Reed Rothchild -
Oontyex - If Askren wins it's a victory for Bellator and how build fighters
Reed Rothchild - 1) throwing away your most successful fighter = going all in ?
Reed Rothchild - GSP
Pitbull3744 - Askren is a top 10 ww... Some say top 5.... He's probably the guy at 170 that can out grapple GAP... Who wouldn't want to see that
Reed Rothchild - Bjorn went all in... And Dana shit the bed Fuck that why should Askren get a title shot right away
2) 2 guys known for boring position based point-fighting decision styles matched against other = fireworks, epic , ftw, rawr!! ???
They've done this before with hector who was coming off a big run there
no one is chalking up his recent win as 'credibility points ' to bellator.
The bellator champ signing to the UFC is win-win for the UFC. If he wins the title, fine you had someone who is good (which doesn't give any credibility to the rest of the roster)..but you don't have him anymore... a promotion who wants to compete with the UFC losing one if their few UFC level guys - to the UFC - is good for them how?
if he loses the title fight, not only do you not have the best guy in your division, but also he wasn't the overall top guy and it highlights - what everyone thinks now - that he's a big fish in a little pond
Spin it how you will, but it's transparent to everyone , that they're dropping a guy that isn't exciting and the 'credibility points' angle is all spin