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Heavyweight Jon Madsen signs with Bellator for upcoming tourney

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UFC veteran Jon Madsen (7-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) is the latest addition to Bellator Fighting Championships' heavyweight roster.

Madsen's trainer and manager, Marc Fiore of Fiore MMA, today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the fighter this past month inked a deal that will see him compete in the promotion's next heavyweight tournament.

The timing of such a tournament is up in the air. A Bellator official said there are currently no plans for the heavyweights in its upcoming sixth season, but a tournament is planned for this year.

While he waits, Madsen is set to fight Jan. 21 in regional competition.

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Post #1   1/5/12 7:55:48PM   

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I'm betting were gonna see a lot more of the ex-UFC fighters end up in Bellator now, with all these tourny's and possible star power I could see Bellator becoming much more popular

Post #2   1/5/12 8:41:03PM   

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When did Madsen exit the UFC? I believe he only had 1 loss. I know he was the most exciting, but just found it odd.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

When did Madsen exit the UFC? I believe he only had 1 loss. I know he was the most exciting, but just found it odd.



i don't remember him leaving either and was wondering the same thing.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

When did Madsen exit the UFC? I believe he only had 1 loss. I know he was the most exciting, but just found it odd.



Madsen got laid off AWHILE ago. Immediately following his lone UFC loss. I always find one-loss-pink-slips so curious
I imagine Madsen rubbed Dana the wrong way or crossed Joe Silva on a bad day. BUT how?! & WHY?!?

Anyways it took him awhile to gain another contract. But atleast its a great one. Bellator is a fantastic organization & Madsen has the tools to make a splash in the heavyweight tourny

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I don't remember seeing any news on him getting cut.

But we saw with Elliot Marshall that he was winning but not exciting or finishing.

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Bellator will keep signing ex ufc fighters.
Gotta say it does make the tourney interesting

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His release from the UFC puzzled me too. Pretty sure he was still on a TUF contract, so money couldn't have been an issue, not like he was a big mouth either .

Good pickup for Bellator's HW division.

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I think they cut him cause they didn't see him having a bright future with the UFC. He also wasn't the most impressive guy, so he didn't put many fans in the stands. I couldn't see him pissing off Dana or anything like that.

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I got him confused with Justin Wren for a second and thought he was back from Congo from his life-altering transformation that led him to live with the pygmies to stop them from getting eaten by the rebels.

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Posted by Theoutlaw08

I think they cut him cause they didn't see him having a bright future with the UFC. He also wasn't the most impressive guy, so he didn't put many fans in the stands. I couldn't see him pissing off Dana or anything like that.



Its cuz he has ankle titties

Post #11   1/6/12 2:06:52PM