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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Report: Bjorn Rebney Argues Some UFC PPVs Not Worthy of Free TV

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney

By FCF Staff

While it remains to be seen what kind of sales Bellator’s first pay-per-view generated, the promotion’s CEO Bjorn Rebney says the company has no intention of producing regular PPV cards.

According to Rebney, one of the main reasons Bellator won’t hold another PPV anytime soon, is because the promotion doesn’t want to follow the UFC’s lead. While speaking to the media after Bellator 120, Rebney argued that the world’s biggest MMA promotion is holding too many PPV events (quote via MMA Junkie.com):

“I used to watch the UFC years ago, and I used to buy pay-per-views when they were significant, and every pay-per-view had big fights on it, but that’s not the case anymore,” Rebney reportedly said. “They do one every three weeks, and some of them, I’m like, ‘I wouldn’t watch that if it was on FS1.’”

Rebney went on to say that Bellator likely won’t hold another PPV card until this fall or early next year.

Bellator 120 was headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between “King Mo” Lawal and “Rampage” Jackson, which saw the latter score a controversial, decision win.

 

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:30 pm
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