Rebney: Never in a million years would I sell Bellator to the UFC


The fate of Henry VIII's six wives is told in a brief rhyme:
Divorced, beheaded, died;
Divorced beheaded survived.

Likewise the fate historically of competitors to the UFC can be divided into buyed and died:
WFA - buyed
Pride - buyed
WEC - buyed
ProElite XC - died
IFL - died
Affliction - died
Strikeforce - buyed

The current #1 challenger in MMA to the UFC is the Viacom-owned Bellator Fighting Championship. Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney was recently asked by Fight Hub TV's Marcos Villegas whether he would consider selling to the UFC at some point.

"Never in a million years would I sell Bellator MMA to the UFC," replied Rebney definitively.


tags: UFC   Bellator   Bjorn Rebney   Dana White   


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UltimatePower site profile image  

1/26/13 12:29 AM by UltimatePower

WWF reference... the Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase.

CHILLITACO site profile image  

1/25/13 11:55 PM by CHILLITACO

Well said

CHILLITACO site profile image  

1/25/13 11:54 PM by CHILLITACO

Honestly zuffa needs invicta waaaaaayyyy before Bellator. They have zero international steam.Invicta is a great gap in the market that would fit. Just like the wec did

CindyO site profile image  

1/25/13 11:41 PM by CindyO

Huh??? I'm lost.   Cindy

stop_it_right_meow site profile image  

1/25/13 9:49 PM by stop_it_right_meow


SNewman site profile image  

1/24/13 2:34 AM by SNewman

There's definitely a place in MMA for a promotion like Bellator, but it's insanity to suggest that it'd be a good thing for them to compete with the UFC. Would it be a good thing to have a rival league competing with the NFL for players? Of course not. You want the best against the best with none of the shitty contractual issues that come in boxing for instance. The best thing for Bellator would be for them to pretty much act as a feeder for the UFC. Lombard should be the template for all of their stars really.

Gondul site profile image  

1/24/13 1:32 AM by Gondul

Why would they sell it? They deliver a pretty good product. I'm not sure how they do financially but I hope they stick around for a long time. I also hope the stick to their guns and don't become a feeder league for the UFC.

Shosh1n site profile image  

1/24/13 1:16 AM by Shosh1n

Bjorn is buddying up with Dana's pal Tiki (used to manage him I believe)....interesting....

whoabro site profile image  

1/23/13 11:23 PM by whoabro

Solid post

UltimatePower site profile image  

1/23/13 9:28 PM by UltimatePower

And the million dollar man... ALWAYS GETS HIS WAY HAHAHAHAHA.Money money money money moneyyyyyyyyyeyyy...Anyone?