Yeah, Bellator didn't make an offer to their most dominant champ, but they can match any offer he gets. The catch is the ufc can offer ppv points and Bellator has never had one. They are with washed up ufc guys Tito and rampage, but they won't bring near the money the ufc ppv will. Eddie Alvarez tried to take it to court but Bellator flexed their Viacom muscle and now Eddie has fallen back in line and settled the suit.
Askren says he isn't worried about it. He has nothing to prove in his mind. He'll go out and dominate and talk shit. No one outside the ufc will stop him.
The bad part of this is Bellator was emerging as a solid promotion, building credible talent and putting on great fights. Now they are Viacom mma, picking up UFC scraps for a quick cash grab. Tito vs Rampage? Neither has won a fight in over 2 years. Even at a reduced price, you're only getting the ignorant mma fan, how long can that last?