BloodyElbow credits Frankie NYC for prompting analysis of Bellator finances

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  1. OzoneX Green Belt

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    While I have been meaning for some time to write this piece, I was also prompted to do by Frankie NYC. he was a well known commenter on Sherdog’s Forums, who would regularly email me requesting that I write something on Bellator. Sadly, Frankie passed away last April.

    Article is interesting too. Bellator lost more than $100 million from 2010 to 2018, but finally appears set to turn a profit. Viewership on the decline though despite gems like Kimbo v. Dada.

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    https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2020/2/6/20893601/an-in-depth-look-at-bellators-finances

    Rip Frankie.
     
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  2. accolyte1022 Loner Belt

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    That shouldn't be a huge surprise, Bellator is pretty bad.

    More importantly, Frankie will always be missed.
     
  3. Istryker Brown Belt

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    REST IN POWER FRANKIE
     
  4. RockyLockridge Silver Belt

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    May his legacy live on. Him and shonuf were both great posters. It's shame their number got called.
     
  5. Kung Fu Kowboy The Fight Doctor Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    RIP @FrankieNYC Still missed!!! Could use some of that wisdom with Conor-Cowboy ESPN+ buys and what 1 million behind the paywalls would equal in the old model...
     
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    Rip my man Frankie. Crazy that even this long after everything he’s still having a continuing impact on the mma community
     
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  7. poor form Banned Banned

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    That’s actually pretty cool. If there is a beyond, I hope Frankie is seeing how valued, and respected he was to many here.
     
  8. Oooxente Red Belt

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    Dude is certainly missed here,thats for sure.
     
  9. Sweater of AV Gold Belt

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    Frankie is a legend.

    Good to see Bellator starting to turn profit. World fucking domination is upon us.
     
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    Frankie, would have been proud! Miss you, brother
     
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    Good for Frankie NYC, his legacy live on!
     
  12. HelloJapan Talking loud and saying nothing. Platinum Member

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    Gone, but not forgotten. RIP, bud.
     
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    Amazing how much more informed he was than 100% of MMA journalists, RIP
     
  14. ColombianFist "Might After Throw an Imanari"

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    RIP @FrankieNYC

    Man, the chats i had with him were really good. the guy really knew about the economical part of MMA.
     
  15. Oooxente Red Belt

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    Amen
     
  16. ColombianFist "Might After Throw an Imanari"

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    because most MMA journalists are shills who are paid by the UFC or are not knowledgeable about the sport OR both. Those who know are not 100% focused on MMA like Karim Zidan but on other aspects of it.
     
  17. theblackknight Brown Belt

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    What part of Colombia are you from/reside?
     
  18. GSP_37 Titanium Belt

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    Needs a list of their top stars during the years of that graph. Their fighters probably shouldn't be asking for big money.
     
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    Glad to see it, I always admire and remember Frankie. He's a source of everything I know about Bellator's finances.
     
  20. Dbreiden83080 Andle My Riddum

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    Frankie was good people.. He is missed..
     

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