- 2 years ago
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If it hasn't become obvious over the past year or so, the UFC has a fairly intense love affair with Brazil.
And with good reason. The UFC returned to the South American cradle of mixed martial arts in August 2011 for the first time in nearly 13 years and has already been back three times.
The live events draw big crowds and big gates, and UFC President Dana White says that enormous numbers of people are watching on Brazilian TV.
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- 2 years ago
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UFC President Dana White confirms that the debut episode of TUF Brazil drew 12 million viewers, while also calling a rival network out on their dirty ploy to ruin the show. read news >>
- 14 days ago
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UFC Chairman and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and company president Dana White are holding a special press conference on Wednesday at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. read news >>
Watch the UFC 147 press conference featuring Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen and UFC president Dana White, live from Brazil, Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET / 7 a.m. PT.
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- 3 years ago
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UFC president Dana White on Saturday announced that his company acquired his biggest competitor, Strikeforce, effective immediately. Watch the full interview on MMAWeekly.com. Read More >> read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- UFC president Dana White says the promotion won’t make a dime off the Reebok deal, and all the money will go directly to the fighters. Fabricio Werdum, recently crowned UFC interim heavyweight champion, is excited about it. "Vai Cavalo", who scored a second-round knockout over Mark Hunt to win the UFC interim title in Mexico City in November, believes that the deal is good for the fighters, but only the ones ranked in the top 10 of the official UFC rankings. "It’s not 1 read news >>
Dana White has published a statement addressing Anderson Silva's failed drug test, which could affect his position as head coach on season 4 of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. UFC president Dana White has made his first comments since Anderson Silva's failed drug test came to light yesterday. One of the topics addressed is Silva's coaching stint on TUF Brazil 4, which will be filmed in Las Vegas as opposed to Brazil in the previous seasons. According to White, Anderson will still be on the show pe read news >>
UFC president Dana White issued a show of support for Anderson Silva, including keeping him on as coach on TUF Brazil 4. read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has a new series on TNT called "Wake Up Call" where he "descends into the chaos of everyday problems to pull good people up by the bootstraps, reminding them what hard work, passion and true discipline can accomplish." Joining the former WWE superstar will be a handful of celebrities, including UFC President Dana White, who along with Mike Dolce, helps a young fella overcome one of life's many bad hands (preview above). The series premieres later tonight (Fri., Dec. 12, read news >>
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta and president Dana White explained the ins and outs of the company's landmark deal with Reebok. read news >>
UFC President Dana White offered his thoughts on the declining PPV numbers in 2014. The significant decline in pay-per-view revenue is hardly a new discussion in MMA circles. Over the past few years, it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the troublesome trend stemming from the decline in PPV. Nevertheless, UFC President Dana White recently proclaimed that his company's PPV revenue would return once the promotion starts to put on big fights again. He also emphasized that the UFC is not s read news >>
UFC president Dana White officially announced Grace Tourinho as the managing director for UFC in Brazil on November 2013, and her tenure will end one year later. Tourinho, who first started working for the promotion in early 2013, will leave the promotion next month, according to a report from Veja. Sources close to the situation confirmed the news to MMAFighting.com. The UFC is looking for a new managing director for their office in Brazil, a source said, but has no timetable for any announceme read news >>
UFC president Dana White, coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen were very critical of the production team of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 in 2014, and the UFC decided to change a few things for the next season of the reality show. During tryouts in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, UFC announced that the filming of the fourth season will take place out of Brazil for the first time. Like in the TUF: Latin America season, the filming will take place in Las Vegas. Dana White said at the UFC 179 post-f read news >>
- 5 months ago
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UFC president Dana White takes umbrage to recently retired Wanderlei Silva's claims that the UFC doesn't share the wealth. read news >>