Dana White Says Bellator Isn't Competition to the UFC
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.09.2014
It's not at the same level...
Dana White spoke with MMAjunkie about Bellator's signing of Scott Coker and more. Check out the highlights:
On if Coker will make Bellator a competitor to the UFC: "I don't think he's going into business against us. I don't think (Bellator's) business is at the level that we're at. I think he's going in there to try to do whatever he can to keep that thing alive. There were companies back in the day that I looked at that way; I don't look at them that way. And I never did. It's like when people were trying to make it sound like we were trying to go the same night as them. Do you really think that (we're trying to do that?) I don't even know my schedule. You think I know when they're going? I don't know and I don't care. They're doing their thing."
On Bjorn Rebney: "[Rebney] made this thing confrontational, and you know me, if you want to poke me, I'll poke you back. And he's gone, and there's guys over at Spike that I like and respect. I did business with those guys, and I think if you asked them, they'd tell you I'm probably the best guy they've ever been in business with. I ate, slept and breathed Spike TV. I did everything I could to make it as successful as I could, and they're not bad guys. They're good guys. And Scott Coker's not a bad guy, so I literally have nothing negative to say about him, and I don't look at them as competing."