Originally Posted by Cat--Smasher
I think that is correct.
I dont think that is the way it works. Champions clause allows a company to match the bid and keep a fighter under contract... I do believe.
They don't have champions clauses keeping them with Bellator, only clauses that allows Bellator to match other offers first.
This is from the thread about Eddie and Hector being free agents, 2nd paragraph: http://www.mmanews.com/forums/genera...-bellator.html
ďItís coming up on four years and thatís the length of the deal when you win world titles and the extensions are done. We donít have any championís clauses in our contracts, which locks guys in for life, so those contracts are going to come to an end. Youíre going to have a brief exclusive negotiation period, and when that ends youíre going to have the right to match an offer that anybody else would make, and weíve got the right to match.Ē