Jay Hieron had to pay Bellator to be released from contract

by Ariel Helwani | source: nbcsports.msnbc.com

The former Bellator welterweight finalist announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he had been released from his Bellator contract. He later told NBCSports.com that he asked for the release.

"I asked for a rematch with (Ben) Askren and they said no to go back through the tournament," he said. "That just didn't make sense to me cause I thought I beat him already."

And while he finally convinced Bellator to let him out of his contract, it came with a price.

"I had to pay them back my signing bonus," he said, "but at this point in my career, I would rather do that than sit on the shelf."

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4/27/12 10:51 AM by Poindexter

 Dumb move.

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4/27/12 10:31 AM by Tomato Can

No, I think they're doing a recap show tonight. Next week isn't a great card either, only Baker/Saunders is of any interest.

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4/27/12 10:25 AM by ortman166


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4/27/12 10:24 AM by ortman166

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4/27/12 9:48 AM by blupitt

In before they sign the hieron askren super fight

SleepBomb site profile image  

4/27/12 9:47 AM by SleepBomb

 but he never drops the f bomb or says what he really thinks. he is not capable of doing this.

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4/27/12 9:25 AM by Leck Brosnar

Much more fun to smoke some reefer and not lose to a wrestler :)

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4/27/12 9:19 AM by Jaybrone

Ya instead his opponent never showed for pre fight drug testing after being popped previously and the fight never happened.

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4/27/12 6:42 AM by ironkong

what the fuck is it with heiron?? he asked for a rematch just cuz he thought he beat askren? and it didn make sense for him to fight in the tournament? didnt he take this same stance when strikeforce offered him a fight before fighting diaz??why does he feel entitled to title shots??

12SixElbow site profile image  

4/27/12 4:39 AM by 12SixElbow

 Exactly. Heaven forbid you EARN a title shot.