Dana apologizes for having told Marion Reneau she was too old for TUF 18

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  1. Better Every Day

    Better Every Day Zhang finishing Andrade avatar Platinum Member

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    When Marion Reneau tried out for TUF 18, Dana told her she was too old. Now that she has, at age 37, beaten up Alexis Dufresne at UFC 182, Dana gave her a public apology for having said that. (at time 18:35)

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  2. eon001

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    Isn't the cut off point 35 for TUF? Technically she was too old at the time of filming right? Anyway we'll see how she does against a half decent opponent. I would match her up with Pena or Rakoczy. She's lucky the woman's division is so thin. She could have a decent career into her 40's.
     
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    I missed her fight with Dufresne on Saturday. One sided beatdown, I take it?
     
  4. egk

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    She made it look like they'd gone out and found some random girl named Dufresne in the crowd and asked her to come fight.
     
  5. Better Every Day

    Better Every Day Zhang finishing Andrade avatar Platinum Member

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    Yes. Rogan was calling for the fight to be stopped by the end of the second round, and also during the third. Dufresne didn't show much beyond the ability to tough her way through a lot of punishment to reach the end.
     
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    You are too old to be on TUF so we are just going to give you a UFC contract instead....not a bad deal really.
     
  7. filthynumber1

    filthynumber1 Silver Belt

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    Haha, yup
     
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    Rakoczy is still in the UFC? With that 1-3 record?
     
  9. Cerdov

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    how old is she
     
  10. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    You think the TS lied in the OP?
     
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    I don't know tbh. I had to google her to see if she had retired. Figured Rakoczy being a TUF finalist, might carry some name value, but also be very beatable for Marion.
     
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    Damn I saw Marions fight but missed the intro's
    Amazed she's 37
     
  13. Rulio Gracie II

    Rulio Gracie II Banned Banned

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    Alex Chambers was 35 on TUF, think she's 36 right now. Oldest TUF participant, AFAIK. She probably would have made the cut if she had been a few years younger. Hey, at least she finally got an apology. :)
     
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    mikekoz68 Purple Belt

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    WTF you talkin' about, Willis?
     
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    Dana: "I was wrong again."

    You're always wrong you goof.
     
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    The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    37?

    She definitely WAS too old and wasn't owed an apology.

    TUF should be about prospects, not fighters who will retiring in 2-3yrs.

    I'm sure the cutoff for male TUF hopefuls is 34. They had a couple of 35/36 yr old dudes on TUF Nations, but that's because they simply needed bodies - there wasn't a big talent pool of Aussie and Canadian middleweights, so they had to raise the age limit.
     

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