Video: Dana White promises to revamp UFC’s sponsorship structure, talks Georges St-Pierre, rising pay-per-view prices an
SACRAMENTO – At Thursday’s UFC on FOX 9 press conference, veteran lightweight Mac Danzig revealed he was competing without the benefit of financial sponsors. UFC President Dana White found the timing extremely relevant, as he says a plan is in place to revamp the sponsorship structure for UFC fighters.
“It’s actually interesting that that came up today and that [Danzig] said that because, as usual – in typical UFC fashion – we’re working on that,” White told USA TODAY Sports. “We’re working on a deal that’s going to work for everybody. It’s going to help everybody, whether you’re the guy who just walked in the door at the UFC or you’re Cain Velasquez. We’re going to have this put together soon.”
White declined to reveal the specific for his plan but remained confident the idea will come to fruition in the near future. And when it does, he believes every fighter on the roster will benefit from the shift.
“There will be a structure for sponsorship where everybody makes money and everybody is going to be happy,” White said.
White also gave an update on Georges St-Pierre‘s fighting future, explained the price change for this month’s UFC 168 pay-per-view and revealed why he’s still leaving the door open for a future Anderson Silva vs. Roy Jones Jr. boxing match. Check out the video above.
For the latest on UFC on FOX 9, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.
view original article >>
UFC president Dana White talks about pay-per-view numbers and champions as headliners following the UFC 175 post-fight press conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on July 5. more
DUBLIN -- UFC president Dana White talks about the crowd at UFC Fight Night 46, how loud it was, why Conor McGregor needs to relax, MMA in Europe, what went wrong for Brad Pickett, what his bar bill was, and much more Saturday. more
Video: UFC President Dana White recently got the opportunity to sit down and chat with MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba -- a man White dubbed a "national treasure" -- to talk about "Saku's" time with PRIDE Fighting Championships. more
SAN JOSE, Calif. - So much for the idea that Gina Carano would end up under UFC contract by the end of the week.
UFC president Dana White said at Saturday's UFC on FOX 12 post-fight press conference that completion of a deal to bring back the first big star of women's mixed martial arts is still a ways off. While indicated the talks were going in a positive direction, he also said things weren't exactly simple.
"It's complicated," White said. "It's going very positive, but it's complicated.
In UFC president Dana White's latest video blog, we go behind the scenes of his appearance with Mike Tyson on the Jim Norton Show, and then it's off to Asia for a promotional tour. more
Fight week, blog week! Dana White's video blog series is back for UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida," which takes place this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow White, who is joined by Mike Tyson (what a DICK!) during a New York media appearance, before he departs for an all-Asia tour (Hong Kong, China, Japan) to handle some very important business (more details here and here). Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, Stun Gun Kim (he's not thrilled) and much 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
In his first video blog for Saturday’s UFC 175 event, UFC President Dana White takes us on the road with Mike Tyson and to Asia for PR duties.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White was on "America's Pregame" earlier this week via FOX Sports talking about his tough decision to fire Chael Sonnen (read the full transcript here), as well as his intention to coax BJ Penn into retirement with a loss to Frankie Edgar at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale this Sunday (July 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada (read that quote here). Of course, White also dishes some dirt of UFC 175 (results), the other major mixed martial arts ( more