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    Default White rips Viacom/Bellator: 'They have no f--- clue what they're doing'

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    "They have no f--- clue what they're doing," White told reporters Saturday night. "When they're in this business, right, and things are going well, you start grabbing for anything. You have a bunch of guys who don't know anything about fighting at the network. Networks acquire content. They don't become promoters."

    Bellator is considering a Jackson-Jones fight as a potential pay-per-view debut. To which White basically says, "good luck."

    "Nobody wants to watch them on free TV," White said. "They're pulling terrible ratings. If they want to get into the pay-per-view business, get ready to lose some money boys. Real money."

    White, of course, had his own meeting with Jones prior to UFC 162. Anderson Silva had expressed a longstanding interest in boxing Jones, but those plans went out the window with Silva's upset loss to Chris Weidman.

    "If they want to get Roy Jones, it's going to cost them a ton of money," White said. "And maybe they get it, but at the end of the day, how many buys do you think that fight does? I don't know what kind of deal they're going to come up with with the cable systems, but, they're grabbing for whatever they can get, you know what I mean? I hate to smash these guys because I still like some of the people over there. And there's some of the people I don't like.

    "The big problem I have is, they're just copying," White continued. "There's no, they don't have anything original over there. Their reality show is a ripoff of The Voice and The Ultimate Fighter. It's, I can't believe The Voice hasn't sued them yet. They're just reaching, they're grabbing."
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    dana didn't want to do The Ultimate Fighter when it was first pitched. He was overruled by the Fertittas. It's not as though he knew what he was doing at that point in his career, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    dana didn't want to do The Ultimate Fighter when it was first pitched. He was overruled by the Fertittas. It's not as though he knew what he was doing at that point in his career, either.

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    dana also was very anti kimbo and women in the ufc...that didnt exactly last.

    also dana is just saying random shit here, bellator is not getting "horrible" ratings, fight master is pulling numbers similar to TUF has in its more lackluster seasons. So dana is essentially insulting his own product as well.

    it is the summer...remember last summer when everyone was bugging about ufx ratings goign down? and now they are down again. bellator is not nearly as bad off as dana is pretending they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    dana didn't want to do The Ultimate Fighter when it was first pitched. He was overruled by the Fertittas. It's not as though he knew what he was doing at that point in his career, either.

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    Lol, I didn't know that. Dana always acts like TUF is his baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE View Post
    Lol, I didn't know that. Dana always acts like TUF is his baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivethead View Post
    dana didn't want to do The Ultimate Fighter when it was first pitched. He was overruled by the Fertittas. It's not as though he knew what he was doing at that point in his career, either.

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    Source?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trustym2 View Post
    Source?
    its a well known thing, hes even admitted it in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trustym2 View Post
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    You joined this forum in 2006, it means that you have been a MMA fan for at least 7 years, and you really do not know the story about how Dana was absolutely against TUF?
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    I'm becoming one of those people who shudders when DW opens his mouth. This is just petty; there's no reason to insult their content.

    And, frankly, I love the Bellator tournament format and think it's great that we have that alongside non-tourney promotions.

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    Actually their tournament is great. Fightmaster is decent. No drama (that I've seen so far). Sometimes I wonder if DW is saying this crap because he's a little worried about other companies moving up. Maybe he knows a little something we don't

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