Bellator lost Rory and Jiri

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  1. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Bad start for 2020. They lost Rory who went after the million dollar PFL and Jiri, even if he was under Rizin, they were looking for Bader - Jiri which would have been an awesome fight.

    Should they keep the collaboration with the dying Rizin?
     
  2. PicoPulse

    PicoPulse Bellator Shill

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    Bellator number 1
     
  3. RiseAboveHat

    RiseAboveHat Purple Belt

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    Coker conned Paramount Network

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  4. KID Yamamoto

    KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Rizin is dying? If anything their business plan is waaaaaay smarter than Bellator's

    Low amount of cards per year, each card with consistent popular fighters and bangers. Bellator has 100 cards a month with very little fan fare.
     
  5. DarkneT

    DarkneT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    Hopefully Lima is next

    that pretender Chandler can stay over there though
     
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    Spookv Black Belt

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    But...but Coker pays millions and don't forget about that sponsorship money? Why would they leave.
     
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    khabib time Green Belt

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    They "lost" Rory. Rory got obliterated by Mousasi, drew a 90 year old Fitch, beat Lima but couldn't walk out of the ring that night and lost to Lima. He didn't have a great run at Bellator and finished up weak at the UFC. I guess for Bellator that is a loss though. It's good when you are declining or your heart isn't into fighting you can go to organizations and make a great career and a lot of money for yourself. Look what Askren was able to do.
     
  8. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    dude, Rizin struggles to have a fair fighter stack. are you kidding?
     
  9. KID Yamamoto

    KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    That doesn't mean the org is dying dumbo.
    Asakura brothers, Tenshin, Horiguci and a bunch of other fighters names I cannot pronounce are doing big numbers selling out a 50k stadium regularly.
    Watch the cards once in a while. One of the most entertaining orgs out there right now.
     
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  10. GSP_37

    GSP_37 Titanium Belt

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    Rory's washed up. Haven't paid attention to Jiri since I can't watch Rizin.
     
  11. Doctor Grudge

    Doctor Grudge Blue Belt

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    Jiri never had a single fight for Bellator, so I don't get how they "lost" him? He literally never earned Bellator a dime.


    And quite frankly was never a draw in Japan either.
     
  12. richardjohnson

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    Bellator definitely doesn’t see it as a loss considering they never offered him another contract.
     
  13. Thesnake101

    Thesnake101 Think about it, it worth it.

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    Bellator kicked out Rory if anything.
     
  14. WallyBear

    WallyBear I am the liquor.

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    Selling out a 50k stadium regularly? Watch the cards once in a while.
     
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    khabib time Green Belt

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    They probably overpaid to get him. He was declining when Bellator got him. He's still declining now that he left Bellator. You can train yourself to be a highly skilled Mixed Martial Artist but you do get to see in fights who has the heart of the very best. I also think with Rory he doesn't do any one thing great and that hurts him. Khabib goes to his wrestling and GNP, Usman goes to his wrestling, Izzy, his standup etc... It's good to be well-rounded but at the same time to have a specialty. Even Jones uses his standup with a kick heavy attack to take advantage of his reach.
     
  16. MMAProfessional

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    Rory kinda lost his value while he was over there TBH. They obviously chose to not give him what he wanted. They had their Bellator champ beat him so they got what they wanted.
     
  17. cyrusthevyrus

    cyrusthevyrus Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    they dont have enough fighters. why dont they buy shooto or pancrase?
     
  18. dragmaster

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    Bellator were absolutely stupid for making the Rory/Mousasi fight. Did nothing for Mousasi and just took Rory even further from his prime. Terrible, terrible matchmaking.
     
  19. Goatenstein

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    Lol at an English pussy dissing an American wrestler.
     
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  20. DarkneT

    DarkneT Gold Belt Platinum Member

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    jokes on you because I’m not even English

    and please bitch Chandler is about 5ft 4
    What’s he going to do
     

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