All winners get UFC contract

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on stage and reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 50 event. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity to sign a UFC deal, with UFC president Dana White on hand to make the decisions. The fourth week of the sixth season saw 10 … Read more

Dana White on casino bans, illegal streams, UFC GOATs, more for GQ

Share this article 859 shares share tweet text E-mail link on Facebook on Twitter via text message on LinkedIn by e-mail August 12, 2022 8:45 am ET UFC president Dana White regularly makes himself available to MMA media, but every now and then he goes mainstream on us. Case in point: This GQ feature, … Read more

Dana White explains why he did not give Bo Nickal UFC contract at DWCS

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White believes in Bo Nickal’s abilities as a fighter, but still wasn’t ready to give him a UFC contract on Tuesday evening. In the feature bout of Dana White’s Contender Series 49, Nickal stepped into the cage for the second time as a professional fighter and made quick work … Read more

‘What is a manager actually doing?’

Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz hasn’t always represented himself during his 17-year professional MMA career but says he’s learned some things along the way that caused him to forgo hiring a manager to deal with the UFC. Typically for UFC fighters, contracts are set at a fixed number of bouts and rate, which includes built-in … Read more

Santos, Hill on weight, Lipski misses mark

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on stage and reporting live from Friday’s official UFC on ESPN 40 weigh-ins, where all but one fighter on Saturday’s card hit their marks. In the main event, former light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos (22-10 MMA, 14-9 UFC) takes on Jamahal Hill (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC). Santos was … Read more

Conor McGregor compares Nunes vs. Peña to Nate Diaz rivalry

Conor McGregor is blown away by the similarities between the Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena rivalry and her own with Nate Diaz. McGregor, a former UFC two-division champion like Nunes, couldn’t help but marvel at the result of Saturday night’s UFC 277 main event after Nunes defeated Peña in a dominant unanimous decision to not … Read more

Amanda Nunes says she could’ve finished Julianna Peña

DALLAS – Amanda Nunes says she intentionally dragged her UFC 277 fight with Julianna Peña to the final bell in order to prove a point. Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) avenged her stunning upset loss to Peña (11-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) on Saturday at American Airlines Center in Dallas with a lopsided beatdown over the … Read more