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Jonathan Goulet burns some bridges

Today’s business blunder comes from Montreal fighter Jonathan “The Road Warrior” Goulet:

Speaking out recently against his manager and TKO CEO Stephane Patry, Goulet said he feels he has been neglected in recent months. Goulet also believes he will be a champion within the year, regardless of who his manager is, and that he will not fight for TKO again now that his contract is up with the Canadian organization.

Unfortunately, Goulet is forgetting one thing: reality. Stephane Patry is the Canadian Dana White, right down to the ultra-buffed bald head. While he’s not the only way for a Canadian fighter to get into the UFC, he’s definately one of the main guys the UFC turns to for Canadian talent. And Patry is also known as one of few managers the UFC actually likes.

If Goulet hadn’t made a big stink about the split, it may not have been that bad of an idea. Sticking with Patry would mean fighting once every 3-4 months. Now that he’s dropped Patry he’s back at it with two fights in two months. It’s not too far fetched to think a few impressive KOs on the road could bring him back to the UFC sooner. However, when it comes to business I think the best policy is “Slow and steady wins the race”. Another good policy is “Don’t burn your bridges”. ‘Cause you never know if you might have to cross them again, dummy.

  • DarthMolen says:

    Hmm. Maybe I shouldn’t have been so vocal about my breakup with the UFC

    DOH! A couple days too late with the advice :(

  • Here at we like to consider ourselved bridge bombers rather than burners. We point out the people burning bridges so that the flames seem bigger than they may actually be :-)

  • MrBojangles says:

    Perhaps not relevant, but it is my understanding that Goulet has a remaining fight on his UFC contract. In a similar situation to Sean Salmon, he’s on release from it at the moment, but he’ll be fighting in the UFC again, eventually.