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Dana warns Wandy that he better win or he might be cut. In related news, Gary Shaw seen drooling all over himself while tieing Wandy's shoelaces together before the fight.

Was really pulling for Jardine in this one, but this puts a new spin on things...I'd hate to see Wandy get the ax (pardon the pun). Not that he'd be looking for work very long, but he's always been one of my favorites to watch.

Anyways; da link

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Post #1   5/22/08 4:37:32PM   

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lol...see thats funny.

didn't dana just say he'd like 250 Silva's and he'd keep him no matter how many matches he gives up cuz he always leaves it all out in the cage.

gotta love pre-fight hype.

Post #2   5/22/08 4:42:23PM   

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it would not be good for the ufc to cut another great fighterm,cough like (AA)

Post #3   5/22/08 4:47:57PM   

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This is not true at all. There was another article that came out and stated that Dana White's comments were taken out of context. He said that guys who lose a couple times in a row don't have a place in the UFC. He also stated that rule goes for fighters who weren't exciting. Wandy has no chance of being cut if he does lose. Wandy could try the cut to 185lbs also, so way too many options for him.

Post #4   5/22/08 5:01:41PM   

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I'm skeptical that Wandy is really on the chopping block with this fight. My guess is its just a little last minute hype to entice a few more PPV buys.

Silva may have 3 losses in a row but only one was in the UFC, meaning most of the casual fans would not be aware of them if not for the UFC brining it up in the pre-fight hype. Plus, his loss was to Liddell, who most fighters can be forgiven for loosing to.

As others have pointed out Dana was recently quoted as saying he would love to have 250 fighters like Silva who leave it all in the ring to entertain the fans. Reading between the lines, this is Dana's way of saying win or loose this guy can put butts in seats. So I don't see the UFC letting him go just yet no matter what the outcome of this fight is (A strong suggestion to move down to MW is a more likely UFC responce should he loose)

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Posted by DustinT

lol...see thats funny.

didn't dana just say he'd like 250 Silva's and he'd keep him no matter how many matches he gives up cuz he always leaves it all out in the cage.

gotta love pre-fight hype.



yeah i love how dana said that about wandy and then goes and says this. well i'll tell you dana is one stupid f*ck if he lets him go. or maybe wandy just cant get in done in UFC and does better in other orgs.

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Losing Silva would NOT be good for the UFC.

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This is total BS Dana would never cut Wandy....If anything he would be moving to MW......

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I don't think that Dana will cut Wand. If Wand loses a drop to 185 is very possible. Wouldn't it be sweet to see him drop to 185, fight someone like Bisping, then fight A. Silva for the belt.

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so does this mean dan henderson should watch out too?

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Posted by bigbubbano23

it would not be good for the ufc to cut another great fighterm,cough like (AA)



AA wasn't cut...his contract was up.

Anyway, I wouldn't make too bid of a deal out of this. These are the sort of things you say to hype up a fight. It's nothing new.

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If Dana cuts Wandy Im gonna stop watching UFC. Chuck lost two straight was Dana giving him ultimatims. Screw dana

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if this is true, this will make Dana look like a 2 face. I truly hope Wandy wins, he deserves it

Post #13   5/22/08 6:41:25PM   

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I really question the reliabilty of the website it comes from.I think this mmafightline.com has had some bogus shit before,So i dont believe it.Although losing 4 fights in a row is pretty rough for anyone.I mean Wandy may want to retire..Not saying that he should or is but its another option im sure he has thought about.And as far as saying Dana didnt threaten Chuck after losing two in a row...Get real man...2 is alot different than 4 and Chuck is pretty much the face of the UFC and is popular amongst american fans.For dana to cut or threatan chuck would be stupid.To the causual or non hardcore fans who dont follow all of the sport Chuck Liddell sells and Wandy doesnt in America.So yes it is all about money and sells...Is it greedy maybe.....but what company isnt in it for the money in any aspect of work.So if it means cutting a legend in the MMA sport to free up cash for some up and comers so be it.

Post #14   5/22/08 7:01:02PM   

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Oh well this just further prooves Danas a nob

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