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Bellator choses NOT to re-sign LaRue Burley,

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  1. Slongkong Brown Belt

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    yup thats right, after destroying bubba jenkins and beating 2 other solid fighters bellator somehow felt he wasnt worth the re-sign, and LaRue Burley, fans are pissed. top LW free agent?
     
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  2. MMAddict21 Brown Belt

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    Haha what the hell, does Bellator just want nothing to do with prospects these days
     
  3. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Bizarre.
    Maybe they'll use the money to sign Eric Schafer.
     
  4. tripnastic Dudeist Priest

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    Is it possible that LaRue didnt want to be re-signed and asked to be let go?
     
  5. Necrocrawler Purple Belt

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    What an odd nickname.
     
  6. Slongkong Brown Belt

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    he said it himself. They just didn't want to re-sign him
     
  7. Spawned_Fighter nobody but me

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    thats terrible. ive posted how i wanted bellator to give him a deserved push
     
  8. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Save us, Bjorn.
     
  9. PIT FIGHTER YAMMA Pit Fighter

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    Not surprising, TBH.

    At this point it seems clear Bellator assesses the value of a fighter largely based on how much of a television commodity they are.

    If the quarter hour for Kimbo Slice vs Adryan II brings in higher ratings than a Burley fight, then that is the direction Bellator will focus on.
     
  10. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    This must be a mistake. You're supposed to get a title shot for beating Bubba.
     
  11. JonSnitchPhones Beastin' 26/9

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    I feel worse for most of the prospects and originals who still are in Spikeforce, because it's been clear for a while now they don't value them, unless they have beach muscles or a criminal background. They aren't getting fights, they aren't on tv, or there is no attention paid to making a logical match-up for them which furthers their future interests. I don't think Bellator has any really.

    WSOF can go away, Bellator devolve into the senior tour, and UFC chase numerous different conflicting interests. It's about time for a new prospect/original talent organization to pop up like we had with WEC, mid-run Bellator, and SF to an extent. On that front, save us Bjorn, indeed. Hopefully his no compete has about expired.
     
  12. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    He could be a good opponent for Nick Newell in the WSOF.
     
  13. Lucifer Alpha The Catastrophe Banned

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    Brent Primus is next to go. Gotta make room for Scott Smith.
     
  14. MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

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    i agree...
     
  15. Mavadorov Purple Belt

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    Bad decision.
     
  16. Paul L Gassed Belt Platinum Member

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    Coker has to match his old 60,000 per fight 10 fight Strikeforce contract.
     
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    He should go to Titan. They don't have a really deep Lightweight division. Rick Hawn, Milan Zerjal, EJ Brooks. He'd be a good opponent for the latter two.
     
  18. boxandjitz White Belt

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    Who cares, he's boring and has shit cardio. Let Bellator keep signing REAL names and REAL prospects.
     
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    Then yet Houston Alexander still fights on the main card..
     
  20. Slongkong Brown Belt

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    well to be fair Alexander just fought his last fight on his contract I believe. He likely won't be back. If he does come back though I still wanna see that fight with Thompson
     

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