Originally Posted by UrbanBounca
You have a problem with the UFC as a whole, it's that simple.
Dana White played a huge part in that reality show, called The Ultimate Fighter
, which potentially allowed Bonnar and Griffin to square off.
The UFC is based in the U.S., and still
, the most dominant promotion.
That was a joke guy. You got a crush on Dana or something? Dana's a girl name so it's only half gay.
Btw make no mistake, the UFC was failing under Dana's leadership until that fight, end of story. Being a tool and saying I just hate the UFC** might sway newcomers but it won't change the facts:
In early 2001, the Ultimate Fighting Championship... was sold to casino magnates Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta... who put high school friend Dana White in charge.
In 2001, when the company was purchased, the belief was that once they got back on pay-per-view, the early success would be repeated. As it turned out, that wasn’t the case, and the company, by its own accounts, lost about $33 million from 2001-05 until the magic ingredient, “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show, turned their fortunes around.
Surprise, with Dana White in charge the company lost $33 million dollars up until the Bonnar/Griffin fight. If that fight had sucked, the UFC could very potentially have gone under.
It'd be funny for DW to try and "call M-1's bluff" and end up giving SF and Fedor a massive amount of publicity after he crushes their #1 HW live and free.
**(yeah okay, the UFC basically changed my life, I go to three MMA gyms nearly fulltime because of the UFC, 95% of my favorite fighters are in the UFC, I watch every PPV event, I've attended two live events - and I live in NY so that aint easy)