Rebney: Rumors of possible replacement by Scott Coker 'not true'


Former boxing promoter and current head of Bellator MMA Bjorn Rebney sat down for an extended interview with, excepted briefly below.

On the rumor floated by MiddleEasy that he might be replaced by Scott Coker next  year:

“I have never even seen that site. That’s not true."

On UFC vs. Bellator fighters:

“The UFC has been around for a long time so there is an entrenched belief that the best fighters are in UFC. They are not. Many of the best fighters are fighting in Bellator. I think Michael Chandler is the best lightweight on Earth and he beats every other lightweight in the world. If you had every 145-pounder in the world fight, Pat Curran and Jose Aldo would be the last two standing. This is a marathon, not a sprint. It will just take time, but we will get there.”

On the compensation packages Viacom affords Bellator, vs. those available from the UFC:

“The differences are almost all across the board, positive. Marketing. production, public relations. It is an enormous powerful machine with incredible reach. What we do through a social media perspective is through the roof. If you race NASCAR, the better machine you have, the faster you are going to go, and Viacom gives us that faster machine.”

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CindyO site profile image  

8/21/13 3:24 AM by CindyO

Not even Viacom is THAT stupid... I don't think:)Cindy

RearNakedBloke site profile image  

8/21/13 3:09 AM by RearNakedBloke

On behalf of the 12'er race I would like to apologize for his statements and also would like to let everyone know he is not speaking for the entire 12'er group and that his comments are strictly his own.   Sincerely A 12'er

ZeRoboRog site profile image  

8/20/13 11:36 PM by ZeRoboRog

I agree, the more fights the better!I think a lot of people feel like they need to defend the UFC when Rebney talks mess on the business practices of the Fertittas/DFW which has been the superior MMA product.

ZeRoboRog site profile image  

8/20/13 11:25 PM by ZeRoboRog

Bingo. Voted up.

ZeRoboRog site profile image  

8/20/13 11:24 PM by ZeRoboRog

This. Not saying Lombard isn't a stud, but he never had a chance to keep up that impressive streak in the UFC due to the depth of talent.

Ryan Black site profile image  

8/20/13 10:42 PM by Ryan Black

Thank you for reading and for the vote-up, good sir. It is much appreciated!

thatcpjguy site profile image  

8/20/13 10:35 PM by thatcpjguy

Bellator has about 5 fighters the UFC would like to sign. The rest flopped in the UFC or aren't on the radar. But no having those 5 means they're just as good as the UFC according to some jokesters around here.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

8/20/13 10:18 PM by KingofBJJ

Who the heck is Scott Coker and why the heck should I have to search the web to find out who is when that is the job of any article writer to inform his audience?

urbandenim site profile image  

8/20/13 9:43 PM by urbandenim

Your boyfriend agrees.

ssj site profile image  

8/20/13 9:26 PM by ssj

yawn at all the zuffa cum guzzlers in this thread offering nothingof course hes going to say bfc has good fighters, you fuckheads 8 years old or something?