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Heavy.com’s Megan Olivi caught up with Dana White following the UFC 136 press conference today and picked the UFC president’s brain about a few hot topics that have been swirling around MMA blogs and messageboards as of late.
White gave some insight into how he expects the UFC’s first dual event to go down, logistically, and shared his thoughts on what title implications certain bouts from UFC 136 might have including Stann versus Sonnen and Lauzon versus Guillard. He also mentioned that the future of Strikeforce could be determined this week as Showtime will likely announce whether or not it intends to re-up with the now Zuffa-owned promotion.
Of note was White’s explanation of the “All American Effect” that Stann has over the division. Dana explains that he’s so well-respected by his peers that nobody wants to fight him and that’s the reason Chael Sonnen couldn’t even fake an insult or two to lob at him during the lead up to their bout.
According to “The Baldfather” the winner of Stann-Sonnen won’t necessarily get the next shot at Anderson Silva since Dan Henderson is back in the mix, which could mean that a title eliminator may be in the cards if “Hendo” gets past Shogun.