Tuesday, 12/03/2013, 07:38 am

Ben Saunders Released By Bellator

The former UFC fighter, and three-time Bellator tournament competitor has been released by Bellator. confirmed the news via Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, who said “I’ve been a ‘Killa B’ fan for years, and Ben’s given 100 percent of his heart every single time he’s stepped into the Bellator cage.”

“After competing in three Bellator tournaments, Ben could never get to the top of that mountain,” Rebney said. “As we continue to grow and expand I spoke to Ben and we both decided it was time to move in a different direction, so we provided Ben his complete release [from Bellator]”

It is still not clear where Saunders will end up now that he has been released from the two biggest MMA promotions in the world.


0 Responses to “Ben Saunders Released By Bellator”

  1. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Somebody sign this man. he might not become a champ but he sure delivers every time he fights. Win or lose he puts on exciting fights and always tries to finish.

  2. allmightysandman says:

    Bjork Rebney is a bit of a tool…there I said it. (and please don’t correct my spelling…i’m aware)

    IF a promotion has the luxury of so many top tier guys, that they can afford to cut guys that “aren’t going to win the belt” then that’s one thing…Bellator is NOT that promotion. Killah B is exciting, he goes for finishes, he only really loses to top level guys…he’s a bit of a ‘name’ for an organization that has very few, relatively speaking, and I know for me, it’s been a reason to watch some of their broadcasts when he’s on the card.

    dumb move and I also think we are not getting the whole story…

    I think he could hang with good enough guys to be a gatekeeper somewhere…even in the ufc…he just can’t beat his buddy Lima.

    Pick him up and give him a crack at a few young guys trying to come up through the ranks and I bet he’d do ok.

  3. Ddddddddd says:

    I get the politics. He doesn’t want an unsuccessful UFC fighter to beat up on up and comers. That makes the competition that the fighters are beating junk. Like Askren.
    It lets Dana say that the champion of Bellator isn’t worth hiring into the UFC.

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