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#1 Jolldan

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:14 AM

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Blaydes is looking ahead to the last fight of his contract. It’s his hope that the UFC will meet him at the negotiating table before this final contractual obligation occurs. If this isn’t the way things shake out, he’s prepared to field offers from Bellator, who would surely jump at the chance to sign a heavyweight of his caliber.

 

“If the UFC allows me to get to that fourth fight without a decent offer, I’ll listen to Bellator,” Blaydes told MMAJunkie after his win over Hunt.

 

At present, Bellator’s heavyweight division its very one of its best. The strength of this division has manifested itself in a compelling Heavyweight Grand Prix, which features names like Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, and Frank Mir. While this tournament has drawn a lot of gazes in Bellator’s direction, Blaydes still feels the level of competition is much stronger in the UFC. But given the hefty contracts Bellator has been dishing out, that’s not necessarily a bad thing in his eyes.

 

“They’ve been offering guys fat, fat contracts, and those heavyweights aren’t nearly as good as the ones in the UFC,” Blaydes said. “So the enticement is there – lesser competition for more money.”

 

At the end of the day, money is what it’s all about for Blaydes.

 

“I don’t care if no one ever learns my name, as long as my bank account is full,” he said. “Because I’m not getting hit in the face just because I like it.

 

“I know there are guys who enjoy getting hit in the face. They enjoy the rush. They enjoy the adrenaline. I don’t. I don’t like getting hit in the face. It pisses me off. I’m only doing it because we’re getting paid. If we weren’t getting paid, I wouldn’t do this.

 

“I’m not one of those guys like, ‘If we were two guys in the backyard, I would still throw down.’ I would not. I’m in it for the money. I don’t feel bad about that at all.”

 

 

 

Do you think the UFC will offer Curtis Blaydes a new contract, or could Bellator end up snagging the rising heavyweight star?


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:19 AM

Bellator could end up with a more interesting Heavyweight division if UFC keep this up  :lol: Yeah the UFC will have more skill at the top, but Bellator will 100% have the names. 


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:20 AM

Dude is boring as **** and would not miss him at all ...

 

Back to the topic now .. yes he is being smart. In fact, I forsee a lot of guys actually choosing to not sign contracts with the UFC and fight in other promotions.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:24 AM

The UFC should offer him enough money to keep him around. In a couple of years, the UFC's HW division might be 2 good fighters & a bunch of guys with their grandchildren begging them to retire already.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:33 AM

The UFC should offer him enough money to keep him around. In a couple of years, the UFC's HW division might be 2 good fighters & a bunch of guys with their grandchildren begging them to retire already.

Thats the UFCs heavyweight division right now...

 

the only difference is the grandfathers that bellator has, have more name value


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 08:58 AM

King Curtis would dominate Ngannou in a rematch.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:01 AM

Dude is boring as **** and would not miss him at all ...

 

Back to the topic now .. yes he is being smart. In fact, I forsee a lot of guys actually choosing to not sign contracts with the UFC and fight in other promotions.

How can you say he's boring?

 

He's 9 and 1 and of the 9, he has 7 finishes.  He's only seen the third round three times.

 

He knew, after getting hit with Hunt's hammers that if he was going to win, it wouldn't be on the feet.  he fought smart still and stayed active and did some pretty good G/P and two judges saw 30/26s.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

 

How can you say he's boring?

 

He's 9 and 1 and of the 9, he has 7 finishes.  He's only seen the third round three times.

 

He knew, after getting hit with Hunt's hammers that if he was going to win, it wouldn't be on the feet.  he fought smart still and stayed active and did some pretty good G/P and two judges saw 30/26s.

win Mark Hunt UFC 221 - Romero vs. Rockhold
Feb / 10 / 2018 Decision (Unanimous)
John Sharp 3 5:00 win Alexey Oleynik UFC 217 - Bisping vs. St. Pierre
Nov / 04 / 2017 TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Blake Grice 2 1:56 win Daniel Omielanczuk UFC 213 - Romero vs. Whittaker
Jul / 08 / 2017 Decision (Unanimous)
Marc Goddard 3 5:00 NC Adam Milstead UFC Fight Night 104 - Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie
Feb / 04 / 2017 No Contest (Overturned)
Kerry Hatley 2 0:59 win Cody East UFC Fight Night 96 - Lineker vs. Dodson
Oct / 01 / 2016 TKO (Elbows)
Dave Hagen 2 2:02 loss Francis Ngannou UFC Fight Night 86 - Rothwell vs. Dos Santos
Apr / 10 / 2016 TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Kevin Sataki 2 5:00 win Luis Cortez RFA 35 - Moises vs. Castillo
Feb / 19 / 2016 TKO (Punches)
Tyler Tomlinson 3 0:41 win Allen Crowder RDMMA - Battle in the South 10
Apr / 10 / 2015 TKO (Punches)
N/A 2 N/A win Brad Faylor SCS 23 - Redemption
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N/A 2 0:45 win William Baptiste XFO 53 - Xtreme Fighting Organization 53
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May / 31 / 2014 TKO (Doctor Stoppage)
Mark Wallen 1 1:42
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Sorry, I was annoyed with the LnP last weekend.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:33 AM

Sorry, I was annoyed with the LnP last weekend.

no need for apology, just saying...

 

don't know what LnP is anyway..


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

no need for apology, just saying...

 

don't know what LnP is anyway..

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:55 AM

He at least tried to stand and bang before taking the easy strategy out.

 

He got rocked hard and after that felt like he had to wrestle or stand there like a idiot and get knocked out ded which would be a dumb thing to do.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:00 PM

almost gets knocked the **** out by a Blob of KFC and resorts to laying on him and he thinks the UFC is willing to negotiate?

 

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:02 PM

almost gets knocked the **** out by a Blob of KFC and resorts to laying on him and he thinks the UFC is willing to negotiate?

 

BYE CURTIS

He is one of the young guys in a shallow heavyweight division.

 

That carries alot of leverage.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:06 PM

He is one of the young guys in a shallow heavyweight division.

 

That carries alot of leverage.

No one is denying that the UFC's current HW division is garbage but that's mostly due to poor management, besides Fedor, all of Bellators HW's could be in the ufc right now but they refuse to dish out cash


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:18 PM

Bye can.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:19 PM

Blaydes got this whole forum salty.lol

 

Fat Hunt lost to Brock Lesnar he should been cut after getting Valentina'd in that fight.


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 12:40 PM

Blaydes got this whole forum salty.lol

 

Fat Hunt lost to Brock Lesnar he should been cut after getting Valentina'd in that fight.

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:37 PM

Dude just said he'll always resort to wrestling whenever someone punches him in the face...

Deserves to be cut just for that
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:39 PM

Dude just said he'll always resort to wrestling whenever someone punches him in the face...

Deserves to be cut just for that

Hunt should be cut for his record alone.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:39 PM

Dude just said he'll always resort to wrestling whenever someone punches him in the face...

 

Yeah, thats kinda lame lol


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

feed this cowardly fat can to Tuivasa. Hellbows for you!!

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:47 PM

feed this cowardly fat can to Tuivasa. Hellbows for you!!

Tuivasa would die.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 03:27 PM

Tuivasa would die.

 

of boredom. I can relate


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:27 PM

Good for him

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 05:35 PM

HW is so shallow i doubt ufc will let him go


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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:33 PM

Tuivasa would die.


he'd standing hellbow him to death m8, but it's cool I know you troll this place by pretending to love as many boring black cans that you can.
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Posted 12 February 2018 - 07:39 PM

The Bellator HW division is full of fat cans who are past their prime and over 40!  Of course it would be easy for Blades!



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Posted 12 February 2018 - 11:18 PM

he'd standing hellbow him to death m8, but it's cool I know you troll this place by pretending to love as many boring black cans that you can.

 

Cash is borderline Megasoup in regards to his concerns of the black folks


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 05:08 PM

sounds like hes booked to fight Overeem at 225 in Chicago

 

Reem says he has a fight signed, Blaydes just posted this and requested to be on the Chicago card

 

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:46 PM

Overeem is going to fight again?  That can needs at least a year off after being knocked out in such brutal fashion.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

Overeem is going to fight again?  That can needs at least a year off after being knocked out in such brutal fashion.

He will be walking around and shaking/talking like Muhammad Ali once his career ends.


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I think Curtis is really good, but Overeem is a tough matchup for him


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Blaydes is looking ahead to the last fight of his contract. It’s his hope that the UFC will meet him at the negotiating table before this final contractual obligation occurs. If this isn’t the way things shake out, he’s prepared to field offers from Bellator, who would surely jump at the chance to sign a heavyweight of his caliber.

 

“If the UFC allows me to get to that fourth fight without a decent offer, I’ll listen to Bellator,” Blaydes told MMAJunkie after his win over Hunt.

 

At present, Bellator’s heavyweight division its very one of its best. The strength of this division has manifested itself in a compelling Heavyweight Grand Prix, which features names like Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, and Frank Mir. While this tournament has drawn a lot of gazes in Bellator’s direction, Blaydes still feels the level of competition is much stronger in the UFC. But given the hefty contracts Bellator has been dishing out, that’s not necessarily a bad thing in his eyes.

 

“They’ve been offering guys fat, fat contracts, and those heavyweights aren’t nearly as good as the ones in the UFC,” Blaydes said. “So the enticement is there – lesser competition for more money.”

 

At the end of the day, money is what it’s all about for Blaydes.

 

“I don’t care if no one ever learns my name, as long as my bank account is full,” he said. “Because I’m not getting hit in the face just because I like it.

 

“I know there are guys who enjoy getting hit in the face. They enjoy the rush. They enjoy the adrenaline. I don’t. I don’t like getting hit in the face. It pisses me off. I’m only doing it because we’re getting paid. If we weren’t getting paid, I wouldn’t do this.

 

“I’m not one of those guys like, ‘If we were two guys in the backyard, I would still throw down.’ I would not. I’m in it for the money. I don’t feel bad about that at all.”

 

 

 

Do you think the UFC will offer Curtis Blaydes a new contract, or could Bellator end up snagging the rising heavyweight star?

I really don't think of the ufc as having more cred than bell, just more $,

the ufc gives him a raise and he'll resign .... above avg. hw for the times -


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