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Old 01-05-2013, 05:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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But from the UFC perspective its just as good of an idea to let Bellator have him at an inflated rate that exceeds his value. If they can keep dumping fighters at inflated rates on Bellator they can drive them out of business.
That's a good idea but Bellator is backed by Viacom.

Now how much Viacom truly cares about Bellator, that's a different story but isn't Bellator going to be the big thing on Spike? I know they have that TNA Wrestling or whatever it's called but pro wrestling is garbage these days and MMA is much more popular so that's a big factor, the fact that you can get further with real fighting than you can with fake and Spike is supposed to be a 'Guys' Channel. They can't have the UFC, SF has been under the UFC and is about to die in a few days so they had to go with Bellator. Most of Spike's programming is garbage so it would make sense to put some work into Bellator, although I do like Deadliest Warriors, Manswers and shit like that is awful.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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But from the UFC perspective its just as good of an idea to let Bellator have him at an inflated rate that exceeds his value. If they can keep dumping fighters at inflated rates on Bellator they can drive them out of business.
This is exactly why i'll never run a successful business :P
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That's a good idea but Bellator is backed by Viacom.

Now how much Viacom truly cares about Bellator, that's a different story but isn't Bellator going to be the big thing on Spike? I know they have that TNA Wrestling or whatever it's called but pro wrestling is garbage these days and MMA is much more popular so that's a big factor, the fact that you can get further with real fighting than you can with fake and Spike is supposed to be a 'Guys' Channel. They can't have the UFC, SF has been under the UFC and is about to die in a few days so they had to go with Bellator. Most of Spike's programming is garbage so it would make sense to put some work into Bellator, although I do like Deadliest Warriors, Manswers and shit like that is awful.
WCW was owned by Turner Broadcasting. At the end of the day return on investment is return on investment and being owned by Viacom just gives them more accountability to investors. If they were owned by one person he can lose money on his wims.
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If their tactic has changed my money is on Viacom/Spike being behind it. Earlier, Rebney was very respectful of Eddie's wishes and said they would make this process as quick and painless as possible. Apparently he failed to check with corporate.

If true, it is quite sad and could hurt future deals with potential fighters. Contract or not, if a person does not want to work for you why would you make them. It just makes you look like a scumbag. Even the UFC allows fighters out if they no longer want to do business with them.
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