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Old 02-21-2013, 12:09 PM   #46
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Plain and simple its just a business decision, Fitch will hammer the majority of UFC up and comers and the UFC team will be looking for good guys to keep from him knowing that he himself isnt good enough to beat GSP, plus he's been knocked out cold and looked ****e last time out.

I dont endorse the decision im just saying its a business decison, it stinks all the same but it is what it is i suppose.

The UFC releasing guys like Fitch, Etim, Prado who have at times looked sensational and are fairly well known will just help Bellator and other organisations,its a good thing, and it was bound to happen, the roster at the UFC / ZUFFA is huge, too big for them to manage, so people have got to go!

Read through the eintire report, it states the UFC will have to release 100 fighters in 2013!
But thats Zuffa's fault. They've been very aggressive in their acquisition of talent and rival organisations which leaves fighters with little choice. These fighters don't have a great deal of options outside of the UFC now. And even if they end up in Bellator at some point Dana/UFC will view Bellator as a threat and we'll see the same merrigoround since the UFC first acquired WFA and the WEC.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:43 PM   #47
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They can pop up in Bellator or World Series of Fighting. I'm glad Fitch got cut. He's one of those guys that always fought to win the sport on points instead of just trying to win a "fight." No ****s given.
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Old 02-21-2013, 02:09 PM   #48
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I wonder if any of these guys will be picked up by One FC?
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #49
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But thats Zuffa's fault. They've been very aggressive in their acquisition of talent and rival organisations which leaves fighters with little choice. These fighters don't have a great deal of options outside of the UFC now. And even if they end up in Bellator at some point Dana/UFC will view Bellator as a threat and we'll see the same merrigoround since the UFC first acquired WFA and the WEC.
Agree'd

Key difference being Bellators foundations are in, TV coverage, growing roster etc, if the UFC acquire Bellator it will be wasted capital, as the only viable option will be to run in into the ground.

Strikeforce can blame its demise on both Zuffa / UFC and itself! they didnt have the depth, all assumptions were based on growth, how can you grow if a parent company buys you and milks you of your talent with little regard?

Bellator has a deeper roster of guys, and there getting stronger, its within their interest to invest in growth! until ofcourse the big guys come in with their cheque books!

Time will tell ......................................
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:38 PM   #50
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I wonder if any of these guys will be picked up by One FC?
Terry Etim would be better free lancing until he puts a run together as will Paul Sas then both join Bellator, Terry may feel he's ready for that level now!

John Fitch will likely join Bellator and tie down to a long term contract and guarantee'd paydays
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #51
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They can pop up in Bellator or World Series of Fighting. I'm glad Fitch got cut. He's one of those guys that always fought to win the sport on points instead of just trying to win a "fight." No ****s given.
Disagree

If Fitch could finish fights he would, he's a grinder by style not by nature, he does what he's technically good at, thats slowly breaking opponents down, not dynamic finishing ability

Fitch is a great fighter, its the UFC's loss
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #52
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Fitch is coming off his most exciting fight ever against E Silva, and the a fight that Maia made boring, not him.

I don't know what went on behind the scenes, but I actually am very interested in seeing Fitch fight some more now. But who knows, maybe it was a mutual thing and he wants to go to Bellator.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:34 PM   #53
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**** Fitch anyways
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #54
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It appears to be going up to 100. With 370 on their roster this was likely to happen.
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