Morning Report: John Oliver reacts to Dana White trademarking ‘UFSea’

Photograph by Lloyd Bishop/HBO Dana White may have a new feud with Jon Jones to occupy his time now, but he’s not done with John Oliver yet either. Two weeks ago, Oliver’s HBO Show, Last Week Tonight, produced a piece about the UFC’s return to action. The segment was critical of Dana White’s insistence on […]

‘Bones out’: Jon Jones says he’s vacating UFC title after spat with Dana White

Jon Jones says he’s no longer the UFC light heavyweight champion while his ongoing feud with company president Dana White continues to get more tense. Jones seemingly hit a boiling point following comments from White at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 post-fight news conference. The two sides have been going back-and-forth in recent days, with […]

Dana White Blames Jon Jones for Tarnishing Own Image; UFC Champ Calls for Release

Over the past few days, the contract negotiations for Jon Jones’ first heavyweight foray devolved into a very public ‘he said-he said’ feud between the 205-pound champion and UFC president Dana White. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White to Jon Jones: ‘Being the greatest of all time doesn’t mean you get $30 million’

UFC President Dana White will not be releasing text messages from a conversation with Jon Jones about fighting Francis Ngannou. Instead, White indicated he’s detaching from a rising drama with the UFC light heavyweight champion over compensation and gives “Bones” a choice: fight, or sit out. If Jones chooses the former, though, he isn’t getting […]

UFC champ Jon Jones again tempts company to release him after latest Dana White comments

Jon Jones didn’t need long to respond to Dana White’s comments at Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 post-fight press conference. The public spat between UFC light heavyweight champ Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) and company president White has dominated headlines in recent days. It all stemmed from “Bones,” according to White, pushing for a bigger […]

Dana White implies Jon Jones’ past hurt potential paydays: ‘He could have been the LeBron of this sport’

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White is doubling down. At Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9 post-fight news conference, White was asked about Jon Jones’ recent claims that he lied about a series of text messages. “What do you do?” White said. “Who do you believe? It’s up to you guys. What the (expletive) would […]

Dana White: Jon Jones wanted Deontay Wilder money for heavyweight fight with Francis Ngannou

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting For a fight that’s not happening, Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou seems to be the only matchup anyone is talking about these days. Lately the conversation has shifted from the interest in Jones moving to heavyweight for the first time in his career to the problems that prevented the fight from […]

Dana White gives updates on Conor McGregor’s return, Henry Cejudo’s retirement, Zuffa Boxing, ‘Fight Island’

LAS VEGAS – Dana White has a lot on his plate these days. With resuming the UFC’s event schedule amid an ongoing global pandemic, while dealing with the daily ins and outs of the fight game, the UFC president has plenty to handle. In the lead up to Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 9, White spoke […]

Jon Jones calls Dana White ‘a f**king liar,’ asks for UFC release if his reputation ‘causes you to undervalue me this much’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jon Jones is fed up with accusations made about his financial demands for a heavyweight fight against Francis Ngannou. On Friday, UFC president Dana White claimed the 205-pound champion was asking for money comparable to that which boxer Deontay Wilder received for his recent rematch against Tyson Fury in order for […]

Twitter Mailbag: Dana White vs. Jon Jones, Jose Aldo UFC title shot in 2020, more

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in MMA or the sport in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week it’s @mma_kings to answer: Who’s take is accurate in the Dana White vs. Jon Jones back-and-forth? How will the top of the UFC featherweight division play out? Who should Stephen Thompson […]

Jon Jones tells Dana White to publish text messages on Wilder money request, asks for UFC release

Jon Jones is calling the UFC’s bluff. The UFC light heavyweight champion has added yet another layer to the public back-and-forth he’s been having over the course of several days with UFC president Dana White. After White said that Jones had asked for “absurd” Deontay Wilder-type money for a move up to heavyweight to face […]

Dana White expects UFC to lose over $100 million in 2020 due to lack of live gates

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The coronavirus pandemic has prevented fans from attending sporting events and that’s affecting the bottom line of the organizations that benefit from their patronage. UFC President Dana White expects his company to suffer nine-digit losses in revenue by year’s end with COVID-19 precautions forcing the promotion to hold events without a […]

Dana White: Jon Jones ‘couldn’t be asking for a more absurd amount of money’ for Francis Ngannou fight

Dana White doesn’t expect Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou to take place anytime soon. Recently, Jones (26-1 MMA, 20-1 UFC) publicized that negotiations fell through when the UFC was unwilling to elevate his pay to move up a weight class to fight Ngannou (15-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC). In an interview with ESPN on Thursday, White […]

Jon Jones says Dana White lied about negotiations: ‘Have the decency to be honest with the fans’

Jon Jones has accused Dana White of lying about recent negotiations. In series of tweets posted Thursday, Jones responded to claims made by White earlier in the day in which the UFC president accused Jones of requesting an “absurd” amount of money to fight Francis Ngannou at heavyweight. “It’s interesting to just sit here and […]

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Dana White thanks John Oliver for ‘UF-Sea’ idea, but ‘I’m not giving you a cut’

“Look at me Dana. Why didn’t you just call it UF-Sea? It’s perfect.” Those were the words of advice offered by Last Week Tonight host John Oliver during a recent episode of his HBO series when discussing the UFC’s plans for “Fight Island.” Dana White was obviously listening. Earlier this week, the promotion filed several […]

Dana White confirms ‘UFSEA’ trademark acquisition: ‘Thanks, John Oliver. I’m not giving you a cut’

UFC president Dana White admits “UFSEA” was John Oliver’s idea. During a recent episode of Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” the comedic host poked fun at the UFC for holding events in the midst of a pandemic. In addition to criticizing the promotion’s cards in Jacksonville, Fla., Oliver cracked jokes about the prospect […]

Dana White confirms Henry Cejudo retired, Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo targeted for vacant bantamweight title

Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo could challenge Petr Yan for the bantamweight title left vacant by Henry Cejudo. UFC President Dana White announced the potential bout on Wednesday during an episode of ESPN’s Sports Center, adding there isn’t an immediate timeline or location for the title fight. A person […]

Dana White: Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo Targeted for Vacant UFC Bantamweight Title

A clash between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo is in the works to decide the UFC’s new bantamweight champion. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White: Jose Aldo vs. Petr Yan in the works for vacant UFC bantamweight championship

The UFC bantamweight title doesn’t currently have a holder, but the promotion is looking to change that. The promotion is working on a 135-pound title matchup between former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and surging Russian bantamweight Petr Yan, UFC president Dana White revealed in an interview with ESPN on Wednesday. White said the bout […]

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