"At the end of the day what we’re looking for here are young guys who want to be world champions."

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  1. Legendary Ꮥµpǝɹnøʌɐ

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    At the end of the Dana White on Eddie Alvarez interview, Dana states this.

    "At the end of the day what we’re looking for here are young guys who want to be world champions. Young guys who know they can be world champions in the UFC, or girls, who know they can be a world champion in the UFC. And if you feel you can’t be, and you feel there’s better decisions that you could make at this point in your career for the last contract you’ll ever sign, I absolutely understand that.”


    Basically the UFC is cutting anyone who doesn't move the needle and is paid a lot. A lot of other fighters are going to other promotions where they are guaranteed more money. Think about it, lets say you get to the UFC and they offer you 10/10, while Bellator is offering the same plus sponsor money. IF you become a top contender/champ your earning potential becomes higher then other promotions, but only the top % of fighters will ever get that far. Most Middle tier guys might actually do better in the long run fighting in a something like Bellator. Add the fact you don't have to worry about USADA at your door at 4am, you don't have to deal with the politics of the UFC, getting cheated on title shots, or having to weight in line because Brock is getting a title fight. Even Sage is considering it, and he was always considered a company man.


    The UFC now just wants hungry guys that will fight for peanuts. They have to pay off that debt somehow
     
  2. wilKO Green, White & Gold belt

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    If he meant that he would have done everything to sign Erick Silva back up to the UFC.
     
  3. accolyte1022 Loner Belt

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    UFC dying?
     
  4. LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Nothing wrong with that. They want to make money the same way fighters want to make money. If Eddie leaves UFC for Bellator then clearly he cares more about guaranteed money than fighting the best and getting his belt back (which will grant him more money). The UFC is just adopting a similar strategy.
     
  5. Boonedoggle Purple Belt

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    Now? Where have you been. This is thr business model.
     
  6. Brock-B-level-Athlete Banned Banned

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    ufc is ded.

    soon™
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  7. ralphus1 Extremely stable genius

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    Seems like there's a pro wrestling resurgence right now where guys can make solid money on the indy scene. Wish this existed in MMA. I miss the old days of Strikeforce and Elite XC.
     
  8. myjohnson9 GOAT

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    And I agree that most middle guys can make more money with sponsors in Bellator
     
  9. NotA CleverName Orange Belt

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  10. YouKnowWhat? Blue Belt

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    who want to be world champions (but will never be)
     
  11. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    Great now we will get to see Eddie Alvarez vs Mike Chandler number fucking 5.
     
  13. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    ...in the UFC? Whoa, bro...slow down. Let the kid get some experience in a B league first, work his way up. We can't rush the guy.
     
  14. magicmarker Brown Belt

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    Doesn’t take long to find great contradiction in anything Dana White says.

    Don’t believe his lies jpg.
     
  15. Only Here for Attachments Stipe Justice Warrior

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    What WME wants in a fighter:
    - Young
    - Good-looking
    - Can cut a promo
    - Willing to be media whores
    - Fight whenever and fight cheap

    Sounds an awful lot like what WWE wants in a wrestler
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  16. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    It amazes me that people on this forum disparage fighters like Eddie (a fucking warrior who can box and grapple and comes in to go to war) and then complain about cards being watered down. Dude is one of the most exciting fighters in the world and has been for a decade.
     
  17. chubbman Yellow Card Banned

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    Dana basically wants guys to gamble on making money five years down the line, in a career that could end in next Fridays training session.
     

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