Amid the continuing antitrust lawsuit introduced in opposition to the UFC, the promotion’s CEO, Dana White overtly criticized Bellator MMA boss, Scott Coker – claiming the veteran promoter was a nasty one at that, in addition to taking credit score for the stardom amassed by former UFC bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey.
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In leaked textual content messages obtained by Bloody Elbow and esteemed reporter, John S. Nash, former UFC CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta claimed that Bellator took “castoffs” from the UFC – within the type of former gentle heavyweight champions, Quinton Jackson, and Tito Ortiz – in response to a reserving of a battle between the duo, in addition to labelling Coker a “very unhealthy promoter”.
Query: Okay, what did you perceive Mr. Fertitta to be saying there?
Dana White: That Bellator had come out and mentioned, ‘We don’t take UFC castoffs.’