So many interim belts...

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  1. Bacon Bits

    Bacon Bits Banned Banned

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    Why is Bellator so quick to establish paper titles on preferred fighters?
     
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    sorrynottoday White Belt

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    Because in case of prolonged injuries or layoffs their tournaments can continue to fixate on going after a title, whether interim or not.
     
  3. ligthandshadow

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    To be fair, Bellator follows their tournament system pretty straight forward, so much like Pancrase had King of Pancrase Pro Tempore, an interim divisional champion makes some sort of sense.
     
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    wompuscatwilly Brown Belt

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    I don't mind it. If the champ is out & can't defend then you allow another fighter to continue to climb. Then you can sell the fight as a unification fight & have an undisputed champion.
     
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    Bellator doesn't like Alvarez.
     

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