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Bjorn Rebney says calling Ronda Rousey the biggest star in MMA is disrespectful

Bjorn Rebney says calling Ronda Rousey the biggest star in MMA is disrespectful

Raise your hands if you remember when Bjorn Rebney went after me, stating that I live in my mother's basement and that MiddleEasy has no connection with reality. Well, the latter portion is right, but it's only attributed to our entire staff taking a massive amount of psychedelics throughout our lifetime. We know the truth about reality, and that even reality itself has no connection with reality. Now, marinate on that.

After reading this excerpt from a MMAJunkie interview with the head of Bellator, it's clear that Bjorn Rebney isn't exactly the biggest fan of Ronda Rousey.

I would never want to verbalize disrespect for a fighter … but to characterize her as the biggest star in MMA is, I believe, a little disrespectful to a lot of fighters who have put in year after year after year in this game,” Rebney recently told MMAjunkie. “If Ronda fights ‘Cyborg’ and she could beat ‘Cyborg,’ I think that would be a big statement as to where she is in the game. But to characterize her as the biggest star is a bit disingenuous. I think there are a lot of huge stars in MMA.

In my own personal opinion, it seems like a very forced marketing position that someone’s taking because she’s attractive and she appears on a lot of magazine covers, and I think we saw that once before at Strikeforce, and (Gina Carano) fought ‘Cyborg’ and lost handedly,” Rebney said. “No disrespect to Brock (Lesnar), but he was forced into a situation very quickly coming off very few fights to be positioned as a world champ because he could be sold on pay-per-view. Not because he beat the best fighters in the world, but because he could be sold. I think we’re seeing the exact same thing in Ronda, and anyone who would tell you differently is not speaking the truth.

The only question that remains is if Bjorn Rebney and Dana White get in a cage, who would actually win? This is a serious inquiry -- if Rebney can keep the distance he can pick him apart on his feet. White on the other hand will try to take him down, at least that what everyone would expect him to do.

Last modified onFriday, 18 April 2014 12:43
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+10 # Yari 2014-04-18 12:26
I can not disagree with him on this one.
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0 # fedorssweater 2014-04-18 12:52
He makes a good point. To call Ronda the biggest MMA star is purely subjective.

Outside of MMA, she is indeed everywhere. In MMA, I don't think she holds a candle to the likes of BJ Penn, or even Wandy. Those guys have huge fan bases. I mean Wandy's fan base in Japan alone is as big as it gets.
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-1 # Easier on the EYES 2014-04-18 13:10
Womens MMA wants rousey the champ. She is easier on the eyes. Cyborg looks like a dude.....have you seen her recently. She looks like some bad plastic surgery accident (lips fucked up). Cyborg will kill Womens MMA. She has been busted before for performing enhancement drugs....She has a fucking Jawline.... like Bruce fucking Campbell
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-2 # Not Dana 2014-04-18 16:19
FUCK YOU BJORK!
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+5 # jimmosleg 2014-04-19 02:17
The guys on to something.
No way a woman is the biggest star in mma.
Let alone a woman thats only fought 3 times in the ufc.
If carmouche wouldve won the fight the ufc wouldve eased the womans division out and ronda would be in invicta.
Dana is full of shit whenever he talks about rousey.
Only idiot tuf noobs think shes spectacular.
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0 # cutu2bad 2014-04-20 06:42
Zues the only promtion that thinks your not a joke is Onefc !
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