Ciryl Gane responds to Dana White’s underwhelming reaction to UFC Fight Night 186 win

Ciryl Gane understands why UFC president Dana White might not have been thrilled with the UFC Fight Night 186 headliner. Gane (8-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) earned a relatively uneventful unanimous decision win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in Saturday’s heavyweight main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It was his first […]

UFC announces new broadcast partner in China, launch of Dana White’s Contender Series Asia

UFC officials recently revealed Migu, a subsidiary of China Mobile, will become the exclusive distributor of UFC live events in China, beginning with next week’s UFC 259. The deal calls for an annual schedule of 12 pay-per-view cards and 30 UFC Fight Night events to stream on the platform, as well as the upcoming launch […]

‘Frustrated’ by Dana White snub, champ Bruno Machado asks UAE Warriors to line up UFC vets

Bruno Machado is 5-0 since moving to the United Arab Emirates, wining the UAE Warriors belt. | Photo via Bruno Machado Abu Dhabi-based lightweight Bruno Machado was hoping to impress UFC President Dana White and ink a deal in January, but it didn’t go as planned. The UAE Warriors titleholder was victorious that night in […]

UFC 258 ‘Thrill and Agony’ video: Kamaru Usman declares ‘I’m varsity now,’ Maycee Barber apologizes to Dana White

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC In the latest edition of “The Thrill and The Agony,” cameras take in the aftermath of UFC 258 this past Saturday in Las Vegas. The February pay-per-view offering for the UFC was headlined by a welterweight title fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns, while a flyweight matchup between Alexa […]

Curtis Blaydes Won’t Change Fighting Style, Reveals He’s Never Spoken to Dana White

The last time Curtis Blaydes was in the Octagon, he landed a whopping 14 takedowns en route to a five-round verdict over Alexander Volkov in the UFC on ESPN 11 headliner this past June. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White Confident Maycee Barber Will Bounce Back: ‘She’s Got Nothing But Time’

Maycee Barber emerged from a contract-winning performance on Dana White’s Contender Series with big ambitions for her Ultimate Fighting Championship career. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White sees bright future for Maycee Barber despite UFC 258 loss: ‘She’s a baby still’

Alexa Grasso and Maycee Barber | Zuffa LLC A pair of up-and-coming flyweights were thrust into a co-main event spot Saturday and while one shined brighter than the other, Dana White is thrilled about both of their prospects. Following the cancellation of Chris Weidman vs. Uriah Hall due to Weidman testing positive for COVID-19, Maycee […]

Dana White praises UFC champ Kamaru Usman’s ‘chin from hell’ 

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC President Dana White pointed to a lot of good attributes in welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. But perhaps the one that counted the most was his physical toughness against Gilbert Burns in the early goings of UFC 258. “For all the attributes that Usman has, his chin is probably his […]

Dana White: Georges St. Pierre Comparisons, GOAT Talk Well-Deserved for Kamaru Usman

Kamaru Usman showcased some different aspects to his game at UFC 258. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White: ‘One of the big’ illegal streamers sat out UFC 258, ‘we’ll keep doing what we’re doing’

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Another illegal streamer got away on fight night at UFC 258, continuing the game of cat and mouse Dana White plays with internet pirates. White laid a trap for a particularly vocal streamer who’d promised to pirate UFC 257, only to go dark when the pay-per-view event […]

Dana White defends Kamaru Usman’s legitimacy as a fighter and potential superstar: ‘He’s the whole package’

Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC If Dana White could just wave a magic wand and create pay-per-view superstars, the UFC would have at least 12 on the roster to sell a dozen events during the year but that’s now how it works. When it comes to UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, he’s been a part […]

Dana White: ‘It’s undeniable’ Kamaru Usman will pass Georges St-Pierre as welterweight GOAT

UFC president Dana White couldn’t think more highly of Kamaru Usman following the welterweight champion’s successful title defense at UFC 258. Usman (18-1 MMA, 13-0 UFC) recorded an impressive third-round TKO of Gilbert Burns (19-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) in Saturday night’s headliner at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, setting a record for the longest […]

Dana White weighs in on Gina Carano controversy: ‘Leave Gina alone’

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Dana White is sticking up for Gina Carano. The former MMA star turned actress made headlines this week when she was fired from Disney’s The Mandalorian as well as by Lucasfilm, the studio that produces the popular Star Wars spinoff. Carano’s axing came in the wake of […]

Dana White Confirms Jon Jones to Face Winner of Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou 2

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champ Jon Jones has a clear path set to the heavyweight title. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Daniel Cormier approves of Dana White’s persistence with Khabib: ‘You have to do that’

Daniel Cormier doesn’t have any issue with Dana White’s relentless approach to getting UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov back in the octagon. Since Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) retired from MMA in October following his second-round submission of Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, White has remained confident he can persuade the undefeated Russian to return, […]

Dana White: UFC has not moved on from Khabib Nurmagomedov – ‘Khabib is the champion’

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If you’re waiting for the UFC to put its lightweight title up for grabs, keep waiting. Four months after Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement from competition following a successful title defense against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, “The Eagle” is still officially listed as the UFC’s champion at […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov set to meet Dana White, says Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be champion’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov restated his intention not to hold up the 155-pound division, but also revealed that things still haven’t been fully agreed with regard to his, or the division’s immediate future. Nurmagomedov spoke at length to Match TV in Russia, where he laid out his thoughts on the UFC lightweight division, and […]

Morning Report: Justin Gaethje blames Dana White for the current lightweight title mess

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title against Justin Gaethje, winning by second-round submission. After the fight, Khabib announced his retirement from the sport, however, near three months later and Khabib remains the 155 pound champion, largely because UFC President Dana White has refused to accept Nurmagomedov’s retirement. Last […]

Dana White confirms UFC 259 will take place in Las Vegas

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC The UFC is bringing a championship triple-header to Las Vegas in March. According to UFC President Dana White in an Instagram post, UFC 259 will take place at the UFC APEX on March 6. White announced the news in conjunction with a contest the UFC has launched giving an opportunity […]

Alessio Di Chirico clarifies leaving UFC news conference, Dana White encounter backstage

Alessio Di Chirico had picked up perhaps the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career and saved his job in the process. The emotions were visibly overwhelming. As Di Chirico (13-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) sat crouched over in the cage, his UFC on ABC 1 opponent, Joaquin Buckley, was helped to his feet, informed […]

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