"Don't give up, don't ever give up"
- Jimmy Valvano
Well. well, well. Just a day after publicly proclaiming that the Lesnar/Mir rubber match "made sense", Dana White is seemingly recanting that statement (or at the very least reconsidering).
Brock Lesnar (5-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Frank Mir (14-5 MMA, 12-5 UFC) may not be completing their trilogy just yet.
Just one day after suggesting Lesnar vs. Mir III is a fight that "kind of makes sense" in the heavyweight division, UFC president Dana White now admits feedback received on his Twitter account is leading him away from arranging the matchup.
"People have been saying on my Twitter that they're not happy with that fight," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "It's something I need to re-think."
...fans have taken to the Internet to express their displeasure in the potential fight. While the UFC president believes it's unwise to pay too much attention to Internet message boards, White says those that took the time to address him on his official Twitter account have made their feelings known loud and clear.
"I usually don't gauge things by the Internet; the internet is [expletive] stupid," White said. "My Twitter I do.
"On my Twitter, there's 1.2 million people that care about this thing and everything else, and you don't get the goofy [expletive] that you get in the Internet."
That's right, the #NoLesnarMir3 GrassRoots Movement is working. Let's get it straight. I know that Lesnar/Mir 3 is a money fight and will sell a lot of buys. That isn't necessarily because of the matchup, it's the draw of Lesnar. Most will contend that a Nelson/Brock fight will sell just as many, if not more buys. Nelson won the most watched TUF of all-time. Nelson has an engaging personality and is a real man of the people. He also has a look that while seemingly inappropriate for MMA, endears him to a lot of casual fans.
So what does this mean? It means we go harder. Keep hitting @danawhite with that #NoLesnarMir3 tag and let him know how you feel.