What's next for Ryan Bader?

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  1. RenderedUnsafe

    RenderedUnsafe White Belt

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    I'm a bit of a casual UFC follower and have followed Ryan for a bit since TUF, obviously seeing his win/loss interval past and then his small streak before getting completely obliterated by Rumble. Clearly can't take the pressure in a big fight and crumbles.

    If you're in his shoes what would be your plans? Or what do you think he needs to do/is going to happen?

    Move to Bellator? Change camps and attempt to start a surge again, obviously needing to hit some finishes along the way rather than grinding decisions? Move into a different career path?

    I have no idea how the UFC usually handles these situations, whats the chances of him being cut straight away after that performance?
     
  2. McSpikes

    McSpikes Purple Belt

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    Bader is going to be relegated down to full blown gatekeeper status along with Gus
     
  3. Reach4theSky

    Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    I'd give him a rematch with Glover..
     
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    Like to see Gus fight him.

    Also TS, I don't think he crumbles under pressure in big fights. I think the opponents are just superior fighters.
     
  5. LouisBolanos

    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Nowhere. This was his last chance at a title, he was at his peak, had his one chance and he blew it, his best days are over, and he himself will come to terms with that reality shortly, if not already. He's in that post-Aldo Florian boat now. Time to test free agency for the $$$ if he can, take the biggest fights if he can't or retire and move on.
     
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    Glover needs to fight Rumble if he wants another crack at the title

    Bader vs. Gus or Bader vs. Cummins, but i would rather see OSP vs. Gus
     
  8. Upchuck22

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    If he still has ambitions to be a champion he should go to Bellator.
     
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    Chuck Rock Blue Belt Double Yellow Card

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    He could be Conor McGregors first fight at LHW once he's claimed the Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight titles.
     
  10. Mac the Cat

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    Bader vs Gustafsson makes the most sense but he could also face maybe Manuwa or Cummins.
     
  11. SirKratos

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    See,I really struggle figuring out why he won't go to Bellator right now.

    Except for if there is still fights left in his UFC contract
     
  12. honzo

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    Has he woken up yet?
     
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    taedium The implication

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    Not a title fight at least, thank God! What a waste of time and buildup that would have been.
     
  15. RenderedUnsafe

    RenderedUnsafe White Belt

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    To shoot in from the distance he did, showed how he had crumbled imo. He knew from the get-go he couldn't stand and wanted no part of it, and went for the furtherest offence he possibly could.

    He needs a new camp is my opinion.
     
  16. rodn86

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    hahaha

    the expressions of cormier and dana are fantastic
     
  17. DaGenius

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    I actually agree with the "he should look to bellator" sentiment. He was never going to get a title shot even if he beat rumble. You win that many in a row and the UFC keeps putting up obstacles, it should tell you something. In the last few fights the UFC did a pretty good job of telling him how they felt about him as member of the promotion and his place. The handwriting is on the proverbial wall. I guess someone mentioned he has fights left on his contract but it wouldn't stop me from at least asking respectfully for a full release and I don't know that the UFC would care
     
  18. bad seed

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    If I was Bader, I'd join Rizin and move up to hw.
     

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