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Free agent Bibiano Fernandes still mulling offers, not ruling out eventual UFC debut

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Top-ranked bantamweight Bibiano Fernandes isn't making his way to the UFC just yet, but the Brazilian submission ace isn't ruling out an eventual move to the octagon.

But after UFC officials announced he would be competing at UFC 149, only to later say an injury forced him out of a planned matchup, Fernandes wants the world to know he's healthy and ready to fight for the right offer.

"UFC is one of the largest promotions in the world," Fernandes told MMAjunkie.com. "Unfortunately, we weren't able to agree to terms this time around. In the future, who knows?"

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Post #1   6/13/12 1:45:43PM   

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Lame.

Post #2   6/13/12 1:59:32PM   

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Maybe the UFC should take some of those millions away from GSP (mr lay and pray) and put it towards a better fight, named Bibiano.

Post #3   6/13/12 2:01:15PM   

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Rumor is that Bibiano was asking for a lot more money than any new signing gets, especially at that weight class, and with DREAM folding under (well basically all of JMMA dying) and the UFC being more generous on contracts than Bellator, they know he has no leverage so why overpay for someone you have to build to a market that doesn't even know him when he's likely not going to get a better offer (speculation obviously as I don't know what he asked and what was offered, but everything sounds like he's asking for co-main event type money and North America doesn't even know who he is.).

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Post #4   6/13/12 2:18:39PM   

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What a big disappointment

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Mizuto Hirota vacate his DEEP LW belt looking to cash in and then as he does it JMMA crumbles, and he can't get offers and ends up getting a basic offer from Strikeforce and he'll be facing Healy next month. What's Bibiano going to do if he doesn't sign with Zuffa? I mean really. Enter the 135 tourney to have to try and go through 3 fighters for the opportunity to get annihilated by Dantas for likely less than Zuffa is offering?

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Posted by Kpro

Mizuto Hirota vacate his DEEP LW belt looking to cash in and then as he does it JMMA crumbles, and he can't get offers and ends up getting a basic offer from Strikeforce and he'll be facing Healy next month. What's Bibiano going to do if he doesn't sign with Zuffa? I mean really. Enter the 135 tourney to have to try and go through 3 fighters for the opportunity to get annihilated by Dantas for likely less than Zuffa is offering?



I thought I saw somewhere ONEFC or whatever it is was offering more money.

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Posted by Kpro

Mizuto Hirota vacate his DEEP LW belt looking to cash in and then as he does it JMMA crumbles, and he can't get offers and ends up getting a basic offer from Strikeforce and he'll be facing Healy next month. What's Bibiano going to do if he doesn't sign with Zuffa? I mean really. Enter the 135 tourney to have to try and go through 3 fighters for the opportunity to get annihilated by Dantas for likely less than Zuffa is offering?



I thought I saw somewhere ONEFC or whatever it is was offering more money.



I hope so, they're going to be a powerhouse very very shortly.

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars


Posted by Kpro

Mizuto Hirota vacate his DEEP LW belt looking to cash in and then as he does it JMMA crumbles, and he can't get offers and ends up getting a basic offer from Strikeforce and he'll be facing Healy next month. What's Bibiano going to do if he doesn't sign with Zuffa? I mean really. Enter the 135 tourney to have to try and go through 3 fighters for the opportunity to get annihilated by Dantas for likely less than Zuffa is offering?



I thought I saw somewhere ONEFC or whatever it is was offering more money.



Read that too.

Significantly more.........

Post #9   6/13/12 4:48:58PM