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Dana White subtly lets UFC on FOX 4 fighters know he wants exciting fights

After a couple of dog events where fighters seemed more concerned with pulling out the W than putting on a decent performance, Dana White is really stressing the importance of an exciting fight:

“These fighters have a huge opportunity to show the world why they deserve to fight for the UFC title next. Winning isn’t enough at UFC on Fox. This division is so competitive these fighters have to look great to separate themselves from the pack. I’m expecting all of these guys to go all-out to prove why they should be next in line for a title shot.”

Yeah, it’d take a pretty amazing performance to help the UFC on FOX light heavyweights. Lyoto Machida and Shogun Rua are still fresh off beatings from Jon Jones, and Brandon Vera and Ryan Bader are the chum being set up for the rebound.

  • Reverend Clint

    remember guys people are watching you as a form of entertainment, this isnt the olympics, so make it fucking exciting. Uncle Dana will let you stay even if you lose if you entertain us, just look at Chris Lytle and Brock Lesnar.

  • Tony

    Ah shit, when Uncle Dana says things like that you know he’s real pissed. Not that he doesn’t have a right, 149 was really bad.

  • frickshun

    Only 2 paths in the UFC: Never lose & be boring (GSP) or never win & be boring (Dan Hardy).

  • iamphoenix

    there’s way too many UFC events. Cut them in half by 20% and call it even.

  • Rob

    Silly fighters, trying to get the win instead of putting on a show. What do they think this is, a competition or something?

  • Jenny Talia

    I’m worried that when BLAF says “put on an exciting fight” fighters hear “stand and bang like an idiot”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003406423025 Loverboy

    As fun as that might seem, there’s a reason crap like that doesn’t hapepn in respectable organizations. In reality, fighters wouldn’t accept fight contracts to do those freak fights, mainly because of the risk involved and the fact that everyone has that puncher’s chance. It probably wouldn’t sell well, either. It would have novelty appeal for the first event, maybe even first few, but it would quickly wear off.

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