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Reaction: Making sense of PFL’s acquisition of Bellator, what it all means

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Bellator as we know it is no more.

Following PFL’s long-awaited acquisition of Bellator, MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti, Jed Meshew, and Damon Martin react to Monday’s events and PFL chairman Donn Davis’ interview on The MMA Hour about the vision of PFL and Bellator moving forward. What should we make of how Bellator’s sale ultimately played out? Are the PFL’s plans destined to create a 1B to the UFC’s 1A or is this just history repeating itself all over again? Is Monday’s sale a good or bad development for the fans of the sport, but more importantly, is it a good development for the athletes themselves? And how will Bellator be remembered?

Listen to our emergency reaction to Monday’s big news below and don’t forget to subscribe to the MMA Fighting feed on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your other favorite podcast platforms for the latest episodes.

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