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Bjorn Rebney Wants to Know, ‘Where is the Love?’

(Rebney’s thinning patience with Coker showed in this recent Twitter posting.)

By CagePotato contributor S.C. Michaelson

CHICAGO — With the recent announcement from Strikeforce that it will put on a 2011 heavyweight grand prix tournament, the MMA community has been abuzz with excitement and intrigue. Many analysts predict that a successful tournament could be the catalyst to Strikeforce becoming more of a major player in today’s market. However, not everyone is as excited about the prospect of the proposed tournament — enter Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.

"Tournament schmurnament," spat Rebney. "Hello, does anybody remember what Bellator is? Our whole company is based around tournaments. Hell, we just had a heavyweight tournament last year!"

Rebney is referring to the 2010 Bellator Fighting Championships Heavyweight Tournament won by teammate of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, Cole Konrad. A two-time NCAA champion, Conrad bowled through the opposition during the tournament winning by a first-round keylock against Neil Grove.

"Konrad used to beat up Cain [Velasquez] and he’s the so-called number one fighter in the world," said Rebney. "That must count for something."

The Bellator CEO doesn’t hold his tongue when it comes to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, the true target of his ire.

"First he doesn’t return my calls," states Rebney, referring to an incident from fall 2010 where Rebney claimed to have contacted Coker in regards to co-promotion. "He doesn’t return my calls and now he steals my f*cking idea and everyone bends over to give him props."

Rebney’s biggest bone of contention is the disparity of coverage between Strikeforce’s and Bellator’s tournaments.

"Why does Coker get everything?" exclaimed Rebney. "Coker, Coker, Coker."

After Bellator failed to get on the FX network – settling instead for MTV3 following repeat episodes of Daria – they’ll go to almost any lengths to garner attention for the fledgling promotion. A rumor has recently started to circulate involving Bjorn Rebney and an afro wig.

*Editor’s note: This story may or may not be a figment of Mr. Michaelson’s active imagination.

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831 Father- January 19, 2011 at 3:21 am
I wish there was an MTV3 with Daria re-runs or any of the old MTV cartoons. Better than 99% of the shit on TV these days.
StinkFacer- January 18, 2011 at 11:50 pm
^Im sorry, the mob with pitchforks and torches has spoken.
BlackLesnar- January 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Satire my friends, satire.

"I'm top prayer hater from Korea, you britches better recognize."
KarmaAteMyCat- January 18, 2011 at 7:46 pm
I like Bellator far more then I do strikeforce. I am not a fan of the fiasco's that are strikeforce.
Sudos KFC- January 18, 2011 at 7:41 pm
Meh. All of them for good reason.
glassjawsh- January 18, 2011 at 7:36 pm
S.C. just climbed past subo on the list of "most consistently hated on" blogger list. now he's only looking up at Kid Nate and Jonathan Snowden (and possibly Kevin Iole)
RSparrow- January 18, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Let me get this straight, so this dude "Black Lesnar" is someone who writes fake articles?

Ya, that's not funny.

cecils_pupils- January 18, 2011 at 7:31 pm
@ihateemo - glad to hear it was not intended...sorry about the harsh comment bro and for bein' such a cockmonger in my reaction. I've always liked your posts too so keep 'em comin'.

[bro hugs it out]
ihateemo- January 18, 2011 at 7:19 pm
cecils_pupils: I was referencing Michaelson in my comment, not you! I can see how that might have been misconstrued though, sorry. You're one of my fave commenters. Let's hug it out, bro.
ihateemo- January 18, 2011 at 7:18 pm
BlackLesnar Says:
Tue, 01/18/2011 - 18:33
For someone names "Ihateemo", you sure are acting...emo.


Rather be emo than a talentless hack. :)
cecils_pupils- January 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm
@ihateemo - wow, you sure are an angry little fucker aren't you. What? You mad? Check yourself cunt bitch.
brwntwn- January 18, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Please god no. Watch Kalib Run has turned into a big pile of dog shit thanks to S.C. Michaelson and his re-fucking-tarded articles, half of which are all about the goddamn WWE.
fatbellyfrank- January 18, 2011 at 4:49 pm
I knew Rebney would be pissed, and who is Black Lesnar?
BlackLesnar- January 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm
For someone names "Ihateemo", you sure are acting...emo.

"I'll hate on a brotha til he's totally broke and ain't got nothing like me. Cause that's what real hatin' is about."
El Guapo- January 18, 2011 at 4:20 pm
"I hate you, I hate you, I don't even know you and I hate your guts. I hope all bad things on you and nobody else but you."
ihateemo- January 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm
cecils_pupils Says:
Tue, 01/18/2011 - 15:35

just because he finally learned how to crack a joke DOES NOT make him CP-worthy.

Newfound sense of "humor" aside, writing a post that reads like something a 16-year old wrote after reading the Onion for the first time don't make you CP worthy either, player.
ihateemo- January 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm
Apparently all it takes these days to get your piss-poor writing up on the major blogs is by spamming the comments section at Bloody Elbow and picking arguments with Jonathan Snowden whenever you can. Kudos!
BlackLesnar- January 18, 2011 at 4:06 pm
@Munche Good to see you and bad to see you, you hateful diabolical sonofabitch. I wish you ill.
Shatski- January 18, 2011 at 3:57 pm
Always refreshing to see some Dave Chappelle references here on the Potato. "This fur coat is made out of your mama's pubic hairs."
munche- January 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm
Fuck, this guy sucked ass at BloodyElbow and now I have to deal with him here? Son of a bitch. Are you guys going to hire Snowden next? I come to CagePotato for funny, not the BloodyTampon whining. Don't pilfer their damned shitty writers!
LET IT RAIN- January 18, 2011 at 3:39 pm
I never knew that Rebney invented the whole tournament idea.
El Guapo- January 18, 2011 at 2:46 pm
Hey, Write Power is back!(SILENCE) You know, Sexy Rexy? (MORE SILENCE) Covers Bellator for CP, f'kn awesome dancer?? (CRICKETS CHIRPING)

And Dave Chapeezy called, says you guys owe him royalties.
howardsternspenis- January 18, 2011 at 2:04 pm
"do me a kindness" someones been watching too much Winnebago Man...
rlh61- January 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm
I actually find Bellator fights entertaining...then Rebney goes all fucking ballistic and makes me wonder how long they can last. I just think a firey, emotional personality can ruin a business unless you have a levelheaded exec in the mix to tone things down.

Rebney run this thing on his own or does he have partners?'re always in the know...can you give Bjorn a 'Gus Johnson/MRuss booty call' and get the scoop??

RwilsonR- January 18, 2011 at 1:54 pm
^^^ I like this guy. Don't really know who he is like everyone else seems to, but he seems okay so far. Although cecils_pupils seems to think that feeling wears off after a minute or so, so I'll see what happens.