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How badly did the UFC want Chandler to be the champ?

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  1. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    If you look at the embedded's and a lot of the promo material I feel like Dana and co really wanted Chandler to be the new golden boy at LW. Dude sells himself and gets wild finishes. Happy Charles won even if I like Mike.
     
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  2. clutchCAT420 Silver Belt

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    Not as much. They got the Loser Eddie years earlier to pad up canner. Had they got Michael. Canner would have been ktfo 5 yrs ago..
    Lmao!
    Bellator LW > ufc
     
  3. Hellowhosthat Gold Belt

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    Yeah the embeddeds might as well have been called the Michael Chandler show tbh.
     
  4. Blayt7hh Steel Belt

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    I don’t think they really cared that much who won
     
  5. Cpt Migraine Never out of likes..

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    From a business perspective..

    Who would you like?

    Ofcourse chandler is the easier interview (and he's good btw) but say charles was just as well spoken and had yoels' translator.. i think the ufc would go team olives..
     
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  6. PrepareForGlory Green Belt

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    The embedded Youtube comments were funny.

    "Hey, it's Michael Chandler here, welcome back to my blog for UFC 262."
     
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  7. 2004 account For a fair sport/true mma fan, ain't no shill

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    If last nights fight between Chanlet and Oliveira wouldve gone to decision, the writing was on the wall for a robbery decision for the American, i mean ... Sal D amato was judging, the most used bribed oficial in the history of mma next to Adelaide Bird.
     
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    Or maybe they just needed to hype up a guy that most casual probably did not know.
    Charles has been in the UFC for years this was Chandlers second fight.

    UFC hypes to sell ppv.
    No matter who wins the fight.. UFC wins.
     
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  9. Dreyga2000 STOP TREATING SPECULATION AS FACT!!!

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    You guys are just paranoid. I think don’t they gave a fuck who won.
     
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  10. BEATDOWNS Titanium Belt

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    not as bad as they wanted faber, florian or holm to be..
     
  11. eiyuu Silver Belt

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    Not sure having a fighter from another org be the UFC champ is what they wanted, but whatevs...
     
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    Dana looked pretty happy about it.
    Of course Chandler is a more marketable champ, but Charles is the ultimate finisher and he's always going for the kill.
    The main reason if I had to guess is that Chandler would've been an easier matchup for the winner of Dustin/Conor 3 on paper.
     
  13. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Dana had the adoption papers prepped and ready. All Chandler had to do was win the fight..

    Say a prayer for Orphan Chandler.. :(
     
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  14. scytheavatar Blue Belt

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    Chandler is old and had been KO'd multiple times in the past............ had he become champ it would have been difficult for him to remain champ for long. And the UFC loves champs that can keep hold of the belt for many years.
     
  15. Jojomojo Purple Belt

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    Dana White priviledge. They wanted him to be the next champ even before Khabib officially retired. Brought him in as a replacement for the Gaethje fight.
    Now Dana is crying about the lost opportunity to have his american Khabib.

    Im just glad Charles finished him, because god knows what these judges wouldve done.

    And just to be clear: Dana wanted Chandler as the chanp cause he is the easier and better selling matchup for his first borne Conor.
     
  16. jsbx45 Black Belt

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    Eddie > Chandler you filthy casual.
     
  17. Normot Brown Belt

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    They are just bummed they couldn't get the real Pitbull.
     
  18. richardjohnson Brown Belt

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    Kind of an odd joke considering Chandler has an adopted son
     
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  19. wwkirk Black Belt

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    What do you mean?
     
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  20. Normot Brown Belt

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    Ehh... Did you watch their fights? Eddie lost one and pretty much tied the 2nd.
    Eddie and Chandler are the same guy with different accents.
     
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