Rogan: I would like Bellator to develop right into a full UFC rival like PRIDE was

The UFC has loved no clear Frazier to its Ali because the fall of PRIDE in 2007. Nonetheless, below the management of Scott Coker, Bellator is rising. Some economists argue that each enterprise strives to be a monopoly, and that it by no means lasts; if that’s true, then the rise of a rival is not only doable, it’s inevitable.

Commentator Joe Rogan could be very carefully related to the UFC model, however above all that, he loves fight sports activities, loves competitors, and on the most recent JRE podcast stated he hopes Bellator offers the UFC a run.

“I prefer it. I like that the fighters are having a great time over there. They receives a commission properly,” stated Rogan, as transcribed by Nathan Zur for Sherdog. “I would like it to develop. I would like it to be proper up there with the UFC. I’d find it irresistible if it was a full rival like PRIDE was.”

“I really like [Bellator MMA President Scott] Coker. I like what he’s doing. I’m someway or one other imagined to be in competitors with Bellator. I say that’s horses***. I’m the one who bought Jimmy Smith employed [by the UFC]. I attempted to get him employed years in the past. I really like the truth that ‘Large’ John is over there now, and ‘Goldie’ is just too. And Mauro, I really like Mauro. They’ve bought nice fighters over there.

“I really like that Rory MacDonald’s over there. He’s the champ. If he’s not the perfect welterweight on the planet, it’s him and Tyron. He’s most actually probably the greatest. Mousasi is one go the perfect 185ers on the planet, if not the perfect. They’ve legit declare to world-class fighters now in at the very least two weight courses.”


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