With the MMA market having a few extra free agents after the UFC released over 20 fighters, the question is where those men will land. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has seen the list of fighters who are looking for employment and isn’t interested in any of them at the moment.
“There aren’t any guys that have been cut who jump out at us who we’re moving on aggressively,” said Rebney to Sherdog. “Some of them could consecutively find a way into the organization. We’ve got an amazing talent pool of young guys. There could be some UFC guys that end up in the end of their reign or contract and we’ll take a look at them.”
At the top of the list of releases was former welterweight title contender Jon Fitch. After Rebney passed, Fitch has been linked to the World Series of Fighting.
“We’re not afraid to sign guys from other organizations,” said Rebney.
The additions of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal and UFC welterweight Ben Saunders were examples Rebney used as the promotion being open to expand their current depth.
UFC president Dana White said to expect another 100 releases and that boring fighters are the ones in jeopardy of losing their job.