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We will all draw comparisons to the backflip in the Metcalf match, but what shouldn't be overlooked is that Bunch, in the last few seconds of the fight, was the literal representation of Metcalf's performance years ago.

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Caldwell, Pico, Ruth... Pretty interesting that all these super prospects are chosing Bellator over the UFC.

UFC doesn't take too many guys that have little MMA experience. Bellator, being a slightly lower teir organization, is willing to take a chance on them though due to their background accomplishments beinging some interest and a slight hope of success. Once these guys have built up some solid wins and their current contracts are up I would suspect the UFC would be interested. Edited by MadMardigain

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Just shows how big of a dope this guy is. Being such a narcissist, he has to get one of these pointless back flips and almost kills some innocent lady.

 

Super Talent & Super Dope

 

People say how these back flips are entertaining, but I have never thought anything but how stupid they make the competitor look when they do them after winning a match. 

 

They rank right up there with putting up the #1 symbol after winning a match on the backside of a bracket. 

 

Practicing a golf swing after winning makes about as much sense. 

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UFC doesn't take too many guys that have little MMA experience. Bellator, being a slightly lower teir organization, is willing to take a chance on them though due to their background accomplishments beinging some interest and a slight hope of success. Once these guys have built up some solid wins and their current contracts are up I would suspect the UFC would be interested.

 

 

I don't think that's it at all.  

 

Brock Lesnar

 

CM Punk

 

Most of the women at 115 lbs

 

Kimbo Slice

 

Makhov

 

etc.

 

This is a clear case of Bellator being aggressive and proactive in signing guys they believe will be stars in the near future.   

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I don't think that's it at all.

 

Brock Lesnar

 

CM Punk

 

Most of the women at 115 lbs

 

Kimbo Slice

 

Makhov

 

etc.

 

This is a clear case of Bellator being aggressive and proactive in signing guys they believe will be stars in the near future.

Leaner already a major publicity name from WWE and a ratings ploy. As was shown Lesner didn't exactly turn out to be much of a complete fighter. Mostly a powerful guy who could overwhelm you in round 1. CM Punk same publicity aspect though he may never see much octagon time and will likely end up in commentery role. WWE fan base is a big enough draw to pull from compared to international wrestling.

 

Women don't really count since it's a newly established division they needed to fill. But most still had a number of previous pro fights and made it on through Tough Enough.

 

Kimbo made it in though being a Tough Enough show vet as a few others have. And he didn't last too long after, just like many others TUF show guys.

 

 

There is a reason is said "doesn't take too many," and obviously that's a very short list of fighters they have taken without an established record.

 

Makhov maybe far and away your best legit example of taking someone early that they believe could win, as well as, be a draw. And I was actually surprised they took a shot on him that early.

 

 

But yes Bellator has to be more proactive with signing fighters with less experience because as soon as they get a name built up in a smaller organization the UFC is going to offer a better contract to them than what Bellator can. Currently the only slight equalizer Bellator can bring to the table is how the Reebok deal stifles additional advertising revenue in the UFC. However, guaranteed pay wise for established names, the UFC still has a major advantage over Bellator.

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Just shows how big of a dope this guy is. Being such a narcissist, he has to get one of these pointless back flips and almost kills some innocent lady.
 
Super Talent & Super Dope
 
People say how these back flips are entertaining, but I have never thought anything but how stupid they make the competitor look when they do them after winning a match. 
 
They rank right up there with putting up the #1 symbol after winning a match on the backside of a bracket. 
 
Practicing a golf swing after winning makes about as much sense. 

 

How about the gun show, that must rank right up there for you otis?

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Caldwell, Pico, Ruth... Pretty interesting that all these super prospects are chosing Bellator over the UFC.

 

Keep in mind that the UFC is in the business of entertainment.  Most MMA fans prefer a slugfest.  Wrestlers have the ability to control where the fight takes place.  If a guy is not an experienced striker, he can still take a great striker to the mat and control him there and dominate the fight.  You only have to look to Ben Askren to see exactly what the UFC is afraid of with wrestlers. Askren wins "ugly" but he wins.  Watching someone take a opponent with marginal wrestling skills (most MMA guys) to the mat and hold him there for 25 minutes does not sell PPV.  Yes, wrestlers have a great representation in the UFC, but the wrestlers who are big in the UFC are also very effective strikers. 

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Keep in mind that the UFC is in the business of entertainment.  Most MMA fans prefer a slugfest.  Wrestlers have the ability to control where the fight takes place.  If a guy is not an experienced striker, he can still take a great striker to the mat and control him there and dominate the fight.  You only have to look to Ben Askren to see exactly what the UFC is afraid of with wrestlers. Askren wins "ugly" but he wins.  Watching someone take a opponent with marginal wrestling skills (most MMA guys) to the mat and hold him there for 25 minutes does not sell PPV.  Yes, wrestlers have a great representation in the UFC, but the wrestlers who are big in the UFC are also very effective strikers. 

 

 

GSP would be a glaring exception.   He was the best take down artist in MMA for some time, ,and he would blanked opponents to the tune of several hundred thousands PPV buys every time out.   

 

Ultimately he had to retire when the drug testing got serious, but wha ta run he enjoyed during the wild west days. 

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GSP would be a glaring exception.   He was the best take down artist in MMA for some time, ,and he would blanked opponents to the tune of several hundred thousands PPV buys every time out.   

 

Ultimately he had to retire when the drug testing got serious, but wha ta run he enjoyed during the wild west days. 

 

 

 

GSP was associated with the same Dr. that treated A Rod and Tiger Woods. Anthony Galea. Associated due to Platelet Spinning. But the Doc is associated with PED's too. Strong connection. 

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GSP was associated with the same Dr. that treated A Rod and Tiger Woods. Anthony Galea. Associated due to Platelet Spinning. But the Doc is associated with PED's too. Strong connection. 

 

 

He made a lot of money for Zuffa, and it was in their interest to cover for him as needed.   The rounding down in his weight for title fights, was just shameful.   His gyno and HGH gut are beyond obvious, yet he insists he never has not would he ever use PEDs.  We saw his performance fall off a cliff once he took a stand against PEDs, there towards the end of his career.   He insisted Hendricks was on the gear, and one wonders how would someone who has never done it, know so much about it?  

 

I've met GSP a couple times and he has always been nothing short of a gentlemen, but as he has admitted, there is a dark side to him.  The former garbageman used to go 25 minutes with out hardly even breathing hard, while Metcalf can barely go 6 minutes without passing out, and yet we're supposed to believe it was all on the up and up.  

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