their notorious favoritism of their top fighters regardless of actual skills and talent or not?
Just asking since I just graduated from University, I've thought about turning pro in MMA after getting Black Belt in BJJ (which was just last week), trained quite a lot in Muay Thai (for 4 years) had a brief amateur featherweight boxing record (at a boxing gym) from age 10-13 and a recently had a amateur MMA record of 10-3. I was thinking if it's really worth contacting Dana White or not if I want to be compete with and learn more from the best fighters in the world. I've heard mixed things about White. Some say he's the right guy to work for in the MMA industry and others say he's a poor business man who lets his personal feelings get in the way and has a huge tendency of commiting favoritism over some of his MMA fighters just for their popularity rather than their actual skills and talents.
Not sure if it's true but while I'd glady compete in the organization that offers the best competition, I don't want to work for someone who's not that great of a business man and has a huge ego to the point where he only promotes trash talking entertainers rather than real MMA talents.
- Avoid the UFC at all cost.Vote A
- Putting all of the political and personal stuffs aside, just try to get into the UFC if you want to make a name and fight the best in the world.Vote B
- Not completely avoid the UFC but just have a thorough look.Vote C
- Other suggestions.Vote D
Most Helpful Girl
My brother , nephew and brother -in - law own their own MMA club. I can't imagine the UFC promoting anyone who doesn't possess the skills & talent to be a great fighter... after all they are in it to make money. Money is their top priority so they will have no room for "favouritism".0
Most Helpful Guy
The favoritism within the UFC is mild compared to the politics that go on in say boxing.
If you keep beating who they put in front of you, you will eventually get a title shot in the UFC.
If you beat people in dramatic fashion, you'll move up the ranks faster then if you grind out wins with technically strong and dominating but not exciting fashion. Ultimately it is about selling tickets. People want to see the best, but they also want to be thrilled. The difference between a big seller and a weak one isn't whether hardcore fans watch them - hard core fans watch everyone. Its whether the casual fans watch them. If you're KOing people or landing subs fast, you will get faster opportunities then if you are smothering people with top control and winning decisions.
Don't do anything stupid, but if you're outclassing people, put them away.
From a career perspective, if you can get in the UFC do it. Even if you only stick around a few fights, it will likely boost your salary -outside- the UFC. whether you stick with them or bounce in and out (which plenty of fighters have) depends on opportunities, negotiations, etc.0