UFC president Dana White tells media that Jon Fitch was cut because "he was too f****** expensive"

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FastKnockout
2/21/13 9:08:24PM
UFC president Dana White tells assembled media following the UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche pre-fight press conference that Jon Fitch was cut because "he's too expensive."

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SmileR
2/21/13 9:34:38PM
He makes a good point. 65k for a guy only beaten by the champion and two top 5 guys is waaaaaay too much.
Forget the 7 years he's fought for the company. Fuck GSP's toughest test to date. He's too expensive at 65k.

He's wrong and the way he deflected the questions he knows it.
How about some loyalty for the fighters that have been there consistently from the start.
Ranking Fitch at 9th is BS anyway, if he can look me in the eye and say Diaz would beat Fitch and not laugh I'd shoot my balls off. The UFC rankings are a joke.
Below are the most popular mma sites rankings and Fitch doesn't drop below 8th.

Sherdog: 6. JON FITCH
MMAweekly: 8. Jon Fitch
MMAfighting: 4. Jon Fitch
ESPN: 8.Jon FItch
Our own sweet MMAplayground: 8. Jon Fitch

Fitch and Vladdy deserved to end their careers in the UFC. They deserve the money they are on and they deserve the benefits that come with it.
Will Hendo be treated like this if he loses 1 wins and loses again?
He's never held a title in the UFC.
How about Sonnen, Bisping, Koscheck or Diaz?
I don't think so.
tcunningham
2/21/13 11:03:58PM
i think dana has always disliked fitch's style, and after losing to maia, this is the reason dana was looking for to get rid of him. fitch isnt the most exciting fighter i have to admit but i still got to disagree with the cut. oh well.
prozacnation1978
2/21/13 11:24:59PM
Supposedly if faber loses Dana is gonna cut him

Bitch move cutting a guy at 60 grand a fight
Who been in the company for a long tenure
Copenhagen
2/21/13 11:40:48PM
His price doesn't match up to his drawing power.
Heartless business.

"[Fitch] will end up at Bellator or one of these other organizations and he will win a world title," he said. "He'll end up there and he'll smash every single guy over there and he'll be a champ. A guy goes outside, wins some fights, has some impressive runs and then comes back."

I guess Dana thinks Fitch can get more hype outside the UFC. Then FItch can come back with an impressive new highlight real and win streak to market towards fans.
jae_1833
2/22/13 12:33:21AM
$60K is too much for Fitch?! Overeem better be ready for a pay cut!
Tyzzler
2/22/13 12:45:34AM

Posted by SmileR

He makes a good point. 65k for a guy only beaten by the champion and two top 5 guys is waaaaaay too much.
Forget the 7 years he's fought for the company. Fuck GSP's toughest test to date. He's too expensive at 65k.

He's wrong and the way he deflected the questions he knows it.
How about some loyalty for the fighters that have been there consistently from the start.
Ranking Fitch at 9th is BS anyway, if he can look me in the eye and say Diaz would beat Fitch and not laugh I'd shoot my balls off. The UFC rankings are a joke.
Below are the most popular mma sites rankings and Fitch doesn't drop below 8th.

Sherdog: 6. JON FITCH
MMAweekly: 8. Jon Fitch
MMAfighting: 4. Jon Fitch
ESPN: 8.Jon FItch
Our own sweet MMAplayground: 8. Jon Fitch

Fitch and Vladdy deserved to end their careers in the UFC. They deserve the money they are on and they deserve the benefits that come with it.
Will Hendo be treated like this if he loses 1 wins and loses again?
He's never held a title in the UFC.
How about Sonnen, Bisping, Koscheck or Diaz?
I don't think so.



Well sh*t let's compare apples to oranges to Himalayan astronauts why don't we? I agree Fitch probably shouldn't have been cut but he's not an exciting fighter AT ALL. When he's next on the card people take their food/piss break, & it's not because he can't finish, he just chooses to go only for the W. Chael, Bisping, Koscheck, & Diaz are the most counter-examples I've ever heard, they all go balls-out, finish fights, & have the sense above that of a 5th grader to actually promote themselves with the alienable concept of "acting." Those guys just prove the point more as to why Fitch should've gotten cut. Dana says hes expecting to tear it up elsewhere and return, this is just a wake-up call to Jon Fitch that nobody likes to see him fight regardless of how good he is, & he needs to make a career change or bust. Anyways, my 2 cents...
Manak
2/22/13 1:19:31AM

Posted by SmileR

Fuck GSP's toughest test to date.




no way was it his toughest test to date. 50-44, 50-43, 50-44. that was one of the most one sided fights ever. on paper fitch looked tough for GSP but got throughly wrecked by GSP
Poor_Franklin
2/22/13 4:27:33AM
how much does the fighter insurance cost?

i know the 60k to show is big, but the fighter insurance has to have a substantial amount on it as well. which must figure in why the ufc is letting some of these guys go
BeeR
2/22/13 6:16:35AM
I don't know why people are saying the UFC doesn't respect him, he was pretty much crying for money because he was broke and they gave him a FOTN bonus in his boring ass fight with Eric Silva, thats pretty respectful
SmileR
2/22/13 7:17:44AM

Posted by Manak


Posted by SmileR

Fuck GSP's toughest test to date.




no way was it his toughest test to date. 50-44, 50-43, 50-44. that was one of the most one sided fights ever. on paper fitch looked tough for GSP but got throughly wrecked by GSP



Argue that point with GSP. He's the one that has consistently says it.
Bythar
2/22/13 8:01:27AM
Whether you think someone is on a decline or not, the top 10 in any weight division should always be kept. Dana notes that they have 100 guys too many with around 400 guys under contract. There are 9 weight divisions in the UFC. This means that they could have the top 30 in every division under contract, and still have 30 spaces for what Dana considers the desired number of guys. Some divisions are deeper than others, so maybe lightwieght or welterweight should have 40, whilst fly 25 til it deepens or whatever. the point is, in satisfying the numbers he put out there - he could have guys 20 places below Fitch in the rankings (in every division) and still make the numbers. Sorry Dana, your reasoning doesn't make sense when measured by your own parameters.
Theoutlaw08
2/22/13 9:22:31AM
He was overpaid for his style of fighting. Yes he was ranked high in the WW division, but no body wants to watch the kid fight. Dana's running a company and wants exciting fighters. I think he used this as a message to the UFC that it doesnt matter who you are, if you dont bring it ever night, youre gone.
Dberntson
2/22/13 9:30:01AM
In my opinion, Dana's excuse is BS. If Fitch was too expensive based on his recent performance and the downward end of his career, at least offer him a chance to restructure his contract for less to show. I'm sure Fitch would have restructured his contract to stay in the UFC with a chance to reserrect his career.
airkerma
2/22/13 9:45:31AM
I wonder how much Dana pockets each year from the DanaFightingChampionship? Maybe there's a better place to trim the fat...

Fuck it, these cars are dirt cheap these days...
Manfred
2/22/13 11:59:25AM
Who is he kidding?
UFC could be paying undercarders on Fuel shows 100k/100k and they would still be rolling in it.
Fitch only won 1 in his last 4 and had a boring style that wasn't fan friendly. Sad thing is, the Silva fight was exciting and Maia just out-Fitched him
jay98107
2/22/13 12:31:55PM

Posted by tcunningham

i think dana has always disliked fitch's style, and after losing to maia, this is the reason dana was looking for to get rid of him. fitch isnt the most exciting fighter i have to admit but i still got to disagree with the cut. oh well.



I agree. Remember the video game fiasco? This has been in the works for a long time.
BillsNewAccount
2/22/13 12:39:36PM
A lot of crazy things have been said on this board. So lets get a few things straight:

1 Diaz would beat the shit out of Fitch or any other WW
2 Stockton bitch
3 Fitch's fight with Erick Silva was entertaining
4 The people who leave to take piss breaks when Fitch fights missed Hendrix sending him into oblivion. I'm talking to you AREJAY!!!
TheCatFather
2/22/13 1:35:54PM
Fitch will be back, this will light a fire in him and he will be back. Dana White talks out his ass all the time.
Poor_Franklin
2/22/13 2:23:57PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount



1 Diaz would beat the shit out of Fitch or any other WW



after 158, you'll need to edit this
prophecy033
2/22/13 3:30:49PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount

A lot of crazy things have been said on this board. So lets get a few things straight:

1 Diaz would beat the shit out of Fitch or any other WW
2 Stockton bitch
3 Fitch's fight with Erick Silva was entertaining
4 The people who leave to take piss breaks when Fitch fights missed Hendrix sending him into oblivion. I'm talking to you AREJAY!!!

no he wouldn't
Bubbles
2/22/13 4:03:31PM
Hey Dana, stop betting a million dollars a weekend and you won't have to worry about a $60,000 top tier fighter being "expensive" when you have fading fighters like Cung Le making more than twice that.
Bubbles
2/22/13 4:05:13PM

Posted by Theoutlaw08

He was overpaid for his style of fighting. Yes he was ranked high in the WW division, but no body wants to watch the kid fight. Dana's running a company and wants exciting fighters. I think he used this as a message to the UFC that it doesnt matter who you are, if you dont bring it ever night, youre gone.


should the NBA fire Greg Popovich for implementing a "boring" style?
BillsNewAccount
2/22/13 4:36:14PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by BillsNewAccount

A lot of crazy things have been said on this board. So lets get a few things straight:

1 Diaz would beat the shit out of Fitch or any other WW
2 Stockton bitch
3 Fitch's fight with Erick Silva was entertaining
4 The people who leave to take piss breaks when Fitch fights missed Hendrix sending him into oblivion. I'm talking to you AREJAY!!!

no he wouldn't



The only thing that can stop a Diaz is a finite number of rounds. If GSP's fight with Diaz was 20 rounds you know you would pick Diaz.
BillsNewAccount
2/22/13 4:40:33PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by Theoutlaw08

He was overpaid for his style of fighting. Yes he was ranked high in the WW division, but no body wants to watch the kid fight. Dana's running a company and wants exciting fighters. I think he used this as a message to the UFC that it doesnt matter who you are, if you dont bring it ever night, youre gone.


should the NBA fire Greg Popovich for implementing a "boring" style?



No. But the NBA did fine him for sitting his starters against the Heat. Which goes to show even in the NBA it's more about viewership than winning.
Poor_Franklin
2/22/13 4:42:08PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount



The only thing that can stop a Diaz is a finite number of rounds. If GSP's fight with Diaz was 20 rounds you know you would pick Diaz.



telnights
2/22/13 5:37:36PM
Let start off by saying I didn't agree with the UFC on letting Fitch go. But I'm shocked so many people are so mad by this. The UFC is a company and as such have the right to cut who ever they want without telling us a damn thing. Do you have to like it, no but it isn't the end of the UFC or MMA. Dana and others in the UFC have said that they feel they have over 100 to many fighters. So you can expect some more cuts every event till they get down to a number they are happy with. Lot of us don't like it but it isn't our company to run.
Chael_Sonnen
2/22/13 8:20:39PM
Hey kids - - Question??

Where were the Fitch supporters before the cut?

This is the first time I've heard his name in full throttle discussion aside from his cry me a river I'm broke......

Look at the NFL, NBA, MLB.....these things happen all the time.

Biz as usual.

Daddy Dana is thee Best....get used to it, get over it, or go watch soccer.
Poor_Franklin
2/22/13 9:16:22PM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Hey kids - - Question??

Where were the Fitch supporters before the cut?

This is the first time I've heard his name in full throttle discussion aside from his cry me a river I'm broke......

Look at the NFL, NBA, MLB.....these things happen all the time.

Biz as usual.

Daddy Dana is thee Best....get used to it, get over it, or go watch soccer.



did you make this

Manak
2/22/13 9:21:35PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount


Posted by prophecy033


Posted by BillsNewAccount

A lot of crazy things have been said on this board. So lets get a few things straight:

1 Diaz would beat the shit out of Fitch or any other WW
2 Stockton bitch
3 Fitch's fight with Erick Silva was entertaining
4 The people who leave to take piss breaks when Fitch fights missed Hendrix sending him into oblivion. I'm talking to you AREJAY!!!

no he wouldn't



The only thing that can stop a Diaz is a finite number of rounds. If GSP's fight with Diaz was 20 rounds you know you would pick Diaz.



I will always pick GSP over diaz and if it was 20 rd, it would be stopped well before than for GSP making diaz's face into pudding from GnP
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