Originally Posted by OU
The UFC has done it's fair share of similar things just like I mentioned earlier. You guys are overreacting big time. How LOL was it when Chael Sonnen was given a UFC LHW title shot coming off a MW loss with 0 wins at LHW in the UFC? He didn't even have the former Champion label to help the argument like someone like Vitor did. Kimbo Slice was on 2 UFC main cards and used for ratings for an entire TUF season. James Toney was given 500K to co-headline a UFC card. The UFC has done the gimmick shit plenty of times. Bellator still puts on quality shows with quality fighters and they are still new to the game and figuring shit out. IMO you guys are being way, way too hard on them.
EDIT:Washed up UFC fighters? Rampage was fighting for the UFC title not long ago and Beltran lost a SD in the UFC just WEEKS ago. Come on now, let's not pretend these guys are some scrubs. Rampage could still be with the UFC if he wanted to be.
All true... and look at the amount of shit they got on here for it. Just cos Bellator are a smaller org, doesnt mean they are immune from a backlash when they make, questionable matchups.
Rampage and Beltran are past their best, well, Beltran may not be but he's never exactly been a high flier. He's what many might describe as a 'can'. He'll go in there, take the beating Bellator obviously hope he'll take and Rampage will look like a superstar.
Even if Tito had not dropped out through injury, He is so far past his prime it's embarrassing.