Today during a Facebook Live interview with USA Today, Dana White revealed that the UFC will not match Bellator’s offer for Ryan Bader. “We had told Ryan Bader he’s good to go” Dana said. “We knew he was going to go to Bellator the entire time”
“I think Bellator is a good place for Ryan Bader. at this point in his career, I think it’s the right move for him” Ryan Bader has been a free agent since November. He finished his UFC contract by picking up a TKO win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. His second win in a row.
Ryan Bader has a win over current Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis. Ryan will no doubt be a top contender in Bellator and will be looking at a title shot very early in his Bellator career. I’m sure Phil Davis will be happy to rematch Ryan Bader.
Before Ryan lost to Anthony Johnson, he was on a 5 fight win streak and has won 7 of his last 8 UFC fights. Ryan Bader is currently 33 years old was the 4th ranked light heavyweight in the UFC.