in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, after a terrific opening four rounds, “Mystic Mac” fatigued late in the bout which allowed Floyd Mayweather to score a tenth-round TKO victory. In the above video, we see an...

Aug 30, 2017 11:32 am

VIDEO | Dana White reveals shattering Mayweather vs McGregor pay-per-view buy numbers

Many believed that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor would be the richest fight in the history of combat sports by breaking the 2015 records that Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio set in 2015. Although not a sellout for the attendance at the event, Floyd Mayweather said during the post-fight press conference that they did break the...

Aug 27, 2017 7:43 am

Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Last night, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor bravely stepped into the boxing ring with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor had some real success early on, he ultimately fatigued in the second half of the fight, at which point Mayweather turned up the heat to capture a 10th-round TKO win. Speaking to the media at the event’s post-fight press conference,...

Aug 25, 2017 7:42 pm

UFC President Dana White just utterly destroyed former boxing champion Oscar De La Hoya

Millions of fight fans are sitting at home watching the clock counting down the minutes until current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather throw down tomorrow night in Las Vegs. The fight has not only sparked a ton of interest, but it has also absorbed a fair amount of criticism....

Aug 24, 2017 12:34 pm

Dana White makes interesting comparison between Conor McGregor and Chuck Liddell

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor‘s upcoming boxing showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. is quite unprecedented. That said, it can be compared to a few other fights in the long and violent history of unarmed combat. One fight it is often compared to is Muhammed Ali’s 1976 battle with pro wrestler Antonio Inoki. Another it is...

Aug 23, 2017 12:32 pm

Dana White might actually give Conor McGregor a stake in the UFC

Shortly after his UFC 205, lightweight-title-winning knockout of Eddie Alvarez, which sent his stock rocketing to new heights, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made an unprecedented demand: he, a fighter, wanted a piece of the UFC. “Where’s my share? Where’s my equity?” McGregor queried at the UFC 205 post-fight presser. “If I’m the one that’s bringing...

Aug 23, 2017 6:10 am

Dana White gives grim statement on Jon Jones’ future

Last night, news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had failed a drug test in the lead-up to his UFC 214 title fight with then-champion Daniel Cormier. In the wake of this unfortunate development, UFC President Dana White partook in a brief media scrum at the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. During...

Aug 22, 2017 7:52 pm

UFC President Dana White reacts to Jon Jones being flagged by USADA

This weekend’s Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather super fight took a backseat today when news broke that current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones had been flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation. The Anti-Doping Policy violation stemmed from an in-competition sample collected following Jones’ weigh-in on July 28, 2017. Jon Jones had...

Aug 18, 2017 4:44 pm

Dana White warns the boxing community “Now you’re going to meet Conor McGregor”

We are just over a week away from what could be the biggest fight in combat sports history. That’s right, current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will look to defy the odds when he makes his professional boxing debut against undefeated legend Floyd “Money” Mayweather on August 26 live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas....

Aug 16, 2017 6:35 am

Dana White: Paulie Malignaggi left Conor McGregor camp “for his health”

Paulie Malignaggi’s time as a part of Conor McGregor‘s training camp for Floyd Mayweather was brief. Just days into his work with McGregor, the former two-division boxing champ began feeling that he was being poorly portrayed by the Irish star and his entourage, and stormed out. At least, that’s the story Malignaggi has given. UFC President...

Aug 15, 2017 6:36 am

Paulie Malignaggi trashes “Pillsbury Dough Boy” Dana White

Former two-division boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi joined Conor McGregor‘s training camp with the intention of helping the Irish MMA star prepare for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unfortunately, he left the camp after just a few sparring sessions, feeling that he’d been unfairly represented by the Irishman and his team. Not long thereafter,...

Aug 9, 2017 2:06 pm

Dana White answers: Who is the UFC’s Mike Tyson?

Of all the stars that have been in the spotlight in the UFC, which one fighter would you say would be the iconic Mike Tyson of the promotion? There have been quite a few massive stars that have made a name for themselves and helped bring eyes to the sport. Think back to some of...

Aug 7, 2017 12:06 pm

Fabricio Werdum responds to criticism from Dana White

Last month, on the main card of UFC 213, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum lost a majority decision to former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem. That said, Werdum very nearly won the fight in the third, when he visibly rocked his foe. Unfortunately, the decorated grappler opted to ground the fight, rather...

Aug 6, 2017 3:39 pm

Josh Thomson details how Dana White prevented him from commentating for FOX Sports

At 38-years-old, former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson (22-9 MMA) remains one of the very best 155-pound fighters in the sport of mixed martial arts. The product of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) was most recently seen in action this past February in San Jose, where he had his two-fight win streak snapped by Patricky Freire...

Aug 4, 2017 12:48 am

Demetrious Johnson and UFC President Dana White have reportedly buried the hatchet

After a very lengthy, and very public feud, UFC President Dana White and UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson have buried the hatchet. The pair’s feud started quite some time ago, after Johnson apparently agreed to fight Ray Borg. Despite the agreement, the UFC began to pressure Johnson to accept a fight with former bantamweight champion...

Aug 1, 2017 6:29 pm

Dana White claims to have squashed beef with Tyron Woodley, Woodley responds

Over the weekend, Tyron Woodley defended his UFC welterweight title for a third time with a decision triumph over Demian Maia. Regrettably, the slow nature of Woodley’s win generated quite a bit of backlash, the most notable of which came from UFC President Dana White. On Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour, the welterweight champ...

Aug 1, 2017 11:40 am

Dana White and Tyron Woodley make peace after Woodley threatened to leak information

UFC President Dana White was not happy with the UFC 214 welterweight title fight performance from Tyron Woodley, which took place over the weekend in Anaheim, California. White stated that Woodley and Maia set a record for the least amount of punches thrown in a five-round title fight. White also said that he thought Woodley...

Aug 1, 2017 9:48 am

Jon Jones manager not concerned with rift between Jones and Dana White

Prior to Jon Jones’ triumphant return to the Octagon this past Saturday in the main event of UFC 214, it was revealed that Jones and UFC President Dana White hadn’t talked since UFC 200, when Jones was pulled from the card for a potential USADA anti-doping violation just 48 hours before the fight was scheduled...