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Old 08-31-2013, 01:16 PM   #1
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Bellator creating new title for Newton and Lawal to fight for.

Lawal vs Newton rematch is now for “interim light heavyweight” title even tho the current champion available.

Polish site MMArocks.pl is reporting Attila Vegh is not hurt but Bellator is making him (the champion) sit out the title fight. Curious on how Bjorn is going to explain this during his next rant on how title fights are earned in Bellator.

Here is the twitter post about his for those who wanna check it out.

"Meanwhile Bellator LHW champion Attila Vegh tells us he's shoulder is fine but BFC made him sit out and matched Lawal vs Newton for the belt"

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:18 PM   #2
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Always been for interim belt, it was on the poster.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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Always been for interim belt, it was on the poster.
So why make a new belt when the champion is available to fight?

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #5
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Would be funny to see Mo lose to Newton again by something ridiculous just to see the look on Bjorns face after. He's clearly placing way too much confidence in Mo's ability to be a long term champion for bellator.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:27 PM   #6
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So why make a new belt when the champion is available to fight?
When in doubt, the reason is probably money.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #7
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They want a champ vs champ fight to advertise and this is the best way to make it happen.

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:29 PM   #8
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Now I really hope Newton wins just so Bellator's hope of Mo being champion is ruined. Seems like Vegh didn't get money to keep quiet like we've seen the UFC do when they want a different matchup.

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They want a champ vs champ fight to advertise and this is the best way to make it happen.
Bellator has been trying really hard to sell the idea that fights are earned, titles are earned. Newton won the tournament and earns a shot at Vegh. So why is he not fighting Vegh? Why are they creating a whole new championship when they currently have a champion.

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I defended this when it came out Vegh was hurt. Now? Not so much.

Very slimy and pathetic that Bellator has such a fetish for Mo being champ they will make Newton, who's been #1 contender since March, fight Mo.

Newton's title shot should have been booked and signed before the 4-man summer tournament even began.

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