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"Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
01-10-2018, 05:02 PM
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"Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
https://twitter.com/MikeBohnMMA/status/9...9619934208
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Bellator has announced that @JohnMcCarthyMMA will join the broadcast booth for #Bellator192.
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01-10-2018, 05:22 PM
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RE: "Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
Bellator will never get to the next level with expendable UFC talent.
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01-12-2018, 09:09 AM
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RE: "Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
(01-10-2018 05:22 PM)MightMakesRight Wrote:  Bellator will never get to the next level with expendable UFC talent.

Well, they have a small handful of their own stars; Michael Venom Page, Ben Askren, Justin Gaethje.

I'm often happy to see UFC burnouts over there too.

I think more than anything, they need to make the event 'feel' different from the UFC. Right now it feels like the grocery store knockoff of UFC Just Bleed flakes..
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01-14-2018, 04:32 PM
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RE: "Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
(01-10-2018 05:22 PM)MightMakesRight Wrote:  Bellator will never get to the next level with expendable UFC talent.

True, but the market is big enough now for Bellator to cash in enough on the popularity of MMA as well as having easily identifiable and iconic names from the UFC and the history of the sport.

It reminds me of the way other wrestling orgs like WCW and even ECW, were able to cash in on the popularity of the WWF (WWE now) and make a decent business model with "has been" WWF guys and some of their own characters. An old rule of marketing is that you can take 30% of someone's business just by opening a similar business and giving the market another option.

Bellator is a good model I think, as long as they position themselves as number 2 and accept that for what it is.

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02-11-2018, 01:27 PM
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RE: "Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
Jimmy 'The Poor Man's Joe Rogan' Smith is commentating the UFC in Australia tonight.

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So far so good!
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02-14-2018, 12:12 PM (This post was last modified: 02-14-2018 12:17 PM by pilgrim.)
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RE: "Big" John McCarthy to join Bellator as color commentator
(01-12-2018 09:09 AM)kungfool Wrote:  
(01-10-2018 05:22 PM)MightMakesRight Wrote:  Bellator will never get to the next level with expendable UFC talent.

Well, they have a small handful of their own stars; Michael Venom Page, Ben Askren, Justin Gaethje.

I'm often happy to see UFC burnouts over there too.

I think more than anything, they need to make the event 'feel' different from the UFC. Right now it feels like the grocery store knockoff of UFC Just Bleed flakes..

Askren hasn't been with Bellator in a long time. He has been fighting in OneFC. Now he is retired. Justin Gaethje was not in Bellator and he has been fighting in the UFC lately.

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