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I think Alvarez has 1 more fight on his Bellator contract, which also has to be on PPV. But since Scott Coker is now running things at Bellator, maybe he let Eddie free from the contract.

This is how I understood it too. The last Chandler fight was the 1st of a 2 fight deal.

Didn't Chandler and Brooks fight for the "interim" belt when Alvarez got injured?

Technically Eddie is still the Champ I believe. Odd that they'd just let him walk.

But I'd be pretty ******* happy if they did!
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yeah Chandler and Brooks fought for the interim belt. I guess Coker is as cool as people say he is and decided that if Eddie didn't want to be in Bellator, they would let him walk..

And Rory McDonald vs Tarec Saffiedine was announced for UFC Fight Night Canada. This is going to be a sick fight. I hope the winner of this gets the next shot at the title. Excited to see Saffiedine fight again.
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Alvarez has 1 more fight left on his contract. But Coker is open to letting him out of his contract. They don't want him to win his next fight with Brooks or Chandler and end up leaving anyway as champion. And by letting Eddie out of his contract, Coker and Bellator gain credit from their fighters and other fighters in other organizations. In the past Rebney and Bellator were accused of being slimy by using contract extensions, matching periods, and other tricks to keep fighters in Bellator. Coker and his regime are trying to fix everything that Rebney did in the past. With the billions of Viacom $ that Bellator had they couldn't attract free agents except for Rampage and Tito all because of the bad perception Rebney had.

 

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How can fighters represent their sponsors if they can't wear the gear or sport the logos on the walkout or in the cage??

What about dudes that come out in the Gi?

If i never saw GSP coming out to some french rap in the Gi and headband i probably don't become a fan of the sport laugh.gif

 

In the past Dana's argument for uniforms was that lower and mid-tier fighters had a hard time getting sponsors and the uniforms would help them out. So basically UFC is gonna sign a 7-9 figure deal with someone, reportedly Reebok according to FRB, and then they'll end up giving fighters a few extra $$$. It'll help lower guys but it'll hurt fighters like Jones, Silva, GSP, etc. Even if fighters are allowed to have a small amount of sponsors on the uniform, like NFL practice jerseys, I'm sure Reebok isn't gonna allow a Nike, Under Armor, etc patch on their clothes. Right now Jones, Silva, JDS, GSP, & Lawler couldn't wear their Nike, UA, and Adidas gear to ring but they could at weigh ins. They wouldn't be able to with uniforms. Thats more money these guys are losing. Makes no sense for Nike, UA, etc to even sponsor them.

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Good points made by Phillyz on Coker.

 

I hope it happens man, it's time for Eddie to come to the big show

post #3695 of 34175
Eddie likes to brawl. It'll be fun to see him go toe to toe with the ufc guys. He does seem to get dropped frequently though.
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Apparently Rumble stated in a recent interview that he'd fight Overeem at any weight nerd.gif

And i'm pretty sure UFC brass doesn't want Rory any where near the strap.

He beats Maia and Woodley and now he has to fight a very dangerous but relative unknown in Saffiedine?? Bad fight to take and bad match up for Rory imo.
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Rumble would KTFO Overeem. Overeem's chin is shot and Rumble is on another level right now. Might be the p4p most dangerous fighter right now in MMA.

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Rumble would KTFO Overeem. Overeem's chin is shot and Rumble is on another level right now. Might be the p4p most dangerous fighter right now in MMA.

I would have to agree. Dude is a wrecking ball right now.
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I would have to agree. Dude is a wrecking ball right now.

I dunno man.

Rumble def got the power in his hands but Overeem is still an elite HW and is the bigger guy.
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I haven't considered him an elite hw. People hyped him up for years with only a few wins against good heavyweights. The muscles had people mirin'.
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Originally Posted by Smedroc View Post

Apparently Rumble stated in a recent interview that he'd fight Overeem at any weight nerd.gif

And i'm pretty sure UFC brass doesn't want Rory any where near the strap.

He beats Maia and Woodley and now he has to fight a very dangerous but relative unknown in Saffiedine?? Bad fight to take and bad match up for Rory imo.

I think the UFC is handling the Rory situation as best as they can. i view Rory vs Saffiedine much like like Machida vs Mousassi. Mousassi was not popular to the casual fan but he was a dangerous opponent. After Machida beat him, he got his title shot. I think if Rory beats Saffiedine, he will be next in line for a title. Rory has to have 1 more fight. It's too long of a layoff to sit on the sidelines and wait for the winner of Hendricks/Lawler. And who knows if there will be a controversial decision which warrants another rematch, or if one of them gets injured and needs surgery after the fight. Saffiedine is the best opponent for Rory b/c it potentially sets up Rory as the next in line, and then Lombard afterward.

And i guess Overeeem really rubbed the Blackzillians the wrong way if Humble Rumble Johnson wants to fight him.
post #3703 of 34175
I don't trust Overeem's chin anymore, especially with a guy like Rumble gunning for it.
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Looking all over for that shirt. Where did you cop?
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What the hell is going on at Blackzillians? Big Foot left supposedly because of Overeem. Mike Van Arsdale left or got fired as their coach depending on who you ask. Overeem had his drama and left or was kicked out. Guillard also left or was kicked out. 

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man you got me missing the old days of teams vs teams. chute boxe, lions den, brazilian top team, team quest, etc. :( gyms/teams are business oriented now and less family oriented like the old days.

 

 

 

the GOAT team. straight up killers

 

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Hammer House!

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I forgot what fight it was. May have been more than one. But Matt Hughes was walking to ring with his belt and had Rich Franklin and Tim Sylvia behind him with their belts and that **** looked ill as ****.

MFS was no joke at that time.

Funny because I was wondering what ever happened to the Hit Squad gym that Lawler and Hughes supposedly started at one point.
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Looking all over for that shirt. Where did you cop?

http://www.jacoclothing.com/mens/apparel/tops/training-camp-classics/tcc-rumble-black.html

There's a bunch of coupon codes online too.
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Oh yeah. The Chute vs Hammer House brawl at Pride.

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looooool look at Wanderlei! Probably misses those good old days when he didn have to worry about no drug tests in Pride laugh.gif
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Originally Posted by PhillyzPhan View Post

Oh yeah. The Chute vs Hammer House brawl at Pride.

That was nice.

Whatever happened to the lightweight fighter from chute box that Gomi used as a punching bag? I think his name was luis acevedo. I think in one of their fights Gomi knocked him out and kept pinching him or maybe that was against someone else.
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Probably retired. Dude always got his *** kicked laugh.gif

I could always rely on him for great fights though, the fight against Joachim Hansen at Bushido 10 was pimp.gif

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I think he's retired by now. I think he had a few fights in Bellator but haven't heard anything about him in a while. He's probably in Brazil, Japan, or somewhere here in America teaching classes and living off his moniker of the 1st guy to beat Anderson Silva.

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Hellboy!

Someone please post the Imanari gif!
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Anyone cop the Bones Knows shirt?
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I miss the lightweight fighters from Pride. It'd be so damn awesome if the ufc lightweights could have a tournament now.
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The athletic commissions would never sanction a pride style 1 day tournament. :( those grand prix were EPIC.

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Hellboy!

Someone please post the Imanari gif!

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MMA highlight of the month for me will be Bendo vs. RDA. Even over the Dillashaw/Barao rematch. Picking Renan to win, BTW.
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Why Barao so soon after the treatment he received last time??
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Why Barao so soon after the treatment he received last time??


Just look at the top 10 and you'll get your answer, it's drab

 

Also, Assuncao declined a title shot due to a rib injury

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