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.