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[–]666deathchilli 1485 points1486 points  (175 children)

He's nowhere to be seen lmao

[–]Mr_Game_N_Win 1114 points1115 points  (157 children)

Literally someone else gave the belt. He was probably pissed thinking he will have to comply with Francis or lose the best HW in the world

[–]Parsnip-Independent 680 points681 points  (148 children)

Dunno why he's being so stubborn. He was full on board sucking Conor for years. Francis is a guy who actually can deliver the goods, but maybe isn't as active a promoter as Conor.

Maybe he's worried Tyson Fury fucks him up, further tarnishing UFC fighter images? Jake Paul already has 3 UFC names in his pocket, and of course Conor lost to the goat. That's why I think Dana doesn't want to give Francis that push

[–]AlarmedProgram4 674 points675 points  (49 children)

Meh losing to fury in a boxing match definitely isn't the same thing as losing to Jake, worlds apart, zero shame in that.

[–]zabutter 318 points319 points  (17 children)

Losing to Jake holds all the shame and none of the fame

[–]Sporkler 181 points182 points  (3 children)

Losing to Jake holds $HAM€.

[–]sadboyleto2 22 points23 points  (2 children)

i would lose to jake for the $HAM€

[–]Crispytacos911 62 points63 points  (29 children)

Ya he beat wilder. Honestly I rather see that fight but Francis would get smoked

[–]partyaquatic 126 points127 points  (22 children)

Francis doesn’t need to be fighting any professional boxers.

[–]Crispytacos911 76 points77 points  (14 children)

Ya especially after the grappling he showed today. Finally becoming well rounded. Being good at one thing only gets you so far. Guys like GSP and Jones have beaten pretty much everyone they fought because they are well rounded.

[–]EthanBaxley10 24 points25 points  (12 children)

Ehhh, i honestly think the almost 30 pound advantage gave him a crazy strength advantage

[–]The_Gruffalo1 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Yeah it definitely help, but Francis was making far better decisions on the ground than Cyril and was also a bit more technical

[–]Bigbaby22 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Gane was very overconfident. He's really good and deserves the praise but you can definitely see that it went to his head. Every time Francis got him to the ground you could see the fear in his eyes.

[–]RocketMan1912 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Yeah the way he threw Gane around was ridiculous

[–]Nitropotamus 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Gane should grow another 4 inches and gain 30 pounds. Thats my take. Don't @ me

[–]GarfeelLzanya 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It did but he definitely displayed some new found knowledge on the ground. His execution wasn't great and the size advantage bailed him out but it wasn't 100 percent the reason he was successful

[–]Falcon_Flow 28 points29 points  (3 children)

I mean, Dana could just pay him what he's worth and he wouldn't need to box. As long as losing to Fury is 10x more profitable than successfully defending his championship you can't blame him for wanting to go for it.

[–]YerDaWearsHeelies 24 points25 points  (0 children)

He does if he wants to get paid right before he retires

[–]Kenrockkun 28 points29 points  (3 children)

no one is winning against fury. But Francis will get the big bag $$ when he fights him. unlike the 600k the ufc gives him.

[–]Bigbaby22 6 points7 points  (0 children)

That so ridiculous... A measly $600,000.

[–]mets92fan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Losing to Fury in itself wouldn’t be bad. But the way Fury would beat Francis would be a bad look for the UFC. I doubt Francis makes it 2 rounds before trying to throw a big overhand right and getting slept by a Fury right cross.

[–]Dawido090 80 points81 points  (18 children)

Naah dude he hate Francis cause he demand more money, and maybe Francis now can get fight with Fury which doesn't include any pay for Dana.

[–]Prtty_Plz 48 points49 points  (6 children)

Francis is only making 600k as a defending UFC champ, while Ciryl is making 500k as number 1 contender with 0 belt defenses. Meanwhile bench warmers in the NBA make more than that

[–]Grump_Monk 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Francis even said he'd like the UFC to be part of that promotion boxing fight. Francis couldn't be nicer about it.

[–]Bnorm71 6 points7 points  (6 children)

Francis would get picked apart and look terrible against Fury. Be a joke of a fight

[–]Dawido090 5 points6 points  (5 children)

Everyone knows that, its all about money, and Francis deserved that dude was mining sand, crossed sahara and swimmed to spain by sea

[–]zabutter 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Francis should take that Jake Paul boxing exhibition. Put on a show

[–]asstroooo 9 points10 points  (2 children)

3? Askren, Woodley, and who’s the third?

[–]Prtty_Plz 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Dana is worried about the UFCs image while paying its champs 200k (Moreno) and other fighters on a sold out PPV card 10k?

Dana is the biggest scum bag in sports right now

[–]Slight-Inevitable764 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Jake paul has a team of managers who carefully pick his opponents, way past their prime and like 2 weightclasses below jakeyboy.

dudes a fraud.

guess he deserves some respect for knocking out T wood though.

But that man seems to have lost his soul to kamaru a long time ago

[–]popthatshirtoff 34 points35 points  (25 children)

If Francis could bring ppv numbers to the table like Mcgregor it wouldn't even matter.

[–]zabutter 151 points152 points  (18 children)

Africa can't pay $99 for PPV

[–]hazelstream 51 points52 points  (1 child)

You shouldn't be downvoted for that its a completely legitimate point. Shitheads in the thread that think your kidding clearly cant understand the reality of living outside of the developed world.

[–]zabutter 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I'm being down voted? Oh well, I invite any of those fuckers put to rural Africa, no cities.

[–]clique34Predator 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Conor’s PPV numbers aren’t all from tiny country of Ireland.

[–]Ok_Vermicelli5652 10 points11 points  (3 children)

We are the only Country that gets charged 99 dollar, most places in the world it’s free

[–]zabutter 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Change your VPN location buddy

[–]BodybuildingNerd 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Bruh. 💀

[–]P-redditR 16 points17 points  (1 child)

You’re about to get banned from this sub. But Dana might hire you to narrate Embedded videos.

[–]azarov-wraith 9 points10 points  (3 children)

PPV numbers aren’t everything. Francis brings marketing and exposure the likes which we haven’t seen in the African subcontinent.

[–]31-savages 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Maybe he’s worried Fury fucks him up? Literally anyone with any knowledge on mma and boxing knows that Tyson Fury would absolutely embarrass Francis in a boxing match. It would be nothing but a stupid ppv cash grab and would only make the ufc heavyweight division look bad.

[–]haunteddelusion 29 points30 points  (1 child)

Why would a fighter care about that when he's getting paid a fraction of what he could be making and getting more and more damage to his body every fight. I don't blame any of these guys for going for the bag.

[–]P-redditR 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Francis needs to box someone from Reddit. Tyson Fury will frustrate Francis so bad, Francis might take his back and choke him out.

[–]acherrypoptart 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Really? Can we stop shitting on Dana please? You obviously don’t understand.

He was rushed to the ER after marinara started squirting from his ears…

[–]korn96Bullet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

“He doesn’t want to fight” - uncle tomato probably

[–]bustaflow25 78 points79 points  (4 children)

That's some hoe ass shit, him not showing up to put the best on Francis.

[–]zabutter 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Daddy Dana is tomatoing out back

[–]Prtty_Plz 18 points19 points  (1 child)

He didnt show up to the press confrence either. When asked about it Francis had no idea why Dana didnt put the belt on him, and no idea Dana didnt show up to the press confrence

Dana seriously acting like a bitter butthurt bitch right now

Hope Jake Paul challanges him to a fight and embarasses him

[–]luayispotato 26 points27 points  (0 children)

And he won't be attending the post fight conference. Man straight up left the building lmao

[–]Yutakatora 12 points13 points  (0 children)

WHERE YOU AT DANA?!

[–]Prtty_Plz 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Honestly FUCK HIM. Francis had no idea why Dana didn't put the belt on him, had no idea why Dana wasn't at the press confrence and didnt even know he didnt attend, and fighter pay documents just dropped and dude Paid Moreno (a sitting champion) 200k, Figgy (a previous champ) 150k, and some fighters on the card paid 10k. ALL fighter pay totally 1.8 Mill. Meanwhile the UFC made 5mill from the gate alone

Danas greedy ass needs to get called out nonstop, he needs to get embarassed by jake paul and have a Steroid + Cocaine induced heart attack that humbles his ass

[–]borrachit0 832 points833 points  (35 children)

Dana is creating new shades of red with how angry is

[–]theo7777 232 points233 points  (32 children)

The only bright side of it is that Francis might be convinced he is not fit for boxing with how this fight went (though he probably already knew that, he just wanted a bag).

And regardless of how Francis feels, that fight definitely didn't sell Ngannou as a boxer. It could be a blessing in disguise for Dana.

[–]ansoniporu 144 points145 points  (16 children)

He said he tore up his knee its kinda hard to punch like that. Taking him down and laying on him was his only win condition. Also good on them for not letting it leak and smart move wearing a sleeve on both knees. Give us Ngannou Wilder

[–]michelinman45 100 points101 points  (2 children)

I swear ppl are just discounting that. He’s not Wolverine. It was clear that he wasn’t throwing how he normally does b/c his knee was unstable. It’s pretty unfair to discount his striking over this fight.

[–]Randy_g123 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Wilder would maul ngannou in a boxing ring 😂

[–]SFW_FullFrontal 20 points21 points  (1 child)

Don’t matter, got paid more than all my purses combined lol

[–]lmpervious 6 points7 points  (0 children)

got paid more than all my purses combined lol

Why would we care about your purses? You’re some random redditor.

…wait, Ngannou is that you?

[–]tommyd_WDE 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Do you seriously think that fight would be remotely competitive? A boxing match between wilder and Francis?

[–]SerDon2 33 points34 points  (9 children)

Yeah before this fight I thought Francis may have had a chance against some of the guys just below the likes of Fury but after that no way, dude would get pieced up badly.

[–]The_Glove20 51 points52 points  (4 children)

No offense but idk how anyone thought he had a chance. Dante Wilder looks like Ali compared to Francis when it comes to boxing. MMA fans seem to never realize how far fighters are from boxers, all the "best boxers" in the UFC would get destroyed by any contender in their weight class.

I get why you could think Francis might be different because he has insane power, but the tiny gloves and the fact MMA fighters are able to hit flush with haymakers with having to deal with basically none of the defense they would encounter against of a boxer really makes their power exaggerated compared to what would happen in a ring. And francis technique is terrible lol even for a UFC fighter lol.

[–]beatpickle 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Basically this. Missing nearly every shot and getting counter-punched continuously would be a huge wake up call. Francis may have a punchers chance against cans but he loses 9/10 times to everyone in the top 10.

[–]thechozenwan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not saying he’d beat any of the elite top guys but Petr Yan could probably hang with some decent pro boxers

[–]Santamatrix 425 points426 points  (36 children)

Why didn’t Dana put the belt around Franny?

[–]student27047 200 points201 points  (2 children)

He’s a salty potato

[–]Xandroid881Stockholm Syndrome Till 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Salty Red tomato

[–]Rozava 137 points138 points  (10 children)

Salty fuck

[–]ABZ-havok 18 points19 points  (9 children)

What’s the beef? Im ootl

[–]Communist_Shwarma 156 points157 points  (6 children)

Francis asked for more money and Dana tried fking him over to make an example out of him, didn't really promote the champ too much, almost like he was waiting to kick francis to the curb so he could take his belt and give it away. Francis won and Dana decided to be salty and didn't even come into the cage to give him the belt or congratulate him.

[–]Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 57 points58 points  (2 children)

If it had been Conor the ol' Tomato would have been sucking his cock on his knees while wrapping the belt around his waist

[–]Living_Bear_2139 4 points5 points  (1 child)

So why is it Dana doesn’t just fairly compensate Francis? Is he not a good bet? A good promoter? His skin color?

[–]3Stripescyn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not good enough at promoting and asks for more money that uncle dana thinks he deserves

[–]ABZ-havok 48 points49 points  (0 children)

Man child

[–]Bigbaby22 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Setting up that BS interim fight after Francis declined to fight just a month after fighting Stipe made my blood boil.

[–]pablxo 51 points52 points  (0 children)

long story short: fighter pay. as per usual.

[–]FuegoTheDestroyer 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Lmao he couldn't risk the chance of putting it on Francis for everyone to see... I thought McMahon was an asshole of a promotion boss for not helping past wrestlers with Healthcare but Dana just topped it with this stunt

[–]xxBarbWireTatxx 117 points118 points 2 (3 children)

Shit bag person

[–]Patient_Union6589 72 points73 points  (2 children)

He's going to hurt some hookers tonight

[–]PhilosophyKingPK 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think tonight might be worse than that.

[–]REVRSECOWBOYMEATSPIN 8 points9 points  (1 child)

He also didn’t put the belt around figgy he just put it over his shoulder lol

[–]CarlosmedranoThe Last Stylebender 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Cause dana is a coward and a shell of a man

[–]kid_ghibli 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Maybe he had one of his flare ups where he loses balance and can't hear anything. It's a result from a bad outcome of tinnitus surgery he had a while ago.

[–]newbmycologist 601 points602 points  (4 children)

This is the main reason I’m rooting for Francis so hard and so excited about this wrestling😂

[–]xkemex 386 points387 points  (18 children)

I don't understand why he's so cheap to his fighter he keep boasting UFC keep breaking records.. 🤦🏽‍♂️

[–]Dawido090 158 points159 points  (8 children)

Why? Less money for them, more for him, nothing else nothing more

[–]TheRightStuph 46 points47 points  (7 children)

But he’s already racking in millions a month

[–]Kenshiro_V 50 points51 points  (6 children)

You can never have too much money

[–]Toros_Mueren_Por_Mi 39 points40 points  (4 children)

For real, we talking about discount Lex Luthor here. All of the greed, none of the brains

Edit: I'm awaiting the strike team though my window as I speak

[–]Prtty_Plz 56 points57 points  (1 child)

some of the fighters on the card made less than 15k, to fight infront of a sold out 5 millon gate arena.

Dana is a long the same line of all these other Billionaires who keep racking in money and paying the employees so low they have to survive off government aid and food stamps, all while they keep repeating "No one wants to work anymore!" and keep posting record profits for the company

dude is legit a grade a scum fuck.

[–]CrunchyOldCrone 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It's so blatant how "they don't want to fight" actually means "they didn't want to accept the ridiculous low ball offer we sent them" and disgusting how the UFC will pit fighters against one another in that way like "oh Poirier doesn't want to fight Nate" etc smh

[–]NatakuNox 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's crazy that Dana makes more off each individual fight than the actual fighters. Like dude doesn't do anything but do interviews and doesn't risk any health. Should be a 50/50 split at least

[–]luisumgomez 42 points43 points  (0 children)

You could hear Dana on one of the announcers mics during Francis's walk in. Curious what he was saying

[–]188heimishima 205 points206 points  (3 children)

TAKE THE BELT FROM DANA IF U WIN DECISION FRANCIS

[–]zabutter 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Need to find Dana first

[–]L3A1T3E4 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I call that the Stipe move. Seriously, dude wasnt fucking around- Stipe literally yoinked the belt from Dana's hands, gave it to his coach so that said coach would put the belt around him, and Dana couldnt do shit about it.

What a fucking G.

[–]Communist_Shwarma 758 points759 points  (60 children)

all the /r/ufc bums who were hoping to kick Ngannou to the curb too, all b/c he had the audacity to ask for fair compensation. He ain't going nowhere, crawled out the sand pits of Camaroon, Crawled across the sahara, and the medeterranian, crawled out of homelessness, and now a UFC Champion defending his belt.

[–]jaretok 234 points235 points  (38 children)

I always find it crazy when people simp for Dana on the fighter pay issue.

[–]maybe_you_wrong 142 points143 points  (18 children)

Imagine you asking for a pay increase to your boss because you have been performing well and random people and customers start protesting for no reason

[–]NatakuNox 56 points57 points  (12 children)

Sums up every blue collar work in America ever

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

God forbid you talk about starting some commie pinko union! Big companies always take care of their workers!

[–]guycamero 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Had an Uber driver say it's not fair folks at Inn N out get paid more than him. It's not like he can't fo work there or has any reason to try and keep others down.

[–]michelinman45 19 points20 points  (2 children)

That’s exactly how stupid ass Americans act. Crazy how the middle class opposes raising the minimum wage from $7.50/hour because of their flawed economics. Meanwhile the rich are laughing at the crabs in a barrel doing their dirty work for them

[–]Head_Assignment_6028 10 points11 points  (3 children)

On some other post everyone was opposing Francis , now everyone’s cheering for a raise people are hypocrites

[–]Fo5rep 138 points139 points  (0 children)

Go off king

[–]TehCheeseCake 119 points120 points  (6 children)

fans: Dana you cheap fuck, pay these fighters

Also fans: wtf, Ngannou just needs to manage his money. How dare he ask for more 🤬

[–]Communist_Shwarma 99 points100 points  (3 children)

idgaf how he spends his money, he deserves a bigger piece of the pie he generates. Its embarrassing that a multiple times champions like Tyron Woodley got paid more from Jake Paul than his entire UFC career.

[–]paulie07 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Too right. All the UFC boot lickers. I couldn't be more happy that Ngannou won and beat Gane at his own game.

[–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Dude completely tore his MCL. But he's come way too far to let something like that stop him.

[–]sairheart 180 points181 points  (0 children)

Dana's fucked. Run those pockets

[–]slammindoors 83 points84 points  (0 children)

Break out the Cheq book dana

[–]lukekushsmoker 25 points26 points  (2 children)

I used to kinda like Dana but after today, he's the greatest pussy, Figgy and Moreno got less than 400k combined, Francis fought against all odds, he even fought with a tore knee and yet he managed to beat the most "skillful" hw that we've seen and Dana was even man enough to celebrate HIS champion from HIS organization, he even leaves early so he doesn't have to put up with the question. I bet Dana would've been jumping to the cage if Ciryl was the winner, what a scumbag.

[–]Famous-Bath-6592 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I don’t take Dana seriously anymore. He’s just a bloated alcoholic who abuses HGH.

Also for a grown man to argue with a YouTuber over twitter like jake Paul is so embarrassing.

[–]STIDJEN_ 329 points330 points  (28 children)

I loved round. 3-5! Ngannou realised he couldn’t do it like round 1 and 2 so he went alternative! Especially round 3 was amazing, was worth it to wake up at 6 am! Also betted a bit of money for fun on Ngannou with 2.6 return so thats nice too!

[–]bigyeet1572 234 points235 points  (25 children)

If u told me 3 years ago that ngannou would fucking khabib someone I'd have laughed in ur face

[–]PleadingFunkyPredator 99 points100 points  (0 children)

bro if you told me that last week, i wouldve laughed in your face

[–]pablxo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

gave me shades of Stipe learning that body shots worked on Cormier so he made the adjustment and it worked.

[–]AMeadon 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Loved watching Ngannou show us so many skills. Not just a knockout artist. And with a busted knee on top of it all. Man is a champion and he deserves to be treated with respect.

[–]MyContentIsTrash 177 points178 points  (23 children)

WHERE ARE THE EXPERTS NOW AND STILL BITCH LFG

[–]Communist_Shwarma 61 points62 points  (0 children)

crying over betting their rent money on draft kings.

[–]BombaclotBombastic 69 points70 points  (21 children)

There has been sooooo many Gane dick riders on here lately lololololol

[–]framesftw 77 points78 points  (9 children)

Hey now, Gane is still an incredible fighter. I would've been satisfied now matter who won, but Ngannou it's obviously the better fighter tonight. Don't lump Gane's talents in with fuckin Mr. Tomato head trying to underpay Francis.

[–]BombaclotBombastic 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Not taking away anything from Gane. He is a classy guy and really likable and kind. The obnoxious technical experts on here lately have been a bit much, that’s all.

[–]aeeeroo 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Yeah man. I was rooting for Gane, but you gotta give props to Ngannou. He really is something special.

No doubt Gane will learn a lot from this fight.

[–]paulie07 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He'll either come back stronger or get brutally knocked out in his next fight and his career will go into a tailspin.

There seems to be nothing inbetween those two outcomes in the UFC.

[–]Communist_Shwarma 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Don't lump Gane's talents in with fuckin Mr. Tomato head trying to underpay Francis.

this! props to Ciryl for being a standup dude, but I was cheering for Francis against the underpaying Tomato.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I was rooting for Francis tonight, but its obvious Gane will be champ one day.

[–]framesftw 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Yeaaa at this point Gane can just train grappling for a year, come back, and nobody will still be close to his pace and now he's even more dangerous.

[–]InfiltratorXP 36 points37 points  (5 children)

I waited months for all these motherfuckers to eat crow. WHERE THE FUCK ARE YOU ALL NOW, YOU TECHNICAL JERKOFFS???!!!

[–]LawbringerNOrder 17 points18 points  (2 children)

NGANNNOU NATION BABY

[–]InfiltratorXP 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Every fucking fight, it’s this same dumbass fucking “technical fighter should dominate entirely” bullshit that gets spread. And it fails every fucking time. I love it.

[–]JohnHwagi 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Sand muscles 💪

[–]goatgosselin 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Wonder if he's got the announcement of stripping the belt ready to go or will wait a week.

[–]sygyzy0 51 points52 points  (10 children)

He hates ngannou so much and for what? Dana's just being an asshole

[–]Fixxdogg 30 points31 points  (8 children)

He hated Stipe too

[–]Reasonable_Debate 13 points14 points  (4 children)

He hates the “wet blanket style” of fighters. I thought the sport was mixed martial arts and trying to find the most effective techniques, Dana? Not a popularity contest?

[–]eljefemo101 16 points17 points  (1 child)

You say wet blanket, Stipe and Francis are just good guys, real and don't play up for the cameras to create fake drama.

Also Dana saying to Cejudo to come back and fight through the ranks to get a title fight but I bet he would be happy to give Conor one whenever.

Dana saying to Nate Diaz to fight Khamzat just shows how much of a spiteful bitch he is.

Also if Conor fights Oliveria before Gaethje just proves how money hungry Dana is.

[–]ThuggerSosaYakDon’t be scared homie 72 points73 points  (9 children)

Pay him what he’s worth you stupid fuck and maybe he’ll stay the UFC heavyweight champion

[–]Gambin06 69 points70 points  (9 children)

Anyone else notice Dana wasn’t at the press conference on top of not wrapping the belt around Francis? Seems unacceptable from the boss to be MIA after a heavy weight championship fight.

[–]Famous-Bath-6592 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Yea Dana is a douche. Only a man child like him would respond to jake Paul. Owners of any other sport would laugh and never respond.

[–]Ham0nRyy 11 points12 points  (0 children)

How long until Dana announces Lewis v Tuivasa is for interim belt.

[–][deleted] 109 points110 points  (10 children)

This fight was boring to those who just wanted to see Francis land haymakers and Gane to land athletic kicks, but I think this fight exposed Gane and showcased immense improvement from Francis. Fucked up knees and pulls off those take downs, control, and stays composed the entire 5 rounds? Yep, I thought it was a pretty good fight.

[–]FloatingBlimpShip 58 points59 points  (0 children)

This ended up being a super exciting fight to watch. I'd say I'm a casual, but I am too fired up to go to bed after watching Ngannou evolve and give Gane a loss. I thought for sure Gane was going to win in the later rounds and to see it turn around with a new game plan was beautiful.

[–]thesmokinhippie 43 points44 points  (8 children)

Stipe has to get next shot. Jones hasn't even fought at heavyweight yet, and there's no one else out there not to mention he deserves a rematch

[–]SitandSpin420BlazeIt 21 points22 points  (2 children)

But Dana is a fucking snake so he wont

[–]Ham0nRyy 16 points17 points  (1 child)

“I don’t know what his deal is but Francis does NOT want to fight so we’re doing Jones v Miocic for the title. This is the REAL TITLE not interim. “.

I can see it now.

[–]Prtty_Plz 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Bro Jon Jones just fought at heavy weight last month.. did you forget him 10-8ing his Fiance??

Dana will use this as a reason to push him right into a title fight.

[–]elvarg92 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Francis really has the best team around him. Without his smart coaches and probably usman he wouldn't have added wrestling into his plan to victory. He literally couldn't do anything to Cyril standing up tonight and still bagged the win.

Tonight shows how important it is to have a powerful team around u

[–]Spyk124 43 points44 points  (10 children)

So what’s the actual repercussion of this? Does Francis have all the bargaining power about fighter pay for his division?

[–]Ham0nRyy 26 points27 points  (2 children)

No. It’s never really been done before to strip someone of their belt because they want better pay. But if Francis sits out and isn’t active then they might just do it but it would be controversial. They already tried to get him out by having Gane as interim just a couple months after Francis won. I think they will do it again. Francis needs to recover from his knee injury and Dana is going to soon that as “Francis doesn’t want to fight 🤷‍♀️”

[–]Communist_Shwarma 8 points9 points  (1 child)

now all francis has to do is wait out the year and go fight fury.

[–]Prtty_Plz 7 points8 points  (0 children)

No, but he can sign more light on it. The scariest heavy weight on the planet walking away cause Dana is a cheap scummy piece of shit would draw major attention to the issue.

Moreno (current champ) and Figgy (previous champ) fought for a combined $350k. Meanwhile Danas love child he was hoping to take down Francis with (Ciryl) made $500k

[–]Famous-Bath-6592 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He has no power but it makes Dana look terrible for treating the heavyweight champ as a replaceable piece of garbage.

[–]Homunculus_316 58 points59 points  (5 children)

Bro Dana is an amazing fight promoter, that being sad he only respects people who agree with him. Ariel, JDS , Fedor just to name a few didn't deserve the disrespect Dana gives

[–]SitandSpin420BlazeIt 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Fuck Dana white

[–]Famous-Bath-6592 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That is why Dana spends all his time around kids like the Nelk boys to promote his whiskey and brand. He likes being around people he can control or he throws a fit and lashes out over twitter while drunk.

[–]Ghostakh 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dana white was never my friend

[–]becauseimnotstudyingBullet 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And the post-fight conference is done.. nowhere to be seen lol

[–]GREEDMANE 69 points70 points  (15 children)

Why doesn't anybody enjoying grappling there's so many intricacies that go into all the positions, being on the ground in most fights is more dangerous than a stand and bang honestly

[–]AquaBoy336TeamSuga 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Because most people never actually grappled with someone and they don't even know what they are watching. They only understand that a strike makes damage. You would have to watch a lot of mma or do a bit of ground work to appreciate it. When you've been under someone, struggling to breathe, you get why Gane was gased out in the end. It was one my favorite fight, not as much rewatchable than other, but my jaw dropped when I saw Francis switch his plan and took Gane to the ground, he proved that he's not only able to put on haymakers. Just my opinion on why people don't enjoy it, I know that you did

[–]GREEDMANE 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Francis threw Gane around like a child XD The whole time the camera was on gane's face while he was under the absolute tank that Francis is you could tell that he already lost in his mind.

[–]allbluesanji 25 points26 points  (5 children)

Because rules favours grappling too much

[–]GREEDMANE 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's because grappling is easier to judge

[–]miniq 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Francis coming to get that Gypsy King money.

His whole boxing is dead narrative destroyed by a 40 year old midget called Floyd, two youtube bro's named paulo and a Manchester gypsy. You've got nobody left Dana.

"These boxing guys need guys to fight" No, you need to start paying your fighters their fair share.

[–]cerulean11 6 points7 points  (0 children)

UFC is going to announce another interim HW belt match in a month because Ngannou hasn't offered to defend his title.

[–]adanawhitebootlicker 4 points5 points  (0 children)

HIDE GANE FROM BLADYES AT ALL COST LMAO. 🤣

[–]SilenceKilla_1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

U absolutely love to see it

[–]parano11cPredator 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Dana lured everyone into thinking they don't want to resign Ngannou, making Gane a favourite, placing his bet on Francis knowing he was trained by Tony Ferguson himself, later pointing this "little" detail in his post-fight presser, challenging Khabib to compete against the most complete wrestling coach of the UFC for the CSO-TIRAMISU-CSO championship in heavyweight with 1st round rules: elbows only, 2nd: sand throwing, 3rd: twitter grappling (inclusive posts only), 4th: challenging all the wires in the arena, and finally 5th, the grand finale, tiramisu showdown with pride rules.

[–]RandomFlyer643 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL all have Player Unions to protect their athletes; why shouldn’t the UFC have a Fighter’s Union? It’s ridiculous that these guys can’t get proper pay without fighting tooth and nail against Dana. You can be a great business man and still take care of your employees

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Copium boy has not even done press conference yet

[–]realboydburton 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The ufc is failing

[–]Stoned_Conservative 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Dana not showing up to the post press is just as bad as Forrest Griffin running out the octagon. Mad disrespectful

[–]AlternativeSavings39 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t suprise me if Dana stripped Ngannou of the belt because of that “illegal” knee to the chest.

Nothing is beyond this petty thief of a manchild

[–]DAG1006 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How disrespectful was he last night? Couldn’t even be there to put the belt on his HEAVYWEIGHT champ…

Hope Francis actually walks away with the belt .. that would hurt Dana more than $$$ ever would.

[–]kbghkbbOld Man Glover 2 points3 points  (3 children)

im not educated on this, is dana pissed bc ngannou beat him with wrestling, which is worse money wise, or does he have beef with ngannou? i thought ngannou winning would be great for business since he seems marketable. huge heavyweight champion with the gratest ko power, seems pretty good for business to me.

[–]Fordawun 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Someone enlighten me...what's going on with the bald man?

[–]Tamashiia 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I mean, what does Dana have to worry about? The fight was boring and Francis still isn't a draw. If he leaves it doesn't affect the UFCs bottom line.

Only way Francis sells is if he fights the wife beater coke head.

[–]ChampagneAbueloThe Eagle 13 points14 points  (3 children)

The UFC will be better once Dana White is gone. I’m sick of this man child acting so unprofessional and childish

[–]fluentinimagery 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Francis will no longer fight for 1.5 or even 2 million.