Dana White on Bellator contracts: 'Their guys are screwed'

Brendon Thorne

UFC president Dana White takes a shot at the Bellator contracts, stating that they prevent fighters from testing the fair market. The UFC previously sued Bellator for allegedly stealing "trade secrets" by altering UFC contracts for their own promotion.

UFC president Dana White is on a roll when it comes to saying unflattering things about Bellator. Over the weekend, Dana said that Zuffa would have no interest in buying Bellator as they had PRIDE, WEC, WFA and Strikeforce as Bellator "has no value."

At the same media event, White took another shot at Bellator for their contracts (via MMA Junkie):

Dana White won't reveal whether or not he intends to bring current Bellator MMA welterweight champ Ben Askren to the octagon, but after his near-miss with Eddie Alvarez, the UFC boss admits he's not a fan of that promotion's fighter contracts.

"The way that they do their deals, their guys are screwed," White said at a Sunday media event in Brazil. "Those guys can't go out and test the fair market. They can't do anything."

It is probably worth remembering that Zuffa sued Bellator for theft of trade secrets when Ken Pavia passed along "promotional documents, bout agreements, sponsorship forms, extension letters, injury forms, and the like" and then allegedly altered them to (in Bjorn Rebney's words) "have our team Monday re-type them and we will sufficiently alter them such that they will appear to be ours and not theirs."

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