There's something about this whole situation surrounding champion Attila Vegh, rightful top contender Emanuel Newton and on-deck top contender Muhammed Lawal that just doesn't make sense.
Vegh is the champion and has been for a short time. Apparently, he was injured and could not defend his title at the pay-per-view.
So despite holding the title since just February, Bellator decided to take its two top contenders and have them fight for an interim title.
However, Bellator told Vegh to stay ready just in case their was an injury so he could fill in. Wasn't he supposed to be hurt, thus why he couldn't defend the title?
Even more weird is that if he could be ready as a late replacement, why are they creating an interim title? What it points to is Bellator's sheer desperation to make a convincing fight on what was supposed to be pay-per-view, and apparently Emanuel Newton-Attila Vegh II wasn't as marketable as an early pay-per-view rematch between Newton and Lawal.
Anyways, with that whole sticky situation looking like a blemish on Bellator, we still have ourselves an interesting fight between Newton and Lawal. If you remember, Lawal ate a spinning back fist that put him to sleep faster than ten shots of Nyquil.
Now he gets a rematch while effectively taking away Newton's rightful crack and rematch at Vegh, a man who controversially beat Newton by a questionable decision.
What did Newton do so wrong to warrant that treatment?