He needs to be in the UFC and good thing he already told Bellator he doesnt want to fight for them.
"I hope to reach my dream, which is to fight in the UFC. My Legacy contract says they won’t hold me if I get an offer from the UFC.”
And that’s why he hasn’t taken the bait when he’s gotten calls from elsewhere. For Almeida, it appears to be UFC or bust.
“I’ve had various offers from Bellator and WSOF, but I’m holding out for the UFC, which is my dream,” he said. “I think that earning the Legacy title will be a great step in that direction. I’m only 22 and I’m willing to wait until the right time, so when I do enter the UFC, I can make a mark."
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If your dream is to ultimately fight in the UFC then it's better to fight in places like Legacy, RFA, MFC, Cage Warriors or Tachi until you get the call from UFC. They won't lock you up long term. I doubt that fighting in the main event of a Legacy event pays that much less then the opening fight of the main card in Bellator does.
We're in a great era of MMA, stop bitching about every little insignificant detail.
“When you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson