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Dana White
Gender Male
Nationality USA
Ethnic American
Job President of UFC
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2011 11 25 Retrieve

[Kamal Shalorus vs Khabib Nurmagomedov booked for Jan. 20 in Nashville] Undefeated Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has verbally agreed to make his UFC debut against powerful wrestler Kamal ‘Prince of Persia’ Shalorus January 20 in Nashville

2012 11 16 Retrieve

[UFC president Dana White got himself into hot water a few years ago when he bragged that St. Pierre was the most famous athlete ‘in the history of the world’ to come out of Canada] Let’s fly Georges St-Pierre and Wayne Gretzky anywhere else in the world other than America and Canada. Who gives a s-? I like Wayne Gretzky. Got nothing against him. [But] fly him over to England, fly him over to Asia, fly him to anywhere in Europe, Georges St-Pierre gets mobbed, nobody knows who the hell Wayne Gretzky is

2013 12 13 Retrieve

[Georges St-Pierre announces he will take a break from fighting] I think this is the right move for Georges St-Pierre. You can hear by listening to him he’s got a lot of issues personally that he needs to deal with

At the end of the day, it’s really not that big of a deal. The guy’s [Georges St-Pierre] got some things that he needs to deal with. He was classy enough to say ‘I’m not going to jam up the 170-pound division while I deal with these things, I’m going to step aside and handle myself and then I’ll be back’

And as far as working with us, there’s nobody better. If I had 475 guys like Georges St-Pierre, my life would be a lot easier

2017 08 07 Retrieve

[Dismissing the notion that Conor McGregor made a mistake by not aligning with one of the respected California boxing trainers, like Freddie Roach, Abel Sanchez or Virgil Hunter, since he’s been out of the octagon since November] It looks damn good. I’ve got to say I was impressed. Here’s the thing: Boxing guys have been going after Floyd Mayweather for years and nobody’s been able to do it. What are they going to teach Conor? Conor knows how to fight. Conor fights in real fights, and he’s going to show Floyd a completely different look than traditional boxing guys. Conor’s going to … fight Floyd Mayweather

2018 09 21 Retrieve

[How Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted to pretty much every Conor McGregor press conference insult] It was dark, man. It was the darkest press conference I’ve ever been a part of. Conor McGregor is the master of mental warfare. Yes, you’re not human if that doesn’t affect you. It’s impossible not to affect. Conor knows that. Conor came in and did what Conor does. That’s why I say he’s the best ever.

2019 08 31 Retrieve

[UFC President Dana White spoke about those Weili Zhang vs. Ronda Rousey comparisons] I don’t know if you saw this week but Ronda Rousey posted on Instagram message to Weili Zhang and Jessica Andrade this weekend. The fight that happened tonight, the UFC is a global sport, so tonight Weili Zhang’s performance was so good and so big that people were watching this fight in Canada, United States, Brazil, and the Middle East.

Weili Zhang became a huge star tonight. Globally, not just here in China. Obviously the first ever Chinese world champion. She’s still very fresh and young in her career. We’ll see what is in store for her, but she’s off to a good start

2019 09 09 Retrieve

Tony Ferguson is next in line for the fight if he accepts the fight. We’ll see how this thing plays out when Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight again and if Tony wants the fight. Tony Ferguson gets the next shot and obviously if for whatever reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t want the fight at that time then we would figure out what was next but Conor McGregor would make a lot of sense. Conor McGregor wants that fight really badly and I’m sure the fans would want to see it

[Conor McGregor’s rape allegation] I know zero about that. The back-and-forth I’ve had with him about that [is] that it’s not him, that it’s somebody else. You know? So, I don’t know

2019 10 09 Retrieve

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the man now. Conor McGregor isn’t the man any more, so Khabib gets to sit back and call the shots. Next month at Madison Square Garden, we’ve got Nate Diaz vs Jorge Masvidal, sold out. So whoever wins that fight could fight Conor McGregor. We’ve got ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, we’ve got Justin Gaethje, but what Conor wants right now really is the Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch. So we’ll see how that whole thing plays out. But if you’re Khabib, you got the Tony Ferguson fight, George St-Pierre wants to fight, and you’ve got the Conor McGregor fight

2019 11 06 Retrieve

[Khabib Nurmagomedov in talks over blockbuster UFC fight against Tony Ferguson next year] Yeah. Yup. We’re working on that. If you think about next year, Conor has said publicly that he wants to come back and fight next year. You’ve got Tony Ferguson versus Khabib Nurmagomedov, you’ve got Jorge Masvidal out there right now, you’ve got Israel Adesanya who is saying ‘Everybody thinks Yoel Romero is so tough, I’ll fight Yoel Romero’. And then you’ve got Paulo Costa out there too. There’s a lot of good fights next. And oh, we haven’t talked about Jon Jones. Then you’ve still got Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier again. There’s so many good fights next year

2019 11 07 Retrieve

[Dana White reveals Alexander Gustafsson will indeed have another UFC fight] We definitely talked to him, and he definitely wants to fight again. [But] No timeline for when

2019 12 05 Retrieve

[Dana White has verbal deal in place with Floyd Mayweather] It’s true. We sat at the Clippers game. We started talking and we literally got a deal done right there on the court. And if things play out the way things Floyd and I think they will, I will probably sit down with Al Haymon [Floyd Mayweather’s manager] in March and get a deal on paper. If everything goes our way, Floyd and I would be doing something in October or November [of 2020]