Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney -- affectionately known as "Bjork" to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White -- made headlines last week for siding with Culinary Workers Union Local 226, who are embroiled in a fight with Station Casinos (because of this) and ultimately, UFC.
Otherwise known as "screaming for attention," according to comments made by White at last weekend's UFC Fight Night 40 media scrum (watch it here).
"I don't care about those guys. I don't see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork has been saying a lot of stupid shit lately, he's in the press. He's screaming for attention, talking about New York and the union. What the fuck has he done to do anything in New York? What has that guy done to raise the bar in mixed martial arts whatsoever? He's done nothing. He's done completely zero, zilch, so good luck to him on their pay-per-view."
He'll need it.
The Bellator 120 event was turned inside out when Eddie Alvarez suffered a concussion and withdrew, forcing Rebney and Co. to rework their May 17 fight card (see it here) in Southaven, Mississippi. Unlike previous efforts, UFC does not have an event to counter-program that show.
Probably because it doesn't see Bellator as competition "whatsoever."