Bellator is quickly becoming the Amanda Bynes of MMA organizations, and I guess I’m fine with that, but it’s clear Bjorn Rebney has completely lost control of his business, and Spike is running it into the ground. Now, Bellator has announced they are willing to let their best fighter and welterweight champion, Ben Askren, go to the UFC for a host of reasons. You read between the lines.
Bjorn Rebney, Bellator MMA chairman and CEO, told ESPN.com:
“I don’t think we’re going to make an offer at this point,” “So I don’t see any reason to make anybody sit out. If Ben’s going to go to the UFC, we should speed up that process so he can go fight. I’d love to see Ben versus GSP,” Rebney added, referring to Georges St-Pierre.
“If the UFC does make an offer, we’ll take a look at it and move on from there,” Rebney said. “We haven’t been proactive yet. I have nothing but good things to say about Ben as a fighter, but we’re all very aware of how he fights and what he does. It’s not for