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  • 01-23-2013, 05:23 PM
    Fe1
    Quote Originally Posted by the_dark_angel_4ever View Post
    You say that like it's a bad thing. Professional sports are one of the few business where a monopoly is usually beneficial. All the top atheletes under one roof, competing with one another.
    Ha it wasn't meant to sound like a bad thing. I'm all for it
  • 01-23-2013, 05:13 PM
    the_dark_angel_4ever
    Quote Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
    It's only a matter of time before Zuffa is running the MMA monopoly. Bellator will eventually cease to operate just like any other organization that has crossed Dana.
    You say that like it's a bad thing. Professional sports are one of the few business where a monopoly is usually beneficial. All the top atheletes under one roof, competing with one another.
  • 01-23-2013, 04:09 PM
    Fe1
    It's only a matter of time before Zuffa is running the MMA monopoly. Bellator will eventually cease to operate just like any other organization that has crossed Dana.
  • 01-23-2013, 03:52 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
    Does Bjorn own a big enough piece of Bellator to stop Viacom from selling to the UFC?
  • 01-23-2013, 03:49 PM
    Cat--Smasher
    Rebney: Never in a million years would I sell Bellator to the UFC

    Rebney: Never in a million years would I sell Bellator to the UFC - Mixed Martial Arts News

    The current #1 challenger in MMA to the UFC is the Viacom-owned Bellator Fighting Championship. Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney was recently asked by Fight Hub TV's Marcos Villegas whether he would consider selling to the UFC at some point.

    "Never in a million years would I sell Bellator MMA to the UFC," replied Rebney definitively.
    WFA - buyed
    Pride - buyed
    WEC - buyed
    ProElite XC - died
    IFL - died
    Affliction - died
    Strikeforce - buyed
  • 01-22-2013, 12:27 AM
    cpac77
    If Bjorn isn't lying through his teeth, then he's ultimately going to have to be OK with his top guys wanting to make a bee-line to the UFC after they've cleaned out their respective divisions and fulfilled their contractual obligations.
  • 01-21-2013, 10:06 PM
    Fe1
    Quote Originally Posted by Y2JUBAE View Post
    Well, they can't compete so that isn't even a factor to be considered, but with the Eddie drama, I think UFC would consider that a reason to put them out of business.
    No way, Dana isn't the kind of guy that holds a grudge over that kind of thing lol.
  • 01-21-2013, 09:23 PM
    Y2JUBAE
    Well, they can't compete so that isn't even a factor to be considered, but with the Eddie drama, I think UFC would consider that a reason to put them out of business.
  • 01-21-2013, 08:58 PM
    Cat--Smasher

    Bjorn Rebney Not Looking To Compete With The UFC

    Bjorn Rebney Not Looking To Compete With The UFC - FightLine.com

    Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney isn't looking to compare his promotion to the UFC or start a ratings war.

    "We got to do great shows, put all these different fighters on TV, put compelling backstories and the numbers are going to be what they're going to be," said Rebney to Sherdog. "There's nothing I can do other than put together as good as a show to have any kind of influence."

    Rebney stated that unlike the IFL and Elite XC, he's not looking to shoot on the UFC. He wants to put on solid shows, but doesn't view the UFC and Bellator as opponents. Rather, they are two separate companies who have a job to produce quality action.

    "It's never been my nature to talk down about the UFC," said Rebney. "We're in the same space. Sport entertainment is probably the most competitive aspect of the sport. It's the nature of the beast to want to make your show better and see better numbers, but I don't look at it from the perspective that we're a competitor to the UFC."

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