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Gesias “JZ” Calvancante headed to Bellator ?

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FiveOuncesOfPain.com has learned that top lightweight Gesias “JZ” Calvancante has expressed interest in the possibility of joining the fledgling Mixed Martial Arts organization Bellator’s second season.

The bit of information came in a conversation with Bellator CEO/founder Bjorn Rebney at this past Friday’s Bellator VI event. American Top Team’s Calvancante attended a previous Bellator card where he stated his interest to Rebney in involving himself with Season Two’s lightweight tournament.



















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Post #1   5/11/09 2:23:23PM   

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I'm sure a lot of guys want to get a chance fighting for Bellator, because their payscale is outstanding. Even in the opening rounds, 25K is nothing to sneeze at.

Post #2   5/11/09 3:12:57PM   

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not to mention national exposure on ESPN 2 starting next season. The pay scale is very nice, and sponsorship money for a cable network is going to be very nice as well. I think that a lot of fighters on the lower end of the ZUFFA pay scale are really going to start to consider their options. When you figure in the amount of additional pay from sponsorships, winnning a few rounds in Bellator is going to pay better then your standard entry level UFC/WEC contract.

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This is the first upstart i've been this impressed with since, I don't know when. Here's hoping for a Cavalcante/Alvarez title fight.

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Post #4   5/11/09 3:33:50PM   

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Id rather see JZ fight plenty of TOP lightweights in the UFC. Penn, Florian, Sherk, Edgar, Diego,..........not just one, Alvarez!

Post #5   5/11/09 5:28:29PM   

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Oh, I definatly agree. However, the source is saying he may be going to Bellator. With that in mind, i'd like to see JZ/Alvarez.

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Post #6   5/11/09 6:51:43PM   

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would be good to see...however the fun of the tourney is the chance of an upset by an unknown future star.

Post #7   5/11/09 7:53:33PM   

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he should just make the jump to the ufc

Post #8   5/11/09 10:10:07PM