UFC president Dana White has been talking trash about Bellator as of late, emphasizing that CEO Bjorn Rebney doesn’t really run the company. He said that their parent company, Viacom, calls the shots and have the money to do so as they sit on $50 billion in cash.
Rebney has heard the comments and is too focused with the current season of Bellator to deal with White’s remarks.
“They do seem to be talking about us an awful lot,” said Rebney on The MMA Report. “The reality of it is, with a show every single week I got to hyper focus on what we’re doing. To a large extent, it’s white noise. My focus is to build this company, so I don’t pay much attention to it.”
Yesterday, February 21, Bellator 90 aired on Spike TV. Rebney said he’s working like crazy to continue to put on weekly shows. After the post-fight press conference, he plans on working and will do the same once he returns home as the next show is less than a week away.
There are still five more shows planned for Season 8. The promotion takes a week off in the middle of March. The next show is Bellator 91 from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM. The main event sees light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu defend against Attila Vegh.