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Slighty past prime stars should go to Bellator

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  1. BringCodyBack Green Belt

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    Fighters like , Machida,Shogun , Benson, Maia, Jds, Vitor, Rashad more.

    Earn more trough sponsorship, make another run for the title and beating some cans and fun fights, plus fighting in free t.v.

    View it as a final glimpse of a Supernova before vanishing into obscurity
     
  2. Steiger Orange Belt

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    I'd hardly call Benson anywhere past his prime, TS.

    Other than that, I agree that it could be lucrative for many of those names to jump ship to Bellator. Especially due to that rotten Reebok deal, they could make even more money by being able to have their own sponsors again, inside the cage.
     
  3. joeyjoejoe Silver Belt

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    Lol everyone to Bellator!
     
  4. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Wand vs Kimbo


    Please
     
  5. UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    I hope to see Cody McKenzie in Bellator someday.
     
  6. JKS 77+&--#rT....

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    The UFC and the fighers aren't that dumb
     
  7. jollyrenjiro Banned Banned

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    JDS is past his prime what
     
  8. Jermei Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    I expected more from an Orange Belt.
     
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    Dana should go to Bellator and finally fight Tito.
     
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    Here's the problem. Most guys have fights left on their contract and the UFC pushes to negotiate a new contract when they have one fight left. If they refuse to resign then the ufc tends to shelf them for a while or give them a really bad match up.

    Not as easy to jump ship as you'd think
     
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    Lol Benson does not belong on that list.

    He can still beat top 5 LWs or WWs.
     
  12. no fat chicks Worlds greatest poster

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    its kind of a win win, if b-tor gets them they get more name recognition (belly that is) and the fading star gets a chance to start a rebirth and give a whoopin to some other fading stars. Then UFC must re-negotiate the contract at a higher price.
     
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    Lol at Bendo...
     
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    I can't really get past the part where they would be making more in Bellator. I know it's a popular narrative right now because of the whole Reebok furor, but come on, you just named some of the highest paid fighters in the UFC, lol.
     
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    this is not the olympics, this is their livelihood.
     
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    Will not bite.
     
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    Benson?
    Maia?
    JDS??

    lmao. Just subtle enough to be funny.
     
  18. Damon3388 Purple Belt

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    JDS and Benson are 31 years old, and are still fighting well. Hardly "past their prime" by any stretch.
     
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    I doubt bellator could afford them all.
     
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