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Dana White opens up on the new UFC-WWE merger: “We're so much more powerful than we were yesterday”

Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023

Dana White has given his thoughts on the merger between UFC and WWE, which became official yesterday. After the initial announcement back in April, the merger between UFC and WWE finally went through yesterday with all of the big players being present for the unveiling at the New York Stock Exchange. Dana White was also there, proudly standing alongside the likes of Vince McMahon, Triple H and his fellow UFC representatives.

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Dricus Du Plessis responds to criticism from UFC President Dana White: “I don’t really understand”

Harry Kettle - September 13, 2023

Dricus du Plessis has given his thoughts on the criticism he’s received from UFC president Dana White. Earlier this summer, Dricus du Plessis put himself on the map in a big way at 185 pounds. He shocked the world by knocking out Robert Whittaker, establishing himself as a top middleweight contender. Following his face-off with Israel Adesanya after the bout, many felt as if he’d be next in line for a title shot at UFC 293 in Australia. Unfortunately, the South African sensation wouldn’t be healthy in time for the contest.

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Conor McGregor dinner sold Dana White: “If he can even throw a punch, he’s gonna be a huge superstar”

Zain Bando - September 12, 2023

In 2023, Conor McGregor arguably remains the most popular fighter in MMA and the UFC. Despite having not fought in two years, UFC president Dana White still sings his praises over Conor McGregor’s impact on the sport.

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Dana White gets promotion following UFC and WWE merger

Cole Shelton - September 12, 2023

Dana White has gotten a promotion in his role with the UFC. On Tuesday, Endeavor – the parent company of the UFC – and the WWE completed the merger of the companies which puts them under the same ownership. They also have their own stock now which Ari Emanuel thinks will make both companies even bigger and better.

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Dana White explains how Tito Ortiz "destroyed what could have been an incredible relationship" with him and the Ferttita's

Cole Shelton - September 12, 2023

Dana White used to be very close with Tito Ortiz but the two had a major falling out, which the UFC boss claims was Ortiz’s fault. White used to manage Ortiz and when he became the president of the UFC, the two continued to have a solid relationship. However, as White got more and more experience with being a promoter and the company got bigger, he says Ortiz began to get selfish which ruined their relationship.

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Dana White "absolutely" wants to book an immediate rematch between Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya after UFC 293

Chris Taylor - September 10, 2023

Dana White “absolutely” wants to book an immediate rematch between Sean Strickland and Israel Adesanya after last night’s UFC 293 event. Strickland (28-5 MMA) challenged Adesanya (24-3 MMA) for the promotion’s undisputed middleweight title in the headliner of Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Sydney, Australia.

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Dana White addresses the homophobic slurs made by fighters during UFC 293: “We make mistakes. I am not holier than thou either”

Fernando Quiles - September 10, 2023

UFC President Dana White has reacted to two of his fighters dropping homophobic slurs during a recent event. The UFC has been known to be fairly hands-off when it comes to disciplinary actions for fighters who speak their mind. Fighters such as Sean Strickland have been pushing the envelope and testing just how long the leash is under Dana’s watch. At UFC 293, both Charles Radtke and Manel Kape dropped homophobic slurs during their respective post-fight victory interviews.

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Sean Strickland reacts following his title win over Israel Adesanya at UFC 293: "Hunter and Dana are probably like this motherf**ker"

Jeffrey Walter - September 9, 2023

Sean Strickland spoke with reporters shortly after his shocking title-earning victory over Israel Adesanya at tonight’s UFC 293 event. Strickland (28-5 MMA) and Adesanya (24-3 MMA) collided in the headliner of tonight’s pay-per-view event in Sydney, Australia.

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Dana White puts final nail in Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk: "Probably Not"

Josh Evanoff - September 7, 2023

UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Mark Zuckerberg vs. Elon Musk is off the table. Earlier this summer, the two billionaires began teasing that they would indeed fight. To his credit, Mark Zuckerberg has been a longtime fan of the sport, even training with names such as Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski. Meanwhile, Elon Musk isn’t as versed in combat but reportedly trained Judo as a teen.

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Alexa Grasso presented with custom belt from UFC President Dana White: "This will be her championship belt"

Zain Bando - September 6, 2023

“UFC Noche” is nearly a week away, and the promotion is pulling out all the stops to ensure the event captures the essence of Mexican Independence Day. Dana White admitted the UFC missed the boat on bringing the Mexican fanbase the best event possible. Still, it’s a near-perfect alternative with Alexa Grasso as the headliner in the highly-anticipated flyweight title rematch against Valentina Shevchenko. White posted a newly minted surprise for Alexa Grasso, who upset then-champion Shevchenko in March at UFC 285. A UFC champion is getting a custom-made country-themed belt for the first time in promotional history. Not to be confused with the lineal title; however, White revealed Alexa Grasso will get to keep the custom belt, win or lose.

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Dana White responds to Donn Davis' fighter pay comments: “I do see them waste unbelievable amounts of money”

Zain Bando - September 6, 2023

Regarding fighter pay, Dana White and the UFC’s stance has not changed in recent years. During a 2022 GQ video in which White, UFC president since 2001, went undercover to answer fan questions across social media, he reiterated that his roster gets compensated fairly and money is “spread out” among the roster pool.

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Dana White uncertain if Dricus Du Plessis will get the next middleweight title shot: "I don’t love when guys turn down fights"

Cole Shelton - September 6, 2023

UFC president Dana White has taken aim at Dricus Du Plessis. After Du Plessis beat Robert Whittaker in July, all signs pointed to the South African getting the next title shot as Israel Adesanya even went in the cage to faceoff with him. However, Dricus Du Plessis revealed he had an injury and wasn’t able to make the quick turnaround to face Adesanya in Sydney, Australia this weekend at UFC 293.

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Steve Williams wants to challenge Dana White over PFC trademark concerns: “Yes I’d definitely like to get Dana in the ring”

Zain Bando - September 5, 2023

Once again, a competitor wants to get into Dana White’s wheelhouse, except it isn’t directly related to MMA. Steve Williams’ Pillow Fighting Championship, the Florida-based promotion that has taken over the Internet for its ridiculousness as a “sport,” is challenging the UFC. As most MMA fans know, the UFC has been around since 1993 and stands for “Ultimate Fighting Championship.” It’s synonymous with the sport of MMA and its immense global popularity. Now, Pillow Fighting Championship wants some similar recognition, except the UFC isn’t budging, according to Steve Williams.

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Dana White praises Rose Namajunas while seemingly throwing shade at Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili

Harry Kettle - September 4, 2023

UFC president Dana White has seemingly used a quote from Rose Namajunas to make a point about Aljamain Sterling and Merab Dvalishvili. When Dana White is annoyed about something, the rest of the world tends to know about it. The UFC boss has never been one to bite his tongue, and we can’t imagine that’ll change anytime soon.

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Man who attempted to break into Dana White's home arrested by Maine police

Cole Shelton - August 31, 2023

The man who attempted to break into Dana White’s home in Maine has been arrested. Earlier this week, White posted a video of a man trying to break into his house and offered a $2,500 reward for anyone who knew who he was.

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John McCarthy is not sold on Dana White’s comments regarding a UFC comeback for Ronda Rousey

Susan Cox - August 31, 2023

John McCarthy is not sold on Dana White’s comments regarding a UFC comeback for Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey (12-2 MMA) retired from the MMA world all the way back in 2016 after experiencing back to back losses to Holly Holm (15-7 MMA) and Amanda Nunes (23-5 MMA).

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UFC President Dana White discusses the possibility of making Max Holloway vs. Alex Volkanovski 4: “I don’t love it”

Harry Kettle - August 30, 2023

UFC president Dana White has explained why he isn’t crazy about the idea of booking Alex Volkanovski vs Max Holloway 4. Last weekend in the main event of UFC Singapore, Max Holloway knocked out The Korean Zombie. It came in the wake of his win over Arnold Allen which, in itself, was a big moment for ‘Blessed’ as it allowed him to get back in the win column.

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Dana White takes aim at top ranked UFC bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili: “You should be somewhere else”

Harry Kettle - August 30, 2023

UFC president Dana White has taken a shot at bantamweight contender Merab Dvalishvili for opting not to fight Aljamain Sterling. Many fans know that Merab Dvalishvili and Aljamain Sterling are close friends and training partners. In addition to that, they both compete at bantamweight, with Sterling being the former champion.