Coker: We are not going to overpay to get UFC fighters (Ex: Sterling)

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  1. FrankieNYC

    FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/2/1...mbo-slice-dada-5000-free-agency-plans-rampage

    Luke Thomas asked Coker why they did not go after Sterling.
    He brought up that Coker has formerly said he has money to go after UFC free agents.
    Coker said that they need to be fiscally responsible and the fighter needs to put "butts in the seat" and "move the needle" for Bellator to go after them.

    Coker: "The free agents contact us and sometimes we will make an offer and sometimes we won't, but they do contact us".
     
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    FrankieNYC STUFF! Platinum Member

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    I wonder what they thought Sterling was worth?
    10/10?
     
  3. Takun

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    Sterling isn't over the age of 36 yet, thus they are un-interested.
     
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    Enjoy not being a promotion in 3 years...
     
  5. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    This is exactly why they buring Sterling on the prelims, so he would not be a hot commodity.
     
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    How about sponsorship money? Thought rebook deal will have fighters signing up with bellator?
     
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    Dead Kennedy Don't steal, the government hates competition

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    Damn, ain't none of the big leagues want Sterling
     
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  8. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Sterling be like

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  9. Toco

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    hes not really marketable anyway
     
  10. bringitoncomeon

    bringitoncomeon Blue Belt

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    Bellator, while entertaining, will never be a true threat to the UFC
     
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  11. gspfedkobe24

    gspfedkobe24 Black Belt

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    Sterling is decent
     
  12. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    We will see. Right now he is not ... after he gets some exposure, which I imagine he will get not with his new longer contract, he could be.
     
  13. Rex Kwon Do

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    If Sterling really thought the company that pays some guys $1000 was going to put a higher value than the UFC on a no name that fights in the second lowest male weight class...
     
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    I don't think they want to be. I think they just want to be entertaining
     
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    Ninja The Bible is Truth, Find Truth... Double Yellow Card

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    Don't be so short sighted ....


    Fox (Rupert Murdoch) is in talks to buy out The Ferritas 80% Dana White's 9%, do you really think the UFC is going to keep growing under Fox ownership?

    Bellator is owned by Viacom the Super Corporation, they have money for days....in the end it will be Fox Vs. Viacom vying for MMA fans money ....two massively evil corporations that have their hands deep in over media content being distributed to the consumers in the U.S.
     
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    They'll overpay for names. Sterling is a quality fighter, but he isn't a big name yet.
     
  17. SoundHawk

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    poor sterling, no body cares about him.. and rightfully so, he brings peanuts to the company.
     
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  18. MYSTXRIVL

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    sterling is overated as fuck, he has no standup except push kicks...
     
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  19. BattleBeast

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    Sterling thinks a little too highly of himself IMO. Look at guys like DJ, they dominate completely but most wouldn't pay a ppv just to watch him.
     
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    But I thought Zuffa was underpaying fighters. Surely the universally beloved Scott Coker with Viacoms deep pockets could triple Sterlings salary and set the world right.
     
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