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8/7/13 11:47 PM
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Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC:

"Our point of difference is that we're real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title fights, when it boils down to crowning our champion at 170, or 55 or 45 or whatever weight class, guys are going to earn the right to fight for that championship and they're going to have to beat the champion. It's the toughest tournament in sports, it's real sports competition.

We're not sitting around waiting for some wrestler to lose two fights straight and then bark his way into a 205 world title fight. That's just not the essence of what we do."

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8/7/13 11:50 PM
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You're welcome, UG blog. Phone Post
8/7/13 11:58 PM
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Dude has a point. UFC did do that, no denying it.
8/8/13 12:00 AM
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BINGO

 

8/8/13 12:01 AM
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He has a point but more than likely none of his fighters could challenge for a UFC title either. Not quite the same level. Also Bellator has never had to sell a PPV and not that they are trying they are using people that the UFC built up recognition for to do so. He has a point but also doesn't have much room to talk at the same time. Phone Post 3.0
8/8/13 12:01 AM
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They also only pay undercard fighters 2k Phone Post 3.0
8/8/13 12:02 AM
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Bjorn was saying that over a year ago, minus the Chael comparison.

 

 

8/8/13 12:03 AM
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Can we just all get along! Phone Post
8/8/13 12:04 AM
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Can't wait for Chaels response.

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8/8/13 12:06 AM
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Bellator is a legit sports competition, UFC is more entertainment.

8/8/13 12:07 AM
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JerodR - He has a point but more than likely none of his fighters could challenge for a UFC title either. Not quite the same level. Also Bellator has never had to sell a PPV and not that they are trying they are using people that the UFC built up recognition for to do so. He has a point but also doesn't have much room to talk at the same time. Phone Post 3.0

lol@this shillish bullshit

 

 

8/8/13 12:12 AM
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shots fired... nothing we, the hardcore fans didn't already know.
8/8/13 12:32 AM
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cross3dout - Can't wait for Chaels response.

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Why respond? Outside of here and a few other sites, no one is listening.

Him responding is probably what Bjorn wants. Phone Post
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Opps. Wrong thread.
8/8/13 1:26 AM
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Didn't Chael only lose one (to Anderson) before fighting Jones for the title.

Unless he means two title shots straight, but they weren't straight...

Unless I'm misreading this? Phone Post 3.0
8/8/13 1:28 AM
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And I mean BEFORE barking his way to the 205 shot.

Obviously he lost two in a row (Silva and Jones) but that's not what Bjorn is saying. Phone Post 3.0
8/8/13 1:40 AM
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The UFC is absolutely a sports competition.. but it's also mixed with spectacle. It's called sports entertainment. Fans don't want pure competition. Fans want exciting fights and interesting match ups. The combination of the two is what has made the UFC so successful and what made it possible for organizations like Bellator and guys like Rebney to enjoy their own relative success. Apparently those guys have no problem thumbing their nose at the very process that made MMA has big as it is today. Good for them.
8/8/13 1:47 AM
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he's right, that was a bullshit title shot, but the bellator system is flawed. The champions fight once a year, how the hell can they even put food on their families plate? If they don't have contenders that aren't just tourney winners, that fucking ship is gonna sink.

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Wait didn't they just setup King Mo after losing for any easy route back to a titleshot and isn't he a wrestler?

 

Hypocrites

8/8/13 1:52 AM
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LitUp - Didn't Chael only lose one (to Anderson) before fighting Jones for the title.

Unless he means two title shots straight, but they weren't straight...

Unless I'm misreading this? Phone Post 3.0

You are correct.

We all know that. Rebney did not. So much for his actual knowledge.
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Doesn't bellator have their champs fighting in non title fights? That was a stupid concept when pride did it and it still makes absolutely no sense at all.
8/8/13 1:55 AM
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Hmmm how about what they did with king mo? He got put out of his first tournament so they made another one with no name guys just so he could win it and challenge for a title Phone Post 3.0
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Put King Mo in a 4 man tournament with favourable matchups, profit?????
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Byork needs to stop trying to compete with the UFC. They're going to just have to settle with being the TNA of MMA.

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