(“None of y’all knows shit” – Completely Satirical Dana White)
After it was announced that Chael Sonnen was not going to fight Forrest Griffin as planned, but would be coaching alongside Jon Jones on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter and would be fighting for the light-heavyweight strap at the conclusion of the series, pretty much everyone made the very safe assumption that the reason was the garbage TUF ratings. Well, according to Dana White, that’s just some bullshit. White spoke to Yahoo Sports and set the record straight:
“That’s what the word is, that TUF needs the help? 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.”
So there you have it. Chael Sonnen, a man who has never won a fight at 205 in the UFC, and is coming off a loss at 185, was ripped from a scheduled fight against a legit 205’er and thrust into a title fight, causing hate and discontent throughout the light-heavyweight division, simply because it’s just what the fans want to see. The fact that TUF is going down quicker my ex girlfriend in a parking lot is just a coincidence . See, Daddy Dana has all the answers so we need not trouble ourselves applying logic or common sense to scenarios we don’t know shit about.