Dana White UFC Fan Expo 2013-LogoBellator MMA will enter the pay-per-view market on Nov. 2 with an event headlined by former UFC light heavyweight titleholders Tito Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

UFC president Dana White was asked on Thursday about the event and whether he plans to counter program the competition – a regular practice in the television industry – following the UFC Fight Night 26: Shogun vs. Sonnen pre-fight press conference in Boston.

White stated that he doesn’t plan to counter program Bellator’s first pay-per-view.

“I’m sure you guys saw, when the thing came out, when they did their press conference, all they talked about was me at the press conference.  What else are they going to talk about, that fight?  ‘Well, you guys have lost your last ten fights. How do you think the fight will go?  Well, I can tell you this, one of us is going to win.  Somebody’s O has got to go,’” said White.

Jackson (32-11) has gone 2-4 in his last six outings and is currently on a three-fight losing streak.  Ortiz (16-11-1) has one win since 2006.  He’s lost six of his last seven fights and is also riding a three-fight losing streak.

“Obviously they need money, and good for them,” said White about Jackson and Ortiz.  “Let them do their thing.”

The UFC president said he doesn’t view Bellator as competition at all.

“You’re talking about, ‘How is your competitive spirit feeling?’  My video blog does more (expletive) viewers than their television show does.  I’m not feeling very competitive.”

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 201 Countdown Video: Rose Namajunas vs Karolina Kowalkiewicz

  • 28 days ago
  • 29 views

Strawweights Rose Namajunas and Karolina Kowalkiewicz game plan for a bout that could send the winner on to championship contention. read news >>

Kimbo Slice’s Son, Kevin Ferguson Jr., to Debut at Bellator 160

  • 28 days ago
  • 50 views

Kevin Ferguson, Jr. (aka Baby Slice) is set to follow in the footsteps of his father, Kimbo Slice, when he makes his pro debut at Bellator 160. read news >>

Saad Awad vs. Derek Anderson Added to Bellator 160 Main Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight bout pitting Saad Awad against Derek Anderson has been added to the main card of the recently announced “Bellator 160: Henderson vs. Pitbull” event on August 26. read news >>

UFC on FOX 20 TV Ratings Peak with 4.687 Million Viewers for Main Event

  • 26 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC on FOX 20 sent FOX's tv ratings for UFC events through the roof, peaking with 4.687 million viewers for Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko. read news >>

BJ Penn Expects to Return in November, Reponds to Dana White’s Comments

  • 26 days ago
  • 179 views

B.J. Penn expects to return to the UFC in November and responds to Dana White's recent comments about him not living up to his full potential. read news >>

Is Ronda Rousey Pregnant? Dana White Squashes the Rumor

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC president Dana White's job is never ending and never the same. Thursday night, he spent his time squashing a Ronda Rousey pregnancy rumor. read news >>

Dana White Video: UFC Sale ‘Kind of Bugged Me Out a Little Bit’

  • 25 days ago
  • 91 views

The sale of the company he helped build, has UFC president Dana White "kind of bugged out." read news >>

Video: Dana White Gives His Immediate Reaction, Breaks Down UFC 201

  • 23 days ago
  • 314 views

Dana White gave his immediate reaction to UFC 201, a card that saw Tyron Woodley take out Robbie Lawler in the first round to win the 170-pound title. read news >>

Dana White 'Would Love' Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz in Poland

  • 23 days ago
  • 15 views

Karolina Kowalkiewicz all but assured her title shot with a split-decision victory over Rose Namajunas at UFC 201. Kowalkiewicz entered as the No. 5-ranked strawweight with Namajunas holding the No. read news >>

‘Baby Slice’ Faces Jonathan Tomasian in Pro Debut at Bellator 160

  • 21 days ago
  • 15 views

“Baby Slice” Kevin Ferguson Jr.'s Bellator arrival was trending on social media for two-straight days. On Monday, Bellator confirmed his first challenge. read news >>