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Old 06-28-2013, 11:13 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Frakking Duopolies. Both the UFC and Bellator are equally shady. It's like Coke and Pepsi, McD and BK, Microsoft and Apple .. they both suck. The only decent third alternative in MMA right now seems to be WSOF, too early to tell though.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:59 AM   #12 (permalink)
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This is horrible... Does anyone know how many more times he would have to fight if he stayed with Bellator before he's just free and clear to leave?

I know it's about pride and what's right, but a man has to make a living.
I think he had it written into his contract that he had to stay if Bellator could match any potential contract.

So they matched his UFC offer, but of course just the financial side of it. He's arguing that the UFC is the better offer because of the exposure they bring, more sponsorship money, potential bonuses and possibility for an even better contract at some point down the line.

But legally he can't leave because Bellator have 'matched' the UFC's offer.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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This is horrible... Does anyone know how many more times he would have to fight if he stayed with Bellator before he's just free and clear to leave?

I know it's about pride and what's right, but a man has to make a living.
His contract was technically up - he owed Bellator no further fights, but this pesky 'matching clause' is what's causing trouble and will undoubtedly continue to cause trouble even if Eddie stays with Bellator. It really is just a way to lock fighters in with the company even after they've fulfilled their obligations, unless another organization offers some absurd amount of money that Bellator cannot compete with.

Personally, I think Eddie's boned. The matter doesn't even go to trial until late 2014. Factor in postponements, delays, bringing in a jury if need be, and the inevitable appeals process, and it could take years to clear this up.
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Yet everyone still signs with them it's puzzling unless they really think they are gonna stay there forever and make a lot in bellator. I told gilbert smith on facebook not to sign with them recently because he would be in purgatory forever so luckily he listened and didn't.
He made the right move fighting in the Octagon. Perhaps you have a career in management.

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Frakking Duopolies. Both the UFC and Bellator are equally shady. It's like Coke and Pepsi, McD and BK, Microsoft and Apple .. they both suck. The only decent third alternative in MMA right now seems to be WSOF, too early to tell though.
Heh...heh. Problem is, if the President (Ray Sefo) has to fight in a card to promote it that shows they need some talent.

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I think he had it written into his contract that he had to stay if Bellator could match any potential contract.

So they matched his UFC offer, but of course just the financial side of it. He's arguing that the UFC is the better offer because of the exposure they bring, more sponsorship money, potential bonuses and possibility for an even better contract at some point down the line.

But legally he can't leave because Bellator have 'matched' the UFC's offer.
You pretty much nailed it there. Technically they did match it. Bellator/parent company can be cool about it or employ a hard line approach. Right now he's simply a proxy. That's why fighters' need top of the line management who aren't greedy. Sometimes when new fighters get their first big offer they're ready to sign away their careers.
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