UFC President Dana White apologized for his actions in Macau during the UFC 180 media scrum that followed the ticket sales press conference. Dana White found himself in a fresh controversy following Saturday's UFC Fight Night: Macau, as he took an executive decision to relieve judge Howard Hughes of his duties for the night due to apparent incompetence.
As expected, the impetuous decision came back to haunt White, who had mentioned in the post-fight press conference that he suggested to Hughes t read news >>
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White made headlines this week after he relieved a judge of his duties during UFC Fight Night 48, which took place last Saturday (Aug. 23, 2014) at Cotai Arena in Macau, China.
White, in the midst of a self-described "meltdown," was irritated with the work of Howard Hughes, a UFC-appointed judge who was flown to the Far East on the promotion's dime to score the action at the Fight Pass event. So much so that after the first two fights, read news >>
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Nearly two years of litigation and mounting frustration finally came to a head for Eddie Alvarez earlier this month, as Bellator granted its two-time lightweight champion his unconditional release, and just a few hours later, Alvarez put pen to paper, inking a deal with Zuffa to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178.
The contract represents the beginning of a long-awaited next chapter for Alvarez, while for UFC officials, it signifies the arrival of another world class lightweight as well as an introd read news >>
Kelvin Gastelum is, by all accounts, one of the welterweight division's brightest young prospects. The underdog TUF 17 winner is 3-0 since defeating Uriah Hall in his season's finale and subsequently dropping down to 170 pounds, yet one issue continues to plague him throughout his 2014 campaign.
Gastelum required multiple attempts to reach the welterweight limit of 171 pounds prior to his March victory over Rick Story, then missed weight entirely in his follow-up fight against Nico Musoke in Jun read news >>
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UFC president Dana White on Tuesday offered an apology to UFC Fight Night Macao judge Howard Hughes, whom White had pulled from his Octagon-side duties on Saturday in China. read news >>
UFC President Dana White apologized on Tuesday for the breach of protocol that resulted in the removal of judge Howard Hughes from subsequent officiating at UFC Fight Night 48 in Macau, China and drew criticism as a conflict of interest in regards to a promoter directly affecting the outcome of his organization's fights.
"It's no secret how fired up I get when there's bad judging. But I have to apologize the judge Hughes," White told reporters in Mexico City.
"I did get some misinformation. He d read news >>
Just hours after the UFC formally apologized for a recent judging flap, UFC President Dana White issued an apology of his own.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
The decision by Ultimate Fighting Championship to remove a judge from UFC Fight Night “Bisping vs. Le” following the first two bouts has been deemed a breach of independent regulatory protocol by the organization. read news >>
UFC officials on Tuesday admitted that company president Dana White breached protocol by pulling a judge at its self-regulated UFC Fight Night Macao on Saturday. read news >>
Even the UFC president is subject to penalty from the world's leading mixed martial arts promoter.
UFC announced on their website Tuesday that UFC President Dana White was found to be in breach of the UFC's own regulatory protocol after White removed judge Howard Hughes from further officiating on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 48 (UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le) in Macau, China. While at the time White did not name the judge who was removed, White said at that event's post-fight press conference read news >>
The UFC released a statement on Tuesday morning which stated that President Dana White apologized to judge Hughes following an internal review that found a “breach of independent regulatory protocol.’
On Saturday night, UFC President Dana White removed one of the UFC Fight Night: Macau judges, Howard Hughes, from cageside and had him replaced after White suggested that he was incompetent and incapable of fulfilling his duties as an official.
It would later be determined that White had commit a g read news >>