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Ryan Bader Embraces Status as Top Free Agent on the Market

Ryan Bader has never been one to shy away from pushing his talent to meet his ambitions.

The former Arizona State University wrestling standout entered "The Ultimate Fighter" as a relative unknown and parlayed his success to become a perennial contender in the ultra-competitive ranks of the UFC light heavyweight division. Bader achieved that status by his willingness to step in with every competitor put in his way and his ability to continue that drive even when adversity struck.

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martym440d ago

Ideally, it's a great idea to be able to choose where you want to fight. The thing is, will UFC give him better chance at a title shot given his status.

KarateCat440d ago

I wonder what's preventing Bader from getting an exclusive contract with UFC? Most of his latest fights are in the UFC anyway.