Rumor - Bellator Close To Signing Chuck Liddell To Multi Million $ Deal

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  1. Pakman

    Pakman Silver Belt

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    agree, he's the weakest of the bunch but it shows they are willing to get guys who have been really successful in one aspect of MMA and try to get them into MMA and hopefully turn them into a star.
     
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    In no way should he be cleared to fight
     
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  3. bjpenngoat

    bjpenngoat Red Belt

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    Scrap that fucking Roy nelson fight and give us mirko vs chuck please.
     
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  4. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Agree. The match making has been good for him though if the goal is show him that he needs to be working hard if he wants to make it in this sport.

    What camp does he fight out of?
     
  5. Pakman

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    I think its Arizona combat club but i could be wrong.
     
  6. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    I think you are right. Would it be fair to say thats not a great club? I'm pretty sure Fortune started there before switching to the Blackzillians
     
  7. Pakman

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    pretty sure its just a real basic type of place, I might be wrong but, I think Jamie Varner used to train there? But that's about all I can think of. He definitely should switch up camps though if he wants to make it further.

    I'd stay out of the Florida based camps right now, they're a mess as is and none seem to particularly be thriving much. I think he'd be much better off at somewhere like Alliance or an AKA type place.
     
  8. jeskola

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    Bellator is on point with their MMA fan age demographics.

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  9. lsa

    lsa Maître d' at The Pussy Lounge

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    Bellator will just have the fight at some Indian casino, problem solved.
    WTF is wrong with Scott and Bellator?
    There is no universe where this is a good signing.
     
  10. skylolow

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    If they sign Chuck...........I'll call it now. It will be the first nail in the coffin of Bellator.

    They simply can't make money off guys like Chuck and his pay. It's already been proving that guys like that (ie: Gracie, Kimbo) do great ratings one night and its back to crickets for the ratings. The money they spend on the Chuck's of the world is 100% better spent on current guys in the UFC with name value. I'll take 4 or 6+ of those guys over one Chuck any day of the week to make my roster deeper and give me a lot more match ups over the course of the year. I can build multiple events that will do very good ratings. Maybe not do as high as the one or two Chuck events a year but I'll take 6 to 8 events that bump my avg. up 300K+ and my peak to over a 1 million over those 6 to 8 events over a 1.5 to 2.0 Chuck event once.
     
  11. TheMadHatter

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    I prefer to watch the veterans like Cro Cop over the new guys who I have never heard of. Im all for it and hope he fights this year regardless of how old he is now
     
  12. Shol

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    Yeah but that's honestly just to give him something to do respect etc. I don't know if it's meant as an alternative to getting paid to fight since well he probably has enough money to retire on. He just misses the spotlight and being a star.

    Based on some of these net worth sites I find it highly unlikely that he needs a "salary" or even to get back in the cage to retire on :)

    https://wealthygorilla.com/chuck-liddell-net-worth/
     
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  13. UFCFAN18

    UFCFAN18 I got my Brown Belt

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    LOL fuck I'm feeling old but not that old.
     
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    So what is a good non-legends/legit matchup for Chuck (ie youth v experience). Maybe Philipe Lins?
     
  15. RoyCisneros

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    i've taken a long hiatus from watching the sport. can't believe i'm reading this. Hasn't Chuck been a good UFC company man? lol I really can't think of an opponent for him that would actually be competitive. it's going to be a freakshow similar to Royce vs Shammy.

    I'd personally like to see chuck vs herschel walker. but i think herschels done.
     
  16. Norman Khabib

    Norman Khabib Jiu Jitsu is for noobs!!

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    I like the McGeary matchup, but Vassell is still a handful at LHW and way too live for a 50 yr old Chuck Liddell
     
  17. HaulParris

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    I don’t think it’s a good idea.
     
  18. Norman Khabib

    Norman Khabib Jiu Jitsu is for noobs!!

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    I've changed my mind about the McGeary matchup too, he'd win that as long as Chuck didn't bust out his wrestling
     
  19. heavy_hands

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    I hope he isn't cleared to fight. he'll end up more brain-damaged or worse.
     
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  20. JimGunn

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    The only thing worse than Bellator signing Chuck Liddell to fight in 2018 is spelling "Conner" McGregor's name in 2018 with two 'n's and an 'e'.
     

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