Corey Anderson Says UFC Gave Him A Career, But Bellator Gave Him A Life

Corey Anderson doesn’t seem to regret his move from the UFC to Bellator.

Anderson (16-5) is set to face Ryan Bader (28-6) at Bellator 268 on Saturday, his third fight with the promotion since leaving the UFC last year. The 32-year-old said he’s already cashed more in Bellator than he ever did in the UFC.

It’s unclear how much Anderson has made after two Bellator fights, but he said his wife doesn’t have to work anymore, he and family can go on vacation, and he can just “do whatever.”

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“After the first check, my wife didn’t have to work, I bought her a new car. I fly my family out to fights now, I can go on vacation, I can do whatever, because I’ve made more money here in two fights than I did in my whole career in the UFC,” Anderson said.

Anderson’s UFC career ran through 15 fights from 2014 to 2020. He left the promotion following a KO/TKO loss to Jan Blachowicz in a UFC Fight Night headliner.

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