Dana White has never been shy about stating his opinion, and apparently there is no love lost on Bellator head honcho Bjorn Rebney.
As the president of the most successful promotion in mixed martial arts, White has largely dismissed the idea of Bellator being legitimate competition, but with the Los Angeles-based promotion joining Viacom and moving to Spike TV, the barbs White launches in Rebney's direction are steadily becoming more pointed.
When asked about his stance regarding Bellator's decision to allow welterweight champion Ben Askren to go to the UFC if an offer was made, White was quick to share his thoughts on the matter. The UFC president spoke to the media in attendance following Wednesday's Fight Night 27 card in Indianapolis and had plenty of sharp words for the Bellator CEO.
"Bjorn Rebney is a scumbag," White said. "The guy says, 'yeah we are going to let him go and let's just part ways,' but you aren't parting ways with him. He has a matching right and all that bulls***. This guy is a f****** typical boxing piece of sh**. Everybody knows the guy is a scumbag, and it is what it is. So we'll see what happens to Ben. First they said they are going to let him go, but they are not going to let him go. They will probably end up suing him too and make him sit out and lose a bunch of money.
"He is f****** him is what he's doing. They did the same thing to Eddie [Alvarez]. Do you guys really think that if Eddie Alvarez had done a deal with the UFC he wouldn't have made a lot of money? Hector Lombard did. Hector Lombard got paid. Guys are signing contracts over there that absolutely screw them.
"Then you have Bozo and the other Bozo over there saying, 'this is the greatest place to work and we're so happy," White added in regard to a recent ESPN appearance made my Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson.
"If that is the case then what are you talking about me for? If you love where you are at and you are really happy, why are you talking about me? That makes no sense. You are saying you moved on to a better place and you are still complaining. That's like going to Heaven and bitching about Earth. I suppose they have to talk about me on SportsCenter because they definitely aren't going to talk about their fight."
Duane Finley is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report. All quotes are obtained firsthand unless noted otherwise.