Following several years of UFC events at The Palms in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White has reportedly severed ties with the casino due to it, at least in part, slashing his credit line. read news >>
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The UFC's return to Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel and Casino from the Palms Casino Resort was the result of a fallout between UFC President Dana White and the Palms.
White on Saturday confirmed to MMAjunkie.com the accuracy of a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, which stated he cut ties with the venue when his credit limit was cut in half.
"I had a little beef with the Palms, and I ripped the UFC out of there," he said with a chuckle.
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If you don't think that the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas doesn't want the UFC back in its fold, well, you didn't see their latest ploy to lure the MMA juggernaut back. read news >>
UFC President Dana White once again discussed Gina Carano in his post-fight media scrum and revealed that they are “close” but that she may not be guaranteed a title shot. A Dana White media scrum in 2014 is never complete unless he is asked about Gina Carano. The UFC President reiterated his confidence in the promotion getting an eventual deal done with the former Strikeforce featherweight champion, and even predicted that the deal would be done before the end of the year. "There's just one mor read news >>
'Fight week, blog week' hasn't been great for UFC president Dana White. After being found to be in breach of the promotion's regulatory protocol for removing judge Howard Hughes from officiating at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le, White is featured in the September issue of Gentlemen's Quarterly as being among 'The 25 Biggest Sleazebags in Sports.' Not only did White make the cut, he placed in the top ten. Coming in at No. 8, here's how GQ characterized White: Turns out underpaying your UFC empl read news >>
UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey hasn't completely cleared out her division, but don't tell that to the sea of unofficial MMA matchmakers. In Macau Wednesday for this weekend's Fight Night event, Rousey and UFC president Dana White couldn't escape civilian pleas to book the champ against a shortlist mostly comprised of unsigned women that have never fought at 135 pounds. Aside from pioneers Gina Carano and Cris Cyborg, recent UFC signee Holly Holm may get the first crack at Rousey. read news >>
UFC President Dana White hasn't exactly been shy about his adoration for women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. In a transition period with future Hall of Fame champions like Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre beginning to phase out of the sport, Rousey has become one of the promotion's brightest stars. With Rousey having only failed to stop an opponent in the first round once in her 10-0 career (4-0 UFC), White has been criticized by some for failing to book her against more challenging read news >>
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UFC president Dana White is intent on signing women's MMA pioneer Gina Carano, so much so he told ESPN's Brett Okamoto Friday that it was just a matter of sitting down and making it happen. "I'm going to meet with Gina next week and get that f---ing thing done," White said. "It's just a matter of me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] going to jump on a plane to Los Angeles, get in a room with her and her lawyer and get this thing done." According to Bleacher Reports' Jeremy Botter, a source very close to th read news >>
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As UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was being interviewed following her 16-second title defense to Alexis Davis Saturday at UFC 175, commentator Joe Rogan asked her if she'd be willing to serve as the headliner for UFC 176 on Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. According to Rogan, he introduced the question after being prompted by a producer in the production vehicle, via his earpiece. The question and Rousey's subsequent response have been edited out of replays of the interview. "They're talki read news >>
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Glancing at the language regarding Chael Sonnen's 'termination' with UFC and FOX Sports, you had to know the door hadn't been completely slammed on the charismatic fighter turned commentator. Unlike his hard-line stance on castoffs Paul Daley and Jason High, UFC president Dana White doesn't sound like he's completely out of the Chael Sonnen business. "It breaks my heart," said White of the decision to cut ties with Sonnen. "I care about Chael very much. Me and Chael have had a very good relation read news >>
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2005 was a simpler time. A time when Willa Ford wrangled smelly Canadians, 200-pound lightweights and future UFC champions competing in convoluted challenges all in the hope of securing a three-year, six figure contract with the UFC. With Chris Leben's infamous spritz, so began our love affair with season upon season of shirtless, 'Let me bang, bro,' bros. It wasn't all bad. Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter helped propel the desperate promotion into the American consciousness, undeniably growing read news >>