Bellator President Rebney takes shot at Sonnen/UFC


Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC:

"Our point of difference is that we're real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title fights, when it boils down to crowning our champion at 170, or 55 or 45 or whatever weight class, guys are going to earn the right to fight for that championship and they're going to have to beat the champion. It's the toughest tournament in sports, it's real sports competition.

We're not sitting around waiting for some wrestler to lose two fights straight and then bark his way into a 205 world title fight. That's just not the essence of what we do."

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KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/9/13 10:58 AM by KingofBJJ

Yes because he was so impressive when fought LHW up until he was stomped by Sobral at his UFC debut, and decided to drop to MW.

fightharder site profile image  

8/9/13 5:47 AM by fightharder

Its a cheap shot....but he is still right.I mean at least Ortiz or Rampage wont get an immediate title-shot after the title-shot. At least not yet.

Weiderloo site profile image  

8/8/13 9:47 PM by Weiderloo

Sonnen didn't simply bark his way into the Jones fight...he stepped up on a week's notice to fight JBJ, which would typically mean a solid beatdown, and crush any title hopes, as far off as they were. The barking came after Jones pulled out. Then, Dana wants to make an example by rewarding a"company guy", and low and behold the guy has just started a shit-talking match with a guy whom everyone hated at the moment. You don't let a crisis go to waste, and it was the right fight. But it was far from them saying "he talks well, give him the title shot."

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8/8/13 7:03 PM by KingofBJJ

Now this is how the business model for the sport is supposed to be.  If this PPV is even marginally succesful, the UFC will finally have some competition for fans and fighters alike.   A four man tournament is much better than some loud mouth felon being allowed to bark his way to title fights.

ILoveJohnson'sJohnson site profile image  

8/8/13 6:37 PM by ILoveJohnson'sJohnson

There are none lol

ILoveJohnson'sJohnson site profile image  

8/8/13 6:36 PM by ILoveJohnson'sJohnson

Dammit it didn't show up!!! Will try again tomorrow

KOphil25 site profile image  

8/8/13 6:27 PM by KOphil25

Sonnen would stomp any of bellators LHW's

THERE WAS A GLITCH IN THE MATRiX site profile image  


and thats because of the way they have been doing it. trying to be legit mma promotion. the casual fans dont care about fighting unless its names fighting. Bellator could do everything just like the ug hardcores want and in 5 yrs the same result would be: WTF is Bellator. Tito/Rampage are gonna get Bellator some exposure. they really needed to put it on free tv.

Jone2tone site profile image  

8/8/13 3:46 PM by Jone2tone

Which is why we're farming our talent to TNA wrestling.Keepin it real!

Brock Lobster site profile image  

8/8/13 2:36 PM by Brock Lobster

It's true, but chael would beat every single fighter on their roster 205 and under. Maybe even the heavyweights...