Fun fact: 16 of Randy Couture’s 23 UFC fights were title fights. That’s a pretty damn impressive number, and you can pull that tidbit of knowledge out and smack your friends in the face with it if they ever talk shit about Randy’s 19-10 record.
Another fighter who might one day have a pretty impressive number of title fights is Kenny Florian, although not for the same reasons as Couture. He just seems really good at getting shots. He’s already been given two goes at the lightweight belt and botched a #1 contender match that would have led to his third a year after his last. Now he’s moved down to featherweight and la de da my stars what a surprise! Guess what he gets if he wins his first match there?
To be fair to Dana and the UFC, there’s a slight lack of legit contenders at featherweight right now. Sure there’s Chad Mendes, but I think the UFC wants to wait until people get to know him before he lies on Jose Aldo for five rounds. And it’s not like Dana came on MMA Live to proclaim Florian the next contender. Florian kinda ambushed him and got a ‘probably’ out of it, which the MMA media will now set in stone in our quest for sexy headlines.
For a salty dude like Dana White, he sure does seem to cave when people put him on the spot. James Toney got a fight out of Dana like a fatty plying a chick with liquor for sex. Afterward Dana sounded equally as confused and disgusted over why he gave in. And Royce Gracie has been trying the ol’ 1-on-1 arm twist in his quest to get paid big bucks at UFC Rio. Hey, if it works…