Dana White rips Rashad Evans for not fighting friends. Says he has too many friends. - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
The Mad Titan
 
Guy Incognito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Following The Path To Jesus Set By His Disciple Vitor Belfort
Posts: 5,111
                     
Dana White on Rashad Evans changing weight classes: "He's got too many friends"


Guy Incognito is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 12:04 AM
Bantamweight
 
Mr. Sparkle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 933
                     
Maybe he has less friends in Stikeforce and would be happier there. I know I'd be happier if he went there.
Mr. Sparkle is offline  
post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 12:32 AM
Kneel Before Christ!
 
Roflcopter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 8,024
                     
LMAO at the very end!

Dana seemed pissed.

Roflcopter is offline  
post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 12:38 AM
Lightweight
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,669
                     
'If he went to MW, maybe he'd fight Okami and if he wins that, then Silva... or George St-Pierre. OH, he won't fight George St-Pierre because they're friends.'

Hillarious..
MrObjective is offline  
post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 12:42 AM
LONGHAIRED COUNTRYBOY
 
oldfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: NC.
Posts: 9,541
Blog Entries: 1
                     
Gee whiz... now Dana is quoting marcthegame.....

oldfan is offline  
post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 12:51 AM
BEWARE OF THE PENGUIN!
 
No_Mercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12,127
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrObjective View Post
'If he went to MW, maybe he'd fight Okami and if he wins that, then Silva... or George St-Pierre. OH, he won't fight George St-Pierre because they're friends.'

Hillarious..
Yah that was...roflz!

Fawk Rashad...let em fade out of the spotlight. Hate watching him fight...
No_Mercy is offline  
post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 02:01 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 28
                     
Dana White rips Rashad Evans for not fighting friends. Says he has too many friends.

Source: http://www.fiveknuckles.com/mma-news...t-friends.html

Dana straight telling it like it is.
sherbs440 is offline  
post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 02:21 AM
Gabba Gabba Hey

 
dudeabides's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 19,571
                     
Thanks for the news, but try to post the article too buddy:

Quote:
UFC president Dana White has never been a fan of fighters refusing to fight one another because they are training partners or friends, so when former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans stated that he would change weight classes if fellow light heavyweight and good friend Jon Jones earned the light heavyweight title from Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in March, White's take was about as surprising as Anderson Silva feeling disrespected by an opponent.

"Now it's in the situation where, 'well, this guy's my friend and that guy's my friend...' Dude, you have way too many friends," White told MMADigest. "You need to keep the friends thing down and stop training with people. Now he's talking about, 'maybe I'll go to heavyweight, maybe I'll go to middleweight.' Well, if he goes to middleweight, Nate Marquardt is one of the top middleweights in the world... one of his friends. Shane Carwin's one of the best heavyweights in the world, well that's one of his friends. You know, he's got too many friends."

White also believes that Evans' has been inactive for far too long. The former champion has been out of action since May of last year, when he won a decision against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and the right face Rua for the light heavyweight title. When it was revealed that Rua needed to undergo knee surgery and would be out for a significant period of time, however, White believes that Evans should have taken another fight in the interim.

"When he said he was going to sit out and wait for Shogun, I said, 'You're insane," White continued. "'You're going to sit? [Shogun] is injured and has to sit out. Has to overcome all of these things --rust and all this other stuff to come back. And you're gonna just sit out?'"

To White, it comes down to confidence in your abilities and taking advantage of one's limited time in the sport.

"If you truly believe that you're the best in the world you should be ready to fight anybody, because whoever you fight on the way up are guys, if you win the title, that are coming after you anyway," White said. "You might as well stay active, you might as well make money. Fighters have a very small window of opportunity and this kid's just letting the window close."

Now forced to sit while healing from a knee injury of his own, when he next steps foot inside the Octagon more than a year will have likely past since his last fight, but if it's at middleweight White says he's only a fight or two away from a title shot -- unless St. Pierre ends up with the title.

"His injury will keep him about 8-weeks," White said. "Rashad at middleweight is about two fights away. You know, if you did an Okami-Rashad Evans fight and the winner gets Anderson Silva or George St. Pierre... but he won't fight Georges St. Pierre because their friends."



Nobody F's with the Jesus
(Sig by Killz)
Any member can play in the CPL for UFC 197 HERE
dudeabides is offline  
post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 02:56 AM
The Bearded One
 
AmdM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lisbon - Portugal
Posts: 4,078
                     
Too funny mr. dana. lol

McCall, Faber, Aldo, Nate, Nick, Lyoto, TBD, Hunt
Forever hanging in Anderson Silva nuts
AmdM is offline  
post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 02-09-2011, 03:07 AM
"Focus"
 
Life B Ez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 10,071
                     
It's karma to Rashad that he had to pull out of the fight after he waited for so long and refused to fight.

Think. It Ain't Illegal Yet
"Discipline Hurts Less Than Regret"
Life B Ez is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome