Shortly after being ousted as head of Bellator MMA in 2014, many thought Bjorn Rebney had disappeared to Mexico....possibly to never be seen publicly again.
Just a couple of weeks after being replaced by Scott Coker, Rebney ominously tweeted "MEXICO!"
According to a Rebney appearance on The MMA Hour, Rebney said that the tweet originated because he was watching a competitive FIFA World Cup game between Mexico and the Netherlands.
"We clicked back on and Mexico had scored," Rebney said. "So I tweeted, ‘MEXICO!!' Then the bottom fell out and the Netherlands won. I was like, ‘You know what? I'm an idiot and I'm breaking my own rule.' So I just stopped tweeting from that moment forward. Itt became this infamous tweet like I'd gone to Mexico with Pablo Escobar, but it wasn't. It was just a dude who was really excited drinking beer with a bunch of buddies and then suddenly it didn't go well. I just said, ‘You know what? That's probably the end of the tweeting for the next couple of years.'"
Rebney returned to the public eye in 2016, helping lead the MMAAA.