Rebney: UFC’s comment about GSP ‘tasteless’

Monday, January 20, 2014

Bellator and the UFC are in the midst of a very public war of words, whether it be over fighter’s contracts (Eddie Alvarez, Ben Askren), their promotion of events, or even business decisions the other makes. Today in a media call, Bellator President Bjorn Rebney commented on remarks made by Dana White & Lorenzo Fertitta about their former champion, Georges St-Pierre:

Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney today said the UFC hit a new low this past week when it responded to a series of statements made by former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre.

“The UFC set the bar pretty high in terms of tasteless comments, but their recent comments about GSP are probably, in my mind, the most tasteless comments they’ve made in sometime,” Rebney said during a teleconference announcing the promotion’s Season 10 light-heavyweight tournament.

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