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Why wouldn’t bellator try to build Rory like gsp? Fights in Canada

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  1. tfcfights

    tfcfights Purple Belt

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    I don’t get it every time this guy fights he should be in Canada sane thing with mvp in the Uk and Gallagher. Why does boxing nail this and mma have no clue?
     
  2. Danespina

    Danespina Gold Belt

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    It's apparently happening soon. Canada is on the radar.
     
  3. Coconutwater

    Coconutwater Purple Belt

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    Because Rory isn’t charismatic as GSP.

    Rory is a great fighter, but he’s not a marketable one, he’s the one you pick to fight against the “Marketable” fighterz
     
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    I'm not sure rory is not a fighting robot. Dude is a great fighter, but about as charismatic as a stone. They'll probably wait to get a few more upper tier Canadian fighters before doing that. I think with recent signings though, Bellator should have a lot of European cards with Gallagher, MVP, etc. rory-macdonald-bellator-192-pre-fight-press-conference.jpg
     
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    Falconkick A charming asshole

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    I think Kajan may be released after last loss and he and Rory are training partners. So likely he will be in Bellator soon. Has Bellator even been to Canada since Bjorn?
     
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    tjnickels Purple Belt

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    I just looked. They've made a few trips to Ireland, England, and Italy in the past few years. However, they have not been to Canada since Bellator 76, in 2012.
     
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    Falconkick A charming asshole

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    At Casino Rama likely lol...damn...long time they are due for a trip
     
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    mallen7272 Purple Belt

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    Scott Coker has two homes. Cali and Mohegan. His long history in southern cali is most likely the reason for some of the best fights are booked there every year.
     
  9. InfinityLens

    InfinityLens Black Belt

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    Why no Canda? What's that a-boot?
     
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  10. HoFF

    HoFF 3 Piece Soda

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    I’m from Vancouver BC and have been waiting for Bellator to come here.

    Shit would be rowdy
     
  11. savemgs

    savemgs Black Belt

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    If you haven't noticed that UFC doesn't do too many shows in Canada anymore. Neither does the WWE. Something to do with taxes Etc
     
  12. strongstylekarate

    strongstylekarate Nokia will beat Apple 2019 Double Yellow Card

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    Bellator is going to Canada, just wait .
     
  13. method115

    method115 Titanium Belt

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    UFC took Rory to Canada right before he left. I don't think he did as well as they would have liked because they didn't try and keep him.
     
  14. Mob69

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    Because MMA promotion is often illogical.
     
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    skylolow Silver Belt

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    I'm not sure what the issues is with Bellator and Canada.

    As someone else eluded to, maybe the govt taxes the shit out of the promotion. Maybe its media rights related.

    It has to be something. You can't tell me its cheaper to go do shows in Italy or whatever over Canada.
     
  16. BjPenn2017

    BjPenn2017 Black Belt

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    You don't like watching Rory on tape delayed overseas cards?
     
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    ThunderL1ps Red Belt

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    They'd rather travel further to the UK and Italy.
     
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    Mmmmmmma1234 Brown Belt

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    U sound dumb. UFC Calgary Jul 28, ufc Moncton oct27, ufc 230 Toronto dec8
     
  19. Mmmmmmma1234

    Mmmmmmma1234 Brown Belt

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    That's more of a reason for him to fight IN canada here people be happy just to see a Canadian boi whooping his opponents ass and rory is the best canadian fighter in the world he could easily fill a big area, hell even Budd could be a decent draw for smaller markets, and soon Letourneau will be a bellator champion they're really missing the boat here.
     
  20. tjnickels

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    Ya, the 2 cards Rory main evented in Canada, for the UFC reached or almost reached the venues capacity. 1 of them was pretty weak outside his fight. However, both were stacked with Canadian fighters, which I think is Bellator's hold up. They think they need every fight or every other fight to have a Canadian in it, and as you said (and I agree) they don't. Put Rory, Valerie or Budd, and that young Nallo guy on the card. Throw in just some other good fights. Then throw in a regional fighter or two, which ever territory you go to. I think it would be a huge success.
     

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