Last week Bellator announced that UFC veteran Tito Ortiz had to pullout of his upcoming bout with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, do to a neck injury. The event was scheduled to take place Saturday November 2nd in Long Beach, California.
What had been scheduled to be the first pay per view event for the Bellator organization, has now become a free event on Spike television. Bellator had put together a great card filled with many big fights in order to draw fans to pay $44.95. Without being able to find a replacement for Ortiz, Bellator is now stuck in a situation that CEO and President Bjorn Rebney, had not anticipated.
Many Bellator skeptics like UFC President, Dana White felt that it was "karma" that this would happen not only to Bellator but also Tito Ortiz. It has been no secret that Dana White and Tito Ortiz, have had an on again and iff again feud dating back about ten years.
Now that the card has become a free television event, many viewers are relieved that they will not have to cough up the $44.95 price for pay per view. While the pay per view will not happen, Bjorn Rebney did say in his press confrence last week, that Bellator still intends to do pay per view shows in the future.
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