Archive: Bjorn Rebney

Nov 4, 2013 3:25 pm

Bellator 106 Was Free For The Fans- But What Will It End Up Costing The Company?

This past Saturday night, we were to be given a Pay-Per-View quality show, free on Spike TV. A show which included a main-event rematch of the biggest fight that Bellator has ever put on, three title fights, and the crowning of the first ever Fight Master, Bellator 106 promised to be an epic night of fights for...

Oct 18, 2013 9:32 am

White brushes off Bellator’s Askren offer: ‘They’re playing games’

The thought of Ben Askren just waltzing in and challenging for a UFC title doesn’t fly with Dana White. Recently, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney offered to let conditional free agent Ben Askren walk away from the company provided UFC officials would guarantee him a title shot. White isn’t having any of it, as he spoke...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Discusses UFC’s Silence Toward Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has been a free agent since the summer; and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured) wonders why the UFC has not made an offer yet.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren’s contract with Bellator came to a close this summer, many thought the UFC would soon...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...


Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Aug 29, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Says Ben Askren Deal Won’t Be Easy, Calls Bjorn Rebney A ‘Scumbag’

There’s been no love loss between the presidents of two of MMA’s largest organizations, as UFC President Dana White spoke about his organization’s possibility of picking up Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   While the UFC and its president Dana White have changed their stance toward Ben Askren- that is,...

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 8, 2013 5:31 am

Bellator President Rebney takes shot at Sonnen/UFC

Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC: “Our point of difference is that we’re real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title...

Jul 26, 2013 11:20 am

Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler Signs New 8 Fight Contract

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you find something you like, you have to do everything in your power to keep it. That’s exactly the mindset Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney had when he went out and offered his current lightweight champion a new, long-term contract. BJPenn.com has gained word that Michael Chandler has just signed a new...

Jun 5, 2013 1:42 pm

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says Kongo Not Signed Yet; Hints at UK TV Deal

Today Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling held a press conference that featured Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, TNA CEO Dixie Carter, and the biggest addition to the Bellator roster to date, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While BJPENN.com knows you all want to hear what “Rampage” had to say, we want to provide our faithful readers with the...

Jun 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheick Kongo Follows Rampage to Bellator FC

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s been a huge day for Bellator FC. Early this morning we found out that Quinton Jackson had inked a deal with the organization and shortly after rumors started circulating that former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was working on a deal with the SPIKE TV based organization. Now, according to  MMA...

May 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Paul Daley Is Latest to Bash Bellator Over Contract Issues

By JAKE CHASTAIN |Yesterday we caught word that former UFC and Strikeforce welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley was having troubles with his new MMA home of Bellator. This is just adding to the fire that is already burning under Bellator’s belly when taking into account the entire Eddie Alvarez situation that is still yet to be...

May 13, 2013 10:40 am

Leonard Garcia and Management Discuss ‘Phantom’ Offer from Bellator

  Following his cut from the UFC, Leonard Garcia has been receiving a number of offers from other MMA organizations, all vying for a chance to host a fight who boasts two of the most memorable fights in recent history.  All, it seems, except Bellator MMA.   Garcia recently told MMAFighting.com that much of the...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Mar 6, 2013 11:02 am

Douglas Lima Breaks Hand in Semi-Final Win; Saunders Bout Postponed Until Summer

The MMA game is one of the toughest sports to remain healthy in. Obviously the dangers involved are much higher than any other professional sport as the object of the game is to hurt your opponent. With that being said it makes sense that any tournament style show, such as the current Bellator season 8...

Feb 22, 2013 9:28 am

Bellator Not Interested in Signing Fitch | MMA News

  The recent release of arguably one of the best welterweights in MMA history to never hold a title in the UFC, Jon Fitch, shocked the MMA community and left UFC fighters out in the cold in the way of job security as the prospect of being released became very real. The UFC stated that...

Jan 10, 2013 12:14 pm

Alvarez Contract Details Emerge; UFC Offers Quick Title Shot & PPV Cut

The battle for Eddie Alvarez continues. The UFC and Bellator have continued to feud over who will sign the 28-year-old lightweight standout and former Bellator champion, and this time we have the contractual numbers to compare the two promotions offers. Although both are indeed very similar (almost identical according to Bellator President Bjorn Rebney) and...