"If I have to fight chandler again, it's because bellator wants it that way"

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  1. CardinalAqua

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  2. Edmond Rousey

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    Eddie should fight Brooks next. Let Chandler go through a 4 man tourny.
     
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    LOL, Eddie told them he'd be out 6 weeks, and they still went and made an interim belt.

    Seems like Eddie is saying that this could get messy. Even though, the next matchup to make couldn't be more obvious, with Alvarez/Brooks...


    It's a pretty tough sell now to go ahead and force the trilogy, when you now have a champ and an interim champ who BOTH want to fight each other.

    But something tells me Bellator can't cope with the idea that Alvarez could possibly end up beating both Chandler AND Brooks, and then sign with UFC.


    Hope Bellator just does the right thing, but something tells me that this is going to get ugly...
     
  4. 99Silva

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    He needs to fight the interim champ plain and simple.
     
  5. INTERL0PER

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    I agree with Eddie. The fight to make is against Brooks.

    But as a fan, I have to say that I'll be disappointed if we don't get to see Alvarez and Chandler throw down one more time.

    Although, thinking about it now, maybe it'd be fitting. Two of the best fights of all time, and they end it with one a piece.

    Fuckin' Bellator and their interim belts, man. Shit is getting ridiculous.
     
  6. TFanatic

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    Lol at an interim belt for a 6 week injury. Like it mattered for the PPV buys.

    Bellator need to make the bite the bullet and make the fight with Brooks, he didn't ask for there to be an interim belt, they made it for a 2 weeks notice fight and it backfired on them.
     
  7. Cyantist

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    I'd like to see Eddie vs Chandler 3, but im more interested in Brooks vs Eddie right now
     
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    Honestly when it comes to concussions, I can understand Bellator's rolling with an interim title as quickly as possible. God forbid but imagine if this turned into a TJ Grant situation with Eddie.
     
  9. ShaolinSubzz

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    100% right. He matches up well against Brookes to be fair - far better then Chandler. I think this would work out well for Bellator, it would give Brookes the fight he deserves, most likely Eddie would retain the title and then that would line up the Chandler superfight and place Brookes in a better position experience wise to deal with Eddie the next time they meet
     
  10. DrGlaze

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    The funny part is, if this wouldn't have been for an interim belt, Chandler would've won a majority decision. Bellator shot themselves in the foot.
     
  11. SilentM

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    Alvarez is 99.9% likely done with Bellator after his next fight, win or lose. If he ever fights Chandler again it will be in the UFC.
     
  12. UJustGotChaeld

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    I was about to tell you that you are wrong, but you aren't, you are right. Every time I hear someone say majority decision it's always used wrong, you actually used it right.
     
  13. UJustGotChaeld

    UJustGotChaeld Steel Belt

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    There won't be a next time. Eddie has 1 more fight and win/lose/draw he is free to leave. If he wins, he is 100% guaranteed to go to the UFC. Even if he loses it's likely.
     
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    Eddie stfu

    it's your fault for getting injured
     
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    yeah when both are on some losing streak and 3 years past their prime and uFC put it on facebook

    oh UFC how your rematches always come 8 years too late...i.e shogun vs lil nog
     
  16. DrGlaze

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    Thanks man, i've seen a lot of people use it wrong too. At first I had to double check only one judge gave Brooks a 10-8.
     
  17. PIT FIGHTER

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    Brookes should call out Curran.
     
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    I'm glad Eddie made it clear he wants to fight Brooks. This way if Eddie vs Chandler 3 gets made we know it's because Bellator is playing favorites or politics as Bjorn use to say.
     
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    I definitely respect Eddie for wanting to fight the Brookes. It makes it look like he cares more about the Bellator championship than Bjorn if the promotion pushes for the rubber match vs Miguel.
     
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    It was a concussion right? Who really knows if it will be 6 weeks. I mean, we all hope it will be, but look at TJ Grant. Head trauma is really tricky.

    Personally, I want to see him fight Chandler again. I really couldn't give a fuck about Bellator's belt legitimacy. You have Eddie, Chandler, and Brookes - then just everyone else. No one is on their level and the one guy that's putting it all together (Patricky) is injured. Fuck it - Eddie vs Chandler 3, the Chandler vs Brooks 2.

    The whole, 'title shots are earned, not given' is so far out the fucking window, why even try and cling to it? Rebney defenestrated that ideology with Newton / Mo 2 and Curran / Strauss 3. Just put together the fights we want to see. If it comes with a shiny piece of bullshit, that's cool, but I really don't care.
     
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