- a year ago
- 1800 views
There's no title on the line Saturday in the main event of UFC 153, despite a champion fighting in it.
And because one of the fighters wasn't being universally regarded as a title contender, legions of fans and critics went on the offensive when the UFC announced a non-title fight between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar.
But UFC President Dana White just doesn't understand the outcry over the fight booking.
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Dana White was so aggravated with the steady pace of fan gripes that he got a little bit off on a tangent.
When asked in Toronto why he thinks fans were down on the Anderson Silva-Stephan Bonnar fight at UFC 153, White was reminded of fan negativity in general and never quite got around to Silva-Bonnar.
But in Nottingham, England, he had an answer, and that answer was this: "There's nothing wrong with having a fun fight."
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- 2 months ago
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LAS VEGAS - UFC president Dana White held his annual Fan Expo question-and-answer session with the fans on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. As usual, the event was a mix of the serious, the less serious, and the absurd, ranging from detailed questions about the company's business to painful-to-watch attempts at business pitches. One thing the UFC boss did indicate, however, is that he could very well by on the same wavelength as the fans who want the much-discussed potential Ander read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Because it could be the only way to get Nick Diaz back inside the Octagon. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White once said an Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz "super fight" makes no sense and will never happen. Then again, that was 2012, when "The Spider" was still king of the 185-pound mountain and Diaz was still an active welterweight. Fast-forward to 2014 and the Brazilian is mending a broken leg on the heels of two losses and his Stockton counterpart is retired. But there is read news >>
- 3 months ago
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"I think that's a very interesting fight," said UFC president Dana White during yesterday's UFC 174 pre-fight media scrum. The UFC president had nothing bad to say about a bout between Anderson Silva, the former Middleweight champ most consider to be the greatest of all time (GOAT) and Nick Diaz, the former Strikeforce and Elite XC star who is refusing to return to UFC action unless it is for a truly big money fight. Silva is out for the remainder of 2014 after breaking his shinbone in his unsuc read news >>
- 3 months ago
- 55 views
VANCOUVER – A MMA dream matchup between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz that has long been fantasy could soon turn into reality, according to UFC President Dana White. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
- 4 months ago
- 124 views
UFC President Dana White was once again on hand late Saturday night (May 10, 2014) to tie a ribbon around UFC Fight Night 40, which took place at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. White made himself available to review "Brown vs. Silva" with mixed martial arts (MMA) media members, discuss several other hot topics such as Brock Lesnar begging White to force Pat Barry into retirement and much, much more. Watch the full video replay above and see for yourself. Enjoy! read news >>
- 6 months ago
- 81 views
UFC bought PRIDE, landed a FOX deal and created its own digital network. Surely they can find a way to get Cris Cyborg into the Octagon? Gina Carano? Holly Holm? Pffffft. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has a couple of in-house contenders breathing down her neck. One of them is the Alexis Davis, 3-0 since transitioning to the Octagon. The other is Cat Zingano, who earned her crack at the crown prior to her knee injury in 2013. But most members of t read news >>
- 9 months ago
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Let's all watch a video of UFC boss Dana White talking about all things UFC on Fox Sports Live. read news >>
Three years, 61 seconds, and now it's time to get the belt back. Because of how long he was out of action -- he missed almost three full years due to various injuries and setbacks while attempting to recover from those injuries -- it's easy to forget that Dominick Cruz was once one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. In fact, he never lost the bantamweight championship he last successfully defended against current flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson. He simply vacated it due to read news >>
It's getting personal ... "You know how much money Wanderlei Silva has made since he’s been with the UFC? $9.7 million.... So Silva says everybody’s getting rich except the fighters. What does Wanderlei considers rich? $9.7 million isn’t rich? A lot of people would consider that rich. Let me tell you what: Wanderlei Silva has fought six times in the last five years. He’s fought six times in five years. If being overworked is fighting one time a year, I don’t know what to tell you..... When we of read news >>