Dana White: ‘Djork’ Got Served A Big Fat Plate of Karma

Dana White simply doesn’t like Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. Eddie Alvarez, the former Bellator lightweight champ who just recently re-signed with the promotion after a messy contract dispute, regained his title with a hard-fought victory over Michael Chandler at last night Bellator 106. That prompted White to let his feelings be known about the situation with a blunt tweet:

It’s hardly the professional response from White, but it is a sort of poetic justice for Alvarez. Many thought he was well on his way to fighting for the UFC lightweight title when his previous Bellator contract had run out, and even Rebney was on record saying that he was going to let Alvarez test the waters. But then came the all-too-famous “matching period” that led to a legal back-and-forth that kept Alvarez in Bellator.

Rebney was spotted shaking his head in disgust when Alvarez’ controversial split decision win was announced. He also was quick to respond to White’s comments with a barb of his own:

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“You know what, I’ve kind of picked my spots where I thought it was necessary to respond… Some of his valuation comments were ridiculous given that his partner [FOX] paid us tens of millions of dollars for our rights in Latin America and some of the other things. I don’t know what karma is… If karma is that we just put on the best mixed martial arts fight I’ve ever seen, that’s karma I’ll take big boatloads of.”

The term ‘best mixed martial arts fight I’ve ever seen’ shouldn’t be thrown around loosely, but Chandler vs. Alvarez II was indeed a classic. Best fight ever though?

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Probably not.

Rebney used a roundabout way to insult White, bringing up the TV deal that he signed with Fox Sports Latin America. It’s clear that the White-Rebney feud is far from over.

But with Bellator rushing to sign UFC castoffs like Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz, and Cheick Kongo, it’s also clear who is winning the battle, if it can even be called that.

What do you make of both CEOs’ comments?

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