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

  • 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 • 221

  • Rick Garcia
    Rick Garcia  7 days back

    Get grossed out looking at that mug.

    • Wilung Chapvo
      Wilung Chapvo  1 months back

      Best MAa fight ever

      • TexMex 420
        TexMex 420  1 months back

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

        • samoan SAIYAN
          samoan SAIYAN  1 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  1 months back

            Ohhh they still have UFC fights

            • Hypercube
              Hypercube  1 months back

              Dana my little bullfrog

              • j l
                j l  1 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  1 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  1 months back

                    1:25 Israel Lasagna?

                    • BasedAshKetchum
                      BasedAshKetchum  1 months back

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

                      • Marc M
                        Marc M  1 months back

                        its not a ring

                    • Rob D
                      Rob D  1 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  1 months back

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

                        • Andrew Morris
                          Andrew Morris  1 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  1 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  1 months back

                              Anderson Silva is 247 years old - Dana White

                              • Ultraspontane
                                Ultraspontane  1 months back

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

                                • TexMex 420
                                  TexMex 420  1 months back

                                  I agree 100 percent. Boring sparing match

                                • Hype School Beast
                                  Hype School Beast  1 months back

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

                              • Sandernista
                                Sandernista  1 months back

                                Anderson Silva needs to retire.

                                • Allen Fepuleai
                                  Allen Fepuleai  1 months back

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

                                  • breal8484
                                    breal8484  1 months back

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

                                    • breal8484
                                      breal8484  1 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  1 months back

                                        Totally f****** gay.

                                        • Michael Newell
                                          Michael Newell  1 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  1 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  1 months back

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

                                              • Atom Ant
                                                Atom Ant  1 months back

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

                                                • Marc M
                                                  Marc M  1 months back

                                                  2 years is considered ages?

                                              • James Mutell
                                                James Mutell  1 months back


                                                • Super Slacker
                                                  Super Slacker  1 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  1 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  1 months back

                                                  235 is next and it is a big one

                                                  • Medroff
                                                    Medroff  5 days back

                                                    The highlight of 235 was Askren choking out Lawler

                                                • Freddy B
                                                  Freddy B  1 months back

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

                                                  • long beach native
                                                    long beach native  1 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  1 months back

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

                                                        • mansonlamps
                                                          mansonlamps  1 months back

                                                          Dana Matt Damon white

                                                          • Juan Gutierrez
                                                            Juan Gutierrez  1 months back

                                                            This card in one word: FARTTTTT

                                                            • Marc M
                                                              Marc M  1 months back

                                                              you in one word: BEAN

                                                          • Chris Donahue
                                                            Chris Donahue  1 months back

                                                            Dana white is a Zionist

                                                            • Fuxkyour opinion
                                                              Fuxkyour opinion  3 weeks 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✌🏾

                                                            • Stoney Hiker
                                                              Stoney Hiker  1 months back

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

                                                            • Fuxkyour opinion
                                                              Fuxkyour opinion  1 months back

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

                                                            • Stoney Hiker
                                                              Stoney Hiker  1 months back

                                                              Better then a muzzscum

                                                          • the beginning
                                                            the beginning  1 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  1 months back

                                                              On some animé shit.

                                                              • Dave Cooley
                                                                Dave Cooley  1 months back

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

                                                                • Austin Shockey
                                                                  Austin Shockey  1 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.

                                                              • Johny
                                                                Johny  1 months back

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

                                                                • Marc M
                                                                  Marc M  1 months back

                                                                  just realized youre 100% gay

                                                              • Mma AlldDay
                                                                Mma AlldDay  1 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  1 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  1 months back

                                                                Matt Damon vs Gastéllum for the interim belt

                                                                • Orlando Sanchez
                                                                  Orlando Sanchez  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 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  1 months back

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

                                                                        • Marc M
                                                                          Marc M  1 months back

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

                                                                        • Alan Castillo
                                                                          Alan Castillo  1 months back

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

                                                                        • Alan Castillo
                                                                          Alan Castillo  1 months back

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

                                                                        • Jason Triemer
                                                                          Jason Triemer  1 months back

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

                                                                      • GalaxyZ
                                                                        GalaxyZ  1 months back

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

                                                                        • allan oteyza
                                                                          allan oteyza  1 months back

                                                                          Is it tru dana white doesnt pay his fighters.. Why does ufc fighters get paid significantly less than boxers

                                                                          • PappaTrendz
                                                                            PappaTrendz  1 months back

                                                                            In boxing you don’t make a significant amount of money until you get big big, there are downfalls to both sides of promoting. Boxing you get way more money if you get bigger, but ufc you can be decently big and make really good money unlike boxing. But let’s not get it twisted ufc gives there fighters salary and contracts so they get paid 6 figures plus all the bonuses if they knock someone out. Ufc you make more money in the beginning stages, boxing you make significantly more money in later stages especially if you did what mayweather did and became the promoter of your own fight.

                                                                          • BamBam Machida
                                                                            BamBam Machida  1 months back

                                                                            Think of the UFC as a sports league and all of its fighters as teams that the league has to pay.

                                                                            Now in the world of boxing there is no league. The boxers are not signed to a Brand like the UFC or WWE or Glory. Most boxers have promoters like Al Haymond or Oscar De la Hoya who they break bread with for all there help leading up to a fight. But it's not like every boxer has this commissioner guy who cuts the check.