Bjorn Rebney: Bellator Fighting Championships not for sale!

Bellator Fighting Championships CEO, Bjorn Rebney comments on the recent purchase of Strikeforce by Zuffa LLC., before insisting that a similar offer to them would be turned down.

Rebney, speaking via MMAJunkie.com, said:

“No. My answer to that is based on our entire philosophy. It’s one where fighters control their own destiny. The organization that puts the cage down and puts up the lights, and puts all the cameras together and puts on the show on MTV, has the same exact philosophy of the fighters who step into the cage.”

“I am a big fan of controlling one’s own destiny. It’s what got me to this point. … It’s that type of control of controlling your destiny that is everything our organization is about. It’s our very, very core.”

“Our team has done an amazing job securing immensely talented fighters, so we’ll see. The great thing about Bellator is that a fighter’s performance really and honestly dictates things. I don’t want to be repetitive, but that’s what really controls it.”

“I think time will tell whether it’s good or bad overall for the industry. Competition is good for the industry. … Competition ultimately breeds the best. … It’s always good to have alternatives and competition, especially in a space growing as quickly as the mixed-martial-arts space is. Ultimately, only time will tell if it was a good thing for the industry.”

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