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And "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy," for one, was happy to see Scott Coker replace him as head cheese. "I was so happy. I was real calm. Bjorn Rebney just made empty promises. He promised so much and he never followed through at all. I'm not going into detail, [but it was] things I had battle for in my contract. He says 'no, we're not going to do that.' [I said] 'it's in my contract, you have to.' It came down to the last two weeks before fight and then he finally came through, he had no choice. read news >>

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When Scott Coker took the reins at Bellator MMA, it was no secret that changes were on the horizon. The promotional renovations would, of course, include the fighters, but the overhaul also affected people on the other side of the organization. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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"Killa B" reveals he was on the brink of retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA) because the former head cheese over at Bellator MMA insisted on playing "weird games" with its talent. Ben Saunders made an immediate impact in his return to the Octagon this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by submitting Chris Weatherly in the very first round at UFC Fight Night 49 (results). For Saunders, his return to the Octagon was something he was looking forward to since he was cut by Ult read news >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

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