Karma, as defined by Merriam-Webster.com, “The force created by a person’s actions that some people believe causes good or bad things to happen to that person.”
When it was announced Tito Ortiz had to withdraw from his scrap against fellow former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in Bellator MMA’s pay-per-view debut, which forced the promotion to cancel the PPV and transition it to Spike TV, UFC president Dana White (pictured) gleefully boasted on Twitter, “Oh boy KARMA is a BITCH .”
Karma remained the popular word of the night Saturday, as White used it again immediately after Eddie Alvarez upset Michael Chandler to reclaim his lightweight throne, presumably throwing a wrench in Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney’s long-term plans.
“I’m hearing Djork oops Bjork got served a big fat plate of Karma tonight 🙂 Congrats Eddie!!” White tweeted.
Alvarez winning probably wasn’t ideal for Rebney, as he was seen shaking his head in disapproval after the split decision verdict was rendered, and seconds before he was forced to wrap the belt around Alvarez’s waist. However, Alvarez and Chandler put on one of the best scraps of 2013, matching their instant classic from two years ago.
Therefore, the doors are blasted open for a highly anticipated trilogy, which will likely take place on PPV. So, if that’s the kind of karma White thinks was served up to Bellator, Rebney will gladly inhale it as though he’s a fat kid at a buffet.
“If karma is what we just put on, the best mixed martial arts fight I’ve ever seen, that’s karma I’ll take big boatloads of,” Rebney stated in response to White. “I don’t know what karma is.”