Tonight Viacom officials confirmed that President and founder Bjorn Rebney would be parting ways with the company after eight years. Rumors are circulating that former UFC employee and Strikeforce President Scott Coker may be in the running to take his place.
This is a huge story for Bellator, so what did the Twitter-verse have to say?
@EAlvarezfight: Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney Good luck in Your future endeavors brother !
@SwaggleBerryFin: I'm gonna miss fighting for @BjornRebney dude always treated me right! Let's see what the future holds.
@PhenomLima: Best of luck @BjornRebney! Was great working with you!
@Ramnpage4real: The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I… http://instagram.com/p/pY7wqpv_Oq/
@KingMo: @Rampage4real so now u feel some typa way cuz your dick rider got fired and now u wanna retire!!!?
@PatricioPitbull: @BjornRebney despite our recent differences, there were times you were very good to me and my brother. Good luck in your future endeavours.
@DanielWeichel: Best of luck for the future @BjornRebney and thanks for the respect and opportunity @BellatorMMA
@SAADMMA: Looks like I have a new boss. I'm very excited to see what changes come @cokersf @BellatorMMA
?Of course Twitter isn't the only place fighter's share their opinion on news. Ben Saunders took the Underground to voice his opinion:
This is a Fantastic Day for Bellator, Viacom, but above all every fighter currently signed with the promotion!
Not to mention the whole MMA Community.
I don't know Scott Coker but hear nothing but great things.
Bjorn is the reason #1 reason I left Bellator. I had a horrible traumatizing experience working for that man. I damn near retired.
(Almost) Every single fighter on their roster just woke up Happy!
+1 for the Good Guys! :D
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