PFL allowing its fighters to compete elsewhere while on hiatus, just not in UFC or Bellator

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  1. MMALOPEZ Gold Belt

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    https://www.mmamania.com/2020/11/9/...-elsewhere-hiatus-except-for-ufc-bellator-mma

    According to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, PFL is allowing its fighters to find fights outside of the promotion while it’s on hiatus due to COVID 19, as long as it’s not with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) or Bellator MMA.

    “PFL is allowing its fighters to seek fights outside the promotion since they are on hiatus until next year, sources say. UFC and Bellator aren’t options, though,” stated the report. “Manager Malki Kawa, for example, tells me he is seeking fights for clients Brendan Loughnane and Justin Willis.”
     
  2. valetudo school Orange Belt

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    They took care of theirs fighers be releasing them. Respect PFL.
     
  3. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    And it only took them ten months and the threat of legal challenges.
     
  4. careto Brown Belt

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    Islam Mamedov and Movlid Khaybulaev will be competing in UAW for their upcoming event.
     
  5. careto Brown Belt

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    I mean, if they cant compete in the UFC or Bellator where are they expecting them to compete? In Europe i guess CW and KSW, in Asia RIZIN and ONE. But in the US there arent a lot of viable options.
     
  6. Hellowhosthat Silver Belt

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    Usman had a fight in Titan, some guys might compete in regionals like that, probably wouldn't get much money, but it's something.

    There's also ACA where Camozzi has fought before. TAURA seems to have money with all the older Brazilians etc they've signed so maybe a few guys could get a fight there?
     
  7. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    LFA, CFFC, Titan, just to name a few
     
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  8. careto Brown Belt

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    I know those promotions exist but they are regional promotions. PFL guys have to fight in regional promotions in order to get a fight. Im not sure how much money they can make in those fights.
     
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  9. careto Brown Belt

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    This is what I mean, I doubt regional promotions can afford to pay them good money, like they were supposed to be making in the PFL.
     
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  10. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    Better than nothing.
     
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  11. asdf122345 Red Belt

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    Rizin please.
     
  12. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    Japan still hasn't let up on it's entry restrictions. Two week quarantine required when entering the country.
     
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  13. ufc_vs_pride Purple Belt

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    You meant to prevent a lawsuit from happening
     
  14. skylolow Silver Belt

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    Only about 4 to 5 months late.
     
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    Id suspect its because fighters usually sign long contracts with the UFC and Bellator which would tie them up for a long time.
     
  16. InfinityLens Black Belt

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    I mean, would that be a major impediment?
     
  17. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    Two weeks stuck in a hotel, with no access to gym, no room to train, no easy way to cut weight, etc? Nah, no impediment at all :rolleyes:
     
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    For some of reasons already posted, I didn't expect Werdum to sign with PFL.
     

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