Originally Posted by Pasha K
Mitrione was already scheduled to fight De Fries, so it is not that he was desperate to get a fight. He simply saw this as a better opportunity for him and he took the offer.
Kinda risky fight for both of them, because the loser will be very near of getting cut from the roster.
Mitrione didn't take the better opportunity that was the Daniel Cormier main event when it was offered(which given the size difference and experience factor, may have been a more opportune fight for him)I think this was about political pressure and trying to stay off of the shitlist.
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