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Dana White wouldn’t ‘disrespect’ Stipe Miocic with UFC 295 interim title offer after Jon Jones’ injury

LAS VEGAS – UFC CEO Dana White says Stipe Miocic was never considered to remain on UFC 295 after Jon Jones was forced out of their heavyweight title fight due to injury. The main event of UFC’s 30th anniversary show on Nov. 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York was derailed on Wednesday when […]

Dana White: UFC needs to keep ‘unbelievably talented’ Khamzat Chimaev more active

ABU DHABI – Dana White plans on having Khamzat Chimaev fight more consistently after UFC 294. Chimaev (13-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC) returned from an over-year long layoff against Kamaru Usman in this past Saturday’s middleweight co-main event at Etihad Arena. After a dominant first round which was scored 10-8 for Chimaev, Usman rallied, but “Borz” […]

Dana White says ‘bad boy’ Shara Magomedov needs to upgrade takedown defense after UFC 294 debut win

ABU DHABI – Shara Magomedov’s highly anticipated UFC debut was a successful one. The unbeaten Russian middleweight debuted Saturday against Bruno Silva on the preliminary card of UFC 294 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Magomedov won a 30-27 unanimous decision. He did so with his high-level striking, making up for the several times he […]

Dana White confirms UFC, Michael ‘Venom’ Page have mutual interest

ABU DHABI – “MVP” could be headed to the UFC. One of the biggest homegrown stars in Bellator history, Michael Page has been a free agent for months. In March, he was shown on the UFC 286 broadcast. It’s a rarity for the UFC to go out of its way to acknowledge potential free agents. […]

Dana White weighs in on questionable UFC 294 doctor stoppage after illegal knee to Johnny Walker

ABU DHABI – The cageside doctor at UFC 294 was “inexperienced,” according to Dana White, which the UFC CEO attributed as the primary reason for his questionable decision making during Saturday’s event at Etihad Arena. Perhaps the most bizarre moment of a card filled with fouls came during the featured bout between Magomed Ankalaev and […]