Yeah it almost sounds like the restricted free agents in other sports. Restricted free agents the current team has a chance to match the offer, unrestricted they can sign with whoever...just in case you weren't familiar with American pro sports
I get that. But..., but the restricted free agent argument doesn't fit. There is no collective bargaining agreement, hence there is no exclusive negotiating, not legally. If Bellator and the UFC were different teams in the same league, I'd understand. The simple fact that there is no league that all the organizations belong to means that they can't restrict free agency. At least, I don't see how they could.