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Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


Rigel posted:

There is no way in hell Dana White wanted to let Mousasi go. If WME isn't going to spend the money to retain their best talent, then at some point Bellator will be a real competitor.

It's got that miserable early Showtime Strikeforce feel at the moment but if they do sign Mousasi then it's a step towards Jake Shields era greatness

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willie_dee
Jun 21, 2010


Mousasi is not a draw, he has zero salesmanship, I can see why they are happy for him to go if silly money is being thrown around. All WME clearly cares about is money and if you sell ppv's

Rigel
Nov 11, 2016



willie_dee posted:

Mousasi is not a draw, he has zero salesmanship, I can see why they are happy for him to go if silly money is being thrown around. All WME clearly cares about is money and if you sell ppv's

This is short-sighted and dumb as hell. If Bellator is giving him extremely stupid money (like half a million to show), then OK maybe, but if not then Mousasi is a great fighter who KO's guys, and he will be a draw if he wins a couple more fights and the belt. Relying on Rousey and McGregor levels of PPV buys is not sustainable, at some point Conor will lose a couple fights and/or retire, and then what. They need to have a roster who can put up a respectable PPV number each and every single month.

Nierbo
Dec 4, 2010


I'm sick of not seeing tferg fight

willie_dee
Jun 21, 2010


Rigel posted:

This is short-sighted and dumb as hell. If Bellator is giving him extremely stupid money (like half a million to show), then OK maybe, but if not then Mousasi is a great fighter who KO's guys, and he will be a draw if he wins a couple more fights and the belt. Relying on Rousey and McGregor levels of PPV buys is not sustainable, at some point Conor will lose a couple fights and/or retire, and then what. They need to have a roster who can put up a respectable PPV number each and every single month.

I agree, but then I'm not running a multi $billion company. If it was up to me I'd try and combine the legitimacy of the ufc and it's matchmaking with Pride Era freak show fights and entertainment on the main card for those fighters who draw but aren't champion material. Best of both worlds.

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


I'd combine good fights with good friends in a fun environment

Rubellavator
Aug 16, 2007


Kinda hosed up to make your friends fight each other.

TastyAvocado
Dec 9, 2009


Rigel posted:

If Bellator is giving him extremely stupid money (like half a million to show), then OK maybe

That's pretty much what they gave Rory so it seems pretty likely.

Gonna be funny when he gets run over by Bader.

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


he'd fuckin kill bader

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


He'd better if he wants the right to tangle with Tito.

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


Tito will destroy him

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


You don't go into a fight with Tito expecting to win, it's just an honor to be there.

david carmichael
Oct 28, 2011


Congrats on mousasi on getting laid upon once again by king mo or store brand equivalent

Soothing Vapors
Mar 26, 2006

plz control u toxic hatsculinity



Skip My Posts posted:

Tito will destroy him

tito couldn't even beat chael sonnen, no way he beats gegard

Best Friends
Nov 4, 2011



I get how the UFC shouldn't bother retaining guys like Moussasi when its business model relies on strong sellers such as Shogun v St Preux and TBA v TBD.

Matoi Ryuko
Jan 6, 2004




Best Friends posted:

I get how the UFC shouldn't bother retaining guys like Moussasi when its business model relies on strong sellers such as Shogun v St Preux and TBA v TBD.

tbd ftw

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

Best Friends posted:

I get how the UFC shouldn't bother retaining guys like Moussasi when its business model relies on strong sellers such as Shogun v St Preux and TBA v TBD.

Don't forget about Cormier vs Man not named Jon Jones

handsome only face
Apr 22, 2010

Cockroach went out of the room in anger. And roach's go to empty room...

Cockroache's Anarchist




confirmed he signed for 6 fights in Bellator CYA

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


handsome only face posted:

confirmed he signed for 6 fights in Bellator CYA

f u c k

henkman
Oct 8, 2008

I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT


First Mir, then mousasi. Once bellator signs Shogun and overeem I'm done with the ufc

Work Friend Keven
Oct 24, 2015

I'M A BIG STUPID IDIOT WHO GETS TRIGGERED FROM THE WORDS SPORTS BALL AND HAS SHIT OPINIONS ABOUT CARD GAMES. ALSO I SAID I WAS GOING TO QUIT HEARTHSTONE OUT OF SPITE OF A TAIWANESE WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP SO REPORT ME IF YOU SEE ME POST IN A HS THREAD


We're finally going to go full strike force, hell yes

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope

WME rebranding UFC as "Next year's Bellator today" is apparently working

FishBowlRobot
Mar 21, 2006


Yup, Sweet n Sassy's on the MMA Hour right now. The UFC was close on the money that Bellator offered, but he likes dealing with Scott Coker. He says Dana was always good to him, though. Weird.

Triticum Guzzler
Jun 16, 2002


[in the prolonged, passionless tone of Jimmy Lennon Jr] Jaaaaaaake Shieeeeelds

Rigel
Nov 11, 2016



https://twitter.com/shaunalshatti/s...469083902681088

exploded mummy
Sep 10, 2008

Anytime I need to see your face I just close my eyes
And I am taken to a place
Where your crystal minds and magenta feelings
Take up shelter in the base of my spine
Sweet like a chica cherry cola

-Cheap Trick


Doctor Rope


Ow

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Dec 3, 2004

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henkman posted:

First Mir, then mousasi. Once bellator signs Shogun and overeem I'm done with the ufc

it's been a while since somebody threatened to do this

feels good man

Fat Twitter Man
Jan 24, 2007

by R. Guyovich


Bellator is probably a better place for 5-10 ranked UFC guys who aren't in immediate title contention, but Viacom is going to have to stop propping them up eventually at it will be Strikeforce all over. also the UFC is a million times better for anyone who doesn't have the profile to demand half a million a fight from Coker

Nierbo
Dec 4, 2010


Also bellator doesnt pay for usada

CarlCX
Dec 14, 2003

this is a job for the Punk

Conor McGregor is going to be indirectly responsible for killing MMA and it's gonna rule.

Le Saboteur
Dec 5, 2007

pink wasn't even a thing why is t#RXT REVOLUTION~!
and i'm so fucking excited for #SCOOPS#SCOOPS#SCOOPS #SCOOPS#SCOOPS #SCOOPS#SCOOPS

he knows..


I hope Mousasi moves around some divisions in Bellator because there are like no compelling middleweight fights for him there.

Mekchu
Apr 10, 2012



God dammit. I like Mousasi and he was actually close to a title shot, and decided to go play touch butt with Scott Coker again.

Auron
Jan 10, 2002
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MW is falling apart

Interim Champ Bisping doesn't fight
Weidman is going to have CTE soon
Rockhold is a hypociritcal whiny crybaby bitch boy who doesn't fight
Mousasi is gone

real champion bobby knuckles is our only shining beacon

sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


I give bellator 9 months after that spike rebrand before Viacom sells to UFC.

Mean Bean Machine
May 8, 2008

Only when I breathe.


WME loving sucks

Fat Twitter Man
Jan 24, 2007

by R. Guyovich


sportsgenius86 posted:

I give bellator 9 months after that spike rebrand before Viacom sells to UFC.

I suspect it's only a matter of time but I honestly thought they would be done 18 months ago so who knows

Bluedeanie
Jul 20, 2008

It's no longer a blue world, Max. Where could we go?



Mean Bean Machine posted:

WME loving sucks

yeah, never thought I would say this but bring back the union busting incredible hulk and his ugly silent brother

Skip My Posts
Aug 15, 2005


Lmao that's pretty embarrassing to lose mousasi if the money was close I'd have to think sponsorships played a part?

TheRationalRedditor
Jul 17, 2000

WHO ABUSED HIM. WHO ABUSED THE BOY.


Mean Bean Machine posted:

WME loving sucks
Uh...they're not good.

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sportsgenius86
Jun 17, 2008

THE STREAK IS OVER


Mousasi leaving isn't a huge surprise. WME is trying to keep costs down wherever possible and Mousasi, while technically good, couldn't sell water in the desert, so in terms of cost-benefit, there's probably not a really good reason to shell out high money to keep him.

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