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Ignore Mayweather-Khabib talk, says UFC boss

Oct 20, 2018 - 9:48 AM

UFC president Dana White says Floyd Mayweather's team has yet to contact the MMA promotion group

UNDEFEATED. Floyd Mayweather, who boasts a 50-0 record, wants to square off against MMA star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who also totes a perfect 27-0 card. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Nurmagomedov won't be stripped of MMA title

Oct 10, 2018 - 10:18 AM

UFC president Dana White says he's not sure what the future holds for Khabib Nurmagomedov after figuring in a post-match brawl with Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia raises his champions belt upon the arrival in Makhachkala. Photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keaton Jones tearfully talks about being bullied at school in a video that has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes

BULLIED. Keaton Jones' mother posted his video on Facebook. Screengrab on Keaton Jones video.

Mayweather remains tight-lipped about McGregor fight

May 19, 2017 - 10:15 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr isn t talking about the status of the fight after Dana White says Conor McGregor s side of the fight is all wrapped up

NOT TALKING. Floyd Mayweather Jr didn't feel much like talking about his own pending fight with Conor McGregor while in London to support his protege Gervonta Davis, who will fight Liam Walsh this weekend. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

McGregor says he's signed contract to fight Mayweather

May 18, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Conor McGregor confirms he has inked his contract to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in the boxing ring

BILLION-DOLLAR FIGHT. Conor McGregor puts the ball in Floyd Mayweather's court, signing his contract to meet in a boxing match. File photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

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Jan 10, 2017 - 7:56 PM

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Dana White fires back at Meryl Streep for MMA dig

Jan 10, 2017 - 2:02 PM

The UFC president responds to the actress comment about MMA during her 2017 Golden Globes speech

FIRING BACK. UFC president Dana White gives a voice to the MMA community as he responds to actress Meryl Streep's comment about the sport during her 2017 Golden Globes speech. File Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

UFC sold for $4 billion – reports

Jul 11, 2016 - 5:25 PM

UFC is reportedly sold to a group led by WME IMG an entertainment agency whose head honcho Ari Emanuel is a longtime friend of the UFC

SOLD. UFC is reportedly sold for $4 billion. This is a view of the Octagon before the start of a UFC event in Macau in 2012. File Photo by DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA

Jon Jones out of UFC 200 main event after possible anti-doping violation

Jul 07, 2016 - 1:49 PM

UFC is now scrambling for a replacement opponent for Daniel Cormier after Jon Jones was notified of an out of competition test coming up positive

WELL, THEN. Jon Jones is out of UFC 200. Photo from Wikipedia

Bisping replaces Weidman to face Rockhold at UFC 199

May 19, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Luke Rockhold will now defend his middleweight title against Michael Bisping whom he submitted in two rounds in 2014

REPLACEMENT FOE. Michael Bisping (L) seeks revenge against middleweight titleholder Luke Rockhold. Photos from their respective Facebooks

UFC denies 'for sale' report

May 11, 2016 - 2:31 PM

The UFC is not for sale UFC president Dana White is quoted as saying in response to an EPSN report the MMA organization is for sale

SELL UFC? Will UFC be sold? This is a view of the Octagon before the start of a UFC event in Macau in 2012. File Photo by DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA

Dana White denies Conor McGregor's reinstatement on UFC 200 card

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:30 PM

It s not true We haven t talked to Conor or his manager since the press conference I don t know why he would tweet that

NO REINSTATEMENT. UFC boss Dana White says Conor McGregor is not back on the UFC 200 card. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

Conor McGregor: ‘I am not retired’

Apr 21, 2016 - 11:59 PM

UFC fighter Conor McGregor backtracks on his earlier retirement announcement saying he just wants to handle less of the promotional duties

BACK IN ACTION. Conor McGregor says he isn't retiring just days after saying he was. File photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images/AFP

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Apr 20, 2016 - 6:49 PM

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Conor McGregor retires in shock announcement

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:38 AM

UFC star Conor McGregor shocks the sports world by announcing his retirement

CAGED. Conor McGregor has shocked the world again, this time by announcing his retirement at age 27. Photo by Rey Del Rio/AFP

WATCH: McGregor, Diaz in a near brawl at UFC 196 presser

Mar 04, 2016 - 12:16 PM

McGregor and Diaz have to be separated by UFC president Dana White and venue security

Report: Dos Anjos-McGregor, Holm-Tate bouts set for March’s UFC 197

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The UFC is setting a blockbuster event that will feature two title bouts

TITLE CLASH. Conor McGregor will make his first trip into the cage following his record-setting KO of Jose Aldo against Rafael dos Anjos. Photos from their Facebooks

Boxers won't flock to UFC after Holm's KO, says White

Nov 16, 2015 - 7:46 PM

“If I was a boxer I won’t be running here too quick Dana White says after former boxing champ Holly Holm knocked out MMA s biggest star in two rounds

Holly Holm has successfully transitioned from boxing to MMA at the highest level. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

Ronda Rousey taken to hospital after knockout loss

Nov 15, 2015 - 4:45 PM

Rousey was taken to a Melbourne hospital to get stitches on her lip and be observed following her knockout loss

ROWDY NIGHT. Ronda Rousey's rising star was hit by the Holly Holm comet. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Ronda Rousey to defend UFC title against Holly Holm

Aug 21, 2015 - 9:33 PM

Ronda Rousey will make her seventh title defense against former boxing champion Holly Holm

Ronda Rousey (L) will defend her UFC title against former boxing champion turned MMA fighter Holly Holm (R). Rousey photo from AFP/Holm photo from Facebook

Rousey vs Tate III not happening on Aldo-McGregor card

Aug 11, 2015 - 3:30 PM

UFC boss Dana White has other plans in mind but did not mention the exact date of Rousey’s third date with Tate inside the cage

NO TATE-ROUSEY. UFC president Dana White declared there won't be a third meeting between Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey at UFC 194. Tate file photo by Josh Albelda; Rousey file photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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Aug 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Aug 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Aug 06, 2015 - 5:00 AM

UFC boss Dana White thinks fighters should keep religion talk at home

Jul 06, 2015 - 3:48 AM

It s awesome you love Jesus; love Jesus all you want You just don t have to do it publicly said Dana White

UFC president Dana White would prefer it if fighters didn't discuss religious matters after fights

Tuck, Magney named UFC Manila Performers of the Night

May 17, 2015 - 4:57 AM

Tuck defeated Korean Tae Hyun Bang by first round rear naked choke while Magny recovered from a shaky start to notch a technical knockout win over Hyun Gyu Lim

Jon Tuck (R) defeated Korean Tae Hyun Bang by first round rear naked choke. Photo by Josh Albelda

UFC strips off Jones from world title; Johnson faces Cormier for vacant belt

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:29 PM

UFC’s decision comes following Jones’ arrest over a hit and run incident Daniel Cormier will face Anthony Johnson for the vacant light heavyweight championship

The UFC takes away Jon Jones' light heavyweight title following a hit-and-run incident. Photo from Jones' Facebook page

Weidman out of UFC 184; Rousey-Zingano moves to main event

Feb 01, 2015 - 12:45 PM

A major blow has hit the UFC 184 pay per view event as a rib injury forced middleweight champion Chris Weidman to withdraw from his title tilt with Vitor Belfort

Chris Weidman has withdrawn from UFC 184 with an injury. File photo by Marcelo Sayão/EPA

UFC boss knew Jon Jones’ drug test results beforehand

Jan 08, 2015 - 4:12 PM

You worry about the person first you forget about the fighting and the work side of it and worry about the person says Dana White

UFC President Dana White appears on FOX Sports 1’s “America’s Pregame” to talk about Jon Jones testing positive on cocaine. Screenshot from Youtube.com/UFConFox

Floyd Mayweather wants to promote MMA events

Oct 12, 2014 - 1:13 PM

I want a lot of MMA fighters to get in touch with Mayweather Promotions said the undefeated American boxer

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva retires, lashes out at UFC

Sep 22, 2014 - 2:42 PM

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement from competition but not before taking shots at UFC for the way he claims they treat fighters

Wanderlei Silva at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 in Las Vegas. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Jones-Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 178 in September

Jun 07, 2014 - 1:32 PM

Despite previously expressing disinterest in fighting a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has had a change of heart

ONE MORE TIME. UFC light heavyweight champ Jon "Bones" Jones (L) and Alexander Gustafsson (R) will do it once more at UFC 178. Jones photo from his website/Gustafsson from Wikipedia

Rousey meets Davis in UFC 175 co-headliner

Apr 13, 2014 - 10:37 AM

Rowdy Rousey is in for another title defense as she is set to face Alexis Davis at UFC 175

File Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP

Carano considering MMA return for Rousey showdown

Apr 05, 2014 - 8:05 PM

Gina Carano dropped hints of a possible return to mixed martial arts where a showdown between her and Ronda Rousey looms

DREAM FIGHT. Gina Carano (left) was the face of women's MMA, a title Ronda Rousey (R) now holds. Photos from AFP

Weidman-Machida title tilt rescheduled for UFC 175

Mar 25, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Another major blow has hit the UFC 173 pay per view on May 24 as a knee injury forced middleweight champion Chris Weidman to withdraw from his championship clash against Lyoto Machida

RESCHEDULED. The bout between Chris Weidman (L) and Lyoto Machida (R) has been moved to UFC 175 after Weidman withdrew with a knee injury. Photos from Wikipedia

UFC is coming to the Philippines, says Dana White

Jan 31, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Is Ultimate Fighting Championship coming to the Philippines? UFC president Dana White says that the archipelago nation is one of the mixed martial arts promotion s target destinations

UFC-YOU SOON? UFC President Dana White (left) with legendary fighter Anderson Silva (right). Photo by Marcelo Sayão/EPA

Bieber tweet stirs piracy talk

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Justin requests fans to send him a UFC fight video presumably pirated

PIRACY? UFC Head calls out Bieber on tweet requesting a video of a popular match

GSP dominates trash-talking Diaz in UFC

Mar 19, 2013 - 9:01 AM

Georges St Pierre silenced the trash talking Nick Diaz inside the ring in UFC 158 sending his foe thinking of retirment

History made, hype proven for Ronda Rousey

Feb 25, 2013 - 8:55 AM

Ronda Rousey made history by winning the first women s UFC match against Liz Carmouche

Photo from UFC.com

UFC President attacks Mayweather on anti-Pacquiao, anti-Lin tweets

Feb 23, 2012 - 12:56 PM

Dana White challenges Mayweather to fight Manny Pacquiao instead of taking the fight to Twitter