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  • a month ago
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Because Rebney was "two-facing like a fake ass motherf---er..." Bjorn Rebney was fired from Bellator MMA -- the company he founded -- after a falling out with Viacom executives over the tournament format on Spike TV, among many other things. And before he could even clean out his desk, Scott Coker was hired to replace him. Former Bellator fighter Ben Saunders (via The Underground) believes he may have had a hand in it. "I actually take pride knowing I might have had a little something to do with read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Since most of the dirty laundry was aired in the post-Viacom era of Bellator MMA, this fan wonders aloud if ex-CEO Bjorn Rebney was just a pawn in the cutthroat game of MMA. Maybe the "face" was really just a faceplate? It's with surprisingly mixed feelings that I reflect on the Bjorn Rebney era at Bellator. Given that things have gotten to the point where the parent company, Viacom, has decided to can its CEO and founder, one can't but stop and wonder what else has been happening behind the sce read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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With Bjorn Rebney out and Scott Coker in at Bellator, the MMA world is still reeling from a major shift. What does it mean? That and more in this week’s Twitter Mailbag.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The rumors of Bjorn Rebney's departure from Bellator MMA came true on Wednesday, June 18. Spike TV announced that Rebney would be removed as the CEO and chairman of the MMA promotion that he created. President and COO Tim Danaher was also removed from his role. Before the news could settle, former Strikefoce CEO Scott Coker was installed as the new president of Bellator MMA. In one fell swoop Viacom made some interesting moves that will shake up the mixed martial arts industry. Stories were swir read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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One can't help but question what is next for Bellator? Announced today that Bjorn Rebney the face of Bellator MMA who created the promotion and served as it's chairman, is leaving the mixed martial arts promotion effective immediately. Not to mention the COO Tim Danaher will also leave Bellator. Over the past several years Bjorn has be scrutinized for how he has handled the promotion and it's fighters. He released a statement about his departure: read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Bellator MMA, operating under the Viacom umbrella, fired founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney on Wednesday (June 18, 2014) and hired Scott Coker to take his place. In addition, the former Strikeforce CEO will help lead the Spike TV-televised mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion in a new direction as it ditches the tournament-based format in favor of a more traditional model with big fights. What does Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White have to say about all this? That, as well as all read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has replaced now former Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney, and the promotion also plans to move away from its longstanding tournament format. The Bjorn Rebney era in Bellator might be soon coming to an end. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Viacom executives, the majority owner of Bellator MMA, informed Rebney, the founder and CEO of the promotion, earlier this week in New York that they are working towards replacing him with former Strikeforce read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Less than 12 hours after Bjorn Rebney's exit from the organization he founded and ran for seven years, former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker was officially named President of Bellator MMA. Viacom made the announcement official Wednesday afternoon, indicating that Bellator will likely distance itself from its trademark tournament format moving forward. "We are excited to have Scott Coker lead us in a new direction as we evolve the league format from a tournament-based organization to a more traditio read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Check out ongoing reaction from Bellator and Strikeforce fighters, past and present alike, as they learn of Viacom's decision to oust Bjorn Rebney from the promotion he founded and presided over for seven years, from Bellator's early days on ESPN Deportes all the way to the center stage that is Spike TV, in order to potentially sign-on former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker as his replacement moving forward. Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney Good luck in read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Dallas Winston and Eugene S. Robinson discuss Bjorn Rebney's split with Bellator, MMA agent Mike Kogan's controversial comment about Jose Aldo and the flavor of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino's cinematic endeavors. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Major changes are in the works for Bellator MMA. read news >>

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