Dana White talks Cruz vs. Faber, Nate Marquardt and the future of Tito Ortiz

Posted on July 1, 2011, 01:41 AM by Joey Santosus
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  • scrappymcgee
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    So the marquardt incident wasnt about money after all. Though he doesn't acknowledge that weight cutting could cause reduced testosterone, I could not agree more with his take on it.

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  • Dabs
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    Dana stung Ariel with that "Alpha" comment...

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  • asdf
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    Actually a decent interview. Dana seemed pretty sincere.

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  • Stiks
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    This is a really good interview. Dana made some decent points and defended his position pretty well. He seemed a bit saddened or something though. His demeanor was different.

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  • David Saucier
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    Yes I agree something was not right with Dana in this interview he seemed sad, or disappointed

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  • Joey Santosus
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    I think its because he is genuinely disappointed in having to release him... Either that or he regrets it, but doesn't want to go back on his word. One or the other. I mean, he describes the guy as a "sweet heart." That's not something I've heard him call another man before.

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  • codemaster
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    There are a lot if issues at stake in this decision.



    If the UFC is to remain a successful business, main carder fighters have to show up healthy and approved by the commission.



    When a card is issued, the business risk rises the closer to the fight night you get. If you sell a fight based on certain fighters being on the card, fans will get pissed if they don't show--and if such no shows occur frequently, then you will lose fans and credibility as a promotion.



    Cards already are vulnerable to events beyond a fighter's or promoter's control. For example, accidental injuries do happen in training--but when PED abuse causes no shows--espcially after the fighter was warned in sufficient time--that is unacceptable.



    The experience with Chael Sonnen probably contributed to the decision to drop Marquardt. Unless nipped in the bud quickly, TRT 'therapy' will become ubiquitous in the UFC. When asked about Sonnen, White stopped what he was going to say, then reiterated the line that Sonnen has paid his dues--and let's see now if he has learned from his mistake.



    My guess is that White will cut Sonnen fast if a similar situation recurs. Because of Sonnen's marketing footprint, White is understandably reluctant to chop Sonnen--and in the past, White has given PED users a second chance.



    As White said, Marquardt has had his second and his third chance.

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  • mutagenmman
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    So why, these whole, kicked out of the UFC "BS" doesn't applies to Chael RoidFraud Sonnen i mean, he lied, he used that shiit for enhancing his performance, he tested positive...



    Let me ask you something Dana, How many chances are you willing to give to Chael?, Don't be a bitch and man up and apply the same kind of measurements to the whole group, the UFC doesn't need "TrashTalkingRoidFreaks" to sell fights, for that we have cheick kongo vs pat barry kind of fights so we can really enjoy a good fight rather than seeing "Roidfraud Sonnen" dissing everybody but your ass because probably at this point he owns your will to choose.



    Give a chance to real fighters rather than pussy's that use "Testosterone Replacement Therapy's"

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  • Jaypak
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    He was pointing the fact that Marquardt has an issue of doing it more than once, hence why he said this would be his fourth chance.

    As for Chael Sonnen, it is his first steroid offense and deserves a second chance.

    I like Dana's point on the Josh Barnett example.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    I agree with you mutagenmman.



    At this point, we can conclude that Dana has no credibility left whatsoever. Furthermore, we can see that he only cares about his money not the fighters.

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  • Stiks
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    Chael has only been caught once before. Look I dislike Chael as much as the next guy, and I don't always agree with Dana, but as far as the steroid use goes, Chael did his sentence and it was his first time. This is not Nate's first time. If you got off the "I Hate Everything Dana Says or Does" bandwagon, you would see things more clearly. Dana does a lot of questionable things, but hes not ALWAYS in the wrong.

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  • ksooner76
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    not only that he tested a lil high his last fight and said if it wasnt in control by this fight there was an issue and here we are now from what I get Nate's Doc is a big issue but had 3months to regulate

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  • Keyboard Contender
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    the part about Barnett cracked me up

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  • Buragash
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    Dana calling another man "sweet" is a little bit disturbing

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  • Woodstock
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    ive never seen him look so stressed before. my advice to all fighters "dont cross Dana, or you will end up like Nate and Tito". well you know he really wants Bader to win.

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  • Stiks
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    You know, I'm almost certain Tito is hard to deal with as a person. Also, these two have a lot of personal beef since Dana stopped being Tito's agent and became president of the UFC.

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  • Stiks
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    INSECURITY ALERT! INSECURITY ALERT!

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  • Stiks
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    Dude, if you think "insecurity" is a long word you should go back to school, but I digress. I guess the engineering degree technically does make me a nerd though. So you win this time!

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  • Stiks
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    Actually, the reason for "insecurity" was due to the often use "security alert" in movies, games, etc. Think of it as my attempt at some wordplay, whether I succeeded or not. Furthermore, I have no knowledge of how actual security alerts work, so I have nothing to add to your word is too long point, but it makes sense that you wouldn't use such a word in an actual alert.

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  • Stiks
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    Very observant, but that has nothing to do with why or how I said. I'll write it down so I don't forget though.

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  • ClosetCasey
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    Whoa, whoa !!! Take it easy fellas.

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  • Stiks
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    Stay out of it CC! Were e-Fighting!

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  • ClosetCasey
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    DON'T YELL AT ME YOU ASS FU** !!!!

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  • Stiks
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