What Happened to Testing Free Agency? Why are all these guys re-signing w/ufc?

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  1. Bubba32

    Bubba32 Green Belt

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    Ariel told us this would be the era of free agency. For a short time it seemed that way with rory, bader, davis, etc...

    but why all of sudden everyone re-signing with the ufc? Cub just re-signed. Zabit just re-signed. Gustaffson just re-signed.

    What happened to the era of free agency? I was hoping for wcw vs wwe monday night wars!
     
  2. abiG

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    I really don't like him or care what the self-promoting little pleb says. He will do anything to try and stay relevant (if he ever was).
     
  3. Agmkreptile

    Agmkreptile Green Belt

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    The UFC has the best fighters and generally best pay. Next question?
     
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  4. Milord Sir Mangrinder

    Milord Sir Mangrinder Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!

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    hey dana.
     
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    Congo66 Brown Belt

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    Ballator is dying.
    And they used all their money up getting Rory, Moose etc so the rest are shit out of luck.
     
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    tucan89 Purple Belt

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    Maybe because they offered them the best deal??!!....I know how mind blowing assumption huh?
     
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    BForrester Purple Belt

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    What do you expect, everyone to sign with Bellator?
     
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    BLACKWOLF Blue Belt

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    They lost a few names, for people like Chael and Wand they can extend their careers fighting elsewhere without facing tier competition. Guys like Bader can also rack up wins out of the UFC without facing the top of the division every 2nd-3rd fight. Bargaining power also comes from legitimacy and time in the UFC, something Zabit doesn’t have yet. Cub is never in a dull fight so he wields a bit of power in that regard.
     
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  9. Bubba32

    Bubba32 Green Belt

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    I expected this to be "the era of free agency" like ariel said it would.
     
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    BForrester Purple Belt

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    Often times free agents re-sign with their original "team". I doubt if Bellator was hot and heavy after Cub Swanson and Zabit.
     
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    Just because they resign doesnt mean they didnt test the free agency.
     
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    Sure they resigned boring guys like Zabit, Cub & Gus but Bellator just got Timothy Johnson and Jon Fitch.

    Plus they are in negotiations with one of the biggest UFC stars ever. Yes, it's an over the hill retired like a decade ago Chuck Lidell but Coker is making those Coekr moves. Getting them 200k ratings for Bellator events.
     
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    Bellator don't have an unlimited budget where they can poach all the free agents
    I think their roster is set for the moment in terms of high profile free agents and the bosses will see what they do with what they now have before they invest more.
     
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    UFC is dying bro
     
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    Besides Rory, what Bellator Champ could take their UFC counterpart?
     
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    Bellator is dying even faster than the UFC is dying.
     
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    Dana started telling the guys that if they leave “ don’t come back “ lol
     
  18. Andre Xiong

    Andre Xiong Red Belt Professional Fighter

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    UFC salaries have improved a lot

    Which could partly be attributed to free agency
     
  19. Milord Sir Mangrinder

    Milord Sir Mangrinder Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest!

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    is moose champ yet?

    he could be champ in ufc.
     
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    Moose got spitroasted by both Machida and Jacare so nahhhh.
     
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