Dana White responds to Quinton Jackson’s UFC departure

Rampage did not like UFC President Dana White making fun of the A-Team movie.
Rampage did not like UFC President Dana White making fun of the A-Team movie.

Yesterday we reported that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson had announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts. He felt betrayed and unappreciated by the UFC brass, namely Dana white, and had enough. He wants to make movies.

Tuesday, on Northern California’s Sports 1140 KHTK-AM Carmichael Dave Radio Show, UFC President Dana White responded to the comments Jackson posted on his blog announcing his departure from MMA and the UFC.

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Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker talks Fedor

Strikeforce was founded in 1985 and has been putting on MMA events since 2006. However, CEO and Founder Scott Coker may have made the smartest business move in the history of his company last week when he signed a co-promotion deal with M-1 Global that would allow the world’s number one heavyweight, Fedor Emelianenko, to fight under the Strikeforce banner.

Fedor trained for months to fight Josh Barnett at “Affliction: Trilogy” on Aug. 1. After Barnett tested positive for steroids, the fight was scrapped and the company folded its MMA promotion. There is nothing worse than a fighter without a home — much less the top heavyweight on the planet.

When talking with Sports 1140 KHTK AM on Monday, Coker talked about the opportunity to bid on Fedor’s contract. “Fedor Emelianenko, you know, he was the hottest free agent on the market, and very rare does a fighter of that level become a free agent,” said Coker.

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Rampage hates Evans, Rashad talks loss to Machida, Dana talks Kimbo, Baroni talks Riggs (video collection)

In the following videos ESPN Radio 1100 talks with Rashad Evans about his loss to Lyoto Machida and why he jumped right back into the game as a coach on TUF 10. Rampage talks about his dislike for Evans and the mental test he is facing being around him while taping TUF 10. Carmichael Dave talks with Dana White about how Kimbo Slice came to be a contestant on TUF 10 and gives the details on whether or not he received any “special” contract. Finally, Phil Baroni talks about his upcoming fight with Joe Riggs.

Rashad Evans on losing to Machida

Rest of the videos after the jump…

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Saturday could be the last time Chuck Liddell fights in the Octagon

“[This] might be the last time you ever see Chuck Liddell fight live or on television; the legend, the Iceman, the man who helped build mixed martial arts.” That was UFC President Dana White’s answer Thursday to radio show host, Carmichael Dave, when he asked White if there was anything he wanted to say to the fans about UFC 97, which takes place this Saturday night, April 18th in Montreal.

After hearing those sad words, Dave replied, “Jesus, you really want to say that?” “Yes. He’s one of my best friends, but this could be it. He helped build this business, but this might be his last fight ever,” said the UFC President.

Chuck Liddell is the favorite to win his fight against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua tomorrow night, according to the odds on BetUS.com. They have Liddell at -200 and “Shogun” at +150.

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Sherdog founder, Jeff Sherwood talks about long standing feud with Dana White

Most everyone has heard about Dana White’s recent video blog in which he lashed out at Sherdog reporter Loretta Hunt. And most long time MMA fans know at least partially about the beef Dana and Sherdog have seemingly had for some time now. Only recently however, have both sides been willing to come out and … Read more

UFC President Dana White gives first interview after “Hunt-gate” (audio)

In case you have been in a coma this past week, you probably heard the news about UFC President Dana White using one of his famous video blogs to announce his displeasure at a certain female MMA journalist for a recent article she had written.

Due to White’s particular choice of words he used to lash out at the journalist, he has drawn the ire of mainstream media all over the country. ESPN, FOX Sports, Newsday, USA Today, and the LA Times, just to name a few, all reported on the three minute video blog.

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Dana White talks Fitch, AKA, & Faber

Dana White, UFC President, called in live from Hawaii on the Carmichael Dave Show on Wednesday November 19th in an exclusive interview to discuss Jon Fitch’s release from the UFC and what it means for the future of other AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) fighters.

He makes it clear that his issue is not with Fitch but the people from AKA who manage the fighters. White says they will no longer be dealing with AKA or fighters associated with them.

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