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Attila Vegh situation 'taken out of context'

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The saga between light heavyweight contender Attila Vegh and Bellator over whether or not Vegh was being replaced for his upcoming bout with Emanuel Newton due to an injury or a "business decision" was nothing more than a miscommunication, according to Bellator's CEO Bjorn Rebney.

Vegh was slated to fight Newton at Bellator 106 in Long Beach, Calif., which will mark Bellator's foray into the pay-per-view market. Things got murky when he was replaced with Muhammed Lawal, who was knocked out by Newton back in July 2012 in his promotional debut. Lawal, of course, has more star power than Vegh, and a rematch with Newton translates into better intrigue, especially with the interim belt hanging in the balance...

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Post #1   9/8/13 7:01:54AM   

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"Look, everybody likes intrigue and to say, 'oh my god, what did he do,'" Rebney said. "Honestly, he couldn't say yes. And it was okay, there was no problem with it. He actually asked us for some money and said, 'hey, can you cover me during this period because I'm not going to be able to fight,' and I said, 'sure.' It was a lot less odd and contrived than it sounded. Things are great between us."


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Posted by grappler0000


"Look, everybody likes intrigue and to say, 'oh my god, what did he do,'" Rebney said. "Honestly, he couldn't say yes. And it was okay, there was no problem with it. He actually asked us for some money and said, 'hey, can you cover me during this period because I'm not going to be able to fight,' and I said, 'sure.' It was a lot less odd and contrived than it sounded. Things are great between us."


How generous

seems legit, what a swell guy that bjorn is

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Vegh will beat Jones in due time. This is just a roadblock







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lol. Bjorn needs to just stop talking in general I think.

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Mah, media and ufc fans looking for hard for something where there is nothing.

Post #6   9/9/13 12:16:05PM