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Dana White says 'there's not much to be interested in' about Bellator

Dana White takes swipe at Bellator by claiming ‘there’s not much to be interested in’ after rival promotion signed former UFC star Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson

  • Bellator have long been considered the No 2 promotion in MMA under the UFC 
  • But other companies are strong now and Dana White took swipe at competitor 
  • Bellator signed form UFC power puncher Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson this week 
  • White said: ‘Really, if you look at Bellator, there’s not much to be interested in’ 

Dana White has taken a swipe at Bellator, dismissing the UFC’s rivals as ‘not having much to be interested in’. 

The UFC stands alone as the premier MMA organisation in the world but Bellator has long been considered by many to be the No 2. 

Now though, there are a number of promotions across the world with a growing influence that White believes have eclipsed Bellator.  

Dana White struck out at Bellator and said ‘there’s not much to be interested in’

They announced a deal to sign former UFC light-heavyweight star Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson this week but White has not been impressed.  

He told TSN: ‘Really, if you look at Bellator, there’s not much to be interested in. 

‘There’s much better promotions all over the world that are actually dealing in up-and-coming talent. 

‘There’s lots of great shows to watch all over the world. All you (media) talk about are two, when there are plenty of other places.’  

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson signed for Bellator recently, having retired from the UFC

Bellator have the likes of Douglas Lima (left) on their roster but lack the depth of the UFC

ONE Championship in Asia has found huge success, Cage Warriors and KSW are leading lights in Europe and PFL in the United States are also making waves. 

Bellator can lay claim to having some hugely talented fighters on their books too with the likes of Patricio Freire, Gegard Mousasi, Douglas Lima and Michael ‘Venom’ Page.

But there is no doubt that the UFC remain the dominant force in MMA with the top global talents on their books. 




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