By Evan Stoumbels
A short while ago WSOF President Ray Sefo and executive Vice President as well a matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz issued a winner take all card against their rival promotion Bellator.
Bellator had not responded to the challenge until recently when President Bjorn Rebney spoke on a Bellator conference call recently, saying:
“Look, and I understand the media likes to talk about this stuff and have fun with it, but the light heavyweight tournament announced today is the most competitive we’ve ever done. We’re bringing a 100 percent healthy Rampage Jackson into a tournament. We’re in 140 countries around the world and growing. We announced the Fox alliance, giving us the biggest distribution in Latin America when it comes to MMA. We’ve got the biggest distribution in the Middle East when it comes to MMA. We’re on Spike TV, who wrote the book on distribution of MMA. I’m focused on our business. I’m not focused on call outs.”
To which Abdelaziz Tweeted:
“Bjorn Rebney turned down our challenge. He doesn’t believe in his fighters and now he wants to distract everyone talking about GSP. CANDYASS”