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Gegard M. Airs His Greivances Against UFC as a New Part of Bellator’s Family

Slowly but surely, Bellator has been gathering huge talent from the UFC

It started as just a couple here and there, but Roy Nelson marks the 16th former UFC fighter that Bellator has gathered for its roster. One of the most unexpected fighters to jump ship was Gegard…

“I WAS A SMALL FISH IN THE UFC. I’M A BIG FISH IN BELLATOR. THAT’S WHY I WANT TO DO MY PART TO GROW WITH BELLATOR. THERE’S A CONNECTION THAT I DON’T HAVE WITH UFC. IT’S A COMPANY, LIKE A FACTORY. WITH BELLATOR, IT’S MORE THAT I’M PART OF THE FAMILY, AND I’M DOING THE BEST I CAN TO GROW WITH THE FAMILY. IF I WAS TO CRITICIZE [THE UFC], I THINK THE FAIRNESS OF PAYMENT OR THE FAIRNESS OF GETTING A TITLE SHOT, IT’S TOO MUCH ABOUT THE NAME OF THE FIGHTER AND WHO THEY FEEL THEY CAN BUILD AS A STAR AS OPPOSED TO WHO IS THE BEST FIGHTER.”

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