I will try make this as quick. and painless as possible I have only done a couple of these fanposts, but really enjoy reading others' here at mmamania.com. Anyhow, I have seen Dana White interviews lately where he says he is now rethinking Mir-Lesnar III. Dana said it was mainly because of the fan input/outcry which primarily came from his Twitter. Dana has repeatedly said he listens to what the fans have to say and puts together the fights that the fans want to see. Dana has done this before with the Henderson/Franklin rematch that was scheduled at one time. The general concensus then was that not many really wanted to see that rematch. If it werent because of us fans, we may not of been treated to the KO of a lifetime when Hendo quieted Bisping, even for just a little bit. If Dana had made the Hendo/Franklin rematch happen, who knows what may of happened. Maybe Hendo would of won again and still got a KO of the year or even scarier, Franklin may of decisioned Bispinig...or even lost!! OMG, thank God that didn't happen.
Anyhow, I was hoping that the fans would send a message to Dana about a future proposed title fight. Maybe I am in the minority, but I cant imagine that many arent outraged that Jake Shields is still getting a title shot after his dismal debut perfomance. Dana has promised title shots many times, then afterwards had a change of heart for whatever reason. Again, maybe there are those out there that think Shields should still fight fot the title and "earned" his shot. No disrespect to Shields or fans of his. I am only trying to reach those of you that feel the same as I do. I am so upset because guys like Paulo Thiago, Carlos Condit, Jake Ellenberger, Jon Fitch, Diego Sanchez, etc, etc fight 3 fighters of equal skill level and/or better than Kampmann each year and ONE loss really throws them far back in the title hunt. If Shields does get that title shot it will not be till at least late spring or early summer 2011(about 10 months from debut and probably and about the same time the mentioned above fighters will have to get by THREE really good fighters just to keep pace and stay near the top of the stacked UFC WW division.. And all Shields needed in the same period of time was to get by Kampmann, well, and luck from the judges I am not knocking Kampmann, he is one of my favorite fighters. I think he is about 5th or 6th best UFC WW and this is a stacked division. Many even thought Kampmann won that fight, as do I. That fight was far from a decisive or dominant win and many believe that Jake didnt even win the fight, period. I just feel that Shields needs to prove himself before he gets a title shot. The other top dogs in the Welterweight division will fight 3 contenders(of equal skill to Kampmann and better) by the time Shields fights for the title. I am just asking people that feel as I do about Shields and his "title" shot to simply send Dana Whtie a simple Twitter message.
Here is a simple example. Go to Twittter.com and send message to @danawhite.
@danawhite U said you listen to the fans. If fans made you rethink Mir-Lesnar 3, then Shields' title shot should be no brainer. NO to Jake!
If you feel like I do, simply go to Twitter.com and cut and paste the above @danawhite tweet, or make up 1 of your own that fits the space given. Send it everyday, twice a day, even 5 times per day.!! Tell your friends to do the same. Do whatever it takes to make sure they all dont get lost in the 1.2 million followers he has that also send him messages Maybe I am blowing this way out of proportion. But, Dana is known to both, listen to fan's outcries, AND go back on his word after promising a title shot. This is definitely one of the times where he should reconsider. I have even tweeted @danawhite Take a poll and see for yourself just how few UFC fans think Shields deserves that title shot. I hope some of you start sending Dana some feedback and just maybe he will rethink this one also.
Thanks for your time and spread the word to anyone that also feels that Shields doesnt deserve the next shot at the UFC welterweight title.
Does Jake Shields deserve the next shot at the UFC Welterweight title?
Yes (38 votes)
No (34 votes)
72 total votes