Will Brooks: Bellator Veterans Are Getting “Shrug” Treatment

Will Brooks

Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary picked up the biggest win of his career last night (September 19, 2015), submitting longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator: Dynamite.

However, some believe that McGeary, and other Bellator champions aren’t necessarily getting the respect they deserve, none more than Bellator lightweight champion “Ill” Will Brooks.

Since Scott Coker took over Bellator last year, the promotion has seemed to have gone in a new and somewhat exciting direction by signing some big stars, and former UFC vets like Ortiz, and former UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis, who also made his Bellator debut last night.

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While these fighters are undoubtedly helping boost Coker’s product, Brooks believes that they are being treated better than the Bellator fighters who have helped build the company to what it is today.

“Ill Will” took to his official twitter account, blasting the promotion, and voicing his displeasure for the way McGeary was treated after the fight:

Is Bellator playing favorites towards their biggest money makers? Should fighters like McGeary, Brooks, and even featherweight champ Patricio “Pitbull” Friere receive more respect?