They hand fed him for a long time in Bellator. Maybe he's just not at a high level in MMA.
So which is it, do you guys want prospects babied forever or what?
Problem is major promotions need to stop bringing in guys with less than 10 wins. Experience matters and those who are special will always standout and rise through the ranks regardless.
I've been saying this for a long time. Although if there is a promotion that is good at building talent, it is Bellator.
However, the only way you should be bringing in guys with less than 10 fights is if you have plenty of other guys at the same experience level in that division. And you shouldn't, because that job is for feeder leagues like LFA. The UFC is guilty of this too.
Part of the problem here is that Pico was destroying everyone in the first round, and in his 5th pro fight he jumped from Morrison to Higo. IMO that fight shouldn't have happened, but he starched Higo in the first. Now what do you do with Pico after that fight? Then he ends up fighting a monster like Corrales.
So he passed the first big test and takes another large leap in competition, but we should have kept in mind these were all by strikes in the 1st round and Bellator should have waited to see more tape on Pico.
Just a very small problem in the midst of many others.