source | MMAFighting.com
According to UFC President Dana White, promotion officials are establishing a concrete time limit regarding how long a champion can be sidelined before stripping him or her of the belt.
“We have thought about it, and we will do it,” White said on Monday. “We’re probably going to do that soon.”
“This is one of those situations where, Dominick Cruz is a good kid,” White said. “He’s a great champion. He was supposed to fight Urijah Faber at the end of that season of The Ultimate Fighter. He’s a champion, he gets a piece of pay-per-view. That fight was supposed to be on the Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen card, which was a home run for him. It’s literally a lottery ticket.
“It’s a combination of me feeling really bad for him, and him being such a good person. … Do I think we let it play out too long? Maybe. But if I look at who the champion is, then I say no. I feel bad for the kid.”
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