Dana White Explains The Difference Between GSP & Henry Cejudo

Dana WhiteUFC President Dana White sat down with Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports to discuss all things UFC. One of the main topics of conversation for the pair was Henry Cejudo, following the recent announcement that Max Holloway dropped out of his trilogy bout with Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, ‘Triple C’ has been active on social […]

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UFC President Dana White sat down with Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports to discuss all things UFC.

One of the main topics of conversation for the pair was Henry Cejudo, following the recent announcement that Max Holloway dropped out of his trilogy bout with Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, ‘Triple C’ has been active on social media asking for that fight, something that Dana simply isn’t interested in for multiple reasons.

“First of all, Cejudo isn’t even in the USADA pool, there’s so many things that people don’t understand that it takes for this to happen,” White said. “George St Pierre was still in USADA you know what I mean, He would have to get into USADA again, and then there’s a period of time when he would have to be tested. You couldn’t just take a short notice fight in a different weight division, there’s so much more to it than that.”

Dana White Feels Henry Cejudo Doesn’t Really Want To Fight

Dana White Would go onto to reiterate this point later during the interview reminding viewers that if Cejudo really wanted to step back in and compete he knows what phone calls to make and that calling out division champions on social media isn’t the way to get a fight, especially when you’re retired.

“The thing is with Cejudo is hes retired,” White said. “There’s a way to go about it, if you really want to fight, that’s what you really want to do like you want the Volkanovski fight, you could go online start talking to Volkanovski calling him names and all this stuff, but what you really have to do is pick up the phone and call and say hey what’s the procedure I need to follow to get back into a fight. I want to unretire and when can I get back into the USADA pool how fast and what do I need to do, that’s how you get a fight.”

“If you really want to fight, get down here and make some calls”

“You’re asking me about a retired fighter that isn’t anywhere near coming back to take on Alexander Volkanovski who’s in a different weight class, on a short notice fight. Why are we talking about this? How does this make sense? If you want this fight, get on the phone with the matchmakers and get the ball rolling.”

It appears White has no interest unless Cejudo starts to follow the right steps to get back into the UFC, if hes serious about completing his quest for ‘Quadruple C’ status.

Do you think Dana White should book Alexander Volkanovski vs. Henry Cejudo?

Dana White Says Brock Lesnar Was Tested By USADA Before Mark Hunt Fight

Dana WhiteDana White has revealed that Brock Lesnar was tested for performance-enhancing drugs on multiple occasions leading up to his matchup with Mark Hunt. UFC 200 saw the return of Lesnar to MMA after being away from the sport for just shy of five years. The former heavyweight champion would take on Hunt in his return […]

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Dana White has revealed that Brock Lesnar was tested for performance-enhancing drugs on multiple occasions leading up to his matchup with Mark Hunt.

UFC 200 saw the return of Lesnar to MMA after being away from the sport for just shy of five years. The former heavyweight champion would take on Hunt in his return bout and initially got the best of ‘The Super Samoan’ beating him via unanimous decision.

However, following on from the bout it was revealed the result would be changed to a no-contest due to the fact Lesnar had tested both pre-fight and post-fight for the banned substance clomiphene. People were lead to believe that this was due to Lesnar not being under regular USADA testing which allowed him a ‘free pass’ on his return which enabled him to use such banned substances.

The UFC president has now claimed that Lesnar was regularly tested in the build-up to this matchup, in a recent interview with Yahoo Sports.

“USADA was testing him, he was tested leading into that fight,” White said. “He tested negative four times before he got into that fight”

Following on from this Lesnar wouldn’t compete in the UFC again.

Dana White And USADA’s Need To Tighten Testing Regulations

What seemed to cause an issue back in 2016 appears to still be giving the UFC problems now, and although the company uses USADA for testing their athletes more needs to be done by both parties to ensure fighters are competing clean.

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling gave his thoughts on USADA and the need to implement stronger punishments for those fighters who do get caught testing positive.

“It bothers me, man, it sure does bother me because you should do jail time for doing steroids or EPO or any type of sh*t like that in the UFC, in combat sports, in general. You can literally rearrange someone’s career, their livelihood doing contact sports, man.”

Until testing improves there will unfortunately always be athletes within the sport who try to gain a competitive edge through cheating. What more should USADA do to clamp down even further on these athletes?

Is USADA doing enough to prevent the use of PED’s within the sport?

Aljamain Sterling ‘You Should Do Jail Time For Doing Steroids’

Aljamain SterlingAljamain Sterling has revealed his frustration with USADA over the lack of international fighters being tested for any performance-enhancing substances. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour podcast, the current bantamweight champion revealed that there isn’t enough being done to stop fighters cheating. Sterling was also quick to point out due to the nature […]

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling has revealed his frustration with USADA over the lack of international fighters being tested for any performance-enhancing substances.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour podcast, the current bantamweight champion revealed that there isn’t enough being done to stop fighters cheating. Sterling was also quick to point out due to the nature of MMA and contact-sport that should be serious reprimand for those who do get caught up cheating.

“It bothers me, man, it sure does bother me because you should do jail time for doing steroids or EPO or any type of sh*t like that in the UFC, in combat sports, in general. You can literally rearrange someone’s career, their livelihood doing contact sports, man.”

“This is not like playing basketball, we’re not shooting hoops, we’re not hitting a baseball into the crowd, you know what I’m talking about, you know, we’re of course we’re dealing with life-changing events when you step into that octagon.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda.com)

Sterling would go on to say that USADA hasn’t been testing athletes enough and that given the different viewpoints on using PED’s in other countries he wouldn’t be surprised if international fighters are encouraged to use them.

You can Watch Aljamain Sterling’s interview here:

Aljamain Sterling Set To Defend His Title at UFC 273

Despite his frustration with USADA, Sterling will be turning his attention towards UFC 273 where he will defend his bantamweight title in a long-awaited rematch with Petr Yan in April. Sterling acquired the belt from Yan back at UFC 259 following a DQ victory due to an illegal strike and since that there has been bad blood between the pair.

Sterling has made claim before that Petr Yan is cheating or using banned substances within the sport and has spent much of his time as champion stuck in a back and forth with Yan. Finally at UFC 273 with Yan now holding the interim title we will finally get to see who really the best bantamweight on the planet is.

Who do you think wins in the rematch at UFC 273? Aljamain Sterling or Petr Yan?

Aljamain Sterling ‘You Should Do Jail Time For Doing Steroids’

Aljamain SterlingAljamain Sterling has revealed his frustration with USADA over the lack of international fighters being tested for any performance-enhancing substances. During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour podcast, the current bantamweight champion revealed that there isn’t enough being done to stop fighters cheating. Sterling was also quick to point out due to the nature […]

Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling has revealed his frustration with USADA over the lack of international fighters being tested for any performance-enhancing substances.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour podcast, the current bantamweight champion revealed that there isn’t enough being done to stop fighters cheating. Sterling was also quick to point out due to the nature of MMA and contact-sport that should be serious reprimand for those who do get caught up cheating.

“It bothers me, man, it sure does bother me because you should do jail time for doing steroids or EPO or any type of sh*t like that in the UFC, in combat sports, in general. You can literally rearrange someone’s career, their livelihood doing contact sports, man.”

“This is not like playing basketball, we’re not shooting hoops, we’re not hitting a baseball into the crowd, you know what I’m talking about, you know, we’re of course we’re dealing with life-changing events when you step into that octagon.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda.com)

Sterling would go on to say that USADA hasn’t been testing athletes enough and that given the different viewpoints on using PED’s in other countries he wouldn’t be surprised if international fighters are encouraged to use them.

You can Watch Aljamain Sterling’s interview here:

Aljamain Sterling Set To Defend His Title at UFC 273

Despite his frustration with USADA, Sterling will be turning his attention towards UFC 273 where he will defend his bantamweight title in a long-awaited rematch with Petr Yan in April. Sterling acquired the belt from Yan back at UFC 259 following a DQ victory due to an illegal strike and since that there has been bad blood between the pair.

Sterling has made claim before that Petr Yan is cheating or using banned substances within the sport and has spent much of his time as champion stuck in a back and forth with Yan. Finally at UFC 273 with Yan now holding the interim title we will finally get to see who really the best bantamweight on the planet is.

Who do you think wins in the rematch at UFC 273? Aljamain Sterling or Petr Yan?

Jake Paul In Talks With PFL For MMA Crossover Bout

Jake Paul PFLJake Paul has expressed his interest in stepping into the world of MMA in the future following on from his successful start in boxing, and it appears the PFL is open to offering him a home within the sport. Reports suggested that Paul had begun initial talks with the PFL about switching over to make […]

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Jake Paul has expressed his interest in stepping into the world of MMA in the future following on from his successful start in boxing, and it appears the PFL is open to offering him a home within the sport.

Reports suggested that Paul had begun initial talks with the PFL about switching over to make his debut, these comments were later confirmed by PFL CEO Peter Murray who had admitted talks had taken place between the pair.

“Hey, listen, you know, if any major athlete that is considering and wants to get into MMA, of course, the PFL is in the conversation.”

“What the PFL is about is offering fighters opportunities and fans access to great events. Jake has certainly got a large global following. He’s got a strong point of view. He’s a real athlete, and he’s established himself in boxing. And, you know, if he’s looking at MMA as that next opportunity in parallel, perhaps with boxing, of course, we’re going to have a conversation.”

It appears Jake Paul is serious about this move also after ‘The Problem Child’ uploaded a video to his social media practicing throwing leg kicks, in what appears to be his attempt to learn the correct techniques before making the switch.

Will Jake Paul’s success transition to MMA?

Despite the controversy he may cause, Jake Paul had a successful year competing within boxing. He went 3-0 in 2021 which included victories over two former UFC competitors in Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. Paul would viciously KO Askren in April before beating Woodley via decision the first time around and then going on to knockout the former UFC welterweight champion in their December rematch.

Paul’s antics away from the ring may not always be the best, however, Murray has made it clear of his intentions at the PFL and what they are aiming to do.

“It doesn’t mean the PFL supports his detailed manifesto, It’s not about that. What we’re about is providing opportunities for fighters and great events for fans. Simple.” (Transcribed by MMAJunkie.com)

Do you think Jake Paul will compete within MMA?

Francis Ngannou: ‘I Will Not Fight For $500K, $600K Anymore’

Francis NgannouUFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has revealed his desire to re-negotiate the terms of his contract with the current champion hoping for a step-up in pay as well as allowing him the opportunity to box, should it ever arise. Ngannou will defend his heavyweight title next week against the undefeated Cyril Gane in the main […]

Francis Ngannou

UFC Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has revealed his desire to re-negotiate the terms of his contract with the current champion hoping for a step-up in pay as well as allowing him the opportunity to box, should it ever arise.

Ngannou will defend his heavyweight title next week against the undefeated Cyril Gane in the main event of UFC 270 but has said following on from this final matchup in his contract, he will no longer be willing to fight for the same pay.

“No, I will not fight for $500,000, $600,000 anymore, I mean, it’s over. It’s over. I just did this. I took this fight for a personal reason, and I want to make sure that regardless, even if it’s unfair, I have been wrongly treated, I can make my case to say I have completed the eight fights. But no.”

Ngannou signed a 5-year deal prior to his first title shot against Stipe Miocic at UFC 220, which states that if he were to be holding the heavyweight championship come the end of his contract, he would be bound to the promotion for a minimum of one extra year or three fights. Ngannou spoke on his contract frustration despite feeling mistreated given his activity within the company during his time.

“The UFC contract is very tricky, that’s why you sign [a 40-month] contract and you find yourself after four years still dealing with that, even though you have been active.”

Francis Ngannou vs Tyson Fury?

Francis Ngannou has been very vocal with his desire to transition over and try Boxing at the elite level, at he wants to take on one of boxing’s biggest name in Tyson Fury, something he says discussions have been going on for, for a while now.

“We’ve been having this discussion for over one year, and it seems like they were OK with it,”

“When the UFC is involved, it’s just going to make it bigger. So yes, if I want to box, I would like the UFC to be involved.”

No matter what happens, given what he’s achieved within the sport Ngannou is proud of where he has got too and knows he was able to achieve something many fighters can only dream of.

“Let’s make something very clear, the reason why I’m here is because I earned it. Nobody has given me anything. So I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, but I’m sure I will make it. I will keep making it. I’m want to win this fight, but if I lost, it’s fine. I don’t think that takes anything out of me as a man. I have done a lot as a man.

“Even if this was the end, well, I’ll say I did it. Not many people in their lifetime, even those who have better opportunities than I, can tell the same story as me. I’m happy where I am.” (transcribed by MMAFighting.com)

Do you think we will ever see Francis Ngannou enter a boxing ring?