Bjorn is a true class act and the best thing to happen to MMA. He truly cares about this sport more, and has its best interest in mind. This deal that Gil just inked is the beginning of fighters getting paid what they deserve and its all thanks to Bjorn understanding that fighters make this sport, not bald Jew scumbags with loud mouths.. Instead of Bjorn going full Dana White retard and defaming Gil and throwing him under the bus, he is genuinely happy for him.
"It's my understanding that UFC matched the deal we agreed to with Gilbert. While I haven't yet spoken to Gilbert's management team, I have heard from various sources that UFC matched our offer. We have a stacked lightweight roster and Gil would have made a great addition to it, yet I'm glad he was able to go out, explore the free agent market and get paid what he deserves. That's what the free market system is all about. I'm happy for Gil, that through this process he was able to ensure long term financial security for himself and his family. That's what the fighters that put it all on the line inside the cage deserve."
"This process has shown that in MMA, there are two legitimate options for fighters. And, as I said last week, with two large scale options for fighters in MMA, fighters negotiating power is dramatically improved. Our actions throughout this process accomplished that for Gilbert right now, and in the future it will do the same for countless additional fighters. Some will end up in Bellator and some will end up in the UFC. But, either way, the sport benefits. Now our focus turns to the task at hand, which is our Season 10 kickoff this Friday on Spike TV."http://www.mmamania.com/2014/2/24/5441592/gilbert-melendez-ufc-contract-terms-revealed-could-make-el-nino-richest-mma-fighter
Bjorn just opened up the floodgates on Dana White and the Fertittas. Do you really think the biggest name fighters are not gonna go and force the UFC's hand just like gilbert did???
Thank you Bjorn Rebney, will be enjoying Bellator Season 10 this friday too, much better product than this trash the UFC has been putting out.
2014 Fight Prediction Record: 56-24
HW: Blagoi Ivanov & Vitaly Minakov
LHW: Daniel Cormier
MW: Gegard Mousasi
WW: Jake Shields & Dong Hyun Kim
LW: Khabib Nurmagomadev
FW: Tatsuya Kawajiri
BW: Alex Caceres
FLY: Ali Bagautinov