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Bellator tried to book an 0-12 amateur on Bellator 215 & AC denied them.

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  1. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    https://mmajunkie.com/2019/01/valerie-loureda-makes-mma-debut-bellator-215

    (This story was updated on 01/08/2019 at 8 p.m. ET to include information about Anastasia Bruce being denied as an opponent for Valerie Loureda.)


    Taekwondo master Valerie Loureda’s MMA debut is planned for February’s Bellator 215 event.


    After commission head Mike Mazzulli denied Anastasia Bruce (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) as an opponent for the preliminary-card bout at Bellator 215 (a note first reported by Eric Kowal on Twitter) due to her winless amateur record over a dozen fights, Bellator officials today told MMAjunkie they are now searching for a new opponent to face Loureda (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA).

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    I guess she guaranteed Coker a lot of pre-sold tickets

    @AJ Garcia - have you ever heard of someone going 0-12 as an amateur getting on a card like this?
     
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  2. PIT FIGHTER

    PIT FIGHTER YAMMA Pit Fighting ver 2.74

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    What funny business is Uncle Coker trying to pull here?
     
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  3. Frank23

    Frank23 New York Belt Platinum Member

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    Dana White is right about Scott Coker.

     
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    aerius Black Belt

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    Bellator gonna Bellator. Gotta make sure the new pretty face has a can to crush on her debut so she looks good.
    Guess they can't fix fights, but with matchmaking like this they might as well be.
     
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  5. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    it is no secret they put fighters on card & make them sell tix
    Maybe she told him a huge guarantee?
     
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    chrisdiaz Brown Belt

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    To be fair, Scott Coker did turn Gina Carano into a star. A big enough one where she has her own movie career now.
     
  7. Frank23

    Frank23 New York Belt Platinum Member

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    Coker booked Gina against Cyborg in 2009 after a long lay off. He shouldn't get any credit for her success.
     
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    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Gina was a star
    Coker booked her

    That isn't a shot at Scott, but Gina had star power & got attention for SF
     
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    i wonder how that taekwondo girl must have felt. when your own promoter thinks you are that bad he had to bring 0-12 for you to win...
     
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    0-12 as amateur.....................I think her coach should be saying it over, this isn't for you. Probably should've said that after loss 4 or 5.
     
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    lol that was viscous
     
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    Bubba32 Green Belt

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    wasnt that gary shaw and pro-elite who did that?
     
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    they want to make sure she wins. absolutely terrific matchmaking.
     
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    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    That is a weird one man
    I appreciate her still going on & on & ..... on

    I mean she must be a draw.
    She was 0-12 & asked to be on a major promotions card
     
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    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Here she is

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    She cute and she likes punishment?
     
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    FrankieNYC "My balls was hot!" Platinum Member

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    Makes me think my feeling that she is a big draw might be correct
     
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    Huh. Well that might explain it. Either way, Bellator gets a pretty face out of it, and if she wins they can sell it as a feel good story.
     
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    She actually looks good. That’s crazy.
     
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    So, she’s 0-12. What’s one more loss to them?
     
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