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    Bellator heavyweight title tourney: Fedor, Mir, 'Rampage,' Sonnen among big names booked

    The eight contestants include some of the organization’s most recognizable heavyweights, including former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), two-time former UFC titleholder Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA), and Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA).
    Additionally, four light heavyweight stars are moving up a division for a chance at heavyweight gold, with current 205-pound champ Ryan Bader (24-5 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), former UFC champ Quinton Jackson (37-12 MMA, 4-1 BMMA), ex-Strikeforce titleholder Muhammed Lawal (21-6 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) and multi-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen (29-15-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) also confirmed for the grand prix.
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    Wow, that's a heck of an idea...should be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAX View Post
    Wow, that's a heck of an idea...should be interesting.
    Would be better if half the field were not MW's and LHW's. It's just weird that Sonnen is in this, he won't even come close to competing with anyone in this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    Would be better if half the field were not MW's and LHW's. It's just weird that Sonnen is in this, he won't even come close to competing with anyone in this.
    Yea, but it's Bellator so they get a pass...lol

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    Bellator have outdone themselves
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass32 View Post
    Bellator have outdone themselves
    Finally a negative comment.....almost everything I've seen on this has been very positive.

    I like the idea, but it's a field of long past their best fighters and small guys to fill the field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    Finally a negative comment.....almost everything I've seen on this has been very positive.

    I like the idea, but it's a field of long past their best fighters and small guys to fill the field.
    Why is that a bad thing? It isn't, it's a list of names people will tune in to watch. Good business move and let's be honest, fans want to see it because the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. It isn't a bad thing in the slightest. Gives these guys something to do, and gives possible interesting match ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hired_Merc View Post
    Why is that a bad thing? It isn't, it's a list of names people will tune in to watch. Good business move and let's be honest, fans want to see it because the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. It isn't a bad thing in the slightest. Gives these guys something to do, and gives possible interesting match ups.
    I agree that it's good because it's got fan interest.......but as a fight spectacle, it's awful IMO. What made grand prix exciting in the past was that it was full of legit talent, and you didn't know who would win or what would happen. The Strikeforce HW Grand Prix was filled with the very best HW's in the world but for a few in the UFC.......this has Chael Fucking Sonnen!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    I agree that it's good because it's got fan interest.......but as a fight spectacle, it's awful IMO. What made grand prix exciting in the past was that it was full of legit talent, and you didn't know who would win or what would happen. The Strikeforce HW Grand Prix was filled with the very best HW's in the world but for a few in the UFC.......this has Chael Fucking Sonnen!
    Agreed. Good in terms of peaking interest I suppose but fucking terrible from a legitimacy standpoint
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    Is it wrong if I am looking forward to Fedor/Mir??
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