Ok I saw his thread and it's way better than mine: here is what he said:
Terrible. More UFC dropping the ball here.
Do they just not know how to properly promote at UFC?
Didn't Dana White learn anything from Floyd and the boxing guys?
Is he just not capable given his lack of formal education?
All the resources this guy has and he's never been able to break 1.7M PPV's and that's despite nearly 200 tries, and having the guy who just did 4.2 M in boxing (even though boxing is dead).
This is potentially a mega event. You have a terribly promoted heavyweight champ (Dana doing his usual subpar job as promoter) and an unknown foreigner who has star written all over him, and they rush him to a title fight in 6 weeks. Clearly they want to catch a poorly prepared Stipe and have Ngannou take the belt from him, but it's way too short sighted. Very short sighted even for them. Do they just not have any imagination over there? No creativity? They can't build any compelling aspect of a rivalry or of any sort of story into these guys before rushing the thing?
It's just one more example of how lousy White is at his job. This will do 700k or so buys and no one will know who Ngannou is. White told us he did ZERO promotion for Nunes when she fought Ronda, because by his logic, if Nunes beat his golden goose, she was going to be a star. Her last PPV is said to have down 100 k PPV sales. It's time to can this dope. He just is not competent at his job.
What stars has Dana White developed?
Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Chuck Lidell? Don't forget he was working under Fertitta's model back then. Was that even Dana's doing? GSP? Lets give him credit for all of those.
Who since then? Conor created himself, Ronda was already a star, that's why ("women will never fight in the UFC") he did an about face. Chael? Brock was a hired gun with a giant following that they brought in.
This fight should be in February at the earliest, May is better. There should be a media tour for it. There should be a known heavyweight champ (Who the hell is Stipe?) and a terrifying contender on the rise (has anyone seen or heard of Ngannou?). Ask any non hardcore fan who Stipe or Ngannou are. No one will have any idea.
They're going to fumble this thing like they do with most. Some on this very site will be hard headed and scream from the rafters that Dana White is the greatest promoter in all of combat sports. I've actually seen some dopes write that here over and over. What a waste this is. Nothing more than a cash grab and hope that Stipe loses.