What’s with bellators prospects not panning out?

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  1. Baba Ghanoush Black Belt

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    Then you have the “LeBron James of MMA” Aaron Pico who proceeds to get KTFO five minutes after that idiotic statement lol.
     
  2. Kforcer Dragon Slayer

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    Darrion Caldwell is panning out pretty well.
     
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  3. leto1776 Sherdog Wet Shaver Platinum Member

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    People with undefeated records usually means they’ve never been tested.
     
  4. SaigeVanZant Red Belt

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    Fortune will be champion still
     
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  5. biscuitsbrah Red Belt

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    O malley, super sage, Paige, Mickey gall, the list goes on for every org
     
  6. Bubba32 Purple Belt

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    bellators can crushing regemin doesnt work.
     
  7. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    ususally, but not always. Austin Vanderford’s undefeated at 9-0 and his opponents have an average record of 6-2
     
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  8. KeeSmyth Brown Belt

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    Bellator still has tons of undefeated prospects but also just cause a fighter loses doesn't mean you write them off. I still think Pico will become a world champion but the road will be long and hard
     
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  9. GangGangGang Purple Belt

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    They still got undefeated prospects/contenders like Davis, Storley and Crutchmer just in the WW division alone. Bellator still has a great line up of prospects.
     
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    Even Fortune who took a loss and kneed a guy balls inside is still a top prospect.

    TS is an idiot.

    And also everybody knew that Gallagher and Agazam were garbage. Ruth and MVP are very good fighters.
     
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  11. skylolow Silver Belt

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    Well, they are prospects. They all can't go 20-0.

    The problem is Bellator tries to start the hype train on some of these prospects before the train has even started moving. Give them three to five fights before you start touting the greatness they may have in them. Not too mention Bellator's matchmaking as always needs a ton of work.

    Not too mention living in the Sherdog forum bubble is bad place to judge fighters early on. The hype gets blown way up.
     
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  12. VulcanNervPinch Gold Belt

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    Indeed

    Neither do these guys, who came up through Bellator:
    PATRICIO FREIRE - #6 FW
    Dustin Poirier - #3 LW
    Michael Chandler - #14 LW
    Douglas Lima - #9 WW
    Vadim Nemkov - #6 LHW
    Alexander Volkov - #8 HW
    Vitaly Minakov - #14 HW
    Augusto Sakai - #15 HW
     
  13. DoctorTaco Breadhead

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    bellator has developmental contracts. They’ll sign guys to 4-6 fight deals and then give them “easier” fights to begin with. After a few of those they put developmental guys against each other. The ones that survive get to start trying to crack the top 10 or start challenging the old lions for their spot in the rankings
     
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  14. trentkelp Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    WELL EVERY BELLATOR MANAGMENT AND OTHER BIG PROMOTION THINKS TYRELL FORTUNE IS THE FUTURE!

    He resigned with Bellator and now will fight all your old UFCers and dirty Russians! YEEEEHAAAWWWWWWWWW
     
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  15. careto Purple Belt

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    Did he re-sign before the fight? or did he he re-sign for the opportunity to rematch jack may?
     
  16. trentkelp Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    He was on a Builders contract for prospects...not great pay but offset by less competition. He is getting really good money now and has to face anybody they say he has to fight. Bellator is still very high on him and think he will fight for the title before this contract runs out.

    May would be an easy win and I am sure they would love that rematch LOL, but Is May worth value they just gave Fortune????????????????????? I think him KOing May in a 2nd fight would be great fun to watch though.

    They signed him after May quit .....BELLATOR new the guy did not want to be in there.
     
  17. careto Purple Belt

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    It didnt seem that bad of a nutshot to quit, I think he didnt want to be there anymore. Hopefully, Moldavsky vs Fortune is on the horizon.
     
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  18. Mga223 Steel Belt

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    I mean it's not like he looked like a bum in the fight he lost in.

    He got caught by an amazing striker, that's what happens when you want to be flashy against one of the best.
     
  19. trentkelp Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    2 or 3rd fight in the contract.........more than likely
     
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    Dustin came up through Bellator?
     

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