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    Default Chris Lytle inks UFC contract extension, UFC 89 bout with Paul Taylor

    "The Ultimate Fighter 4" runner-up and longtime UFC fighter Chris Lytle (25-16-5 MMA, 4-8 UFC) has signed a four-fight contract extension with the UFC and has also signed to fight Paul Taylor (9-3-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) at UFC 89. His manager, Ken Pavia, confirmed the deals with MMAjunkie.com on Tuesday. UFC 89 takes place Oct. 18 at The NIA in Birmingham, England.

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    Very happy for Chris and his family. He has a lot of mouths to feed.
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    Kudos to the great and compassionate Dana White for bringing Lytle back.

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    Yes, I'm sure JB did it out of compassion and not because Lytle is a fan favorite.

    **Now, remember, we don't want every thread that's not about JB to turn into a thread about JB.
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    Wow - I count 17 fights in the UFC/WEC dating back before Zuffa bought it.

    He's kind of far from getting a title shot, but Dingo's right, he has some popular fights (as long as he is not meeting a dominant wrestler. Serra fight was boring too)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DingoBrigade View Post
    Yes, I'm sure JB did it out of compassion and not because Lytle is a fan favorite.

    **Now, remember, we don't want every thread that's not about JB to turn into a thread about JB.
    Fans want to see winners, Lytle hasn't exactly been a consistent winner. Yet the great and compassionate Dana brought him back anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JensenS View Post
    Fans want to see winners, Lytle hasn't exactly been a consistent winner. Yet the great and compassionate Dana brought him back anyway.
    LOL @ JensenS doing market research to determine what fans want to see. Fans want to see exciting fights, which Lytle almost always delivers. Plus, he's a family guy and very likeable and popular on TUF to boot; i.e. he's a favorite of the fans....

    ....But you're probably right. JB does hate money and is well-known for his philanthropy. I'm sure you're correct that this isn't a black and white business decision to keep a popular, exciting fighter.
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    I'm glad they brought him back and I would understand if they didn't (since he can't challenge some of the top guys at that weight imo when they take him down and hold him)

    But at the same time, he was just paid $14g for his 17th fight with them after winning a few fight of the night type bonuses. Some people here argue the UFC really rewards veterans. That isn't a great payday, sorry
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    May I have your attention please: Lytle beat Matt Serra. That is all.


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