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Dana White thinks the reason why team mates don’t want to fight is because one is scared of the other

October 21, 2010 All MMA News, UFC  Comments 

UFC President, Dana White has today put an interesting slant on the reason why certain fighters are so reluctant to face their team mates inside the octagon, explaining it must be that one is scared he’ll lose to the other.

Speaking via the Jim Rome show earlier today, Dana said:

“The bottom line, and the way it’s been in the UFC, is that it’s a camp thing. You’ll find a couple of camps that are saying, ‘Oh, no. This guy is my friend. I’m not fighting him.’ What? This isn’t personal. This isn’t, ‘Oh, I hate him. I’m going to fight him.’ You train, and you work hard to be the best mixed martial artist you can be, and you’re going to compete against other mixed martial artists to prove you’re the best.”

“I personally think that when one guy [refuses to fight a teammate], that means he’s saying, ‘I train with this guy, and this guy is probably going to kick my ass. I’m not confident enough to fight this guy.’”

Dana has since been provoked by the comments of Jon Jones and Jon Fitch who continue to refuse to fight Rashad Evans and Josh Koscheck respectively if the promotion proposes the fight. How do you stand on the whole team mate vs. team mate debate? Tell us what you think…

By Michael Pepper. (Follow me on Twitter)

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