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UFC president Dana White baffled by backlash from GOOD4U sponsor ban

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LOS ANGELES – Dana White stands by UFC executive and co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta's decision to ban GOOD4U Drinks as a fighter sponsor.

And for those who question the UFC's even-handedness when it comes to the sponsors it approves for its athletes, White has one thing to say.

Tough.

"Who gives a [expletive]?" White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) on Wednesday. "Lorenzo said no. Get over it."

The performance-drink company made news when recent UFC heavyweight contender Shane Carwin, one of GOOD4U's sponsored athletes, voiced his displeasure with the recent ban.

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Post #1   10/21/10 12:06:32PM   

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Who gives a sh*t?

Some really good fighters on your roster that are losing money probably give a sh*t.

I understand the buisness aspect of this whole thing, I just think Dana should be a little more sensitive about his employees losing cash.

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Posted by gspfan

Who gives a sh*t?

Some really good fighters on your roster that are losing money probably give a sh*t.

I understand the buisness aspect of this whole thing, I think Dana should be a little more sensitive about his employees losing cash.



I'm wondering about the legalities of him banning everything from his events. Doesn't that borderline on monopoly?

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This is nothing new in televised sports really.

If the event has an official sponsor then you can't have competing sponsors advertising during the event.

Look at what happened during the world cup a few months back, a dutch beer company had a bunch of beautiful women wearing all orange to support their country seated in the stands. The problem was that the orange shirts advertised their beer and not the official sponsor, as a result all 30 or so women were tossed at half time.

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Backlash????????? There has been more comments on this thread then there was on the actual banning thread lol. I think we are all use to it and figure.....Oh that Dana tryin to keep the little man down

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Posted by FlashyG

This is nothing new in televised sports really.

If the event has an official sponsor then you can't have competing sponsors advertising during the event.

Look at what happened during the world cup a few months back, a dutch beer company had a bunch of beautiful women wearing all orange to support their country seated in the stands. The problem was that the orange shirts advertised their beer and not the official sponsor, as a result all 30 or so women were tossed at half time.


Business is business.

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Posted by emfleek

bidneth ith bidneth.


This is what I meant. And rues is rues.

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Posted by gspfan

Who gives a sh*t?

Some really good fighters on your roster that are losing money probably give a sh*t.

I understand the buisness aspect of this whole thing, I think Dana should be a little more sensitive about his employees losing cash.



I'm wondering about the legalities of him banning everything from his events. Doesn't that borderline on monopoly?



Monopoly of what? Zuffa flips the bill for the PPV. I'm not sure who else has the right to say what brands and logos can be on their broadcast other than them. They could ban it all if they so chose to...I'm not sure where monopoly talk comes into play though.

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by gspfan

Who gives a sh*t?

Some really good fighters on your roster that are losing money probably give a sh*t.

I understand the buisness aspect of this whole thing, I think Dana should be a little more sensitive about his employees losing cash.



I'm wondering about the legalities of him banning everything from his events. Doesn't that borderline on monopoly?



Monopoly of what? Zuffa flips the bill for the PPV. I'm not sure who else has the right to say what brands and logos can be on their broadcast other than them. They could ban it all if they so chose to...I'm not sure where monopoly talk comes into play though.


Monopoly would only come into play if they were the only product available.

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Posted by gartface

Monopoly would only come into play if they were the only product available.



But by saying your product is the only one available.....

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Posted by gartface

Monopoly would only come into play if they were the only product available.



But by saying your product is the only one available.....


Maybe I'm misinterpreting what you're saying, but there are other mma outlets for these companies to advertise with. UFC isn't the only one available.

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by gartface

Monopoly would only come into play if they were the only product available.



But by saying your product is the only one available.....



If you're referring to Xenergy getting the royal treatment...it's pretty standard for sponsors to have exclusive rights on a broadcast. You won't be seeing Miller Light or McDonald's anytime soon either.

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Well Dana White will give a ****, when UFC sponsor's start backing out due to the banning crap.

What if all the UFC sponsors were to back out at once? wouldn't that send a message to Zuffa?

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Posted by MisterFreeze

Well Dana White will give a ****, when UFC sponsor's start backing out due to the banning crap.

What if all the UFC sponsors were to back out at once? wouldn't that send a message to Zuffa?



i don't think that will be a problem. they have a plethora of sponsors who would kill to put there brand on the UFC's product. they are a privately owned company with sponsors that have contracts like grappler pointed out. i just find it very funny how Dana reacts to things and i absolutely love how blunt he is haha.

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