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Bellator don't sound interested in Anderson Silva?

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  1. KazDibiase "My style is kneeing people in the face."

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    Is Bellator interested in impending free agent Anderson Silva?
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    “I have a lot of respect for him. He’s definitely one of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts. I really haven’t thought about it, but I think I’m happy with the way our roster is heading and the fighters that we have now. I think that’s my statement on that.”

    https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/list...nderson-silva-whos-next-for-vadim-nemkov-more
     
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  2. Fahcough Silver Belt

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    Him vs MVP would have to happen
     
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  3. Marko Polo In Klopp We Trust Platinum Member

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    8 years ago maybe
     
  4. HI SCOTT NEWMAN ✔ Cats are the only hope for planet survival ✔

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    Coker would sign Kevin Rosier, he absolutely will sign him if Anderson is released from his contract
     
  5. Kos Fan Brown Belt

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    Anderson vs Fedor let's go
     
  7. Paolo Delutis Silver Belt

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    Just strategy to get dana to release andy from his contract then coker will reach out IMO
     
  8. Jose Beehive No.1 Soldier Of God Gif User

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    Though he would attract some decent views, I don't think theres a way you can book Anderson in Bellator without it coming across pretty contrived and awful.
     
  9. jakeharris74 Black Belt

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    Anderson is still dangerous but has only won one officially since 2012. He probably knows he'll cost a lot and has a chance to make some problems in the MW division making people think less of it. More trouble overall than he's worth.
     
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  10. r-harper-1 Gold Belt

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    Problem with Anderson is his paycheque would far outweigh his drawing ability .....so regardless of any type of health concerns ....it’s not good business
     
  11. PizzaandBeer Banned Banned

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    He’s not good enough for Bellator.
     
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  12. r-harper-1 Gold Belt

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    He’s not making problems.....Hall isn’t great
     
  13. jx820 Silver Belt

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    They'd happily pick him up for either "legend's" fights with Tito, Chael, and the ghost of Rampage, or a couple of fights so easy they're practically works and then a big fight with some legit contender to "put them over".
     
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  14. Iroh The Dragon of the West Platinum Member

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    He'd have to pay him a huge salary to possibly get him badly beaten again, and then possibly, and likely, still retire after one or a few fights. Not a great investment.
     
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    If I was forced to book Anderson......I feel it would have to be against fellow aging fighters or a Novice .....Anderson vs Manhoef ? ....Anderson vs Tito? (205)......Anderson vs Danis ? ....Anderson vs Royce Gracie......ok ok I’m getting carried away
     
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  16. dipstickjimmy Red Belt

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    Anderson is not a free agent. He has one fight left on his UFC contract. He is also expensive. I would love to see Anderson vs Fedor in Rizin if the UFC does release him. If Anderson insists on getting his last UFC fight I would love for it to be Shogun in a last fight for both.
     
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    When MVP was 1-0?
     
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    1 fight left brah, he can't sign anywhere. He should have retired years ago anyway. Was and still is a massive fan, don't need to see him lose anymore, especially in the C leagues
     
  19. OmegaRugal Red Belt

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    Hall was ranked number 10 while fighting in the UFC before fighting Silva.

    For just Bellator's rankings ... he would be top 3 including a KO win vs their champ.
     
  20. Fiddlesticks Purple Belt

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    Technically, Anderson Silva still has one more fight left in his UFC contract.

    After the card, UFC president Dana White told ESPN's Brett Okamoto that he thinks it's time for Silva to "hang it up," adding that if he wants to continue his MMA career it won't be with the UFC. Silva, 45, has one more fight left on his UFC contract and has said that he would compete elsewhere if the UFC didn't want him back.

    White said he isn't sure if the UFC will release Silva from his contract, but acknowledged that other promotions would likely sign Silva if he were released. White said it would be "disgusting" if an athletic commission continues to allow Silva to compete.

    Source: https://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id...riah-hall-ufc-fight-night-say-mma-career-over
     

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