Originally Posted by Trix
Would Bellator bring Jon Fitch to their organization to create a deeper welterweight division?
Do they find the best fighters of each division and try to put on the best fights. Or, do they have a select few big names with a drastically lower level of competition to set them against?
Bellator doesn't have a stacked roster. They avoid bringing in big names who might upset their select few number of stars.
This is why their finish rates are so high, and the fights seem so "exciting". Its because there are a few fighters with skill and the rest are cans, and the skillset disparity leads to people being blown out of the water 10 seconds into the first or second round on a regular basis.
Jon Fitch, yeah, he's a good fighter. remind me again how he became available to Bellator?
Oh yeah, because the UFC cut him. even though he was widely considered one of the top WWs in the world at the time. Guess they don't want the best fighters either.
Or maybe he carries a price tag that he just isn't worth, especially to an organization that would have to market a fight between him and Askren.
He was also cut pretty recently. Askren has had only one fight since. You're grasping at straws.
ETA: Yushin Okami is a better example. We'll see what happens with him. But the fact remaind that the UFC cut him for their own reasons. And Bellator might have similar reasons for not signing him. if you want to point to a difference between Bellator and the UFC, you'll have to do better than a fighter neither organization wants.