– The UFC is planning to hold ‘Fight Night’ cards in the UK, but it’s going to take time to figure out how and when it’ll happen.
– Dana confirmed the UFC will return to Ireland, but again the logistics of the situation make it difficult to say exactly when.
– In Dana’s opinion matchmaker Joe Silva has, “done a fantastic job” in taking a slow, methodical approach to Jon Jones climb up the 205lb ladder.
– White points to India as, “an incredible market that we’re hoping to get into,” noting that they have 300,000,000 males between the ages of 18-32. He says they are currently, “working on some deals down there.”
– WEC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has a desire to fight at 155lbs and may fight in that weight class very soon. It wasn’t 100% clear if White meant in the WEC or the UFC though.
However later when asked if the WEC and UFC’s 155lb weight-classes would eventually merge White said with a smile, “We’re working on a lot of things right now that we’ll be announcing in the next couple of months.”
– White says that the first season of The Ultimate Fighter was the craziest.
– Again White said that he’d, “never say never” in response to a question about signing Fedor. He went on to say that he flew to a small island in the middle of nowhere to try to hash out a deal with him in the past but despite getting over the c0-promotional angle and offering him an excellent deal they still didn’t accept.
– The UFC president carefully danced around the topic of breaking back into Japan and the Jakuza’s influence in that neck of the woods – “If your not in over there it’s very tough to do business,” he said, before later adding, “it’ll eventually happen.”
– Yet another fan asked about yet another new market – South Korea, and guess what, yet again White said they want to, but he’s not sure exactly when.
– “We’re definitely going back to Abu Dhabi next year.”
– In response to a fan’s question White says he’s not really into the idea of doing an autobiography, though he might reconsider it in the distant future.
– Dana says that Lorenza Fertitta’s dream is to have an event in Italy.
– On the subject of Scotland as a possible target for an event – “So many people hit me up about Scotland, I know it’s a big market up there.”, White said, adding that it was definitely on their map for the future.
– There are plans to open up a UFC gym in England, and there are plans for 20 gyms to be opened worldwide in 2011.
– Despite a passionate plea from a fan and the backing of the UK crowd to bring back Paul Daley, Dana White stuck to his guns and said he’ll never return if he has a say in it.
– There’s no plans to bring back the tournament format in the UFC.
– Dana is still confident of overcoming their political problems in Germany in time, pointing to the fact that other sports pro-wrestling have also had to battle to become accepted in the country.
– Final note: shame on all the people begging for ticket for the event from Dana throughout the Q&A.