Bellator CEO Responds To World Series of Fighting Challenge: “I’m Not Focused on Callouts”

January 20, 2014

Bjorn RebneyLast week, World Series of Fighting issued a challenge to Bellator MMA. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney responded to that challenge on Monday.

WSOF vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, on last week’s episode of The MMA Hour, threw out the challenge: a pay-per-view event pitting 10 WSOF fighters against 10 Bellator fighters. The winning promotion would keep all gate receipts and pay-per-view revenue from the event.

WSOF went as far as tweeting out its proposed match-ups.

“With the unveiling that we’ve just done over the last week or so of Season 10, the best season in our history, the light heavyweight tournament that I just announced [Monday], which is the most competitive we’ve ever done featuring a 100-percent healthy Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson looking to re-establish himself as the best in the world, we’re in 140 countries around the world right now and growing, the announcement of the Fox alliance which gives us the biggest distribution in the history of Latin America for MMA. Next week we’re going to be announcing a new alliance with the Middle East, which gives us the biggest distribution in the history of the Middle East when it comes to MMA. And, by the way, we’re on Spike, who basically wrote the book on mixed martial arts in terms of distribution in the U.S. and drilled the highest rated MMA content with us this fall.

“Look, I’m focused on our business,” said Rebeny during a media conference call on Monday. “I’m not focused on callouts.”

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