Would A Bellator Vs UFC Event Be A Good Idea?

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  1. pcbh

    pcbh Banned Banned

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    Bellator's latest event had exceeded 100k buys, so I think a Bellator Vs UFC Event would be a good business move, for both companies. I would love to see the Bellator fighters fight the UFC fighters.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Palaina10

    Palaina10 Yellow Belt

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    How many fantasy threads are you going to make.....
     
  3. Toco

    Toco Steel Belt

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    love to watch a beating?

    only division that can challenge is lw
     
  4. ssc280

    ssc280 Purple Belt

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    this would never happen
     
  5. pcbh

    pcbh Banned Banned

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    It's not a fantasy thread. LOL I only asked if it would be a good idea if there was a UFC Vs Bellator event.
     
  6. BoooooooM

    BoooooooM Orange Belt

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    great for bellator, awful for ufc.
     
  7. mma2013

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    i wouldn't mind seeing it, but it looks like the relationship between uncle dana and viacom ceo philippe dauman is contentious and beyond repair after the comments made by uncle dana.
     
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    Fbed Luna Belt Platinum Member

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    Doesn't make sense for the UFC. By the way, all UFC divisions dominate Bellator's. But would buy
     
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    I would love that.

    I think UFC fighters would win 6 - 4 of a 10 fight card but bellator ain't no joke. UFC used to be a level above but they now have every level so some good fights could be made

    Alvarez vs Melendez would be so sick.
     
  10. HitMachine

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    I remember back in the day Vadim talked about them trying to get a M1 vs UFC event.
    M1 had Fedor, Mousasi, Khabilov, Nurmagomedov and many other killers in their roster when they tried to set it up with the UFC, but Dana wanted none of it.

    Dana learned his lesson from when he took Chuck over to pride to watch him lose.
     
  11. zuffazombee

    zuffazombee Blue Belt

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    From both a business & competitive standpoint, this is a bad idea.

    As mentioned, LW is the only division with any depth in Bellator. Any UFC vs BMMA card would most likely be a clean sweep in the UFC's favour.

    From a business standpoint, the only organization that benefits is Bellator. 100k buys is a minimal bump for the UFC. Also, how many of those BMMA buys are exclusive (meaning, aren't also hardcore fans who also buy UFC PPVs)? 10k? 20k?

    Bad, bad idea.
     
  12. Devilboy86

    Devilboy86 Green Belt

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    Bellator should do their own version of a Bellator vs UFC event by pitting their stars vs former UFC fighters

    Emanuel Newton VS Rampage Jackson
    Volkov/ Minakov loser VS Lavar Johnson
    King Mo VS Tito Ortiz
    Mikhail Zayats VS Joey Beltran
    Brennan Ward VS James Irvin
    David Rickels VS Paul Sass
    Daniel Strauss VS Diego Nunes
    Marcos Galvao VS Rob Emerson
     
  13. foard32

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    This is great for Bellator, actually challenging the UFC best for best is not great for Bellator
     
  14. Ozymandias

    Ozymandias TURBO K⸸LLER Platinum Member

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    Lose-lose for UFC

    Minakov vs Cain
    Newton vs Bones
    Shlemenko vs Weidman
    Lima vs Hendricks
    Brooks vs Pettis

    All easy wins for UFC guys.
     
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    Ozymandias TURBO K⸸LLER Platinum Member

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    Good idea.
     

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