Dana White

Quote of the Day: Zuffa Willing to Sell Stake?


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“It’s a possibility. For what we value this thing at, you would have to find somebody right now with a lot of cash laying around, who wants to get in this business, get a piece of it and kind of just sit over there and not tell us what to do.”

—UFC president Dana White tells Bloomberg that Zuffa officials may be willing to sell a 10-15% stake to a private investor.

Rampage’s Latest Words: “I’ll Be Damned if Anybody Disrespects Me


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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson isn’t done venting yet.

In his latest response to remarks by UFC President Dana White and fellow “TUF 10” coach Rashad Evans, Jackson reiterated his stance on leaving the UFC in order to pursue acting, gave his feelings on Evans and White, and listed the differences between competing for the UFC and PRIDE among other things.

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Quote of the Day: Dana White Responds to Rampage’s Retirement


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“Rampage is a grown man. He’s acting like a baby right now, but he’s a grown man. If he wants to be in the movie business, Rampage, good luck to you, man. I hope he makes it big, and I’m not being sarcastic. I hope the movie thing works out for him. If that’s what he truly wants to do, and that’s what he feels and that’s what he thinks his career is, I wish him all the luck in the world.”

— UFC President Dana White tells the Carmichael Dave radio show that he wishes former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson genuine luck regarding his decision to retire from MMA and focus on his newfound acting career.

Video: Dana White Tries to Sell UFC 103 Over Mayweather-Marquez

No explanation necessary here. The latest jab in the war of words between boxing and mixed martial arts has been thrown by UFC President Dana White in the above video, where he tries to explain why fans should be more interested in UFC 103 than Floyd Mayweather’s return to boxing on September 19.

Chuck Liddell Gets His Dance On


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That’s right folks! Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell will be refining his foot work on the upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” The series premieres on Monday, September 21 at 8 PM.

“I want to win,” Liddell told UFC.com, “I don’t like losing in anything, so I’ll work as hard as they’ll let me.”

Liddell joins a cast which includes Aaron Carter, Natalie Coughlin, Mark Dacascos, Tom DeLay, Macy Gray, Ashley Hamilton, Melissa Joan Hart, Kathy Ireland, Michael Irvin, Joanna Krupa, Debi Mazar, Mya, Kelly Osbourne, Donny Osmond, and Louis Vito.

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Dana White Conference Call Video

The following is a video of Dana White’s press conference from yesterday where it was announced that the UFC had re-signed Tito Ortiz, secured a deal with ESPN for the U.K. and brought back Vitor Belfort.

Blame the Past for Fedor, UFC Drama


Fedor Emelianenko. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.

It was supposed to be different this time around.

With the collapse of Affliction complete and the list of suitable non-UFC opponents dwindling, the top heavyweight in the world, Fedor Emelianenko, seemed likely to finally sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. However despite early reports suggesting that a deal was imminent, we stand here with the two sides as distant as ever, and it comes as no surprise.

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Fedor to Head EA Sports MMA Roster, Deal With UFC Far From Finished


Fedor Emelianenko. Photo courtesy of BodogFight.

Despite published reports stating that a deal was nearly complete, perennial heavyweight king Fedor Emelianenko remains a free agent and not part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s ever-growing heavyweight roster.

Emelianenko and his manager, M-1 Global figurehead Vadim Finkelchtein, held a press conference today in Anaheim, California to discuss the recent rumors and a variety of topics. It was also announced that Emelianenko will serve as the featured athlete in EA Sports’ first-ever MMA-related video game, “EA Sports MMA”, which is scheduled to be released next year.

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Dana White and Tito Ortiz Make Amends, UFC Return Possible


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UFC president Dana White and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz have buried the hatchet and plan to move forward in a professional manner.

The news comes from Twitter where White said, “Yes, Tito and I made up.” White continued, “Doesn’t mean he’s back, we just aren’t smashing each other anymore and we don’t hate each other.”

Ortiz also commented via Twitter, “Yeah, me and Dana White made up. I’m expecting to be inside the octagon again soon.”

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Dana White to Make “Special Announcement” Thursday Night on Spike


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UFC President Dana White is scheduled to make one of his patented “special announcements” tomorrow night during the Spike TV broadcast of the “2009 VGAs First Look E3 Special” at 11 PM ET.

Back in 2007, White revealed that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Forrest Griffin would be coaching against each other on the seventh season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show. Jackson is once again rumored to be taking the reigns on the upcoming tenth season, alongside future opponent and newly crowned light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Could that be White’s announcement?

A commercial for the show is after the jump.

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