With that said, it seems clear that significant cuts are looming.
"Our roster is too full," White said following this past Saturday's pay-per-view event at Houston's Toyota Center. "Guys have to get fights."
White wants to keep fighters active, and the only way to do that is to thin out the UFC roster.
"Every time after a show we cut a guy, and they're like, 'F--k you, Dana White. You're an idiot. This guy is' – shut the f--k up," he said. "Let us run our business. The roster's too full, and we want to be good to guys that deserve to be good to.
"Guys like (Yushin) Okami – I like Okami a lot. He's a great guy. But when guys lose, (or) when guys are at certain points in their career, or whatever it might be, guys have to be cut to thin this roster out, so guys like Dodson can continue to fight."
Luckily, there are so many promotions now that a fighter getting cut from the UFC roster isn't as devastating as it used to be.
Bellator, Legacy FC and World Series of Fighting are all there as potential options for fighters once they get cut from the UFC roster.
"We're in a situation where, if we don't give guys fights, we have to pay them for not fighting, which isn't good, either," White said. "It's not like, 'We don't want to pay a bunch of guys to not fight.' Guys want to fight. Guys want to stay busy and stay active."
Okami is a perfect example of a fighter who got cut from the UFC, only to land on his feet just days later in the World Series of Fighting.