WSoF: If Bellator won't give Freire a title shot, we will

 

Earler this week Bellator MMA announced that the organization's featherweight champion Daniel Straus will fight former champion Pat Curran at Bellator 112.

Curran beat Straus in 2009. but lost a decisive unanimous decision, and his title, to him in November.

At the close of the press release was the organizations mission statement.

As Bellator describes itself as a tournament-based event, in the eyes of many, granting a rematch two months later does not make sense, as there are not one but two featherweight tournament winners waiting for their earned title shot.

One of the two, Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, lost in a title shot to Curran a year ago via Split Decision, but has been on a 4-0 tear since, with three KOs and the aforementioned tournament win. The other, Magomedrasul Khasbulaev, has licensing issues.

Freire was irate in an interview with MMAJunkie's John Morgan.

“I’m very upset with the organization," said Freire. "I’ve knocked out three of my past four opponents.

“I lost to Curran in a split decision, so I felt like I deserved to get back in there and have another shot at him. Instead, I had to go back to normal fights and the tournament, but I knocked out three of my next four opponents and feel like I’ve done enough again to get the shot now."

"I told them I should get the shot, and then they just said that’s the direction the company is going and for me to just keep doing what I’m doing. Nothing they do right now is going to make right what they have done to me.”

Following on their fighter vs. fighter winner take all PPV challenge, World Series of Fighting" class="Newslink">World Series of Fighting (WSoF) resident matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz reached out to the disgruntled Freire.

"@PatricioPitbull We would like to have you fight for @MMAWorldSeries," tweeted Abdelaziz. "Bellator didn't give you a title shot but we would."

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KimboByGhettoplex site profile image  

1/15/14 9:41 PM by KimboByGhettoplex

He's getting the type of attention that makes him look clueless and desperate.There's a saying that basically says "any attention is good attention" which of course is not true at all in the real world. It's why companies like Hoelzer Reich can't exist outside of their own core customer base of nazis and nazi sympathizers.The idea behind that saying has to do with controversy potentially serving as a benefit by bringing attention to a product. But there's a difference between being a tabloid and talking shit and so on to create controversy and creating controversy by making a statement that encourages someone to check out your product and not someone else's. IE instead of shitting on Bellator they could say something like "The most dynamic and hard-hitting LHW in MMA fights in our organization and his name is Tyrone Spong, or Anthony Johnson, etc." You can call bullshit if you want, which would make that statement seem controversial, but you can't really prove it wrong, and it creates hype and encourages people to want to watch. Propositioning athletes competing for other organizations on twitter however - especially when those organizations are best known for suing people - is bright how?The guy is a total dumbfuck.

OneSidedWar site profile image  

1/15/14 9:03 PM by OneSidedWar

^Um, no.

Reed Rothchild site profile image  

1/15/14 8:43 PM by Reed Rothchild

Lmao... WSOF isn't in Bellator's league... WSOF is more like MFC, IMHO

cupertrooper site profile image  

1/15/14 8:36 PM by cupertrooper

"How long before Adelaziz reaches $kala/Millen level? I doubt it's long.People deal with BLAF's unfiltered nature because he's Kingshit of Fuck Mountain. WSOF is like the MFC in comparison, this Adelaziz guy is more like Pavelich it seems. STFU please. And no way is Dana dumb enough to tweet an offer to some guy currently under contract to another organization.Sefo needs to can this guy."This

Cory Davis site profile image  

1/15/14 8:05 PM by Cory Davis

He's getting more attention for WSOF. Positive or negative, people are noticing.

KimboByGhettoplex site profile image  

1/15/14 7:53 PM by KimboByGhettoplex

How long before Adelaziz reaches $kala/Millen level? I doubt it's long.People deal with BLAF's unfiltered nature because he's Kingshit of Fuck Mountain. WSOF is like the MFC in comparison, this Adelaziz guy is more like Pavelich it seems. STFU please. And no way is Dana dumb enough to tweet an offer to some guy currently under contract to another organization.Sefo needs to can this guy.

KimboByGhettoplex site profile image  

1/15/14 7:50 PM by KimboByGhettoplex

My God that Abdelaziz motherfucker is stupid and annoying.Why isn't Sefo the one making official comments? He's letting some dumb twat speak for him like that? Unbelievable.WSOF is making all the wrong moves here. It's disappointing because I wanted them to be the fighter-friendly alternative to Bellator, but they're just acting like children. This actually makes me want to root for Legalator instead.

OneSidedWar site profile image  

1/15/14 7:47 PM by OneSidedWar

WSOF is putting the pressure on Bellator. Soon, its going to be, "Out of the fire and into the frying pan" for Bellator... Oh wait, never mind...Everything is going according to plan. The sheeple are just too blind to see it. (Or believe it.)

Brown Abe Barberry site profile image  

1/15/14 7:46 PM by Brown Abe Barberry

This x1000.One of the resident know-it-alls who know nothing

slamming site profile image  

1/15/14 7:32 PM by slamming

LOL you'll have your details as soon as he pulls them from his asshole.