Rebney: White’s statement ‘very, very hypocritical’

Monday, September 24, 2012

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney listened to White’s words on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, and did not mince words in his response.

“It’s a very, very hypocritical statement,” Rebney mused.

“We had to go through the exact same process with Zuffa when we signed ‘King Mo.’ Zuffa released ‘King Mo’ Lawal on March 27, 2012. They went public with their release, they put it up on their own website, on, Dana confirmed the release of ‘King Mo’ to the media on the exact same day, and then in April, when Bellator looked to sign ‘King Mo,’ we had to submit our full contract to Zuffa. We sent it certified mail to their attorneys. Then we had to wait 14 full business days, which is typically 20-to-21 days in total, for them to decide if they were going to match or not going to match — which thankfully they didn’t, and we ended up with one of the most exciting and entertaining light heavyweights in the world — but, this is, to the letter, the exact same process.

“So it’s one thing to call somebody out on doing something,” continued Rebney. “But when you follow the exact same process, the veracity of the comments have to be taken in context with what the real world dictates.”

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