MMA prospects and Free Agents!

The talent of mma fighters is incredible, All around the world there is future UFC or Bellator champions. Definitely prospects out there that can beat top 15 ranked fighters in there weight class. MLB, NBA and NFL free agency is very popular now, Players have the power now to decide where they want to go and actually make money, MMA is now in the same boat. Rory MacDonald probably the best welterweight in the world went from UFC to Bellator, Eddie Alvarez a lightweight fighter and champion went from Bellator to UFC and now ONE FC. Eddie signed a multi million dollar with ONE FC which is a Singapore MMA promotion. Overall MMA free agency is very beneficial for MMA fighters who made it to the UFC or Bellator, Definitely can change MMA forever. It would be cool one day just like NBA and MLB free agency talks are always talked about, IMAGINE MMA being the same way. Thankfully to the internet you can look up prospects and because of my MMA obsession… I always look them up. I have my opinions on who’s the best prospects.

Mateusz Gamrot is a 15-0, 28 year old featherweight from Poland. Gamrot is one of the best featherweights from Europe. Gamrot was a feather and lightweight champion for Polish promotion, KSW. I’ve watched Gamrot recent fights on YouTube, He’s a beast! Gamrot is not getting any older, Hopefully the UFC or Bellator signs him .

Salahdine Parnasse is a 12-0 featherweight fighter, Parnasse is a 21 year old kid whose one of the best European fighters for his weight class. Parnasse is very talented, He has room to grow but his potential is limitless. I watched his latest fights on YouTube, He’s very smooth with his punches but he needs to be more creative. When Parnasse fights world class fighters, The fighters will telegraph it. Salahdine as well fights for KSW.

Patrick Mix is a 25 year old bantamweight. Mix has a record of 9-0 and is the King of the Cage bantamweight champion. Mix needs to update his skills to compete against world class talent, Probably work with Jackson Wink more to enhance his striking and defense. Mix has potential to compete for a title if he continues to be hungry, Probably will see Mix fight in the Dana White Contender Series.

Leonardo Limberger is a 24 year old featherweight fighter with a record of 12-1. Leonardo is from Brazil, Brazil has one of the best crop of talents in the world. If you have UFC fight pass you can watch Limberger fight on Shooto Brazil. Leonardo is really talented, I’d love to see him fight against top prospects as well in the Dana White Contender Series. Leonardo jiu jitsu is amazing, UFC or Bellator fighters will have a real problem.

Marc- Andre Barriault is a 11-1 light heavyweight fighter, Marc is 28 years old. It will be a matter of time till Marc gets signed from either the UFC or Bellator. Marc is one of the best light heavyweight prospects with a hard hitting right hand and has good stamina for a light heavyweight. UFC light heavyweight division needs all the help it can get and Marc will definitely do it! Marc is the light heavyweight champion for TKO which is the best Canada promotion.

I talked about MMA free agency before and how it impacts the sport of MMA forever. I wish UFC and Bellator contract weren’t disclosed so I know when there contracts end but… I’ll give my dream free agent moves.

Apr 22, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Cub Swanson (red gloves) before fighting Artem Lobov (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Cub Swanson is a lightweight fighter #7 ranked and he’s 34 years old. I think Cub has one last title run for him, Cub’s been in a lot of wars and I don’t think he will ever be a UFC champion. However he’s a beast and a legend of the sport, I have so much respect for him. If I was Cub before he retires I’d head to ONE FC. ONE FC is the UFC of Asia and there really making a push to be competitive. Cub would become a millionaire without a doubt and be financially set. Cub also will get a title shot and be one of the faces for ONE FC. Swanson can build up his personal brand in Asia.

Douglas Lima is one of the best Welterweights in the world. Lima is 31 years old with a 30-7 record, Lima is in the prime of his career. Lima at one point was the Bellator champion, Lima beat two UFC fighters Ben Saunders and Lorenz Larkin. Lima is one of my favorite mma fighters and Joe Rogan raves about him. Douglas Lima should go to the UFC and compete against the top 5 welterweights.

Lance Palmer is a featherweight fighter, 30 years old with a record of 17-3. Lance Palmer doesn’t fight for UFC or Bellator… He fights for the Professional Fighters League. The PFL is one of the top 5 MMA organizations in the world. Lance is not the most exciting fighter in the world, He just gets the job done. Lance comes from a wrestling background as he wrestled for Ohio State and was a 4 time All- American. Lance recently won the PFL million dollar featherweight tournament. Lance should go to Bellator and compete against their top featherweights.

Edson Barboza is one of the best lightweights in the world, #6 ranked lightweight for the UFC. Edson has a record of 20-6, Edson will never win a UFC lightweight title because the top 5 lightweights are BEAST. However Edson is a really talented striker, Edson has one of the best kicks in MMA. Watch his highlights. Edson should go to Bellator and get title fights. Edson can fight Michael Chandler for a main event fight.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – OCTOBER 25: (L-R) Jose Aldo of Brazil punches Chad Mendes in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 179 event at Maracanazinho on October 25, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Jose Aldo is a legend, One of the best featherweight fighters in the world. Aldo used to be the baddest man on the planet, #1 pound for pound fighter in the world. Aldo had fall on some bad times but in my opinion he’s still talented and he can beat top 5 fighters. Hopefully Aldo bounces back and has a title run in him because I have tons of respect for him. Let’s say Aldo starts beating everybody and gets a title shot, Aldo wins the featherweight title. Aldo test free agency and signs with…. ONE FC.

Hopefully MMA free agency changes everything. It would be cool to see if free agency increases the brand of smaller promotions, Top 30 fighters signing on to small promotions but that’s for another blog!!

Future of MMA!!

Future of MMA is in a fantastic position right now moving forward because of the growth of the UFC, The UFC is becoming one of the most popular professional sport organizations in the world. The fighters are way better today than in the past, It’s not even close! I’m excited for what the next wave of talent holds, Hundreds of teenagers have the potential to become champions and change the game of fighting. Change the game of fighting just like George St Pierre and Jon Jones gave coaches a hard time. Fired up for what ESPN and UFC does together, Subscribed to ESPN plus which is only five dollars a month! UFC having a contract with ESPN will dramatically grow the UFC brand, Other MMA promotions follow in line. Always talk about UFC being the BEST MMA promotion in the world but in 2nd place is Bellator. Bellator is actually getting a lot better, I recommend watching it on the Paramount network which used to be Spike TV. Bellator has the best Welterweight in the world Rory MacDonald, Gegard Mousasi whose one of the best middleweights in the world, Ryan Bader a DOUBLE CHAMP. Ryan Bader won the Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight title, Perhaps top 5 heavyweight fighter in the world. My dream is for Bellator to compete with the UFC, It would be the best thing for everybody.

Rory MacDonald

Back in the early 2000’s there was a MMA promotion in Japan called Pride. Pride has the best heavyweight division in the world and their roster was absolutely talented. At a time Pride was better than the UFC because the talent was incredible and Pride had a crazy fan base. Pride would sell out stadiums that hold 60,000 to 90,000 people. Pride had some of the best fights of the 2000’s. Arguably having the best fighter of the 2000’s which is Fedor Emelianenko, Fedor is my favorite fighter of all time. Overall Pride was an incredible promotion in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Hopefully Bellator becomes the NEW pride and finds new talent. It would be amazing for Bellator and UFC neck and neck with each other. Bellator and UFC also competing for signing prospects and signing free agents, But that’s for another blog.

Fedor on the right

Six Year Old Writer

First blog I’ve posted I talked about being a six year old creative writer. Yes it’s true I’ve started writing that young and haven’t stopped ever since. I always wanted to be a writer just like other kids wanted to be Doctors, Police Officers, Actors, Basketball players and Teachers. Before playing video games was of any interest to me, Playing with my WWE Hulk Hogan action figure and He-Man as they defeat the bad guys such as the Green Goblin, Two face and Darth Vader. Simultaneously while playing with my toys I would tell stories or in other words narrate. Looking back now it’s completely boring and stupid. When I was 4 and 5 years old I’ve thought telling stories while Hulk Hogan and his crew was stopping Darth Vader from destroying the world was really weird. I was truly embarrassed. I’ve always wanted to tell stories but didn’t know how to start and the worst part of it all I had no clue how to write. During my youth there was a book series phenomenon The Harry Potter series, Everybody and their mother read those books, Including my mother would read that series. I never read the series when I was young but my mother read them to me. Speaking for myself I was amazed by J.K Rowlings creativity and the world she created, I’m pretty sure every reader was amazed. The Harry Potter series and J.K Rowling inspired to write because of her creativity which was limitless, There was no barriers to her creativity.

At six years old I became a self taught writer, Learning how to write in some way from the Harry Potter Series. Six years old started writing short stories that were couple pages but to me and probably other young writers I’ve thought two pages was like writing a 500 page novel. From the very beginning I loved everything about writing stories, Writing was love at first sight and haven’t stopped ever since. My favorite part of writing is coming up with a small idea and that idea develops into a novel, Till this day I’m still amazed. I can blog forever about my love for writing and self teaching myself, Screenwriting but that’s for another blog.

INTRODUCTION

Hi my name is William Meyer, 21 year old living in the city that never sleeps. I’ll guide you through my blogging journey from 2019 till I’m a 100 years old. Transcending you with my writing, Telling stories on a daily basis. Why blogging? The reason why I want to start a blog is because I’ve been a creative writer since I was six years old, From writing short stories to now trying to have a career in screenwriting. Second reason is I have a lot of interest such as sports, movies, historical periods such as WW2, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome. Realized instead of keeping all my interest to myself I’d rather share my passion for them to others. I’ve thought about this several times in the past but I never had strong motivation to go out and start one, However I started one and will do my absolute best!! Whoever is reading this introduction blog has any aspirations but there afraid to attempt because of failure, stepping out of your comfort zone or the other thousand reasons you have your better off doing it because what’s the worse that can happen you fail. On the other hand you learn from your failures like everybody else does in life or that’s how you supposed to do it. Speaking for myself I was scared of changing, Trying something new and it was my own ego saying “I’m too good of a writer to start blogging.”. Nonetheless I spoke the truth to myself and decided to establish a blog, I Learned blogging is just storytelling and storytelling it was I have been doing since I was really young. When I’ve realized that I was all in to be a blogger. I truly believe I was born to be a storyteller and a writer from the day I was born, But that’s another story.

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LAnce Palmer ufc in 2020

Lance Palmer, Professional Fighters League 2019 Featherweight Champion, World Series of Fighting Featherweight Champion is the #1 Fighter on the PFL roster. Palmer age 32, 21-3 record with wins over world class fighters such as Andre Harrison, Max Coga, and Steven Siler time for Palmer to sign with the UFC.

Palmer today will fight Alex Gilpin for the PFL 2019 Featherweight Title and the 1 million dollar prize. After winning the title, Palmer, His family, Coaches and manager should decide if they want to leave the PFL and sign with the UFC.

Talent between the UFC and PFL is not even close but Palmer definitely can compete in the Featherweight division, Similar to Chad Mendes style of fighter. Palmer can beat top 15 Featherweights and depending on the matchup can win the UFC Featherweight Title. Love to see Palmer sign with the UFC.

What’s Next for Patrick Mix after rizin 20

Patrick Mix Bellator Bantamweight prospect defeated Yuki Motoya in Rizin 20. Patrick Mix 3-0 Bellator record is a rising Bantamweight Bellator Fighter with the potential being a Bellator Bantamweight Champion. Before becoming a champion needs some fights to get him the title shot he’s been wishing, What’s next for Patrick Mix?

Patrick Mix believes he should be in the top 1 or top 2 in the Bellator Bantamweight Rankings. Represented Bellator by beating Rizin Bantamweight fighter Yuki Motoya.

Patrick Mix vs James Gallagher

Patrick Mix called out James Gallagher after his Bellator Debut at Bellator 222. Defeating a world class Bantamweight Ricky Bandejas. Both fighters are rising stars for Bellator, Perfect fight for both of them. Headline a Bellator Event in 2020.

Patrick Mix vs Sergio Pettis

Sergio Pettis signed with Bellator in a multi fight contract, Pettis will be fighting Alfred Kashakyan at Bellator 238. After fighting Kashakyan, Fight between Patrick Mix and Sergio Pettis would be interesting to watch. Pettis a top ten UFC Flyweight.

Patrick Mix vs Manel Kape

Manel Kape is the Rizin Bantamweight Champion, Winning the title at Rizin 20. Kape is a talented Bantamweight fighter. Rizin and Bellator I assume will continue to cross promote, Fight between Mix and Kape would be interesting to watch. Fighting for the Rizin Bantamweight Title.

Patrick Mix vs Kyoji Horiguchi

Kyoji Horiguchi is one of the best Bantamweight fighters in the world, Impressive wins over Darrion Caldwell, Ben Nguyen, and Manel Kape. Love to see how talented Mix is against one of the best Bantamweight’s on the planet!!

Roberto Soldic Euro Prospect UFC, Bellator, PFL or One Championship 2020

Roberto “Robocop” Soldic might be one of the best Welterweights to not fight in the UFC or Bellator. Soldic fights for KSW, Top European promotion. He’s the KSW Welterweight champion at 24 years old. Defending the belt three times, Time to shop around the free agent market.

Used to be sign with the UFC and nobody else because of the lack of options but as of late there’s a Bellator ran by Scott Coker, Professional Fighters League and One Championship which I believe is the 2nd best promotion. Soldic can sign with any of the 4 promotions and become a Welterweight Champion and European Star.

“I believe in a very short time I could be in the top 10 [of the UFC]. I believe that because I’ve had really good spars with top-level guys. They had some trouble with me and they respected me afterwards. I’m sure I could compete there.” https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/5/23/18634063/committed-to-ksw-roberto-soldic-believes-he-would-be-top-10-in-ufc

Soldic most impressive win of his career is a win over Driscus Du Plessis. A world class MMA fighter, Eventually will fight for the UFC, Bellator, or One Championship.

“For me, KSW is good; I really like KSW,” Soldic said. “I think I’ll stay here for a long time, so I don’t really think about the UFC, I just think about KSW. They take care of me and they give me support. I’m champion here, I enjoy it here and we’ll see what the future brings.”

https://www.mmafighting.com/2019/5/23/18634063/committed-to-ksw-roberto-soldic-believes-he-would-be-top-10-in-ufc

Soldic enjoys fighting for KSW, Doesn’t see himself leaving and just be a star for KSW but when offers start coming and the oppurtunity to win bigger welterweight title, Believe he’ll the take offer from the UFC, Bellator, One Championship or PFL.