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Thoughts on the commission pulling him from cornering Juan last-minute?

Fans want to see Juan Archuleta at his best versus Patricio Freire at his best. That's what the sport needs to be successful and grow.

Throwing a monkey wrench into the equation where TJ Dillashaw can't corner his man, which could throw Archuleta off his mental game and ruin the entire event for everyone is pointless flexing and excessive abuse of power and authority.

Its not the first time commissions have done this, either. There's a long lists of fighters in the UFC who have had similar problems. Khabib Nurmagomedov has fought in the UFC since 2012. AFAIK Khabib's father was never able to obtain a travel visa to corner Khabib for any of his fights, until he fought Dustin Poirier in 2019.

Regulation of MMA could be better.
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