UFC veteran Nate Quarry was present for Bellator’s debut on Spike TV last week. After the show concluded and Quarry got a vibe of everything, he’s now a fan of how they handle championship shots.
“I think the fans can really appreciate it because you can see the fighters and get to know them as they’re coming along,” said Quarry on MMA Interviews. “It’s not just a random plucking. They bring eight guys together and whoever is the best guy gets the title fight. That’s the way it should be.”
In Bellator, to earn a title shot one must win an eight person tournament over the course of about three months. Recently, the promotion instituted a rematch clause if Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney decides that one needs to happen.
Quarry, who appeared on season one of The Ultimate Fighter, is now retired from the sport. He was 7-3 under the UFC name, with one of those losses being against then middleweight champion Rich Franklin. Quarry is currently a co-host of MMA Uncensored Live.