Dana White Says Some More Ridiculous Things About Georges St-Pierre

UFC president Dana White received plenty of pushback, on this website and elsewhere, when on Saturday he demanded that welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre—who had just finished getting pummeled by Johny Hendricks and was clearly distressed about his own physical and mental well-being after his title fight—abandon… » 11/21/13 10:35am 11/21/13 10:35am

Dana White Is "Beyond Disappointed" That Nick Diaz Tested Positive For…

Disappointed, yes. Surprised? Hardly. Nick Diaz loves him some weed, and the Nevada State Athletic Commission has busted him for it again. In 2007, his amazing gogoplata win over Takanori Gomi in Las Vegas was bumped down to a "No-Contest" after Diaz tested positive for marijuana. Later that year, Diaz told Sherdog that… » 2/09/12 7:42pm 2/09/12 7:42pm

Why Brain Damage Isn't An Issue In MMA, According To Dana White And UFC …

Interesting little colloquy here by UFC chief Dana White and some of his UFC 140 fighters about brain damage and concussions in MMA. For all its sanguinary appeal and danger, MMA is actually safer than sports like boxing, football, and hockey, at least according to the limited medical studies available. But that could … » 12/09/11 2:30pm 12/09/11 2:30pm

Does The UFC's Fox Deal Mean MMA Has Finally Gone Mainstream?

Oh god. Now we're going to have this idiotic debate again. Sports Business Daily today reported that the UFC has signed a seven or eight year deal to air as many as four events a year on the Fox network. The deal represents "a major push into the mainstream for the UFC." » 8/16/11 5:20pm 8/16/11 5:20pm

Frankie Edgar, Gray Maynard Get Injured And Pull Out Of UFC 130 Right…

Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard called off their May 28 lightweight championship rematch today after Edgar revealed he had hurt ribs and Maynard said he'd messed up his knee. Far be it from this blogger to question the timing of these injury announcements, but they do come on the same day that the UFC made a rather… » 5/09/11 5:10pm 5/09/11 5:10pm

Dana White Says Kimbo/Liddell Fight Not Out Of The Realm Of Possibility

Last week,the UFC's mohawked maniac Chuck Liddell downplayed the success and viability of YouTube fighting phenom (and now EliteXC) figher Kimbo Slice, saying that the backyard brawler would get rocked in Mixed Martial Arts. Similar things have been said of Kimbo before, by plenty of other longtime MMA fighters, who… » 4/14/08 2:20pm 4/14/08 2:20pm