Bellator releases remaining female fighters

 

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney just released a statement saying Bellator has released the remaining female fighters on the roster.

Jessica Eye, Jessica Aguilar and Felice Herrig represent all that is good in women’s MMA," said Rebney. "Both Eye and Aguilar are ranked No. 1 in the world in their respective divisions and carry themselves with class and distinction elevating the women’s game. I’ve said many times that fighters need to fight and fight often.  Given our current focus, we are not in position to provide these very deserving women regular and reoccurring fights on a large platform. And, I felt it was best to let them go and secure options that did.  I genuinely wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors and will be rooting for each of them wherever they fight.”

Bellator added a 115 lb women's division with a season three tournament, starting in August of 2010. Zoila Frausto-Gurgel became the initial champion, but was injured and never defended her title. Bellator had single women's matches on an ad hoc basis, but never added another women's tournament.

Bellator's loss will prove to be a gain for other promotions. Herrig already signed with Invicta FC. Aguilar is the world's top ranked 115 pound fighter, and will likely also sign with Invicta. Eye can fight at 135, and would be a sound addition to the UFC's women's bantamweight division.

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BTT-RyannVonDoom site profile image  

8/15/13 12:41 PM by BTT-RyannVonDoom

You didnt say that exactly, but the general statement is that. Get a life, hoser.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

8/15/13 11:15 AM by MMALOGIC

  prove it's true and ill buy you both Grey Names and Ill buy you both Xbox 360 systems (or whatever gaming system you want) with 10 games each.  

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8/15/13 11:10 AM by Bellator Fan

LOL so true

MMALOGIC site profile image  

8/15/13 11:07 AM by MMALOGIC

show me where i said that and ill buy you a blue name.

liquidrob site profile image  

8/15/13 11:06 AM by liquidrob

"Bellator will be dead in 6 months...or 8 years, mark it down!" - MMALOGIC

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8/15/13 11:05 AM by MMALOGIC

  really?  I said bellator has 2 years on spike... It hasnt been 2 years yet.  We are actually ahead of schedule because I didnt think the numbers would be as miserable as they have been. I think you're the one moving the goal posts my dearest bellashit fan.

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8/15/13 11:00 AM by Bellator Fan

The Bellator will be gone by such and such a time goalposts. You already whiffed on this prediction get over it.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

8/15/13 10:50 AM by MMALOGIC

^ what goal posts are you talking about?

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8/15/13 10:23 AM by Bellator Fan

Logic continues to move the goalposts.

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8/15/13 10:22 AM by Bellator Fan

I have no interest in women's MMA unless Cyborg is beating the crap out of some wounded donkey in the cage. Promoting beautiful women as the toughest fighters on the planet is a joke.