Dana White corrects Rebney, and says they have no problem

source: The Underground

First, Tyson Nam got released by Bellator.

Then Bellator allowed champion Eduardo Dantas to fight in Brazil, and he ended up losing there to Nam. This made Nam a hot fighter, and several organizations wanted to sign him.

Then Bellator exercised a contractual right to match offers for 18 months after the end of the contract. Nam complained loudly.

Then Dana White said doing that was one the scummiest, most despicable things in the fight business.

Then Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said Dana was being hypocritical, as the UFC had done the same thing to him previously, trying to match King Mo's Bellator offer after Strikeforce releasing him following a failed PED test, and outburst over a CSAC commissioner.

Finally, Dana said no we didn't do the same thing, but Rebney is usually an OK guy.

Dana White ‏@danawhite
not true, we cut king mo and his manager came back to us and asked If WE wanted to match and we said no. Reb is wrong
the right is in the contract but when u cut a guy u dont fuck with him when he is trying to make a living. Bad s---
it's dirty as u can get in the fight biz to do that to a guy

Gavin Frost ‏@GAvinFrost361
what do you think about bjorn rebney?

Dana White ‏@danawhite
I don't have an opinion one way or the other. Has been a quiet guy doing his thing. I have no problems with him. 

Bellator ended up not matching the best offer Nam received, so this is one where it all ends well.


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MMALOGIC site profile image  

10/9/12 5:24 AM by MMALOGIC

  these idiots at bellator dont realize how many bridges they've burnt... the mainstream camps have been keeping away their real prospect from them because of this nonsense... so bellator went crawling to guam and other places like m1 (where fighters are treated even worse) to sign people... and now they are burning whatever bridges were left to them.  

NorthFromHere site profile image  

10/9/12 5:02 AM by NorthFromHere

At some level Bellator is doing this already. They have been signing a lot of Euro talent and most of them have no fights coming up.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

10/9/12 1:32 AM by MMALOGIC

First of all there is no comparison...  Tyson Nam was never given a fight in Bellator so they released him and then they tried to hold him to a matching clause after he made a name for himself on his own. Bellator could simply go out and sign every prospect out there, never give them a fight... release them and if they ever become a name on their own they come knocking with a lawsuit, matching rights, etc... This is criminal. This Bastard Bjorn Rebney has been releasing guys and then suing them or threatening to sue them once they became names.

spliff site profile image  

10/9/12 12:56 AM by spliff

dana got kinda mad about this when ariel asked him around 3:00-4:00ish

Mike Russell site profile image  

9/28/12 11:45 AM by Mike Russell

Maybe it's Sam Caplan and not Bjorn dealing with the contracts. I've heard some things from some contracted fighters' management.

Brigham site profile image  

9/27/12 10:05 PM by Brigham

10000% this

Hikikomori site profile image  

9/27/12 10:00 PM by Hikikomori

Dana ain't about that life. Rebney is gangsta.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

9/27/12 9:59 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Rebney tries to play the nice guy but I don't think I buy it