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How did Bellator dominate UFC in picking up Russian prospects?

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  1. JustOnce Itami

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    This isn't even remotely close. I don't get it. UFC should be able to outbid Bellator when it comes to picking up prospects if they want to, but they lost so damn hard in picking up Russian prospects. It's mindboggling.

    The best Russian HW right now is in Bellator in Minakov or Moldavsky.
    The best Russian LHW right now is in Bellator in Nemkov.
    The best Russian welterweight right now is in Bellator in Amosov.(Well ukranian)
    The best Russian lightweight prospect is in Bellator in Usman.
    Pretty good fw Russian prospect is in Bellator in Khasan.
    The best Russian BW prospect is in Bellator in Magomed.

    I understand Khabib's relatives wanted to go to Bellator more so because of other guys from their team already in UFC. But there are other fighters who chose UFC over Bellator.

    What happened? How did Bellator so decisively and one-sidedly beat UFC in signing Uber Russian prospects and fighters?
     
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  2. Macaque Blue Belt

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    Damir Ismagulov is a better lightweight prospect.
     
  3. Fossor Black Belt

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    UFC умирает.
     
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  4. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    I think Nemkov is his protege

    Also, probably better Russian sponsorship opportunities

    Reebok is not popular in Russia
     
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  5. Only Here for Attachments Bacon Lettuce and Mayo

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    WME wants Chinese fighters, not Russians.
     
  6. johny ringo Sweep the leg

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    Because Dana is probably still pissed about Fedor.
     
  7. 25 characters Is a fucking moron.

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    Skott Koker otsosala mnogo russkikh khuyev
     
  8. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    Outside of Nemkov, none of these fighters would be contenders in the UFC
     
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  9. Gabriel201 Blue Belt

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    Bellator also has the best american college wrestlers
     
  10. blastoff Banned Banned

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    Volkov crushes Minakov in the rematch, and he beats Moldavsky too
     
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    Khamzat >>>>>>>

    Biggest Swedish Russian prospect in MMA
     
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  12. JustOnce Itami

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    Is that you Dana?
     
  13. Lemmy Caution Brown Belt

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    Because the UFC doesn't have to. You also have the UFC slave contracts. I believe Russians are less likely to give up their independence than Americans and other Europeans are.
     
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  14. Simple'Slam Banned Banned

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    UFC isn't interested in having the best fight the best, they're interested in having the most marketable fight the most marketable. Russian talent is not marketable to the US demographic, which is why UFC has a pitiful quota on Russian talent.
     
  15. Simple'Slam Banned Banned

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    LOL. Volkov is a literal Bellator washout and Minakov would grapplefuck him into a coma, if he decided that standing with Volkov is too risky.
     
  16. blastoff Banned Banned

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    Minakov couldn't even do that to a 50 year old Kongo in their rematch

    Volkov weighs 50lbs more than he did back then and would fuck Minakov up

    Werdum couldn't do shit to Volkov on the ground
     
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  17. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    The UFC has a limit on Russians for some reason.

    Kerimov is a better prospect than Magomedov imo though.
     
  18. Mob69 Black Belt

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    The UFC doesn’t want to even risk its divisions by populated by fighters who grapple on the scale that many of the Russians do. Commercially it’s not a good idea. Modern UFC has evolved into something akin to kickboxing with small gloves and some moderate grappling. Lay and pray, and wall and stall, have mostly been solved by technical evolution. It’s a winning formula.
     
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  19. Hellowhosthat Steel Belt

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    Minakov wasn't well in that fight, did you see what he did to poor Tim Johnson the fight after that?
     
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  20. Simple'Slam Banned Banned

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    Actually, Minakov grapplefucked Kongo in their fight. He only lost a shitty decision, because the judges were retarded and literally ignored all of his top control time. Did you even watch the fight?
     

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