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There was noise, a few years back, about Dana actually boxing Tito Ortiz. Probably best for both of them that never happened.

But right now, Dana is probably drunk and wishing he dared rip a piece out of Anderson Silva's ass.

So what does he do next week, after the hangover has worn off?

a) If there's a tracking system for who buys UFC PPVs, he can give all those people refunds. Likelier, give them Machida-Shogun or Lesnar-Carwin for free. Which is giving up a couple million dollars. I'm sure Dana will just love explaining that to Lorenzo Fertitta.

b) Really bite the bullet, and put on a free show with a couple championship fights. Again, it a couple million dollar hit, but the UFC can eat that now.

c) Strip Silva of his title. He'd leave the UFC if they did, but it's not unheard of. I rate this a on tenth of one percent possibliity.

d) Give Silva a bad-ass, and tell him he better make it look good or else. Something like Silva vs Junior de Santos. @heavyweight

e) Same as d) Only Silva vs Jon Fitch. @170.
 

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I think Dana should strip Anderson of his title and have two other fighters fight for it. Than if Anderson wants it back he has to earn that shot. Anderson can't leave he is under an 8 fight contract and would end his career on the bench if he chose to leave. Anderson is bound to lose a pile of sponsorship money after this to and that will be his biggest punishment.
 

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It would be a case of redemption for fighters who work hard and play by the rules if Anderson were stripped of the title.

It's very unlikely to happen, however. Anderson's already put on two crap-ola fights prior to this one, and Dana still had the gall to proclaim him and promote him as the greatest fighter in the world P4P.

As far as any speculation about "free" PPV's; I don't think that's going to happen either. Dana already has free fight nights in the works on Versus in the future, as well as numerous Fight Nights scheduled. He could easily upgrade the card on one or several of these upcoming shows as an "apology" for this stinker of a main event.

Don't expect any early Christmas presents from Dana. He's a lot more likely to try to prosecute a working class stiff for watching a stream than he is to refund $60 to half a million people. I mean, come on, this is reality!
 

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Easy.... make him fight GSP. GSP will not hang out and run like Maia did for part of the fight, he can block/avoid much better than Maia, and his takedowns are at another level.

Silva would have to WORK IT, or get taken down and beaten to a pulp. And he may get taken down and beaten to a pulp even if he DOES work it. I think that seeing Andy get beaten up might make a few people feel pretty satisfied.
 

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I think Dana should strip Anderson of his title and have two other fighters fight for it. Than if Anderson wants it back he has to earn that shot. Anderson can't leave he is under an 8 fight contract and would end his career on the bench if he chose to leave.
Really tho how hard would the road for anderson silva be back to the title? Like the system in place even if he was to strip silva, silva can easily beat anyone and use a poor performance to win. It would be a bad business approach if u were to create a bias system against ur best fighter.,,easy fix it put a guys who will fight anderson just like they did with forrest. TO make it up for the fans and give anderson a challenge GSP is the answer.
 

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Don't expect any early Christmas presents from Dana. He's a lot more likely to try to prosecute a working class stiff for watching a stream than he is to refund $60 to half a million people. I mean, come on, this is reality!
Speaking of which you should go read Dana's twitter where people were taunting him about stealing the fights. I can't even explain how epically stupid that probably was.
 

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I don't think he will or should do anything, Dana if you don't like Anderson's performance then put someone in front of him that has a chance at beating him or at least threatening him. Don't strip him of his title that will proove nothing because whoever would win it wouldn't be champion in anyone's right mind since they didn't beat Silva. If Dana wants to shut him up then put someone in front of him who has the potential to.
 

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something he can do for the fans...


make jds and machida fight with anderson so we get to see those fights.
 

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I'm betting he makes Silva do one of two things

1.) Surrender his belt and move up in weight, permanently.

2.) Get an immediate title shot at 205, against his training partner and told "Make it a good fight or you're going to lose your belt and fight on the undercard for the rest of your contract. Want to leave? You'll end up paying us a MASSIVE settlement that will crush your income for the rest of your life."
 

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What Dana Won't Do....

If he wants to challenge Silva put some real talent in front of him.

He should have Silva fight Jon the bones Jones at 205, it won't happen because Dana doesn't want big up and coming star to get beat

nor do I think he wants Silva vs GSP because he doesn't want GSP image to be tarnished with a lose to Silva.

What will most likely happen is Raashad Evans will beat Rampage and then Silva and Raashad will fight two taunter type fighters and outcome will be same as Machida vs Rassad fight... Book it.
 

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we all know Dana can be vindictive.
I think he's got three good options.
1. put his next fight on the prelim
2. give him james toney and tell him if he can't finish it in the first round he's fired.
3. give him the choice of fighting Machida or sitting out the rest of his career. (if he'd do it to randy you know he'd do it to andy)
 

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1.) Surrender his belt and move up in weight, permanently.
As a solution, I like that. Let Silva announce it as voluntary, but make him fight his way through the top five before he gets a title fight. I imagine he'll be less bored if his next four fights are Rampage, Rashad, Machida and Shogun.

Make the first of those an UFN, put lightweight #1 contender's match on that card as well, and that takes care of repaying the fans.
 

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Having him move up to 205 isn't really a punishment it's what he should do anyway, MW is cleaned out and has been since he beat Hendo.
 

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As a solution, I like that. Let Silva announce it as voluntary, but make him fight his way through the top five before he gets a title fight. I imagine he'll be less bored if his next four fights are Rampage, Rashad, Machida and Shogun.
see tho making anderson doing that is unfair, I think he is to dominant at 185 but focusing him to move up because of this is not the answer. If u were to do it to ANderson u will have to do it to GSP also.
 

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If he wants to challenge Silva put some real talent in front of him.

He should have Silva fight Jon the bones Jones at 205, it won't happen because Dana doesn't want big up and coming star to get beat

nor do I think he wants Silva vs GSP because he doesn't want GSP image to be tarnished with a lose to Silva.

What will most likely happen is Raashad Evans will beat Rampage and then Silva and Raashad will fight two taunter type fighters and outcome will be same as Machida vs Rassad fight... Book it.
Agreed, Jones is still too raw and green imo but in the future if Silva is still around definitely. I would be shocked if Anderson's next fight isn't Rashad, Rampage, or Shogun
 

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Anderson lost his love for MMA, and from the looks of it, he really wants to start a boxing career.
 

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How about they just let him fight whoever the **** he wants from now on instead of forcing him to fight people who don't belong in the cage with him. If he wants to fight Mir, Brock, Shogun, Wandy, or whoever just do it. Why does he have to defend his belt against people who don't deserve a title shot? I still want to see the Belfort fight but he didn't deserve a shot at the title. When he got injured and you didn't have a contender they didn't have to keep it a MW title match.
 

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Who can challenge him? Who in the MW class can really fight Anderson and people not just give it to Anderson? Who really though Maia was going to win this? He is good but he was called in when another fighter was hurt after two fights ago being knocked out by the FIRST punch Nate threw. At least his next title defense the person actually earned the #1 contender spot. Granted I think Sonnen is going to get his tongue handed to him after all the talk he has been doing.

And I am really tired of hearing Dana has to put GSP in front of Silva. Why? yes it would be a great fight but they are both totaly different sizes. why have someone who can fight competetively at LHW move down to fight a WW? think about this.
 
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