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Corey Anderson Believes That Bellator Has a ‘Better’ Light Heavyweight Division Than UFC

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Bellator MMA fighter Corey Anderson recently spoke to MMA Fighting. The former UFC LHW discussed how he believes that Bellator has a superior Light Heavyweight division to the UFC.

‘I just feel right now Bellator has the upper hand,’ Anderson would state in the interview. ‘[Jon] Jones has left. They’ve got these hype trains. These young guys UFC has coming in they’re trying to hype up but I feel like their legitimacy aren’t like the vets that were there that are in Bellator now.’

‘These last two signings they made definitely made it a stronger case,’ Anderson would continue. ‘At first, I was in the UFC and I was No. 4 when I left. The only people I hadn’t fought was Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes. I had beat Jan Blachowicz once and Anthony Smith was above me, but we see where Anthony Smith’s at now. He just got first win in a while against an unranked guy.”

Corey Anderson on UFC’s Treatment of Fighters

Corey Anderson would then take a scathing shot at the UFC and their treatment of talent. ‘They say ’˜oh these guys are washed up, they got cut from the UFC.’ No, they got treated wrong and they left,’ Anderson claimed. ‘You’ve got to think about all the people who were cut from the UFC and came back to do what they’re doing. That kid Brandon Moreno was cut from the UFC and he came back and fought for the title.”

‘Dana’s [White] always going to say his division’s the best. He’s going to say whatever he has to bag the reason why he had to let these people go, make it seem legit, but at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what you say. World champs or not, they were some of the best in the world.”

credit to MMA Fighting for the transcription

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