Anybody remember Eddie's last BFC bout in Windsor against Patricky? As I was watching him freaking out in happiness and joy post-fight, running up and down the aisles in "I'm going to Disneyland" Aldo style, I kept thinking, "Man, Eddie is really fucking happy that he can finally go to the UFC and make bank"....
Then I started wondering just how hard Bjorn was going to fight to keep him and from that, exactly WHY the hell would he, if Eddie so clearly is ready to get outta Dodge and get to the UFC? I mean, I think it is pretty clear that Eddie wants to fight in the UFC and all Bjorn is doing is trying to stick it to him, as he does with nearly every fighter who strays(just look at the Tyson Nam situation). Also, since BFC and Bjorn were unwilling to grant Eddie an immediate rematch against Chandler so not to compromise the integrity of the tourney format, I think that really rubbed Eddie the wrong way when it comes to deciding his future.
My only real critique of Eddie, is to question exactly why he allowed for this bidding war in which BFC could match? I mean, Vinny M was so fucking afraid of being locked down by M1, he just chose to sit out and wait. Maybe this would've been the best alternative for Eddie? Although it looks like he'll be making bank with this deal regardless, but I fear this is going to get messy.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes