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Dana White: Shame on CBS for putting a bush league product on national television


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"Of course, everyone thinks I'm anti-competition, but I'm not. Everyone knows that they didn't belong on CBS. Even if you're the biggest UFC hater out there, you know that. Shame on CBS for this. They knew they should have been with us, but they went out and let those Showtime idiots talk them into going with Elite XC. Now, they're stuck with a bush league, C-level promotion that will probably be out of business next month. And what you saw on Saturday is the kind of thing that happens when you put a product like that on national television... When have you seen anything remotely close to that happen at a UFC event? What kind of ridiculous commentary was that [speaking of Gus Johnson's ‘these things happen in MMA' comment]? That was an idiotic thing to say. And then he was yelling at them to stop, telling them they are on national television. That was just another example of how bush league they are."

Well, we knew this was coming. Whether or not you think what happened Saturday night was worse for the Strikeforce brand or the sport of mixed martial arts as a whole, you had to figure that UFC president Dana White was enjoying every minute of it. And he makes some very valid points here. Do you really think anything like what happened post Shields vs. Henderson between Jason "Mayhem" Miller and the Cesar Gracie camp would ever occur inside the Octagon? White also shared his not so favorable opinion of Gus Johnson's commentary during the broadcast which absolutely did not help the unfortunate situation. So my question to you Maniacs is... when you see the type of product that Strikeforce and CBS presented us with on Saturday, does that make you appreciate the UFC even more? Is there any doubt in your mind that for the time being as well as the foreseeable future, that the Ultimate Fighting Championship product is unrivaled?

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