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"Here's a quick stat for you. So there's been 22 [UFC events] this year? We had 12 bonuses so far...

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"Here's a quick stat for you. So there's been 22 [UFC events] this year? We had 12 bonuses so far this year," "So one out of every two, one of my fighters got Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, or Fight of the Night." "We sat down and did the math after we heard that," "He wants to say there's a consistency? Okay, let's look at statistical consistencies. Let's look at Jon Jones, who has finished every fight with me in the first round, except for that Matt Hamill one, which would have been a first-round stoppage anyway if he hadn't thrown that illegal elbow." "Let's look at Carlos Condit, who had Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night. Even people on the undercard who people don't really know yet. Kyle Noke, two finishes, both in the second round. Almost everybody on our team finishes consistently. There's no fact. Everybody's just making stuff up." "It didn't bug me until Dana said it. Fans are fans, but Dana said that and, you know, I've worked really hard in his organization. If you look at my stats, they're insane. Imagine you give your life to something and then your boss comes up and says, 'Man, you suck.' Well, wait a minute, just this year alone, half your bonuses have gone to my guys. So what are you talking about?"

Oh dear, trainer Greg Jackson decides to fire back at Dana White with "proof" that his fighters aren't boring or conservative instead of eating humble pie and conceding defeat to the most powerful promoter in the game. Unfortunately he makes the flawed assumption that finishing = exciting. Doesn't he realise that the priority of his fighters should be to entertain, not win or even to finish their opponent? Maybe he needs to have one of his fighters fired after they lose a boring decision, so that he is humbled and gets with the program!
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