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Robin van Roosmalen switches to MMA fulltime

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Hagelslag2, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. Hagelslag2

    Hagelslag2 Brown Belt

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    Gonna be interesting
     
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    tehMoose Brown Belt

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    Bellator should sign him
     
  3. Hagelslag2

    Hagelslag2 Brown Belt

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    They should. It says he's going to MMA fulltime, but I bet he would accept a good offer to do both kickboxing and MMA in Bellator.
     
  4. Evangelion

    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    There's so much more money in mna. I don't understand why more kickboxer don't do this.
     
  5. Hagelslag2

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    Because it's a totally different sport and some people really don't enjoy grappling or are just not good at it. Also, cultural differences.
     
  6. Koniradi98

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    Interesting to see where he goes.

    Bellator makes the most sense imo, with their western europe plans and already having a lot of Dutch fighters signed like Gegard Mousasi, Costello van Steenis, Melvin Manhoef, Denise Kielholtz, Jorina Baars, Hesdy Gerges , Hatice Ozyurt (LMAO) and Pieter Buist.
     
  7. Hagelslag2

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    They used to have a presence on Dutch tv a few years ago and using these people to gain an entry into the market in mainland Europe wouldn't be a bad idea. If they'd do a combined MMA/kickboxing card, they'd most definitely sell out.
     
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  8. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    They're starting to flock to mma. Adesanya - who wasn't particularly high level - made more money in a couple ufc fights than 99% of kickboxers made their whole lives.
     
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    Super excited about this! Now if Rico Verhoeven would do the same that would be amazing.
     
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    excellent news. nothing left to prove in Glory and with his high level kickboxing, black belt in Judo and with a good training camp he can do verry well for himself. would love to see him in Bellator. A few fights in Rizin would be fun aswell.
     
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    Love watching him fight. Always brings it. Always wanted to see him throw down with Jose Aldo.
     
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  12. Mixfight

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    Bellator is a great fit.
     
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    ONE will outbid Bellator.
     
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    AimedWithV Wound in the Force

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    Interesting. Source?
    The only reported UFC payout of Adesanya was 56K to show. Where can I find kickboxing payouts?
     
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    Bellator does seem like a good fit. they aren't opposed to fluffing his record up, and he could crush some cans in bellator KB. RVR is also a great dutch name; I know that coker mentioned he wanted to hold an event in Holland.
     
  16. Vegeta

    Vegeta It's over 9000!

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    Great news.
    Fight weight 145, maybe 155
     
  17. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    You won't really find a perfectly reliable source for kickboxing payouts. but it's common knowledge they get paid shit - that's why they fight 10-15 times an year. Guys like van Roosmalen and Rico Verhoeven are the exception.

    I think I read Adesanya made ~110k in a fight (probably 56k to show + 56k to win) and I believe only Rico is in that ballpark in kickboxing.
     
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    Adesanya made 112k 56/56 2 fights ago. I think I saw somewhere he just signed a new deal though.
     
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    What about Glory 37? It went in LA, they have to release the payouts....
     
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    Adesanya said that's not real, some of these disclosed payments are wrong i guess.
     

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