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Tito was almost an OG of UFC. He kind of forced the UFC into paying its athletes during his first fight with Lidell. Knew he’d get beat (watch his face when discussing fighting his friend,)but forced the business side. Dana hates on him for knowing he was going to lose to Lidell, but I give Tito props for forcing athletes to get paid for beating each others’ brains out (this coming from a guy who advocates the necessity of controlled violence at times in life whether personal or professional,) and trying to stand and fight (he tried to trade blows,) with Chuck.
Chuck sold the fights, the Yin to Tito’s Yang. Couture got beat two out of three times by Chuck, Tito knew in his heart unless some Serra-St. Pierre circumstance happened he would take a beating in the end. But he challenged the system and took an ass-kicking while pressing fighters’ rights. It’s what led the NFL vets to sue.
Dana White has built an empire, out of a dying organization, in a landscape dominated outside of his country of origin. He pays iconic vets as long as possible and gives youngsters a chance. Three sentences make a paragraph.
There’s a reason the Evans-Jones fight is happening at the same time they are showing "Bad Blood" with Tito and (Ahem,) the rest of the UFC. Rashad will not win this fight. Unless some Serra-St. Pierre circumstance happens. The fight is an easy sell under very closely related circumstances.
The NFL, along with select militaries and the UFC, IMHO, are notable, successful examples of communism/socialism in modern history, except Goodell is a dictator and they are supplied by an everlasting supply of funds from fans (an intangible resource, or "belief" in capitalism, ironically,).
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