LaRue Burley added to WSOF Sep 18

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Slongkong, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    4,646
    Likes Received:
    9
    Such a shame to see him bounce around such shitty promotions. No opponent named.
     
  2. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    42,774
    Likes Received:
    88,564
    Bellator should have kept him.
     
  3. MMALOPEZ

    MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2006
    Messages:
    19,175
    Likes Received:
    6,889
    Location:
    puerto rico
    Well bellator buried him in the prelims! Wsof is paying well their fighters, good move by him
     
  4. beefcake180

    beefcake180 Aces Wild

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Messages:
    13,888
    Likes Received:
    11,197
    Location:
    Spanaway, Washington
    Can't believe UFC didn't sign him after his rfa fight
     
  5. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    42,774
    Likes Received:
    88,564
  6. dragontatoo

    dragontatoo White Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2015
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    UFC is run by monkeys these days, letting a fighter like him go is a shameful decision.......
     
  7. DennysGrandSlam

    DennysGrandSlam Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    31
    He probably thinks he has a shot against Gaethje. Either way he probably gets a shot in a fight or two depending on his opponents.
     
  8. Slongkong

    Slongkong Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2014
    Messages:
    4,646
    Likes Received:
    9
    He does have a shot. Should have been an immediate title shot. LaRue has all the skills
     
  9. TCE

    TCE The Three Piece with the Soda

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2005
    Messages:
    12,425
    Likes Received:
    17,083
    Location:
    England
    It's odd how Bellator released him on a three fight win streak and have let Jenkins stay. Burley beat Jenkins. Don't know why they did that.
     
  10. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    42,774
    Likes Received:
    88,564
    Jenkins was a great wrestler in college. I think that's why they're keeping him.
     
  11. CC27

    CC27 Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    19,039
    Likes Received:
    4,133
    Location:
    NJ
    Some fighters dont want to wait for UFC to call them, UFC doesnt have unlimited roster spots. He took WSOF offer.

    They have actually been on a roll signing good prospects, lots of Russian guys cause Ali manages them.
     
  12. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    18,410
    This guys career path has been so weird; I feel bad for him.
     
  13. Frank23

    Frank23 Enter Sandman Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    42,774
    Likes Received:
    88,564
    Here is his last fight.

    [YT]bGYXcmw4OAQ[/YT]
     
  14. The Reed

    The Reed Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    8,406
    Likes Received:
    3,218
    Look on the bright side about Bellator releasing him, at least now he's more likely to sign with the UFC and fight better competition.
     
  15. Meathead Jock

    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2011
    Messages:
    19,078
    Likes Received:
    18,410
    I just don't get why they aren't offering him money now the wins over Hepburn and Jenkins should be enough that the UFC should want him now. Also still think Bellator releasing him was Cokers biggest mistake.
     
  16. The Reed

    The Reed Red Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    8,406
    Likes Received:
    3,218
    Agreed with everything you said. It was a really odd choice. I really think Burley's a high level natural talent and they let him go.

    Maybe UFC gave him the Askren treatment and unlike Askren he took it. They'll probably call him up after one or two fights.
     
  17. InfinityLens

    InfinityLens Black Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2015
    Messages:
    5,971
    Likes Received:
    1,953
    My matchmaking him v Newell in a title eliminator.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.