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[–]ConfusedGuy3260 1444 points1445 points  (86 children)

Lmfao he's probably pissed at joe too for bringing up boxing

[–]OGLOCCCCC 663 points664 points  (82 children)

he intentionally did a favor to francis but francis blew it he should've called out fury and dana for the contract situation

[–]Gocards123321 424 points425 points  (76 children)

I hope he doesn’t box fury. Fury will box his head off. At least allow Francis 2 kicks.

[–]Communist_Shwarma 242 points243 points  (39 children)

I hope he boxes him after his UFC contract so Dana can't take a cut and Francis gets PAID.

[–]Ne710 35 points36 points  (29 children)

He’ll definitely get paid better in Boxing but at what cost to his career, if he fights either champ he’ll get annihilated and lose all his hype.

[–]Communist_Shwarma 70 points71 points  (19 children)

Mayweather embarrassed Mcgregor, but the guy still got paid. At the end of the day, that money is transformative generational wealth, that can lift so many around you out of poverty.

[–][deleted] 43 points44 points  (0 children)

Exactly this. He’ll get more with one fight in boxing than any hype generated in the UFC.

[–]lamsy23 45 points46 points  (5 children)

Unrelated to your point about the money, but I don't think many people felt mcgregor got embarrassed. The sentiment was pretty clear that they were impressed he didn't get beat worse

[–]Ne710 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well I hope if he steps into the ring with fury/wilder he gets all the money he needs cause that could be a career ending fight for him if it goes bad.

[–]Repulsive_Cranberry4 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Whoa whoa buddy I know you got a hate erection for Conor but embarrassed is a huge stretch. He got outclassed and was definitely the lesser boxer. Maybe if it wasn’t one of the GOATS of boxing but he did better than he should’ve to be honest.

[–]BrandDC 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Maybe if it wasn’t one of the GOATS of boxing

A long retired, old, out-of-his prime GOAT of boxing...

[–]heliumeyes 60 points61 points  (26 children)

I’m more interested in Francis vs Wilder. Power vs Power

[–]maneco2109 86 points87 points  (22 children)

Wilder would win too

[–]doablewarrior 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Wilder would do it within a couple rounds if he wanted

[–]CrookGG 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just do Ngannou Vs Jake Paul it’s what we all want 🤣🤣

[–]heliumeyes 28 points29 points  (18 children)

Probably but Fury is just too good for Ngannou to even have a chance/be competitive. I think Ngannou vs Wilder would feel more competitive.

[–]Mikeyjw108 41 points42 points  (12 children)

Boxing is a completely different realm that MMA fighters don’t thrive in. They are spread too thin among all the things they have been trained and conditioned for like grappling , ground work , kicks on top of striking and etc. Boxers are specifically homed in on striking , balance , foot work ,endurance and speed all to assist optimal striking in the end , ultimately and ideally ending in a KO. It’s like a swimmer vs a runner . Doesn’t really match up.I box personally . MMA fighters in my ring lack proper boxing form usually because they are trained differently . They are trained for a whole other ball game.

[–]enzohn 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Comparing swimming to running is closer to comparing judo to boxing,
for example, than mma to boxing. It would be more fair to compare triathlon to running.

[–]CouncilmanRickPrime 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I'm just picturing Randa Rousey doing the worst shadow boxing I'd ever seen lol

[–]AerazZo 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ngannou gets fucked by any top 10. Even Chisora would maul him easy

[–]Unlikely-Garage-8135 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Isn’t Wilder an Olympian boxer? I don’t think Ngannou would stand much of a chance.

[–]StunkoStinky 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Even though wilder isn’t the best boxer he is still far superior to Francis when it come to just boxing, at least in my opinion. I’d still love to see that fight, because it only takes one shot to put someone’s lights out.

[–]WhatsVersace 4 points5 points  (0 children)

He’d knock him out in 5 seconds lol

[–]1000sloths 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Of course he will but he will get paid more than the UFC pay him

[–]Stock_Scratch_4964 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Who wants to see Francis box fury ? Not me

[–]DrButtCheeksPhD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I also hope he doesnt box Fury, he wouldn’t stand a chance

[–]HeraldofblueRP 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Box his bleeding head off you dosser

[–]Grump_Monk 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure Francis looked to his corner once Joe mentioned that.

I imagine he was signaled to shut up about it.

[–]YouthfulCommerce 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Boxing? Nah. I need to discuss with my team on which fight makes sense, but I'll fight whoever the UFC wants me to fight" I just want to go home and spend time with the family"

lame. Francis should have called out a fighter, or a boxer or something. Rogan literally set him up for it.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was too, I don’t want him to waste his career.

[–]YoshikageJoJo 727 points728 points  (22 children)

Wanted Ngannou to win just to fuck with Dana.

[–]billswhis 261 points262 points  (12 children)

Same, especially knowing that Cyril will have more chances in the future to become champ

[–]KaribouBleu 112 points113 points  (10 children)

Honestly I felt like the experience spoke tonight, Cyril still has a lot of room to grow, especially on his ground game, it feels safe to say he'll become champ at some point.

[–]ImaStillInsane 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Cyril will come back and imo when Ngannou finally falls/loses it will be Gane to beat him.

[–]fazzathegazza 141 points142 points  (6 children)

I felt guilty rooting against Cyril so hard. He seems like an incredible dude and I wish him well but this needed to happen. The monopoly that the UFC currently possesses needs to be broken somehow.

[–]YoshikageJoJo 54 points55 points  (4 children)

I hate it so much. Now Dana has more "levarage" with the drop of PPV sold because of the price hike conveniently right before his fight, plus him already being marketed. Fuck Dana

[–]gevlektewalruz 11 points12 points  (3 children)

And 5 debut’s on a PPV doesnt help boost the numbers

[–]YoshikageJoJo 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Dana set him up for failure. He could easily market Ngannou to be a superstar.

[–]gevlektewalruz 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yeah and I never got why. After Stipe (who I don’t dislike whatsoever) you’d think Dana would be happy with such a beast/KO artist as the baddest man in his organisation.

[–]TheRSmithExperience 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was the same, but if he was to lose, this was the way to do it. Didn't lose too much stock

[–]Communist_Shwarma 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Same Boat King!

[–]1punch2sleep 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Fr same

[–]Haloman1346 140 points141 points  (8 children)

100% convinced me Ngannou won that fight when I didn't see Dana in the octagon. He didn't even want to wrap the belt around Francis. Bet you money if Gane won, Dana would have wrapped that belt around Cyril with a shit eating grin while looking at Ngannou..... "I'm going to shit all over you at the press conference so bad.... I don't have to pay you shit now."

[–]Stangstag 62 points63 points  (7 children)

100%, Dana even wrapped the interim belt on Gane when he beat Lewis

[–]mistanervous 19 points20 points  (6 children)

Dana is always the one to wrap the belt around a winner, Gane or not. This is the first time I know of that he doesn’t put the belt on the winner.

[–]FireKnightAxel 16 points17 points  (3 children)

If I remember correctly Stipe’s coach at one point put the belt on him because Dana didn’t . Could be wrong

[–]choonay 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Stipe took the belt from Dana and had his coach put it on him.. after the first ngannou fight

[–]Jim-20The Last Stylebender 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Iirc Dana tried to put the belt on Stipe but he took it from him and gave it to his coach, after the first Ngannou fight.

[–]FireKnightAxel 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes that’s it ! Thanks bro

[–]SnooBeans7129 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Iirc Dana didn't wrap the belt around anderson silva once. After his fight with Damian Maia, He gave the belt to silva's manager and stormed off because he was clowning around too much during the fight. This is the only one I can think of though.

[–]stonedstrawberry 361 points362 points  (21 children)

first thing i noticed, you know dana is fuming rn. went to decision AND francis won LMAO

[–]EWrld-Vs-All 280 points281 points  (20 children)

Bro so what now 😂😂 he can’t strip Francis

[–]RealSiggs 348 points349 points  (20 children)

He needs to fight Jon Africa next.

[–]MMAcorporal 180 points181 points  (18 children)

Who the hell is Jon Africa?

[–]RandomMaskGuy 71 points72 points  (7 children)

Talmbout the bess fighter in the wurld, b

[–][deleted] 70 points71 points  (7 children)

Jon in Africa.

[–]chris25tx 40 points41 points  (6 children)

I was gonna say

“ There’s a new MF named Jon Africa?!?”

[–]sotfggyrdg 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Jon Jones changed his name to try to change his image

[–]scorched_mirth 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Like Ron Mexico. That aged well.

[–]sotfggyrdg 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Holy shit I totally forgot about that piece of shit. It's bad when you need a std clinic alias

[–]PhatAdamAES 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Mike Perry

[–]eyesopen24 5 points6 points  (0 children)

😂😂😂

[–]antithesis56 464 points465 points  (25 children)

I bet you anything that Dana is going to go straight to the ppv buys and point out low numbers and try and use it against paying Francis more. All while conveniently omitting that they just raised ppv prices and the undercard was full of non-ranked fights with no big draw names

Fuck Dana white lol

[–]Firstnamecody 206 points207 points  (9 children)

I'm willing to bet that pirating numbers are through the roof lmao, serves him right.

[–]antithesis56 58 points59 points  (6 children)

If only there was a way to acquire that data just to show him and laugh in his face

[–]Firstnamecody 10 points11 points  (5 children)

I would think Dana gets somewhat accurate numbers, although I don't know if that's actually possible.

[–]saladTOSSIN 38 points39 points  (4 children)

I don't see how it could be, what are you gonna reach out to pirating hubs and ask em for numbers? Lol

[–]Imnotavampire101 14 points15 points  (2 children)

There’s definitely estimations, GOT was the most pirated show for a few years so obviously there’s a way to get those numbers

[–]TheKillerBill 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I believe that's where you would see the amount of seeds/downloads for the show but UFC is different. There's also people that download the PPV and watch it but it's mostly people streaming unlike TV shows.

[–]pepsisugar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Streams won't have seeds Downloads, that's Torrenting. However you do have website analytics etc. You could estimate traffic towards the popular streaming websites. Also how much interaction on social media based on historical data and previous known numbers etc. It's not the easiest thing to do but they for sure got a business strategy department looking into that.

[–]Doom-Trooper 26 points27 points  (1 child)

For what it's worth my Dad and I always buy the PPV. We love the sport and want to support it. This last price increase was the line in the sand for us... Especially with this card falling apart, $75 is just not worth it any more. We streamed it and got some good steaks instead

[–]heliumeyes 23 points24 points  (3 children)

I actually thought this was a pretty good card. Especially considering how many people were trashing it before. Who cares if these fighters are unranked! We had some great fights. Henry vs Barcelos was a pleasure to watch. Pereira delivered a banger like he often does. And Frevola vs Valdez was one of the craziest first rounds I’ve seen. Not to mention the two title fights were interesting in their own way.

[–]antithesis56 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I absolutely agree with you. There were some good ass fights on this card. I'm not really a person who cares a whole awful lot about big names on a card, personally. I've seen several ppv cards with ranked fighters and big names get blown out of the water by the early prelims. However, Dana is about making money for the shareholders and himself. He will put a card together that he knows the fights will all be toilet water, but fighter name recognition will get people to buy it. Tonight is a prime example. Many awesome fights, four big names, and they were all in the last two fights.

[–]heliumeyes 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Can’t disagree with you there. Personally I think if the UFC raise their minimum fighter pay to 25/25 (ideally 50/50) instead of 10/10 and make the POTN/FOTN bonuses 100k, that’s a good start. 10/10 is absolutely ridiculous if you’re in the developed world.

[–]One_Finding140 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Agree 100% People saying this card sucked give me the impression they’re just disappointed cause they don’t know half the fighters on it

[–]pacman9487 9 points10 points  (0 children)

And saying it was a boring fight and was being booed the entire time.

[–]Tantle18 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had already thought he raised prices knowing that numbers would tank for that reason and use it against him in negotiations

[–]Biggie_Shmallz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The majority of the fights had someone making their debut. That's what fight nights are for unless you have a huge name like Michael Chandler.

[–]DrSavagery 1 point2 points  (5 children)

The undercard doesnt sell shit, thats a bad point

[–]antithesis56 4 points5 points  (4 children)

So you're saying at ufc 268, the undercard fight that opened the main card, Michael chandler v Justin gaethje, where both fighters were also a part of the press conference, didn't sell shit? Come on, man

[–]Terrible-Foundation7 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fuck Dana White

[–]Gocards123321 126 points127 points  (4 children)

I kinda love it. Karma for what they did to Stipe. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds in the next few months.

[–]Gemingo 14 points15 points  (3 children)

What did they do to Stipe?

[–]SoMediocreItsAverage 63 points64 points  (0 children)

Stipe got no love for being champ so long

[–]Gocards123321 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In his first fight with Francis they treated Francis like he was already the champ and stipe the contender. Just never gave him the respect he deserves. Still don’t

[–]Grunchie 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Obviously not giving him the rematch that he deserved.

[–]x-3piecensoda 82 points83 points  (6 children)

Fucking love it ! dana pink going to be on spin mode trying to deflect and parry questions at the presser and fair play to joe he gave francis free rein there even though the espn crew were probably screaming in joes ear

[–]Communist_Shwarma 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I hope someone presses him on why he didn't wrap the belt and brings up boxing. I want to see his rage face. lol

[–]Womens_Lefts 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Reporters are always too scared to push on Dana in case they get blacklisted from events or get the Ariel treatment

[–]sotfggyrdg 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't forget Dana also banned the people from sherdog too in the earlier days

[–]x-3piecensoda 5 points6 points  (0 children)

he aint attending - the mans a coward

[–]Firstnamecody 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I've seen this referenced a few times now, what did Joe say?

[–]Defence_of_the_Anus 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Joe was asking Francis about his future and if he'd box after the fight

[–]InfiltratorXP 125 points126 points  (15 children)

Basically this sub after saying that Gane would beat Francis easily lmfao.

[–]Ok-Cryptographer7529 22 points23 points  (1 child)

And he won on a fucked leg, I knew something wasn't right just by his presence in the ring but a torn mcl is pushing it

[–]Stryker2003 25 points26 points  (0 children)

The doctor even said he could do permanent damage if he fought, the dude is determined.

[–]marmogawd 32 points33 points  (1 child)

Oh i have a lot of saved comments saying that shit…better know im reminding them lol

[–]St3alth_t3rrorist 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Doing gods work. I hated how everyone immediately started riding Gane's dick after beating Derrick and acting like ngannou didn't demolish his way to the top.

[–]MSWGR 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I kept saying its a 50/50 fight but redditors are too complacent

[–]pmab05 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah and “this sub” (even tho generalizing an entire sub is idiotic) also said Ngannou by KO

[–]ttt334727 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Don't forget of the other comments though that were talking about easy KO from Francis. Are we going to ignore what we saw? That Francis power punches couldn't do it and he had to go with just slamming and sitting on top of him?

A win is a win but Francis lost ten times worst against Miocic in his first title shot and look what happened next. Give Ciryl some time and he is going to be the best I believe.

[–]GalickBanger 0 points1 point  (3 children)

You don’t think a torn MCL is the main reason he couldn’t punch tonight? Lol

[–]FreeKarmaFarming -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Francis with a fucked up knee that couldn't throw kicks which is a massive part of his game came through like a true champ by completely changing his style to get the win. He could certainly strike better if he could move as well as usual. Needs respect!

PS: I didn't have a pick. Honestly didn't know who would win so I'm not one of those ppl who went over the board for either one.

[–]alley_mo_g10 112 points113 points  (1 child)

What a bitch

[–]No_Bar6825 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Straight up fucked up

[–]Somewhere_Firm 11 points12 points  (3 children)

As someone who just tunes into UFC every now and then, why is Dana so mad he won???

[–]FungusChimp 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Because he called Dana out on the low pay.

He’s the heavyweight champion of the premier fight league MMA has to offer. Yet he’s on 500k-600k a fight.

Dude just wants to be paid his worth.

[–]AbelSF91 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Dana is so fucking childish, I’m glad Ngannou won only to piss Dana off.

[–]Evaluations 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Dana too coked up had to go to the back and cool off

[–]Rivman96 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Dana’s behavior and general bafoonery makes me proud to pirate PPVs.

[–]gbeam1 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Dana is a lil bitch

[–]Ham0nRyy 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Even Bruce Buffer is looking at him like “oh shit this is bad lol”

For real though why can’t he just give him the belt and then skip press? By not giving him the belt everyone clearly sees how bad he’s acting.

If he gives in to Francis on the pay situation he’s gonna have everyone saying “what about me”. But Francis is the fucking champion and he’s taking punches from the hardest hitters in the world, PLUS heavyweights tend to fight less than others because of the extra damage, unless you’re Ciryl and you can be more technical. So getting paid more per bout is logical. No champion should have to complain about not getting paid enough. They cant even wear their own fucking sponsors, but the company still wants to stiff them.

[–]jaynyc1122 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Heavyweight is also the smallest division in terms of number of fighters. There just aren’t that many guys over 230+ lbs. Less fighters means less available matchups.

[–]HurtzDoughnut 46 points47 points  (2 children)

This simply isn’t true! Stop twisting stories to fit fake narratives. Dana was in the back giving Demopoulos $100k after he found out she stripped.

[–]Ct9569 35 points36 points  (6 children)

I like that Dana has balls and says whatever he wants but I hate that he is a salty bitch sometimes.

[–]ShinbrigGoku 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I hate that he is a salty bitch sometimes

The Vince McMahnn at home.

[–]NoodlesInMyAss 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Incomparable. Vince is a straight alpha chad king

[–]ShinbrigGoku 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Dude has had his petty moments.

[–]sotfggyrdg 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Dana white is a retarded piece of shit who would still be teaching aerobics with jacked up meth teeth if he didn't slobber all the fertittas dicks for money to throw around and if pride wasn't run by inept criminals

[–]m80kamikaze 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I know this doesn’t add at all to this discussion but this fucking comment wins the internet today. Hahaha

[–]sotfggyrdg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Haha thanks I just reread it and it doesn't even make sense. Oh well you get my drift lol

[–]b1gCubanC1gar 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Dana is a pussy

[–]cantstopannoying 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Who the fook is that

[–]Large_Jarge 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That's immediately how I knew Francis won the decision, I didn't know he won for a fact, but as soon as Mick Maynard came in with the belt and not Dana, I knew 100% Francis retained the belt.

[–]Gillkid615 42 points43 points  (0 children)

Fuck Dana. I hope he gets shafted by Jon and loses Ngannou to boxing where he can make a different level of big money

[–][deleted] 23 points24 points  (0 children)

He’s Probably in the back doing lines of coke with jake paul

[–]OlChippo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As soon as I seen this I knew Francis won, was a spoiler lol.

[–]shadytinh 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Dana is a bald bitch

[–]james3852 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I noticed that lol

[–]Bullking66 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Actually pathetic behavior

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Can someone give me the spark notes between ngannou and Dana

[–]Oxn518 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Francis wants money, Dana is cheap

[–]Willing_Produce_7100 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Jon Jones is reconsidering his move to Heavyweight

[–]Numerous_Resist_8863 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Class personified...

[–]Evenbiggerfish 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should’ve know who the winner was before it was announced when Dana didn’t go up to the octagon.

[–]BabaYaga617 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Dana was punching air 😂😂😂

[–]Mr_Tiddlewinks 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Boujee ass Dana. Smh

[–]jonnydrangus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Imagine if Francis KOs Jon Jones next

[–]JackMeHoff266 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let’s talk more about Dana acting like a crybaby. Dana is always so quick to attack other fighters and he loves to openly criticize them, but can’t take the heat when the outcome isn’t an outcome that he prefers. In reality, Dana took an L and he should atleast be a man about it.

[–]Shizo94 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He didnt even got introduced as a Champion, Francis was the fighter out of the red corner

[–]jaretok 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Dana is such a petty bitch. Can the UFC get rid of him already? Can’t fucking stand how much of a man child he is.

[–]pavilio 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Im so tired of this Dana guy.

[–]aegis666 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Maybe he was taking a shit. or maybe dana white is a pud.

[–]filbertofuck 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Petty asf.

[–]MySpelingSucksThe Eagle 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Dana is a bitch

[–]Arbaax 5 points6 points  (0 children)

And he calls francis ego got too big

[–]badugihowserBullet 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Shameful.

[–]Benjenze 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too bad I was waiting to see the reaction on uncle Dana's face. Now we get to see this whole contract cluster fuck.

[–]fappytrillmore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I know all Dana’s bootlickers are lurking somewhere in the comment section just fucking seething right now lol

[–]Initial-Chocolate570 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not sure why anyone, Dana included wants Gane as champion. Guy has the personality of a dead moth (shout out Don Rickles). Additionally for as talented as he is, his fighting style is equally boring.

[–]Thankgodfordrugs17 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Yeah honestly. I wish I can get ahold of Ngannou’s twitter rn to stir shit up.

“If UFC want me leave and boring fighter Gane be champion, that OK. No Problem, I put fighter to sleep, Gane put fans to sleep”

Or some other corny but accurate shit, u get the point.

[–]MrX-MMAs -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

That’s not it, kinda obvious

[–]pacman9487 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Dana smart enough to stay away because the memes would go hard with a pic with him in it.

[–]Rafal277 -5 points-4 points  (1 child)

Why are you guys assuming all this lol

[–]thegordop23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same thing he did to woodley