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Old 10-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bellator has no Value? Bjron Rebney responds

Bjorn Rebney responds to Dana White's 'no value' Bellator slam

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By Luke Thomas @SBNLukeThomas on Oct 2 2013, 7:02p

It may have been the case for years there was no war of words between UFC President Dana White and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, those days are seemingly long since over.
During a recent press scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to promote the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, White was asked by the local media if he'd ever be interested in purchasing Bellator MMA.
"There's nothing there," White responded to the question. "If you look at any other company we ended up buying in the past, there was value. There's no value to that company whatsoever." White went on to explain other organizations the UFC's parent company in Zuffa purchased also possessed video libraries he considered valuable.
In response to White's remarks, Rebney issued a statement to MMA Fighting, which reads as follows:
It hasn't been my practice to respond to his ongoing focus on Bellator. My focus is on the expansion of the Bellator brand worldwide and constantly creating a better more exciting, entertaining product for our fans. But....when he lofts softballs like this over the plate, you just have to take a swing. And, the facts here are that the UFC's Partners at FOX just made a multi-year commitment, worth tens of millions of dollars to the Bellator brand. If that doesn't paint a clear picture on value, I don't know what would.


Must say, that was sharp and concise.

Love the "softball" remark while also pointing out the same people who saw value in partnering with the UFC in their biggest deal ever (FOX) are the same people who just saw value in BFC and made a deal with them to showcase internationally despite their parent company being a competing interest. Simple short response that made White sound dumb while not even touching the low hanging fruit on the other idiotic things he said about BFCs lack of any value when he was asked about it Sunday like Zuffa buying WFA for one single contract as being more valuable then the eintire BFC library and the value of all of their fighters contracts and futures.

BFC is not for sale and that pisses White off because he doesn't care until he is threatened financially.
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Old 10-03-2013, 03:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love reading articles like this. Sharpens my mind.

Bjorn is well spoken, but he's looking to carve a piece of the market.

I'd rather go against Dana because I know where I'd stand, but at the same tolkien you'd better be ready for the trenches because he's going to take you out. A lot of people don't see who Dana really is. He's like any other President, high powered CEO out there. He's just a helluve lot more vocal.

Bjorn on the other hand is a sniper. A suited up highly educated sniper who attended law school.

The guy that should still be in business is Scott Coker. Now that's a guy who played the game with integrity and built his organization from the ground up. Guess they made an offer he couldn't refuse. Wonder what position he plays now.
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The guy that should still be in business is Scott Coker. Now that's a guy who played the game with integrity and built his organization from the ground up. Guess they made an offer he couldn't refuse. Wonder what position he plays now.
Couldn't agree more with this. Fight game was it for him and for a very long time, kind of people the sport would be better off with as the pilot. Unfortunately, the tortilla bros made the financiers an offer they couldn't refuse.
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