Through two weeks of Dana White’s Contender Series, it’s clear that there’s been a shift in approach to handing out UFC contracts.

Up until this season, fighters not only had to win – they had to win impressively to secure a deal. If you didn’t make a strong impression on Dana White, you weren’t getting signed unless you happened to catch the UFC boss on a good day.

That’s all changed, though.

After nine fights this season, 10 contracts have been handed out, including to one loser (Carlos Candelario) and two split decision winners (Chad Anheliger and Saimon Oliveira).

If this trend continues and the standard for earning a contract through DWCS has dropped, is this a problem? Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Danny Segura and George Garcia answered that question with host John Morgan.

You can watch their discussion in the video above, or watch this week’s episode in full below.


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