Bellator’s lead man Bjorn Rebney has been clamoring for quite some time that he’d like to co-promote with Strikeforce and put on some superfights. His idea is that the two organizations could do some champion vs. champion bouts and put together a pay-per view event.
Specifically, Rebney would like to see his lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez take on Strikeforce champ Gilbert Melendez. He has also mentioned Hector Lombard vs. Jacare Souza and Ben Askren vs. Nick Diaz. All of the bouts have exciting potential.
In defense, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker said on the Sherdog Radio Network that he was also interested in the bouts, but had never heard from Rebney. Well now, Bjorn Rebney has laid it all on the line.
He released some photographs of what are allegedly his text messages with Coker. Here are the photos:
I don’t know any MMA fan that wouldn’t love to see these superfights and if, in fact, these actually are texts from Rebney to Coker, Coker needs to step up and make this happen. He’s publicly said he wants these fights to happen, so it is time to put his money where his mouth is.