“There will be pay-per-views under the Bellator banner,” said company CEO Bjorn Rebney on Friday.
The first of those pay-per-views, however, will not occur on Nov. 2 as expected. Rebney had the unfortunate task of announcing on Friday that the company’s first pay-per-view, Rampage vs. Tito, was derailed due to main eventer Tito Ortiz suffering a fractured neck.
Instead of trying to do some patchwork to keep Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on the card, Rebney said that he and his partners at Spike TV decided that, at this juncture, it would make more sense for them to cancel the pay-per-view. They will instead offer the remainder of the card, which features three championship fights, for free on Spike TV.
Sucks for Bellator, but it tells you what a stupid idea Rampage vs. Ortiz was in the first place.
Will be nice to see the Chandler vs. Alvarez rematch on (I guess) Spike, though.