Dana White on Israel Adesanya’s win vs. Anderson Silva, Robert Whittaker’s health | UFC 234

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  • Published: 10 February 2019
  • UFC president Dana White speaks with ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto about the condition of middleweight champ Robert Whittaker that led to his withdrawal from UFC 234’s main event vs. Kelvin Gastelum. White says Joe Silva told him the first round of Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya reminded him of a Kung Fu movie.

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Comments • 213

  • Beltway TV
    Beltway TV  2 months back

    Don't people get tired of Dana swinging on Andersons jock ?

    • Rick Garcia
      Rick Garcia  2 months back

      Get grossed out looking at that mug.

      • Wilung Chapvo
        Wilung Chapvo  3 months back

        Best MAa fight ever

        • TexMex 420
          TexMex 420  3 months back

          They took Tony's belt when he needed surgery. They need to take Roberts as well

          • samoan SAIYAN
            samoan SAIYAN  3 months back

            If you ever want your gf to learn how to polish a perfect knob, tell her to take notes from Dana White.

            Would love him to fight Oscar Dela Hoya. Even in Oscars fat ass state, he'll still bash that mic grabbing fkwit.

            • CJ Luna
              CJ Luna  3 months back

              Ohhh they still have UFC fights

              • Hypercube
                Hypercube  3 months back

                Dana my little bullfrog

                • j l
                  j l  3 months back

                  Israel wasn't that good in that fight , he didn't drop Silva nor stop him after a two year lay off . Plus Silva is in he's 40 should have been a walk in the park for Israel but that's just my opinion .

                  • ForThePlayerz.On3
                    ForThePlayerz.On3  3 months back

                    His head is just a dick, come on look at it, it looks like someone beating it all the time ,dana dick

                    • Top10MetalSongs
                      Top10MetalSongs  3 months back

                      1:25 Israel Lasagna?

                      • BasedAshKetchum
                        BasedAshKetchum  3 months back

                        Silva needs to retire smh he looked so bad in that ring

                        • Marc M
                          Marc M  3 months back

                          its not a ring

                      • Rob D
                        Rob D  3 months back

                        "appreciate it man." (To Dana White) Lol who is this reporter...the more I see him the more I dislike him...

                        • Ant Bro
                          Ant Bro  3 months back

                          The one being like the other myth put to rest all good...

                          • Andrew Morris
                            Andrew Morris  3 months back

                            Who gives a shit about this coke head pansy ass. The real fighter of the weekend was Gervonta Davis.

                            • Blakebot J
                              Blakebot J  3 months back

                              😰 all right. What is the name of the condition Dana is describing that Whitaker has and how do I make sure no one I know gets this???

                              • Frank Mill
                                Frank Mill  3 months back

                                Anderson Silva is 247 years old - Dana White

                                • Ultraspontane
                                  Ultraspontane  3 months back

                                  Fight sucked. Both fighters too scared to engage, looked like a sparring match.

                                  • TexMex 420
                                    TexMex 420  3 months back

                                    I agree 100 percent. Boring sparing match

                                  • Hype School Beast
                                    Hype School Beast  3 months back

                                    Ultraspontane they held back obviously 🙄 they had too much respect for each other

                                • Sandernista
                                  Sandernista  3 months back

                                  Anderson Silva needs to retire.

                                  • Allen Fepuleai
                                    Allen Fepuleai  3 months back

                                    Who in their right mind bought this ppv? I know I’m stingy but cmon man

                                    • breal8484
                                      breal8484  3 months back

                                      2:09 ..but they did stare and taunt each other,especially in the third round...tell me im lying!

                                      • breal8484
                                        breal8484  3 months back

                                        Cant believe this won fight of the night.Are you serious?! They barely fought at all,this was a glorified sparring session.By the way,to all those that are prepared to call me a casual of the sport,I assure you im not and ive been watching for over 20years and ive seen technical bouts,Brawls and everything in between..This fight was a case of one fighter who took it easy on his Idol and another fighter who showed uo just to pass the torch and didn’t care if he won or lost.

                                        • Michael Newell
                                          Michael Newell  3 months back

                                          Totally f****** gay.

                                          • Michael Newell
                                            Michael Newell  3 months back

                                            F*** you Dana White!. Don't forget to take your nightly testosterone and steroid cocktail. Dumbass Trump sucks major f****** Russian cocks!.

                                            • ga swamp assassin
                                              ga swamp assassin  3 months back

                                              Im a fan of both but this was an rigged exhibition sparring shesh imo kinda like silva vs Cormier

                                              • Ho Lee Fok
                                                Ho Lee Fok  3 months back

                                                "cocaine is a hell of drugs" Dana's teeths

                                                • Atom Ant
                                                  Atom Ant  3 months back

                                                  And Anderson still hasn’t won since.....ages ago! Yet he continues to tarnish his legacy,how sad...

                                                  • Marc M
                                                    Marc M  3 months back

                                                    2 years is considered ages?

                                                • James Mutell
                                                  James Mutell  3 months back

                                                  TAKE THAT PURSE MONEY AND GET THE ATTORNEY GENERAL INVOLVED...EITHER U SET UP A FAIR RIGHTOUS FIGHT FOR THE PUBLIC U SOLD AS.THAT WAS NO FIGHT....A PAYDAY FOR FRAUD

                                                  • Super Slacker
                                                    Super Slacker  3 months back

                                                    So I guess Dana has no problem with Silva fighting but he was against the chuck and Tito fight...

                                                    • Blakebot J
                                                      Blakebot J  3 months back

                                                      As much as the age factor was on everyone's minds when they were doubting Liddell and Ortiz, many recognized that Ortiz was still at least active most of the time.

                                                      Before Tito, Chuck Liddell last fought in 2010 against Rich Franklin. That is long enough for us to have seen three presidential terms and for people to grow up as MMA fans and yet still not know who Rich Franklin is.

                                                      Silva beat Brunson by decision recently by comparison in his older age. He still has it. Not as much as a young up-and-comer but enough to be entertaining and competitive.

                                                  • dennis bryan
                                                    dennis bryan  3 months back

                                                    235 is next and it is a big one

                                                    • Medroff
                                                      Medroff  2 months back

                                                      The highlight of 235 was Askren choking out Lawler

                                                  • Freddy B
                                                    Freddy B  3 months back

                                                    Dana White walking around like he just got out from a disco club.

                                                    • long beach native
                                                      long beach native  3 months back

                                                      Dana "Uh de de de de" white

                                                      • Slime and me Crystal Francis

                                                        It was caused due to 2 war with romero

                                                        • Stalker
                                                          Stalker  3 months back

                                                          I've had a hernia operation he will be out for month's.

                                                          • mansonlamps
                                                            mansonlamps  3 months back

                                                            Dana Matt Damon white

                                                            • Juan Gutierrez
                                                              Juan Gutierrez  3 months back

                                                              This card in one word: FARTTTTT

                                                              • Marc M
                                                                Marc M  3 months back

                                                                you in one word: BEAN

                                                            • Chris Donahue
                                                              Chris Donahue  3 months back

                                                              Dana white is a Zionist

                                                              • Fuxkyour opinion
                                                                Fuxkyour opinion  3 months back

                                                                Stoney Hiker Haha, my favorit fighters are Anderson Silva (Christian), Jon Jones (Christian), Zabit magomedsharipov (muslim) Israel Adesanya (he’s family is Muslim I think), and Darren Till (Christian). And Khabib (muslim)This have nothing to do with religion, just what you like. Good luck with life. Best regards: A muslim✌🏾

                                                              • Jive Ass Honkey
                                                                Jive Ass Honkey  3 months back

                                                                Omg u r sooo woke lmfao gtfo. Mooslims are trash I cant wait for the Crusades part 2.

                                                              • Fuxkyour opinion
                                                                Fuxkyour opinion  3 months back

                                                                Stoney Hiker you’re brainwashed, living in the matrix. Good luck with life😘

                                                              • Jive Ass Honkey
                                                                Jive Ass Honkey  3 months back

                                                                Better then a muzzscum

                                                            • the beginning
                                                              the beginning  3 months back

                                                              This is bullshit silva is a veteran and held his own. When is this kid going to fight someone his height and reach? Im tired of this jon jones copy cat.

                                                              • Gerardo Yepez
                                                                Gerardo Yepez  3 months back

                                                                On some animé shit.

                                                                • Dave Cooley
                                                                  Dave Cooley  3 months back

                                                                  Silva fight was terrible... love seeing that jackass lose..

                                                                  • Austin Shockey
                                                                    Austin Shockey  3 months back

                                                                    Haha yea he was to blame there was another fighter in the ring to. Did he get knocked out no? Tko? Submitted? He fought a guy 14 years younger than him lol. He fought well all considering.

                                                                • John
                                                                  John  3 months back

                                                                  I just realised Dana White has more technical knowledge than 95% of the fans

                                                                  • Marc M
                                                                    Marc M  3 months back

                                                                    just realized youre 100% gay

                                                                • James V
                                                                  James V  3 months back

                                                                  “The place was sold out even with main event falling out “lol it was sold out before he pulled out and there’s thousands of reports of returned tickets so ya I dunno who he thinks he’s lying to

                                                                  • Hubert Levale
                                                                    Hubert Levale  3 months back

                                                                    You obviously don't understand the mentality of fans for sold out events. Pretty sure there were thousands more lining up to get in.

                                                                    Personally if I had missed out on tix and found out a big piece pulled out but it was still the first time in months since the event last took place in my city. I'd definitely rock up with the lads with fingers crossed.

                                                                • christiansan123
                                                                  christiansan123  3 months back

                                                                  Matt Damon vs Gastéllum for the interim belt

                                                                  • Orlando Sanchez
                                                                    Orlando Sanchez  3 months back

                                                                    Thank god you dont have to pay for these fights anymore and get to stream em for free on BT sports

                                                                    • Dwayne Chomas
                                                                      Dwayne Chomas  3 months back

                                                                      Untill we all find out your bum buddies all on drugs ans droids.. Sry black ppl cant fight clearly dana thinks men believe this fake bullshit.. Black ppl fighting lmfao they use guns and drugs stop hiting criminal and bums hire real men

                                                                      • Ryan Colson
                                                                        Ryan Colson  3 months back

                                                                        The fight was sold out because everyone was already at the building when they found out the Maine event was called off ! LOL

                                                                      • tirrellx
                                                                        tirrellx  3 months back

                                                                        Damn I had the same thing... When I was 16. I couldn't even walk when my shit was slipping in my balls... Had to elevate my torso for the shit to spill back in place. Smh. Couldn't even lift anything over 15 lbs for 3 months... 🤷🏾‍♂️ But I'm no high level athlete with the resources of the ufc at my disposal.

                                                                        • Frank V
                                                                          Frank V  3 months back

                                                                          If Anderson was 2 years younger he would have won. I think a good boxer with enough reach can box Israel in and beat him up. I am not sure about Kelvin because of the reach disadvantage but I think Whittaker will beat him up.

                                                                          • Alan Castillo
                                                                            Alan Castillo  3 months back

                                                                            +Marc M and your a stupid ass trailer trash 😂😂😂 didn't rob get killed by wonderboy

                                                                          • Marc M
                                                                            Marc M  3 months back

                                                                            +Alan Castillo nah he a short fat bean he lost to bum ass weidman

                                                                          • Alan Castillo
                                                                            Alan Castillo  3 months back

                                                                            +Spencer Preston your making my point Kelvin is one of the hardest workers out there

                                                                          • Alan Castillo
                                                                            Alan Castillo  3 months back

                                                                            +Jason Triemer exactly this ain't kickboxing it's an mma fight

                                                                          • Jason Triemer
                                                                            Jason Triemer  3 months back

                                                                            +Alan Castillo you're comparing kickboxers to MMA fighters dude, different sports

                                                                        • GalaxyZ
                                                                          GalaxyZ  3 months back

                                                                          Matt Damon vs Kevin Gastelum for the Ring Work Hernia Championship of the world.