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02-07-2013, 07:37 AM
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The "Bellator PPV" is a complete bluff fabricated to counter the UFC's offer to Alvarez. UFC included Eddie's first PPV booking as a means to offer him something that Bellator could not logistically match, since they haven't booked a single PPV event.
By all accounts, Eddie has now missed out on two UFC PPV bookings because of Bellator's stalling tactics. I think his strategy is to let both the first and second UFC PPV dates pass, with Bellator not putting any PPV events together in that time span. This will be used as evidence against Bjorn to show that Bellator can not legitimately offer him the same opportunities as the UFC.
I don't think that Bellator's tactic of saying, "Well, we would have done a PPV with Eddie," will hold any water after those UFC PPV dates pass.
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
Rebney is so full of shit, he's a fucking Winnebago conman and this is all just bluster and bluff. If they go to PPV with the roster they have, they'd draw a horrible number.
Not going to happen.
Exactly, total bluff. But I wouldn't call him a conman, just a business man flexing his muscle for his own best interest, no different from any other promoter.
Last edited by trustkill; 02-07-2013 at 07:41 AM.
02-07-2013, 09:22 PM
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Greg Jackson expects no backlash over assuming Fight Master role Greg Jackson expects no backlash over assuming Fight Master role - Mixed Martial Arts News
Damon Martin, writing for Bleacher Report, says Greg Jackson does not anticipate any repercussions over his participation as a coach in the Spike TV reality series Fight Master:, which will be competing with the UFC's The Ultimate Fighter. |
Jackson will join Randy Couture, Frank Shamrock and Joe Warren as coaches. Filming is expected to being in a few weeks, ahead of a Summer debut.
"I don't think so," said Jackson during a media conference call on Tuesday. "Because like Randy I've worked with Bellator before, and I don't think it should be a problem. My fighters are my fighters, and I'm me and like Frank said as well, I think it's good for the sport,."
"Even Dana would admit that it's good for the sport to have other organizations around. So I don't foresee any problems."
This year, with Jon Jones coaching The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, Jackson opted not to be a part of his staff, due to the sheer amount of competitors getting ready for fights who needed his undivided attention.
Jackson explains that he will still be able to travel to shows on weekends and help corner his fighters, and even when the show is filming, his time commitment isn't so serious that he will be away for long stretches.
"IIt's very doable," said Jackson. "The great thing is you know you have great assistant coaches and that's always been one of my strengths as a team are the coaches around me, they're much better than I am, but just having that support system allows me the freedom to kind of move around a little bit. So I'm very, very blessed and lucky for that."
Couture: "Had some interesting texts from Dana" http://www.fightersonlymag.com/conte...xts-from-danaq
Randy Couture has made some comments on the increasingly bitter fall-out between himself and the UFC following his decision to take a broadcasting job with would-be rivals Bellator MMA, as he tells Sherdog: |
On communication with UFC president Dana White:
“I had some rather interesting and classic texts that came to my phone. This was kind of a couple weeks ago when things started leaking.”
On White saying he was happy Couture is gone:
“I’m happy to not have to put up with and keep my mouth shut and deal with Dana as well. It goes both ways. I have a ton of respect for the UFC. In a lot of ways, I still have respect for Dana and the passion that he has for the sport and the things that him and Lorenzo have managed to do for the sport over the course of their tenure since 2000... certainly there’s plenty of things I don’t agree with.”
On Viacom owning Spike TV and Bellator:
"At the end of the day, they’ve never shied away from competition and I think that’s what’s got them on their heels a little bit now and Dana especially, is that I think they see Viacom and this whole platform as a threat and serious competition to them being considered the only brand in the marketplace in this sport.”
Bellator made its Spike TV debut last month and is set on becoming a thorn in the side of the UFC. It seems Spike TV also has an axe to grind, seeing as the fallout between it and the UFC also had some sharp moments.
Spike claims to be responsible for building the UFC to its current stature and it wants to do the same for Bellator. Part of that involves a reality television show - ‘Fight Masters’ - which on the face of it is not a million miles from The Ultimate Fighter.
Aside from Couture, coach du jour Greg Jackson has also signed up to lead a team on the series, sure to endear him even further to the UFC. He was labelled “a sport killer” in the press release announcing the cancellation of UFC 151 last year.
No Love Lost: Dana White Has No Respect for Frank Shamrock http://www.mmaweekly.com/dana-white-...frank-shamrock
“Frank Shamrock is a (expletive). Frank Shamrock literally never shuts up. He’s always popping off about something. He’s always got something stupid to say,” said White following the UFC 156 post-fight press conference. |
“Frank Shamrock came out with a statement the other day and wants to fight me. Give me a (expletive) break. The guy is a clown. I just have no respect for Frank Shamrock,” said White.
Randy Couture: My Deal is with Spike TV, Not Bellator; That’s Maybe Lost on Dana White http://www.mmaweekly.com/randy-coutu...-on-dana-white
“I have to clarify that because my deal is with Spike. It’s for TV shows, both scripted and unscripted potential shows. I’ve never been to Bellator. That was the first time I’ve ever met Bjorn (Rebney), was at the press conference, so I’m not involved in any way, shape, or form with Bellator, just to clarify that,” Couture told Knockout Radio, an MMAWeekly.com official content partner. |
“My deal is to train athletes for this reality show that will get the opportunity to fight in the tournament for Bellator, and that’s about the extent of my commitment, at least at this stage of things, with the organization and the promotion of Bellator,” Couture added.
“I think that is a distinction that is largely misunderstood and maybe lost on Dana (White). He’s not one for details. But at the end of the day, that’s the reality of it.”
“I think there are some opportunities for some scripted series. Spike wants to develop some new stuff that’s their own, their own cable-type shows. You’ve seen FX and a lot of other places that are developing those types of things: The Walking Dead, Justified. There’s a ton of shows like that out there that are scripted television that are fun. I enjoy a lot of those shows, so if I get the opportunity to continue to refine and hone my acting skills in that type of setting, it would be crazy for me not to get on board and be part of it,” he said. |
UFC president Dana White was not happy with the way Couture handled his transition from the UFC to Spike TV, but Couture and Spike TV knew it would be this way going into the deal.
“I think they understood when they came to me and asked me to get involved in this what it meant to me and what kind of trouble we were in for and what I was in for with regards to Zuffa and Dana. They had a longstanding, six-and-a-half year relationship with Dana. They know Dana as well as anybody.
“I think they’ve respected that. They’ve stepped up with the offer they made me and the commitment they made to me is genuine and very solid,” said Couture. “So I’m happy to be involved.”
Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
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