…that’s right, a recently fired UFC veteran! NOW WE’VE SEEN EVERYTHING!
Co-Main Event podcast co-host and former CP staff writer (Old Step Dad?) Chad Dundas said all that really needed to be said when he summed up the Tito Ortiz neck injury/Bellator PPV cancellation fracas as “the most Tito thing ever.” With that in mind, I think it’s safe to say that the most recent development in the shuffle to find a replacement opponent for Quinton Jackson can be described as “the most Bellator thing ever.”
Ariel Helwani broke the news just minutes ago that everyone’s favorite tiger-humping former UFC light heavyweight champion will face Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran at Bellator 108 on November 15th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Internet’s reaction is below:
And so, Bellator wages on with its plan to acquire every last steroid-using washout the UFC has to offer in the hopes of somehow competing with the very promotion they are shamelessly poaching from. Not since Paddy’s Dollars have I seen a business model so woefully misguided…
…God dammit, Jared. Look at the positives for once, will you? So what if Beltran *just* got dropped from the UFC for the second time; this is probably the best fight we could have asked for, all things considered. Beltran’s got an iron jaw, always shows up to throw down, and is almost a mirror image of Ortiz on paper (in that he has dropped 6 of his past 8 contests*). Besides, no one was asking for the original matchup in the first place and at least there’s no way this fight will headline Bellator 108 over the middleweight title fight between Alexander Shlemenko and Doug Marshall, right?
God damn you, Bellator. God. damn. you.
*excluding his NC with Igor Pokrajac at UFC on FX 6.