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It's so painfully obvious how bad the UFC wants Chandler to be champion

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by FrankDux, May 14, 2021.

  1. FrankDux Purple Belt

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    Just look at all the UFC video clips/promos they're cutting about him. Compare those to the ones they're cutting for Olives. I can't wait for Oliveira to "upset" this guy.

    That being said, I like Chandler a lot. He's got a good head on his shoulders. I don't fault him one bit for taking advantage of anything he can in this fight game. But the last thing the UFC wants is a guy like Oliveira who doesn't speak english well, isn't very marketable in the US, winning the vacant title. But the fact is, he's probably going to win because he's legit. The cream will always rise to the top. Let's go Olives.
     
  2. Buff Trash Belt Degenerate

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    He's white, and American... He would be a huge asset as champ in business terms.

    It may be 2021, but marketability doesn't change much.
     
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  3. Warehouse Blank Stare

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    Not many American champs at the moment, the UFC is certainly pining for at least a few more.
     
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    Fuck the status quo and all whom support it.
     
  5. PokerMage Black Belt

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    Its gonna be all the more satisfying when Chandler gets beat.
     
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    I usually tend to root against the guy that the UFC wants to win cuz I don't like Dana but in this case I want Chandler to win.
     
  7. DS66 Brown Belt

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    Oliveira is the slight betting favorite at the moment, so it won't exactly be an "upset" if he wins.

    But I agree the UFC is definitely pushing Chandler, for obvious reasons. From a business perspective the UFC would of course prefer having a well spoken American guy as champ vs a Brazilian who doesn't speak any English. Can't blame them at all for promoting Chandler heavily in this one.
     
  8. Nip Tickler Blue Belt

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    They probably wanted Khabib, Dustin, or Conor to be champ but shit happens. Who has the biggest name and most value.
     
  9. mb23100 Steel Belt

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    hes a lot easier to promote tbh he always goes out of his way to do appearances and let his voice be heard as opposed to oliviera
     
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    I like the hell out of Chandler but I won't be mad if Charles wins.
     
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    They’ll be disappointed when Charles reigns terror on the division
     
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    So now it's Chandler and not Conor that the UFC wants holding the belt? lol

    Chandler has never been and will never be a big PPV draw in this game.

    That said, I think he beats Chuck Olives tomorrow in a nail biter.
     
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  14. TempleoftheDog Brown Belt

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    They wanted Izzy to beat Jan. And how did that work out for them?

    The one thing I don’t get is as a top contender or even champion is why you wouldn’t learn English? It makes all the sense in the world marketing wise. It ups your earning potential hugely. Personally, I don’t care if a fighter speaks English. It’s their career and if they want to flush money down the toilet, so be it. But as a manager I would do everything possible to get my foreign language fighter to learn English. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just so you can be understood by English speakers.
     
  15. Londonjitsu Brown Belt

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    Chandler is a white conservative who adopted a black child.
    Who also happens to be a nice guy.
    Of course they want him to win.
     
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  16. Cpt Migraine Never out of likes..

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    Yes.. ofcourse.. the evil plan, the ufc is a bond villain on sherdog..
     
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    You guys talk like the UFC hasn't been trying to push Oliveira for over a decade now.

    He debuted into the UFC with a ton of hype. Then got a high profile match against a popular TUF winner. At age 20 and 2-0 in the UFC, he got a match against 7-1 top ranked Jim Miller. That was supposed to catapult him to a title fight but he lost.

    They continued to give him high profile fights and when Cerrone finished him he dropped to FW. With a 4-3 record and missing weight the previous fight, he got a fight against a former champ, Frankie Edgar, fresh off a competitive title fight with Jose Aldo. Once again, a win would've catapulted him to a title shot but he lost.

    He went on to continue to get high profile fights but missed weight 3 more times.

    The UFC has been trying to push Oliveira for the longest time now and finally have been able to match him up with the right fighters to get him on a nice streak and sell to you sheep.
     
  18. No Skill Gap Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Well yeah, Oliveira can't even speak english and has zero personality outside the cage. Chandler can talk and looks like an action hero from a movie. Obviously they want Chandler to win. Is that a reason to root for Oliveira or think he deserves to win more? I think that's childish bordering on autistic, but it is a constant trend here for the hipster fighter to be cult'd on.
     
  19. theTKDguy Red Belt

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    LMAO see you at the top. Sounds like buzz' to infinity and beyond now
     
  20. machidafan99 Gold Belt

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    He seems like a legit good guy. I also feel he wouldn't slow down the division and cherry pick fights too much as a champ.
     

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