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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The saga between UFC president Dana White and former light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson rages on. Now spanning years, the war of words took another turn this weekend as 'Rampage' insisted he wasn't paid nearly as well as White would have you believe. In the lead up to UFC on FOX 10 in January 2013, White told Ariel Helwani that Jackson earned $15.2 million from 2007 to 2012. "The UFC put a big number out there, that I made so much money over the years," Jackson told Fight Hub. "Honestly, read news >>
UFC president Dana White takes umbrage to recently retired Wanderlei Silva's claims that the UFC doesn't share the wealth. read news >>
Wanderlei Silva's exit from mixed martial arts certainly hasn't been graceful. Prior to receiving a lifetime ban from competition by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday, Silva retired from the sport in a video alleging the mistreatment of the UFC's fighters, among other grievances. Wednesday, Silva took his issues with his former employer a leap further by bringing UFC president Dana White's integrity into question over the removal of a judge during the Aug. 3 event in Macau, China. "This read news >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>