Originally Posted by Mac
Why would you want to make this guy stay with you if he doesn't want to? What could possibly make you want that?
Also, if you really want this guy, why would you just take the UFC's offer and change the header? Why wouldn't you offer him more and show him that you value him more than they do? Bellator had the last word here and chose to make this situation play out this way. If they offer a little more than the UFC there is no issue with comparing the 2 offers, it's a done deal.
Again, if it falls under the same guidelines as the NHL's restricted free agency(pure speculation on my part, but its the closest analogy I can make based on the limited information we're provided with), all they have to do legally to retain his services is match the offer. The big difference is as I understand the NHL clause, if the player signs with another team, and his team has matched the offer, the team signing him is required to provide his original team with compensation in the form of draft picks.. Obviously the UFC/Bellator situation differs on that, and thats where most of the confusion, at least for me, sets in.