Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Not a fan of Eddie getting the immediate UFC title shot, however after Bjorn refused to budge on making an instant rematch between their longtime LW champion Eddie and Chandler, after such a helluva fight, stating that Eddie'd have to go through the tournament like everyone else.
Had they have handled Eddie differently, I think things may have turned out better. Instead, Eddie has been dicked around by the last two fights that were more or less meaningless and now Bellator is just being petty and Eddie's strive towards greener pastures is being stopped because they didn't do good business to begin with.
That is indeed the reason why Alvarez is bolting for the UFC. Eddie was not impressed by Bjorn's decision nor the way he justified it.
That's not to say that ZUFFA is an innocent, greater good or anything, but I've heard so many bullshit stories of Bjorn shafting low-level fighters and stopping them from taking fights elsewhere despite not being used, it pisses me off. The Tyson Nam situation was the most recent one that angered me.
Exactly. Bellator only allows the higher-tier fighters take hand-picked fights.
This tournment aspect is interesting but I'd rather an annual tournament than an all year format. Why? Because the reason why I held such disdain for Strikeforce is because of their treatment of their talent. Fighters were starved for fights under that regime and Bellator has that problem as well.