Dana White’s first vlog for UFC 160 picks up with behind the scenes footage of UFC 159.
Anderson Silva sits down for a light hearted interview with Karyn Bryant. Silva’s dance moves are showcased.
Dana White, who is often critical to say the least, doesn’t feel uncomfortable about any remarks he’s made about any of his fighters past or present. White defends himself by saying he only ever speaks the truth when it comes to his guys.
UFC president Dana White wants nothing more than to hold a mega UFC event inside Madison Square Garden. Heck, he made it known that the promotion would hold a 20th anniversary event there in November if the government sanctioned MMA.
However, in recent days, the idea that MMA becomes a legal sport in New York appears to have hit another roadblock. Now, White just plans on letting things fall where they fall.
“We’re either going to get sanctioned here or not,” White said last week. “We’ll only do it if the government (sanctions it). We’re still working on it.”
White added that more votes approved in the senate, but “it’s just to the point now where it’s absolutely ridiculous and I’m over it.”
Kim Winslow, love her or hate her, as been assigned as a referee for the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.
It is always satisfying to reach a goal you set for yourself. I have wanted to ref for The Ultimate Fighter during the season. I have worked Tuf finales since 2009 but never during the series. I of course will not be discussing anything that occurs but I have been asked to work and am honored to do so. This season is going to be extraordinary already and getting to be part of that is extremely exciting, humbling, crazy, okay just flat out awesome!!!
Winslow confirmed the news on Facebook recently. The season will include female coaches – Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano – and female fighters.
It is scheduled to air in September on FOX Sports 1.
As has been stated several times in the past, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will not be stripped of his title.
UFC president Dana White, during recent media events, confirmed the news.
“He’s going to keep his title, and when he comes back, he’ll defend it,” White said (thanks to MMAjunkie.com for the quotes.
White did say, however, that if “The Dominator” should succumb to another injury, they may be forced to relinquish his status atop the division.
“We had a great conversation with Dominick,” he said. “He’s good, and he’s feeling healthy, and he’s training again.”
Cruz hasn’t competed since 2011 when he defeated current UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. He was cast on the first live season of The Ultimate Fighter with Urijah Faber, but his first knee injury kept him from making the fight.
The replacement ligament used later caused Cruz to undergo a second operation. In the meantime, Renan Barao has won, defended and is scheduled to defend the interim UFC title.
The second edition of Dana White’s widely popular vlog is here for your viewing pleasure.
Nate Diaz talked about a potential return to welterweight last week before his match with Josh Thomson.
After seeing Thomson handle the former No. 1 contender to the UFC lightweight title, UFC president Dana White was asked about the shift in weight classes.
“I think going to 170 is a big mistake,” White said. “(There are) big, strong guys at 170.”
Thomson stormed after Diaz, who has now lost two in a row. He is 9-5 at 155 pounds with the UFC, and went 2-2 during a welterweight run a few years ago.
While the chance of another crack at the belt is likely several steps away for the Stockton fighter, would he have any shot at working through the ranks of 170?
Headed by Georges St-Pierre, Johny Hendricks, Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, Demian Maia, Carlos Condit and even Nate’s brother, Nick, all call welterweight home and are Top-10 fighters.
Dana White brings back his popular vlog for UFC 159. In the first installment, we’re back in the cage with Carlos Condit at UFC 158.
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney knows it has only been one quarter, but the benefits from moving to Spike TV have been grand.
The MMA promotion switched from MTV2 to Spike TV beginning this past January, airing live on Thursday nights following TNA Impact Wrestling.
“We had to get to a place where we had a true TV partnership as opposed to a classic licensing relationship, and we’ve got that. So I’m able to sit down with Kevin Kay at Spike and the team there and say, ‘How can are champions defend (their belts) a minimum of three times a year?” said Rebney, in an interview with MMAjunkie.com. “How do we keep fueling that machine?’ We’re finally at a place where we’ve got that set.”
The boss added that being on Spike TV helped with ticket sales.
While Bellator is still several pegs below the UFC in terms of the global giant the “big” guys have become, they remain a viable market for fighters and fans.