Dana White says ‘Fight Island’ will be operational by June with Octagon on the beach

UFC’s announcement to return on May 9 in Jacksonville, Florida, for the first of three fight cards in eight days haven’t stalled Dana White’s plans to make “Fight Island” a reality.  The UFC president, making the announcements Friday during an Instagram Live chat with ESPN, confirmed infrastructure continues to be Read more

Dana White planning loaded UFC fight card on May 9 headlined by three championship bouts

The UFC’s plans to hold UFC 249 on April 18 at an “undisclosed location” fell apart when political pressure fell on pay-per-view distributor Disney and ESPN. The UFC is now forging ahead with its efforts to be the “first sport back” during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. UFC president Dana White Read more

David Samson says UFC’s Dana White is showing poor leadership in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

On Thursday, UFC president Dana White announced that UFC 249 has been postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. White revealed that Disney and ESPN executives urged him to cancel the event that had been moved from Barclays Center Brooklyn to a California resort on an Indian reservation. During Read more

UFC 249: Dana White may stumble into Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II in 2020 after all

In these already unprecedented times with professional sports coming to a standstill amid the coronavirus outbreak, Dana White’s bold mission that the show must go on has taken an almost comical feel.  The UFC president has largely dismissed the warnings of local and federal guidelines during this global pandemic and Read more