Dana White and the UFC have been known to scour the world for the best talent. The UFC has always had a very good recruitment system in place to ensure that there is a plethora of new talent flooding into the UFC- talent that might one day become big names in the UFC.
Dana White’s Contender Series is another initiative by the UFC to give a platform to up-and-coming fighters to earn a place in the UFC. The show has been a runaway success so far, and has produced names such as Sean O’Malley, Greg Hardy, Alex Perez among many others.
Dana White looks back at the success of Dana White’s contender series
Alex Perez one of the breakout stars from Dana White’s contender series will be fighting for the title this weekend. After the recent episode of Dana White’s Contender Series at the press conference, John Morgan asked White if he felt particularly proud that a fight from ‘DWCS’ is fighting for the title.
White replied, “Think about this, we were talking about this yesterday. Go back to ‘TUF’ and look at the fights that were in ‘TUF’. It was literally the evolution of the sport at the time. All the people that came out of ‘TUF’ went in a certain fighter and came out a different type of fighter. And I think ‘TUF’ did a lot of good stuff for the up and coming talent back then”
Dana continued, “Look at these kids that are fighting in the contender series. It’s night and day. The kids that are fighting in the contender series would have wiped the floor with the ‘TUF’ people back in the day…. What I love about him (Alex Perez) going in and fighting for a title this weekend is, all the kids that fought tonight and have fought on the contender series before every one of you have the ability to do that. We brought you in for a reason… You have the ability to become world champion one day”
The contender series has definitely provided a lot of great fights over the years, and MMA fans will be hoping the show continues churning out world-class talents for the betterment of the sport.
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