When UFC President Dana White was asked if he would ever consider buying Bellator he promptly gave a resounding no. The UFC has acquired more than a few promotions over the years, but according to White Bellator has no value. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney usually shies away from commenting on the remarks from White, but he did have a reply for his comments this time.
Bjorn Rebney said to MMAFighting:
It hasn’t been my practice to respond to his ongoing focus on Bellator. My focus is on the expansion of the Bellator brand worldwide and constantly creating a better more exciting, entertaining product for our fans. But….when he lofts softballs like this over the plate, you just have to take a swing. And, the facts here are that the UFC’s Partners at FOX just made a multi-year commitment, worth tens of millions of dollars to the Bellator brand. If that doesn’t paint a clear picture on value, I don’t know what would.
Continue reading here.
Front-Page Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports