All former stars of UFC jumping ship to Bellator?

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Ukrainian
11/11/14 7:32:24AM
I think it's hillarious that now Wandy is going to promote Bellator 131, Bonnar is already fighting there, and Ortiz is fighting Bonnar. I wonder how many other former UFC stars will stab the UFC in the back?
Gumby90
11/11/14 11:36:57AM
Its a good easy way to cash out.
Ukrainian
11/11/14 4:02:17PM
but doesn't it feel weird to go from fighting in huge arenas and stadiums to local Indian casinos and dance halls? I would think it would be like going from playing in the NBA to playing at the local YMCA.
TheShaman
11/11/14 5:42:22PM
I admit not knowing the details of each fighter's situation, but a few scenarios are pretty straight forward. Is it really stabbing the UFC in the back if the UFC cut them? I would think that if the fighters aren't under contract with the UFC, there is no stabbing taking place.

If the UFC feels that the fighter's usefulness has ran it's course, I think it is the UFC's risk in letting them go, and if they choose to take that risk, the subsequent effect is the UFC's burden to bear.

Also, if a fighter loses their star power, and perhaps loses a step in their performance, the knife being used for the alleged "stabbing" is far from the sword it would be otherwise.

From the other end of the issue, look at how many potential top tier fighters the UFC let slip by, by letting them stay in less popular organizations. In any of the aforementioned scenarios, one could argue that the UFC stabbed it's fans in the back, or even stabbed their fighters.
Ukrainian
11/11/14 9:20:50PM

Posted by TheShaman

I admit not knowing the details of each fighter's situation, but a few scenarios are pretty straight forward. Is it really stabbing the UFC in the back if the UFC cut them? I would think that if the fighters aren't under contract with the UFC, there is no stabbing taking place.

If the UFC feels that the fighter's usefulness has ran it's course, I think it is the UFC's risk in letting them go, and if they choose to take that risk, the subsequent effect is the UFC's burden to bear.

Also, if a fighter loses their star power, and perhaps loses a step in their performance, the knife being used for the alleged "stabbing" is far from the sword it would be otherwise.

From the other end of the issue, look at how many potential top tier fighters the UFC let slip by, by letting them stay in less popular organizations. In any of the aforementioned scenarios, one could argue that the UFC stabbed it's fans in the back, or even stabbed their fighters.



Good points you make. Thanks Shaman. I appreciate your opinions.
prozacnation1978
11/12/14 9:00:24PM
Ufc got rid of most of them.

They gotta make a living

I still get to see them fight on TV just not ufc.

It's cool that they have other options
SpiderSilva
11/13/14 12:27:16AM
I like it even more when they lose in the smaller orgs. Helps keep big heads down and brings legitimacy to the organization
slapshot
11/15/14 1:17:02PM

Posted by Ukrainian

I think it's hillarious that now Wandy is going to promote Bellator 131, Bonnar is already fighting there, and Ortiz is fighting Bonnar. I wonder how many other former UFC stars will stab the UFC in the back?



They ended up there because they can no longer can hack it in the UFC not by choice. You cant stab the UFC in the back after your been fired due poor performance although wand retired he was done anyway.

Honestly none of them are even close to relevant anymore and wandy wont be promoting Bellator because Dana got wind of it and hit the E brake.

Besides that, all three are cheaters, if they want them that just says alot about Bella..
Ukrainian
11/17/14 9:30:16PM
I tried watching the Tito vs Bonnar fight, but I couldn't stomach it. Bonnar was so so so so so so terrible, sand Tito just went for takedowns and was so so so so so slow, I couldn't watch more than 3-4 minutes of it.