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Rumored UFC secretly training Chinese Athletes for years?

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  1. Dreyga2000 Red Belt

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    In an interview given to CM Punk and Dave Ross on Stadium, the UFC President revealed that...

    "WE’VE BEEN CULTIVATING TALENT FOR THE LAST 10 TO 12 YEARS, I SEND MY MATCHMAKERS TO CHINA LOOKING FOR TALENT. WHEN THEY FIND THE TALENT THEY SEND THEM BACK TO THE US AND WE PUT THEM IN BIG CAMPS TO TRAIN." --- Dana White

    Could he be talking about Song Yadong and Yan Xiaonan? Both of the fighters have been training at Team Alpha Male for some time now.

    Were they the test runs before committing to the Peformance Institute in Shanghai?

    Just wondering if anyone else has information this.
     
  2. ColombianFist "Trane UFC, Bro"

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    If that's the case, then they should have waited more time. the last time most of the chinese talent not named Leech got theri ass beaten on the prelims and Rose KO Zhang.
     
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  3. BusterBarry Banned Banned

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    Pat Healy and Team Quest have been doing a better job of training Chinese fighters than the UFC :D

     
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  4. dildos Steel Belt

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    Something something Andy wang.
     
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  5. CorninginChristianburg Green Belt

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    I don't think it's a secret it's just not been successful either...
     
  6. Milkcarton42 Purple Belt

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    Some UFC fighters hate China and communism but are okay with the UFC promoting MMA in China and Chinese fighters. You don't exactly see anyone leaving over it. It's as if they only care enough so that it doesn't hurt their paychecks...
     
  7. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    How is this a secret then?

    Clickbait headlines. Rumors and drama alert.
     
  8. Dude Incredible Ngannoustradamus

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    Who wins Andy Wang or Penn in 2021?
     
  10. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    Here's another secret: They scout talent here in the US too.

    It's called: Looking for a Fight, Tuesday Night Contenders, TUF.
     
  11. Pierced7681 Red Belt

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    Just scrap
     
  12. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Kevin Lee was the first graduate of their secret training mission....the mission is a work in progress.
     
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  13. svmr_db Brown Belt

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    Yan Xiaonan must've skipped every wrestling practice
     
  14. New Yorkido Banned Banned

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    simple formula - UFC is money making cartel. CCP (Chinese Communist Party) needs a local hero. Calls Dana white and ask for a price. Name it Dana! Done. Boom! Send few elite chines fighters to train the real combat MMA art and forget mystic WuShoo and Tai Chi.
     
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    the fans.
     
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  16. Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    If they have been cultivating the talent there for so long then the recent lack of success looks even worse.
     
  17. ColombianFist "Trane UFC, Bro"

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    Come on son, Andy Wang is a warrior
     
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  18. ColombianFist "Trane UFC, Bro"

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    MMA in china needs a lot of time to develop.
     
  19. Jin Akutsu Gengar Belt Platinum Member

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    TMA is still king in China.
     
  20. CorninginChristianburg Green Belt

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    Asians have been lagging behind in grappling for a while, that's why they're so rare in high tier mma.
     
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