Fighters that Dana wants to become or stay champ?

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  1. EvanSullivan

    EvanSullivan Yellow Belt

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    Its obvious that Dana plays favorites, i dont wanna go on and on all day about it so heres my opinion on who he wants to become or stay champ:

    HW: Cain-marketable and even so for the Mexican crowd
    LHW: not sure if he wants Jones to stay or not
    MW: certainly Sonnen
    WW: I think deep down he still wants Diaz to become champ just cus hes exciting to watch and stirs up shit
    LW: another one where im not sure
    FW: I bet he wants Penn to become champ
    BW: without a doubt he wants Urijah to become champ this one is the msot obvious
    Fly: he doesnt give a shit about this division
    Womens: obviously Rousey, I think he'd hate WMMA if Rousey lost
     
  2. JayPrimetown

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    At middleweight, he doesn't care. Lot of compelling matchups there. But he'd love Anderson to come back and claim that title again.

    At welterweight, it's Robbie Lawler. He's got a big time crush on him.

    At lightweight, he likes the Pettis kid. He's also partial to Cerrone.

    At featherweight, clearly Conor McGregor. Sees the $$$ signs.
     
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    the fact that this thread exists just shows how ridiculous dana white has gotten
     
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    HW: He loves Cain
    LHW: Jones or Gus is fine with him
    MW:I think hes okay with The Chris for now
    WW: GSP
    LW:I dont know, is there where Nurmagomedov fights?
    FW:I think he likes Aldo (at least he works cheap)
    BW:Whoever he can find that sells
    Fly:correct, he doesnt care
    Women:Ronda forever.

    Mostly its all win/win for him, Im sure he wants to keep some Brazils but its not that big a deal. Gus would work for him, but so does Jones.

    Im pretty sure hes happy with anyone not injured right now. He doesnt want BJ Penn, told him to retire a long time ago.

    I think more than anything he wants his target markets represented (Mexico, Asia, Europe) but it doesnt matter if they are the champs or not, challengers are ust as good.
     
  5. Xaa

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    How ridiculous White has gotten or how ridiculous Sherdoggers have gotten?

    He admits he is a fan of the sport, so certainly as a human he has favorites, but he is running a business and will promote whomever just as vigorously.
     
  6. GordaoPreguico

    GordaoPreguico Red Belt

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    WW is Rory. He wants those loonies and toonies he can bring in.
     
  7. Desensitized

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    PPV draw champs

    HW: Cain Velasquez, JDS
    LHW: Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson
    MW: Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen (Weidman may become a good draw)
    WW: GSP, Johny Hendricks
    LW: Anthony Pettis
    FW: Jose Aldo
    BW: Renan Barao, Dillashaw (became a star by smashing Barao)
    FlyW: Nobody
     
  8. nick1990

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    Dana is all about the Ronda due to his apparent crush, hopefully WMMA in the UFC will quickly vanish once she's beaten.

    McGregor is also the UFC's ticket into Ireland so I think he'll get the same type of treatment as Bisping (just maybe with more top 10 match ups due to the shallow division he's in).
     
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    Wibblekitslaldi White Belt

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    Mcgregor for sure. He has the potential to be the Ufc's biggest draw. Cain at HW with them trying to break into Mexico. Jones & Honda are givens. There are no major stars in the other divisions just now. I bet Dana wouldn't mind someone like Akiyama being a champ. Could be good for business in Asia.
     
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    I believe Matt Hughes visited DW and paid the tax on Robbie's behalf
     
  11. AvengeAll

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    I believe Matt Hughes visited Dana White at UFC headquarters and had a "conversation" on the couch on Robbie's behalf
     
  12. IMPmmath

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    Lhw Gus he's still pushing for Sweden for bones/Gus 2

    Mw Rockhold he said he's very handsome

    Ww Robbie gets 2 top10 but very winnable fights (Jake on ppv/Brown headline FOX)before Lombard gets 1(Dong in Asia on fightpass)
     
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    HW: Cain - Latino population
    LHW: Jones - GOAT potentially
    MW: Weidman - Marketable, beat one of the GOAT
    WW: GSP or Lawler
    LW: Pettis, maybe Khabib to break into Russia?
    FW: McGregor
    BW: Faber
    FLW: Johnson, he was probably hoping for Cejudo to win it eventually. Hispanic former Olympic Gold Medalist.
    WBW: Ronda
    WSW: Rose, Felice
     
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    Not to mention it's %1000 true. It's disgusting this Chael Sonnen BS I don't even know why he loves him so much dude is corny and boring. How the fuck does Chael get to jump guys like Rockhold, Kennedy, and Jacare?

    Real good move UFC have two cheaters fight at LHW for a title shot at MW
     
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    Canada is a smaller market than the state of California so I don't think he would want a champ from Canada "just for the market" like he would say, a champ from the UK.
     
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    Dana loves McGregor. Him becoming champ would be a huge moneymaker.
     
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    Dana loves anyone who will do whatever he wants them to do at any moments notice. That's why he gives Chael all these title shot opportunities.
     
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    This
     
  19. mma2013

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    i definitely agree about cain & rousey. the ufc is expanding into mexico and cain is a good fit with his mexican background and his ability to speak spanish. so, it would be ideal if cain remains the champ for the time being.

    the way uncle dana promotes and speaks about rousey to the media, for sure lol, he wants rousey to stay as champ. i think it's also because the women's division is still growing and there aren't as many options as the men's divisions. it'll be interesting to see what impact the new women's strawweight division can achieve, but for the time being, i'm sure uncle dana wants rousey to stay as champ.
     
  20. matrat103

    matrat103 Guns don't kill people, the government does. Platinum Member

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    If Rousey lost the belt I'm not sure that the women's divisions would exist in the UFC anymore.
     

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