Talk in Bellator is at an all-time high. It appears the promotion might be hosting their first pay-per-view towards the end of the year with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. involved.
Jackson’s manager declined any further details, but said at next week’s Bellator 97 there should be more answers.
UFC president Dana White, who’s not a fan of Bellator’s parent company Viacom, isn’t sure why they want to start running pay-per-views at this point. The UFC boss thinks it will be a major hit to their revenue.
“They have no f—— clue what they’re doing,” said White at the UFC on FOX 8 media scrum. “When they’re in this business, right, and things are going well, you start grabbing for anything. You have a bunch of guys who don’t know anything about fighting at the network. Networks acquire content. They don’t become promoters.”
Jones was spotted at UFC 162 talking to Anderson Silva, which led some to think they would meet. Since Silva dropped his middleweight belt, that doesn’t seem to be happening in the near future.
Jackson signed with Viacom in a deal that allows him to compete for Bellator, TNA Wrestling and appear in several specials for Spike TV.
Bellator 97 is July 31 from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM.