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10/17/12 4:00 PM
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Now, with Jones unable to go until April and thus, not available to fight Henderson on Feb. 2, White had to adjust. The irony of the situation is that if Jones had taken the fight against Sonnen at UFC 151 when it was offered, he likely wouldn't have injured his arm and wouldn't be hurt now.

"This wasn't where I was going," White said. "But when this happened and Jones was going to be out for so long, it made sense. I understand completely [about Sonnen not having won a fight at light heavyweight], but it's a fight people want to see."

White, though, insisted he was not asked by Fox officials to put Jones and Sonnen on the show and that it wasn't done as a means to boost ratings. He said the show is doing what it is supposed to do.

"That's what the word is, that TUF needs the help?" White asked in response to a question whether the decision was driven by a desire to give the show a boost. "People love to speculate and talk [expletive], but the truth of it is, they don't know what the [expletive] they're talking about. I have all the answers. The Internet does not. We built this company and we know what we're doing. That had nothing to do with it."

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10/17/12 4:04 PM
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really Phone Post
10/17/12 4:07 PM
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Dana White has all the answers!!!!
10/17/12 4:07 PM
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You really can't deny that TUF is in a ratings slump right now. It's like Obama saying he has been calling the murder of our consulate terrorism since day one. You can try to sell that line of bs, but I ain't buying.
10/17/12 4:08 PM
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Somebody who has twitter, please ask him what's the meaning of life.
10/17/12 4:08 PM
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Sad thing is, 80% of MMA fans are stupid enough to buy this... Phone Post
10/17/12 4:09 PM
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10/17/12 4:13 PM
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This is a bunch of stuff!
10/17/12 4:16 PM
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10/17/12 4:17 PM
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Am I the only one super excited about this?

Imagine if Chael makes Jones look like an idiot for 6 months, completely takes away his mojo, and then stomps him in the cage?

Granted it probably won't happen, but kudos to Chael for having the stones to do this, and you just know he's going to smack talk right up to the fight.

He smack talked like a lunatic against Silva, then completely backed it up.

That dude is something special.
10/17/12 4:17 PM
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Captfireeyes -  Sad thing is, 80% of MMA fans are stupid enough to buy this... Phone Post

Thought the number may not be entirely accurate, I quoted this to reiterate the truth in the concept.

This is, in fact, a bunch of stuff!

THIS IS NOT A FIGHT THE FANS WANT TO SEE.
10/17/12 4:21 PM
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^This is a fight I want to see, especially with the buildup.

This...Is...Awesome...

No matter how it turns out, it's going to be a blast.
10/17/12 4:22 PM
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This fight is stupider than Silva/Bonnar.

Chael doesn't have a single credible tool to threaten Jones with. At least Bonnar had size(and heart).

Oh well, might as well go full retard.
10/17/12 4:23 PM
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you know what dana,i think the ufc and mma as a whole would have a better image if they never let you talk...EVER.
10/17/12 4:24 PM
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Agree, they've got binders full of fighters and this is the best TUF match up they could come up with?
10/17/12 4:28 PM
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Does fans really want to see Sonner/Jones rather than Henderson/Jones? I know i don't.
10/17/12 4:30 PM
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I've learned to translate Dana White over the years....

To summarize his recent statements;

 

"It's all about saving TUF."

 

You're welcome.

 

10/17/12 4:31 PM
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10/17/12 4:36 PM
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I've learned to translate Dana White over the years....

To summarize his recent statements;

 

"It's all about saving TUF."

 

You're welcome.

 


This!
10/17/12 4:39 PM
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I've been supportive of all this business so far but I don't like being lied to.

How fucking stupid does he think us fans are? This is all about ratings. And I'm cool with that, this is a business and this will be good for the sport. Phone Post
10/17/12 4:40 PM
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Dana just said that he didn't choose Hendo because he didn't know if Hendo would want to coach TUF. Lol.
10/17/12 4:42 PM
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hurrr a durrrrrr

considering Dan has already done it once and was quiet awesome.... silly answer

 

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hurrr a durrrrrr

considering Dan has already done it once and was quiet awesome.... silly answer

 

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I've learned to translate Dana White over the years....

To summarize his recent statements;

 

"It's all about saving TUF."

 

You're welcome.

 


This!


Give me ratings NOW

F everyone and everything else!

Can someone do a poll, since Dana says "people want to see it"? There is a boycott thread, LOL.
10/17/12 4:43 PM
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Hungry4Stink - Dana just said that he didn't choose Hendo because he didn't know if Hendo would want to coach TUF. Lol.
Woooow now that's a load of shit Phone Post

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