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Mark Pavelich Is Not Fond of This Rebney Character

“…and I also understand that he always takes a penny, and never leaves one.  He once killed a puppy with a kitten.  He wears black all the time.  He’s a malefactor, a villain.  I don’t really know him from Adam, but f*ck that guy.”

Mark Pavelich, the owner/CEO/Gran High Poo-bah of Maximum Fighting Championships, is not the kind of guy who holds back his feelings. He’s an expressive, gregarious type who uses Twitter like he was getting bonuses for followers, and describing him as “outspoken” would be like saying Amy Winehouse liked to get high.*  And right now, he’s feeling pretty pissed off at the Son of Winnebago Man.

It seems that recent moves by Bellator, particularly acquiring top MFC talents Douglas Lima and Ryan Ford, has worked the Pav’s nerves to the point that he had to go on Twitter to air his grievances, and then follow that up with an interview so he make sure that everyone understood the words that were coming out of his mouth. Pavelich insists that Bellator has signed unspecified fighters that are currently under contract with MFC, and Bjorn is an idiot. Furthermore, Pavelich doesn’t even know who this Bjorn guy is.

In an interview with FullContactFighter, Pavelich said of Rebney: “I don’t know him and I don’t want to know him. I don’t care at all what he does, but if he’s going to sign fighters that are under contract with my organization you’re picking a fight with my family.”

Now, it’s nothing new for Pavelich to say that he doesn’t watch other MMA promotions, but is he seriously saying that he’s unfamiliar with the other players in the MMA game? Sure, it’s possible to ignore Rebney and Bellator in 2009 when they were new and unknown, but Bellator has made huge strides in market penetration and talent acquisition. Even further, Pavelich says that he’s just started to watch some other MMA shows, but “90% of the fighters I’ve never even heard of before.” Ignoring well-established competition and the ever-developing talent pool outside his own promotion like this may not be the best way to stay on the forefront of MMA, but that’s just our opinion.

In a perfect world, Rebney and Pavelich would start beefing on Twitter, which would elevate to threats, which would lead to a mano a mano challenge, which would lead to a “let’s you and him fight”, which would lead to a sick MFC-BFC crossover card that would rock your face off.  That probably won’t happen, but if it does, you heard it here first. In the meantime, at least Pavelich still has Lima‘s little brother, in his opinion the most exciting fighter in MMA.

But then, he never watches anything but his own show, right?




*What, too soon?  Eat me.

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agentsmith- July 27, 2011 at 8:39 am
Amy Wino said she wasn't going to rehab, and godammit she meant it.
Todd M- July 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm
Step your game up Pavelich
the silver hawaiian- July 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm
"Every now and again I have a good ideal.."

Really? You're a writer?


Me fail English? That's unpossibl!
Dynamo- July 26, 2011 at 11:28 am
@intercept440 Clearly you've never been to Montreal. That's how Canadiens like it. (Not Canadians)
Viva Hate- July 26, 2011 at 10:42 am
It is always acceptable to make fun of dead junkies at any moment, there is no wait.
darciesdaddy- July 26, 2011 at 10:35 am
*What, too soon? Eat me.

Not soon enough, if you ask me.
skeletor- July 26, 2011 at 10:18 am
I disagree about the most exciting fighter part. The guy I find most exciting is Pettis Kick. It's amazing that he has the last name of kick and is able to do awesome kicks. Is he still undefeated?
intercept440- July 26, 2011 at 9:41 am
@rwr wilson my friend careful .. canadiens are sensitive it appears lately over minor quips, just look at my last post the other day on the reffing incident. just be prepared to laugh when a few of them get there g strings a bit to far up in there crack
Get Off Me- July 26, 2011 at 9:40 am
Pavelich is trying to sell MFC, asking price just over 3 million.
Mark is frsutrated with the current state of MMA, mainly sanctioning bodies from the various provinces, he does not see the situation improving in his lifetime and thus wants out. He is just a big ball of stress right now who is having trouble coming to terms with his organizations place in MMA.
Cup Cheick- July 26, 2011 at 9:30 am
Huge strides? *Chuckles*
El Famous Burrito- July 26, 2011 at 9:12 am
Yeah, right. And Grizzly Adams had a beard.
RwilsonR- July 26, 2011 at 9:11 am
Wait, wait, wait... a Canadian with a giant chip on his shoulder for feeling inadequate?
Nah, that doesn't make any sense.
Maine Blazer- July 26, 2011 at 9:09 am
Rexy-kins, I refuse to eat you when you're clearly on the rag.
Fried Taco- July 26, 2011 at 8:55 am
At least he watches, unlike other people who spend the whole time on Twitter.