UFC saved money in the short term by not resigning Bendo, Larkin, and Rory but they lost money in the long run. Bendo and Larkin helped legitimize the Bellator WW division. Benson was a top 10 UFC WW when he left the UFC (beat top 10 Masvidal in his last UFC fight) and Koreshkov smoked him 50-45. This proved that Koreshkov was a top 10 WW in the world. Larkin was a top 5 UFC WW when he left the UFC. Larkin has wins over 4 current top 10 UFC WWs (Lawler, Masvidal, Magny, Ponz). Bellator WW champ Douglas Lima beating top 5 Larkin proved that Lima is a top 5 WW in the world. If Bendo and Larkin never signed with Bellator, it would be hard to see where Lima and Koreshkov stood amongst the best WWs in the world. The winner of Lima vs Rory Mac will have a strong case to being the best WW in the world. Rory already beat Woodley and I would favor Rory to beat him again. I see Lima beating Woodley as well. Thoughts?