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 Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"

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PostSubject: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:30 pm


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Bellator has been very aggressive in the free agent market, and that’s not something that is going to change anytime soon.

Following Friday night’s Dynamite 2 event, Bellator president Scott Coker told MMAFighting.com that when it comes to free agents, Bellator is looking to corner the market. That includes UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald, who recently lost to Stephen Thompson in the UFC Ottawa main event. That was the final bout on MacDonald’s current UFC contract.

Yes, Bellator is interested.

“It really comes down to, we’re Bellator, and we’re going to go after all free agents,” Coker told MMAFighting. “When (MacDonald’s) contract is up, and I think he might have some contingencies in the negotiation period, and we’re not going to breach any contracts. But when they are ready to talk, we’re here and Rory’s somebody we’d definitely be interested in when he’s free.”

Bellator has signed several former UFC fighters, like Tito Ortiz, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Josh Koscheck, Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson, Matt Mitrione, and several others. MacDonald would certainly fit the mold of a prominent fighter that still has the ability to compete with any of the top fighters that Bellator has to offer.

http://www.mmaweekly.com/bellators-scott-coker-were-going-after-all-free-agents-including-rory-macdonald



Before MacDonald lost to Thompson, I would've felt very confident in betting that he was staying with the UFC.
But now that he lost and there's no clear path back to the UFC title anytime soon, I'm sure he'd rather go to Bellator and have the red title shot carpet rolled out to him right out of the gate without having to climb up the ladder, just like they did for Ben Henderson.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:56 pm

that would be an excellent fight for bellator and all fight fans.

rory mac needs to pull the trigger in big fights. I wouldn't be surprised if what happened to Henderson happened to rory.

would be a huge pick up for bellator and I hope they get him
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:37 pm

Meh haven't they been going after free agents anyways? Nothing new here .... move along.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Mon Jun 27, 2016 11:15 pm

@Krieger wrote:
Meh haven't they been going after free agents anyways?  Nothing new here .... move along.


Yeah but this is Ben Henderson we're talking about here!! He's their biggest acquisition by far and he's going to come in and be the face of the company and its gonna be huge and-

Oh wait......
What's that?
Henderson already lost his first fight and now people already don't care about him being signed by Bellator anymore?
We're talking about Rory MacDonald now?
OK, got it.
Let me start over:


Yeah but this is Rory MacDonald we're talking about here!! He'll be their biggest acquisition by far and he's going to come in ahhh fuck forget about it.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:43 pm

Heh you slay me Trigg!

Bellator makes a good place for guys on the downslope to make a little bit of cash before the big exit. I wish them well. Some fights are ok but most are like Dada and Kimbo or Gracie and Shamrock but what the heck some come back to life like Andre (if only for a bit). If Rory has a resurgence I'm sure he will be invited back maybe even Henderson but you have to ask.... Really?
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:45 pm

I wanna see Tank make a comeback fight with BJ Penn..... Now there's a fight Bellator would put on!
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:05 pm

@Krieger wrote:
Heh you slay me Trigg!  

Bellator makes a good place for guys on the downslope to make a little bit of cash before the big exit. I wish them well. Some fights are ok but most are like Dada and Kimbo or Gracie and Shamrock but what the heck some come back to life like Andre (if only for a bit). If Rory has a resurgence I'm sure he will be invited back maybe even Henderson but you have to ask.... Really?

Yeah I agree, it is what it is. I just can't get on board with pretending it is what it ain't.
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:16 am

lol x2 trigg
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PostSubject: Re: Scott Coker: "We're going after all free agents, including Rory MacDonald"   Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:39 pm

Yeah, my sarcasm knows no limits. lol
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