Dana White on Mackenzie Dern: “We’ve Been Checking Her Out. She’s a Little Bad Ass.”

Mackenzie Dern can rest assured that her fledgeling career has not gone unnoticed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White.

Dern is seen among the ones to watch in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) following her professional debut last July. Boasting a record of 3-0 in the pro ranks, Dern’s momentum will have been boosted by comments made by UFC President Dana White recently. The highly decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu artist has been vocal in her ambitions, recently announcing that she has set her sights on emulating UFC superstar Conor McGregor’s championship achievements in two separate weight classes.

“We’ve been checking her out. She’s a little bad ass,” UFC president Dana White told TMZ.com.

Obvious comparisons have been made with Dern and former women’s bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey, and despite Dern being early in her career, she has gained significant attention. White understands that the pressures associated with such interest can affect the abilities of a fighter once they are expected to turn up:

“You never know how good somebody’s going to be until they get in there and start fighting the best in the world,” White said about Dern.

“Obviously, she has a lot of potential, but will she be another Ronda [Rousey]? I don’t know.”

Latest MMA News

Godofredo Pepey

Godofredo Pepey on Bout With Shane Burgos: ‘Don’t Blink’

Godofredo Pepey wants to make a statement tonight (July 22). Pepey will take on Shane Burgos on the UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC...
Chris Weidman

Chris Weidman Dismisses Idea That His Career is Going Downhill

Chris Weidman has heard the naysayers and says he's ready to prove them wrong. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder is currently...
Marlon Vera

Marlon Vera Feels He’ll Crack Rankings With UFC on FOX 25 Win

Marlon Vera is eyeing a spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight rankings. Tonight (July 22), Vera will step inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum...
Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather

Pic: Official Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Poster Revealed

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather now have an official poster for their Aug. 26 showdown. McGregor and Mayweather wrapped up a tour that stopped at...
Dana White Conor McGregor

Dana White on UFC’s Future After McGregor: ‘There Will be New Stars’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White doesn't sound too worried if Conor McGregor decides to hang up his gloves soon. McGregor is due for...