I say that in a half joking manner, and because Mendes said it on Twitter, but in all seriousness to an extent I am not kidding. The UFC is an American company, and for all the pride the Brazilian fighters have in their country, they wouldn't be where they are if it wasn't for America. I'm not ashamed to say that I would prefer if a title was around the waist of somebody waving old glory. So while you are right, and I was kidding, I am not embarrassed to say that I want Mendes to win because I want an American to be champ.
Originally Posted by Mr. Cornute
And before I get hit with a Caveman label, there is a rivalry there. Look no further than the UFC 175 poster to see it. The UFC sees it, and profits from it.
Big Hairy American Winning Machine