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In an article for The Sun, Dana White expressed his displeasure with the next season of TUF.

I said from day one I hate the UK v USA idea.

It's dumb, I don't like it — it's not USA v the UK, we're looking for the best fighter in the world.

We put on a card one time, the USA v Canada, it was f***ing retarded.

I don't care if you're from the UK, Croatia or Brazil because at the end of the day, when Michael Bisping comes to America — Americans don't boo him.

When GSP comes down and fights in the US more people cheer for him than the guy who's from America!

When Tim Sylvia from the United States fought Antonio Nogueira from Brazil, everybody booed Sylvia on the way in and cheered for Nogueira. The reason is because in this sport it's not country versus country.

You either like the guy's fighting style or personality — nationality has nothing to do with it.

That's the way it used to be with boxing, with the exception of Ricky Hatton because everybody hates Floyd Mayweather!

But with the exception of that, you never saw guys from one country cheering a guy from a different country.

That's what's changing in what we're doing.

We're looking for the best fighters in the world — this country versus that country is irrelevant."


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Post #1   11/2/08 12:27:37PM   

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Interesting that Dana has no say on the format.....

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i thought it was stupid from the get go too, especially that there would be no chance for fighters from other countries.

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he's right it is dumb, but my opinion will change if they get a strong cast.

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i dont get the ricky hatton part but dana makes good points everywhere else

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Posted by cmb19932

i dont get the ricky hatton part but dana makes good points everywhere else



He means that boxing fans will only cheer for fighters from their home country, say if Evander Holyfield was fighting Vitali, they would cheer for Lewis because he is american (bad example i know). But the only reason americans cheered for Hatton was because they dont like Mayweather. And that differs from MMA fans, as nationality isnt taken into account as heavily.

not saying is right, but thats what he is saying.

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ok i mean i have loved boxing a long time and i never judged by where someones from




except i loved micky ward due to him being irish but i like his fighting too

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Posted by cmb19932

i dont get the ricky hatton part but dana makes good points everywhere else



He means that boxing fans will only cheer for fighters from their home country, say Lennox lewis was fighting Vitali, they would cheer for Lewis because he is american (bad example i know). But the only reason americans cheered for Hatton was because they dont like Mayweather. And that differs from MMA fans, as nationality isnt taken into account as heavily.

not saying is right, but thats what he is saying.



Lennox is English juanez

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fixed!....I did say it was a bad example...that was the first thing that came to my head, but it still gets the point across, even if the 2 fighters are from different countries, they will cheer for they one the have the most common with. Which would definitely be Lewis.

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agree with Dana

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Lennox Lewis is also Canadian

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Isn't Lennox also Jamaican?

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Lets just hope there isn't another Allen Junie Browning in the mix!!!!!

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So...if Dana doesn't like the format and thinks it's stupid...why the heck are they doing it?

I thought he called the shots?

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Posted by Poohbah

Isn't Lennox also Jamaican?



Yes, also Lennox is Chinese and from the moon.

Wiki says born in West Ham, to Jamacian parents then moved to Kitchener so ....yes i guess....or no ....whichever is right...

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