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1/11/13 7:30 PM
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Rebney door ajar for some Strikeforce talent

 

With the imminent close of Strikeforce, a number of fighters will doubtless be released. In a recent interview with MMA Weekly Radio, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney appeared a little underwhelmed at the prospect of signing a lot of new talent from the former ranks of Strikeforce.

“One of my focuses when I built up the business plan was to build from within," said Rebney. "To create our own superstars and to not be like the EliteXCs and the IFLs and the Bodogs and the Afflictions and all of these different groups who tried to grab the fighters that had been released by the UFC and ultimately try to re-ignite a fire that had once existed under those guys. I think that’s one of the things that set us apart."

“But look at King Mo Lawal, when a guy like that becomes available and we are able to get into a bidding war and ultimately win on a guy like King Mo, and do a deal like we did with Dixie Carter (from TNA wrestling), that’s a no brainer."

“The door is open to it, but there’s never like a lock in on it and say ‘hey, we’re going to do that for sure.’ You look at it on a case by case basis, you see where a guy fits in and if he’s got the right fit for the organization, and if so there aren’t any handcuffs on us doing something like that. You could see it."

“As Strikeforce disbands, as a lot of us have known and thought was going to happen for a long time, we’ll see what happens and we’ll see who’s available.”

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1/12/13 10:46 AM
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....... Phone Post
1/12/13 11:01 AM
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He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.
1/12/13 11:04 AM
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I think the Spike/Viacom deal is going to his head just a little bit. Phone Post
1/12/13 11:06 AM
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does he have ptsd?

1/12/13 11:15 AM
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chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

This. Anything I ever read about Kennedy is him just complaining about something. Seems like a truly unhappy person.
1/12/13 11:18 AM
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Rule #1 when moving to a new job - don't publicly call your future boss a monkey who throws shit at a wall of names.

1/12/13 11:20 AM
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and its funny how he says in fighting you can get cut for anything...thats the same as 99% of the jobs out there...

1/12/13 11:32 AM
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Link to actual article for iphones

http://www.mmaweekly.com/tim-kennedy-disappointed-in-turnout-for-final-strikeforce-card-if-youre-a-fighter-you-should-fight

1/12/13 11:36 AM
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lol @ shit throwing & hurt vaginas

Tonights card pullouts were a transparent joke, guys like Healy, Marquardt & Kennedy should be guaranteed a UFC fight regardless of outcome

1/12/13 11:48 AM
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I like what he had to say there, made me more of a fan.

1/12/13 11:54 AM
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Mexirican - 
chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

This. Anything I ever read about Kennedy is him just complaining about something. Seems like a truly unhappy person.

Why do you terrorists hate freedom?!?!?!

 

MiddleEasy - Cooking with Tim Kennedy - Creme Brulee with Flame Torches

1/12/13 12:09 PM
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Mexirican -
chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

This. Anything I ever read about Kennedy is him just complaining about something. Seems like a truly unhappy person.
Hahaha one of the most positive people I've ever known. But please don't let me discredit the validity of your half cocked hunch. Thanks for the chuckle though. Phone Post
1/12/13 12:31 PM
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“Fighting one time in a year is ridiculous. Especially because the reason I left active duty service was to fight. I love special forces, I love everything about being a sniper, I love jumping out of airplanes, I love wearing a green beret, and I love being surrounded by a bunch of mens asses. I left what I loved so I could fight, and since I left I’ve fought like two times"

So go back no one will miss you.
1/12/13 12:34 PM
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Mexirican -
chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

This. Anything I ever read about Kennedy is him just complaining about something. Seems like a truly unhappy person.
All we ever see from the guy is pissing & moaning. Phone Post
1/12/13 12:39 PM
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MountainMedic -
Mexirican -
chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

This. Anything I ever read about Kennedy is him just complaining about something. Seems like a truly unhappy person.
All we ever see from the guy is pissing & moaning. Phone Post
Def agree Phone Post
1/12/13 12:42 PM
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Jesus, did he get sand in his vagina when he was in Iraq?

1/12/13 12:49 PM
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Tim's a very positive person.  He just wants to compete.  I remember him way back in the early 2000'sdriving by himself from SLO to San Diego to compete in a Pankration in a small TKD school in the hood (The House Of Discipline on Cardiff St 92114).  

I was writing for Sherdog back then and interviewed him since he won the comp.  He said said he drove all that way because back then there were not many chances to compete, and he lives to compete.  

Also when you read his quotes he does sound negative but when you talk to him in person the same quotes will have you laughing your ass off.  He doesn't say them in an angry, entitled way, he just speaks truth and adds humor.

Brian P.

1/12/13 12:53 PM
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Maybe its a context thing?
Was a fan years ago but just got tired if hearing him talk. Phone Post
1/12/13 12:58 PM
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Tim can be big whiny bitch... but he's not wrong.
1/12/13 1:42 PM
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chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

I have to agree. I'd like to root for him sometimes, but it's always sour grapes.
1/12/13 2:25 PM
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What kind of soldier complains all the time?

1/12/13 3:14 PM
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This is the first time Tim Kennedy has made me laugh. Well done.

1/12/13 4:18 PM
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reversal06 - 
Mexirican -
chokeyou - He's a terribly negative person.

Not really a fan.

This. Anything I ever read about Kennedy is him just complaining about something. Seems like a truly unhappy person.
Hahaha one of the most positive people I've ever known. But please don't let me discredit the validity of your half cocked hunch. Thanks for the chuckle though. Phone Post

Oh, it won't. Until he shows the fans the side of him that you claim to know I'm sure they will judge him on how he conducts himself in the media. But thank you for your convincing post:)

 

Cindy

1/12/13 4:21 PM
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RileyPust - Tim can be big whiny bitch... but he's not wrong.

Agreed.

 

Cindy