Dana White Reveals UFC Financial Records to Dispute Claims from Oscar De La Hoya

Dana White escalated his ongoing feud with Oscar De La Hoya by revealing financial records for Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz to refute claims made by the Golden Boy Promotions CEO. The war of words between promoters started months ago when De La Hoya ri…

Dana White escalated his ongoing feud with Oscar De La Hoya by revealing financial records for Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz to refute claims made by the Golden Boy Promotions CEO. The war of words between promoters started months ago when De La Hoya ripped the boxing match between former UFC champion Conor McGregor and […]

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Oscar De La Hoya Reveals Reason He’ll Keep Promoting MMA

Despite what many may assume, Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t plan on stopping promoting mixed martial arts (MMA) events anytime soon. Last month Golden Boy Promotions decided to get into the MMA business. Their inaugural event was focused around a trilogy bout between two former UFC champions. Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell headlined the event […]

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Despite what many may assume, Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t plan on stopping promoting mixed martial arts (MMA) events anytime soon.

Last month Golden Boy Promotions decided to get into the MMA business. Their inaugural event was focused around a trilogy bout between two former UFC champions. Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell headlined the event form The Forum in Inglewood, California. Ortiz picked up the first-round knockout victory over Liddell, who looked absolutely terrible from the opening bell.

The event received a lot of criticism, especially for the fact that Liddell was allowed to compete. UFC President Dana White came out against the fight, blasting Oscar De La Hoya for promoting the event. Reports then began to surface indicating that the PPV’s numbers weren’t doing too hot. It was suggested the PPV didn’t even make 50,000 buys, and numbers were as low as between 25,000 to 30,000.

Speaking to TSN recently, De La Hoya responded to White’s recent criticisms, and denied reports that his PPV buys were that low (via Bloody Elbow):

“I mean look, first of all the LA Times is wrong. And second of all, they didn’t count our digital buys, which far exceeded the linear buys that we did. So, those reports are false.

“If Dana White wants to criticize the fact that I put a show together for Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz. It’s because they wanted to get paid. They wanted to make money. If Dana White is going to keep criticizing me, then pay your fighters so they won’t have to be fighting when they’re 49-years-old. It’s as easy as that.

“And so, as long as Dana White’s not paying his fighters, I’m going to continue promoting MMA.”

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Sage Northcutt Reacts To Dana White’s Version Of His UFC Departure

Sage Northcutt reacts to the version that UFC President Dana White has given regarding his departure from the Las Vegas-based promotion. The rising prospect decided during his time as a free agent that it was best for him to sign with ONE. This was instead of staying with the UFC. The UFC President talked about […]

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Sage Northcutt reacts to the version that UFC President Dana White has given regarding his departure from the Las Vegas-based promotion.

The rising prospect decided during his time as a free agent that it was best for him to sign with ONE. This was instead of staying with the UFC. The UFC President talked about Northcutt’s status while speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast. This is where he claimed that they chose not to re-sign Northcutt and not that Northcutt left them.

However, Northcutt made it known in an interview with Ariel Helwani that he was the one who made the call to leave the UFC.

“I know at first, the UFC said that I had been cut from the UFC, but it actually didn’t happen like that,” Northcutt said. “I wasn’t cut from the UFC. Actually, the UFC wasn’t able to match the incentive. What was being offered from ONE Championship. So they actually had to physically release me. It was the best thing to release me.”

His Side

Northcut made an appearance back in 2015 on the debut episode of Dana White’s Lookin’ for a Fight web series. He would later go 6-2 in the UFC. The prospect continued by reflecting his options with the UFC about his future plans.

“When it was said that I was being released or cut from the UFC to go be able to develop as a fighter. Go work on my skills, that wasn’t the case,” Northcutt said (H/T to MMaNews). “I was actually offered to fight for the top 10 in the UFC and fight Ponzinibbio. Fight the main event inside Argentina. So I accepted that fight. And we said, OK, let’s do a one-fight contract for this so I could prove myself that I can fight in the top 10. I can go beat the top-10 guys. And then, we can come back and we can create a contract with more fights. Like four or five fights if we want.

“But then, the UFC after that, they came back saying, ‘Do you want to fight Ponzinibbio?’ And we said yes. They came back after that and said, OK, Sage, we’re going to ask you to do a two-fight contract. And me and my coaches actually said, no, you know what? We’re not going to do that.”

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Sage Northcutt Contradicts White’s Version of UFC Departure

The first news that came out about the end of Sage Northcutt’s UFC run was Dana White, who in a recent appearance on “UFC Unfiltered” stated that the UFC decided not to resign Sage Northcutt: “We let Sage go,” White said. “Sage is you…

The first news that came out about the end of Sage Northcutt’s UFC run was Dana White, who in a recent appearance on “UFC Unfiltered” stated that the UFC decided not to resign Sage Northcutt: “We let Sage go,” White said. “Sage is young and Sage needs some work. Let him get some work in […]

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Tyron Woodley Responds To Dana White’s Claim He Doesn’t Want To Fight

Tyron Woodley responds to the latest comments made by UFC President Dana White over the fact that the UFC boss thinks he doesn’t want to fight. Woodley’s next fight has been delayed to the first quarter of 2019 after he underwent surgery for a hand injury. The UFC welterweight champion is expected to fight former […]

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Tyron Woodley responds to the latest comments made by UFC President Dana White over the fact that the UFC boss thinks he doesn’t want to fight.

Woodley’s next fight has been delayed to the first quarter of 2019 after he underwent surgery for a hand injury. The UFC welterweight champion is expected to fight former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. However, there’s been problems with making this fight a reality.

It’s no secret the UFC President is not a fan of Woodley and made that clear since he became the champ. Woodley addressed White’s recent statements about him while on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show. This is where he noted that he needs to be cleared in order to fight in January.

Woodley Fires Back

“I’ve agreed to fight Colby. I’ve agreed to fight really anybody that’s the funny part,” Woodley said (H/T to MMAFighting). “I just asked for a little more time before I can confirm [my hand is good to go]. I’ve never said no to January 26. Let’s get that on record. I actually want to fight in Anaheim.

I’ve stepped up for the UFC many, many, many times. But at one point, you need to start monitoring your legacy, monitoring your title run, monitoring the way you want to be remembered. I don’t want to be remembered as a guy that lost a fight to Colby Covington. Or anybody else, because he knew he wasn’t 100 percent. 

The UFC welterweight champion made one thing perfectly clear. He’s a prizefighter. Thus, fighting is his job and the main source of income for his family.

“I don’t make money if I don’t fight,” Woodley concluded. “If y’all think I want to sit around, and you think I make enough money in music, or TV, or movies, you guys have got life messed up. I make my money in fighting. That’s where I do the best at. I recognize it’s my season right now, and that’s what I’m prepared to do.”

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Colby Covington Isn’t Worried About Dana White

This past week, UFC President Dana White had some harsh comments about UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington. A fight between Woodley and Covington has been targeted for quite some time. Woodley and Covington have both had issues that have prevented the bout from actually happening. During UFC 231 fight week, White said […]

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This past week, UFC President Dana White had some harsh comments about UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington.

A fight between Woodley and Covington has been targeted for quite some time. Woodley and Covington have both had issues that have prevented the bout from actually happening. During UFC 231 fight week, White said that he questions whether or not Woodley or Covington actually want to fight. 

Now, Covington has gotten his opportunity to respond to those comments. He joined “Ariel Helwani MMA Show” today (Mon. December 10, 2018) and said he’s not worried about what White – or anyone for that matter – is saying or doing (via MMA News):

“Me and Dana, we’ve never had a relationship. I leave that between him and my agent Dan Lambert. They have a relationship, they do the business. I’m here, Dana White knows what’s good for business. I am what’s good for business.

“I’m the biggest fight in the division right now. I’m the numbers, that’s why everyone is calling my name. They want to fight me, they don’t even want to fight anybody else. They want me. I just keep Dana White like, he is who he is I am who I am.

“I’m doing what I’m doing, he’s doing what he’s doing. I’m not focused on what he’s doing or what he’s saying – I’m focused on what I’m doing. And I got one thing to say, just like Scarface said, ‘I got my balls and I got my word, and I don’t break them for nobody.’”

Covington won the UFC interim welterweight championship this past summer when he defeated Rafael dos Anjos. It was believed that the victory would finally allow Covington and Woodley to match-up and settle their differences, unifying their welterweight titles. However, Covington couldn’t make the date offered by the UFC, and Woodley defended his title against Darren Till at UFC 228 instead.

Now, Woodley must wait for a doctor’s clearance to see if he can fight again soon following a recent injury. Whether or not he’s matched up against Covington next remains to be seen.

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