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Via our friends at MMA Sucka!

If the reports are true, Bellator has just added a massive name to their lacking middleweight division in the form of former Strikeforce Champion Gegard Mousasi.

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Post #1   7/10/17 2:38:35PM   

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I remembered after Santos TKO win he called Mousasi out for a rematch..Santos must feel kinda dumb bout it now LOL

Post #2   7/10/17 2:46:51PM   

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Wow, I didn't see that one coming. Excellent pick-up for Bellator!

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Can't blame him there

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Cant blame him

185 is a log jam

U got whitaker vs bisping

Gsp somewhere too

Moose wouldnt get a title shot for at least a year

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Excellent signing !!!!

Moose saucey is coming home!!!

They've also signed another high caliber wrestling prospect,and rafael Cavalcante after he earned a contract with a win in a Bellator feeder league.




THE MOOSE IS LOOSE

UFC 185 has a bit of a log jam but its mostly due to champions wanting to pick fights instead of facing the #1 contender.Gegard is a top mw in the world.


My reports say ufc refused to pay him the wages he felt he was worth,said he wasn't a big enough name lmfao.....guy was #4 ranked lol.

Absolutely ecstatic he is in Bellaforce this is another high profile signing for Coker

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Excellent signing !!!!

Moose saucey is coming home!!!

They've also signed another high caliber wrestling prospect,and rafael Cavalcante after he earned a contract with a win in a Bellator feeder league.




THE MOOSE IS LOOSE

I've been told the UFC wouldn't up gegards pay,said he wasn't a big enough name......

#4 ranked mw last win was a tko over their former champ.hes had a string of wins and is a fun fighter to watch.

Bellaforce gonna pay him and he gets sponsorship freedom hes gonna make alot......good for him.

Yet another high profile top 10,actually top 5 signing for coker.

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Posted by FKA

Excellent signing !!!!

Moose saucey is coming home!!!

They've also signed another high caliber wrestling prospect,and rafael Cavalcante after he earned a contract with a win in a Bellator feeder league.




THE MOOSE IS LOOSE

UFC 185 has a bit of a log jam but its mostly due to champions wanting to pick fights instead of facing the #1 contender.Gegard is a top mw in the world.


My reports say ufc refused to pay him the wages he felt he was worth,said he wasn't a big enough name lmfao.....guy was #4 ranked lol.

Absolutely ecstatic he is in Bellaforce this is another high profile signing for Coker



Your reports? Everyone knows the reasons for his leaving.

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What a tragedy...the UFC majorly fucked up here..you have Romero, Jacare and Bisping old as fuck, how much longer are these guys going to stick around. I would think someone of Mousasi's caliber they'd try to keep him at all cost.

I don't understand it

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What a tragedy...the UFC majorly fucked up here..you have Romero, Jacare and Bisping old as fuck, how much longer are these guys going to stick around. I would think someone of Mousasi's caliber they'd try to keep him at all cost.

I don't understand it




While that is true, how long does Gegard have as well? He will be 32, and has said a few times he wants to retire early. Plus he has over 50 fights, so how long does he want to continue as well

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Sean Of course ppl know he wants money but the reason for denial is pretty dumb.

He asked for a bump in pay but was turned down specifically because he was told he doesn't have a big enough name which is dumb.

You ask how long will he continue to fight?Atleast 6 more fights with Bellaforce lol.

Who knows?Working with a promoter who doesn't throw u under the bus and rant and rave like a teenage girl may prolong his career.True hes got miles on him but hasnt shown any decline in fact hes directly in his prime and was #4 in ufc rankings.

Every single person who jumped to Bellaforce has praised coker for his personal relationships with fighters and general willingness to work with fighters.Work conditions definitely effect a fighter.

Great signing more to come.

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Sean Of course ppl know he wants money but the reason for denial is pretty dumb.

He asked for a bump in pay but was turned down specifically because he was told he doesn't have a big enough name which is dumb.

You ask how long will he continue to fight?Atleast 6 more fights with Bellaforce lol.

Who knows?Working with a promoter who doesn't throw u under the bus and rant and rave like a teenage girl may prolong his career.True hes got miles on him but hasnt shown any decline in fact hes directly in his prime and was #4 in ufc rankings.

Every single person who jumped to Bellaforce has praised coker for his personal relationships with fighters and general willingness to work with fighters.Work conditions definitely effect a fighter.

Great signing more to come.



You act like its a great signing among the dozen or so other mma promotions.

Where are these guys gonna go??
Professional league crap thats on its last leg
Go fight all your fights in asia in one fc
Or bellator.

They sure got alot of options out there.
They have no where near ufc but bellator.

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Somebody's salty lmfao


He could have stayed with the ufc under his previous contract numbers but chose to sign with Bellaforce.this wasnt a guy on a losing streak or even coming off a loss.....he was #4 on a win streak......ABSOLUTELY THIS IS A GREAT SIGNING.

For years guys would just resign with the ufc with no real negoatiating power.......not anymore free agency has become a viable option almost exclusively because of Bellator.....




THE MOOSE IS LOOSE!!



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My reports say it was more about working with Coker (more options/opportunities like maybe having a shot at MW and LHW belts quickly) over the $$$. UFC almost matched Bellator's offer, and would have, but UFC realized Mousasi wanted to go to Bellator over them, so they stopped negotiating.
My reports guys (from Mousasi interview today).

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My reports come from Nima Safapour mousasis manager.

Apparently ufc offer was close but not equal to Bellator gegard asked for ufc to match and or bump up the offer but the ufc felt he wasn't a big enough name.the guy who initially broke the story Chamatkar Sandhu also stated simular details on his twitter

Im sure working with coker and having more control of his career was a big factor but money is always the bottom line.

Regardless this is a really cool signing.

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