How much say do UFC champions have?
I was just reading an article about how Dana White had to convince Silva to fight Sonnen in Vegas instead of Rio. It made me think, how much say do these champs have?
Would Silva (or any champ) have any ground to tell Dana that he refuses to fight in Vegas, and it would have to be Rio? Adding onto that, are champs able to refuse fights with people? I would hope that isn't the case, and really I always assumed if Silva refused to fight in Vegas, that he would be stripped of his title.