Fresh off of signing undefeated mixed martial artist and 18-time world boxing champion Holly Holm, the UFC turns its attention to inking a deal with former Strikeforce champion Gina Carano. more
Between Holly Holm, Invicta FC, and now Gina Carano, there has never been a better time to be a fan of women's MMA.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has been teasing the return of former face of women's mixed martial arts (MMA), Gina Carano, for several months. And while talks "stalled" as recently as last week, it sounds like they've started again.
In a big way.
Not long after the promotion inked a new deal with undefeated former boxer Holly Holm (more on that here), Wh more
Expect to see Gina Carano added to the UFC's roster by the end of next week. According to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta will meet with Carano next week in Los Angeles, and a deal is expected to be made on the spot. Add this to the UFC's recent signing of undefeated striking phenom Holly Holm, and it's clear that the organization is committed to shining a spotlight on women's MMA moving forward.
"One down, one to go," White told ESPN. "I'm going to meet w more
It looks like a deal between women's MMA vanguard Gina Carano is close to getting done. And her first fight in the UFC could be against the the relay to her baton-passing, Ronda Rousey, who won an ESPY award on Wednesday for "Best Female Athlete." UFC president Dana White, while talking at the UFC Fight Night 46 pre-fight scrum, acknowledged that he and Carano will have an imminent discussion when he gets back from Dublin, Ireland this weekend. "Next week," he said. "Next week, I have a meeting more
Dana White seems confident that Gina Carano will sign a UFC contract next week and will face Ronda Rousey in an immediate title shot, possibly as soon as December.
Gina Carano potentially signing a UFC deal has been one of the most oft reported stories of 2014. UFC president Dana White has said that they are in negotiations with Carano's team, the negotiations fall apart, Carano goes on late night talk shows and discusses the potential of a deal, nothing happens and so on.
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The post-UFC Fight Night 46 matchmaking continues.
Sounds like the mixed martial arts (MMA) media is doing all the heavy lifting for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker Joe Silva.
Not long after the post-fight press conference for UFC Fight Night 46: "McGregor vs. Brandao" had wrapped from Dublin, Ireland (watch it here), fight fans were already buzzing about potential fights featuring Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier and Ian McCall vs. John Lineker.
And Tyrone Spong vs. anybody.
The UFC president responded politely, but vaguely, to suggestions of Gunnar Nelson stepping up to face the Canadian contender. In the aftermath of yet another winning performance by undefeated Icelander Gunnar Nelson, UFC president Dana White has to field a lot of ideas for future opponents, some of them more silly than others.
For instance at yesterday's post-fight press conference following UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao, White was asked about the possibility of Nelson stepping up again more
Photo of the Day honors goes to this instagram shot of Dana White submitting Kazushi Sakuraba.
Dana White is currently on the tail end of his Asian trip where he made huge announcements for the Hong Kong and Japanese media.
The UFC president is very active in social media, and he did show some of the more interesting moments he had in the region. He had stuff like visiting the Bruce Lee statue, or comparing Roy Nelson to Sumo Wrestlers, and this one, where he goofs around with a certain Japanese more
In the latest edition of Dana White's pre-event UFC video blogs, we take a backstage look as White, Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt embark on a media tour to New York and across Asia in advance of UFC 175 , which takes place on July 5, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. more