Mitrione out of Bellator 172, so is Fedor

February 18, 2017

Matt Mitrione is out of Bellator 172 with a sickness just hours before the start of the main card.  Bellator has indicated it will look to reschedule the fight at a later date.

The new main event is Josh Thomson and Patricky Freire.

There was much anticipation for this fight as the legend of Fedor is something that old school fans and new casual fans were interested in.  The cancellation derails momentum for this event and potential big ratings for tonight.

Although Bellator scrambled to find a replacement, one can imagine how hard it would be to find a replacement just hours before the fight.

Bellator had been banking on this event and the pre-fight shoulder fighting was unique and entertaining.  See below.  Comedian Adam Carolla narrated this video vignette with many guest appearances.

10 Responses to “Mitrione out of Bellator 172, so is Fedor”

  1. TOPS E on February 18th, 2017 10:14 PM
  2. TOPS E on February 18th, 2017 11:11 PM
  3. Fight Fan on February 19th, 2017 7:54 AM

    Tops good research

  4. turd on February 19th, 2017 8:53 AM

    tops as a long time boxing and mma fan, i really dont think wme knew what they were getting into, from what i read, there interest payments alone on there debt 170 million a year, maybe higher, this will not be a big year for them ppv wise either.

    the ferttitas were not stupid they got out at the right time. also the amount of debt the ufc has now is staggering for a sports franchise.

  5. Random Dude on February 19th, 2017 9:35 AM

    The Fertitta brothers are great at hooking suckers into a bad deal for them. This UFC sale will be no different. Don’t be surprised if the Fertittas buy back the UFC in a number of years just like they did with the casinos that they loaded up with debt, sold to stupid investors, and then bought back after they went bankrupt.

  6. turd on February 19th, 2017 11:31 AM

    random i would not be surprised at all, at the 4 billion asking price, it will take decades for wme to break even in fact, they are counting on getting a huge new tv contract , which may not happen .

  7. Wil on February 19th, 2017 5:31 PM

    It makes you wonder what sort of financial advisers they have to make such a terrible investment. The writing is on the wall and the UFC that we knew just isnt there anymore. MMA will survive, but I dont see the UFC ever being what it used to be.

  8. d on February 20th, 2017 10:16 AM

    I think what is most alarming about Topps is the lengths he goes through to trol(l) on here. Think about how long he probably scoured the internet for that Bloomberg article from a month ago. That probably took him a while to locate. Hahaha.

  9. Fight Fan on February 20th, 2017 4:46 PM

    Facts are facts d

  10. d on February 20th, 2017 6:53 PM

    What facts would those be?

    Also, when have you ever been interested in facts? You are usually terrified of them.

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