"We're not a PPV company. We don't have to do PPV's month in and month out to survive and have a positive flow of revenue," Rebney said. "We're a free TV product. We will occasionally do PPV's but I don't have projections or benchmarks we need to hit in order for me to be satisfied. I just want to see a recuperated and healed Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson. I've know Tito for 10 years. Tito's back, his neck's good, the knee's good. I think we'll see a crazy fight there. Chandler/Alvarez is going to be insane. King Mo and Newton in the rematch is going to be crazy. Strauss vs. Curran, probably the toughest fight that Curran's had. I think it'll be really good."
Rebney made the comments following the Bellator 98 press conference on Sept. 7 at Mohegan Sun.
He also discussed Bellator's current state of affairs with Eddie Alvarez. Rebney says the two are now settled up, so Alvarez should remain focused on his fight.
"Settled with Ed and he's fighting Michael Chandler, which should be his total and complete focus," Rebney said. "I think Mike's the best lightweight in mixed martial arts today. I think he beats anyone and everyone in any organization. Ed's a world class 155-pounder and he's going to have his hands full. Mike's gotten better since the last time they fought so it's going to be an incredible fight. If they give us 50% of what they gave us the last time I'll be thrilled. It's the best fight I've ever seen."
At the Bellator 98 post-fight presser, Rebney also discussed the tournament model that has made his promotion so famous. He says he's sticking with it, although the format has been tweaked in recent months.
"You can't ask a guy like Alexander Shlemenko, who hasn't fought in five and half months, to wait another three months in the hopeful anticipation that Doug Marshall's hand is going to heal," Rebney said. "We had to come up with a system to backfill that so there was an objective system in place to find out who is going to fight for the world title. It might not be the guy who won the tournament. There's a step by step, objective process that we put in place. The tournament format is who we are. We're sticking to it. We're not deviating from it, but you've got to be able to change direction a little bit and fill gaps when they come. That's what we've done."