Categories for Bellator

Aug 8, 2013 11:20 am

POLL: WILL YOU BUY ‘RAMPAGE VS. ORTIZ’ PPV FOR $40-$50?

Spike TV”s Bellator MMA promotion has recently announced their intentions to enter the risky world of pay-per-view broadcasts. First up on their list is a fight between two former UFC champions, Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney has promised multiple title fights on the card headlined by Ortiz and Jackson at a...

Aug 8, 2013 6:06 am

Bellator made Tito Ortiz an offer he ‘couldn’t refuse’

Last summer, Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) retired and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. So, one of the big questions following Bellator’s recent pay-per-view announcement of Tito vs. Rampage was… why? “The People’s Champion” explained his reasoning for returning to the cage during Monday’s Bellator MMA press conference: “I got an offer I...

Aug 8, 2013 5:31 am

Bellator President Rebney takes shot at Sonnen/UFC

Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC: “Our point of difference is that we’re real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title...

Aug 7, 2013 10:38 am

Tito Ortiz Selling ‘Charming’ Big Bear Compound For $1.79 Million

Tito Ortiz has put his posh training digs up for sale. For a cool $1.79 million, one can own this five-bedroom, two building property. Among the noteworthy items is an octagon, full gymnasium, indoor hot tub, and steam room. Ortiz purchased the home in 2007 from boxing great Oscar de la Hoya. Ortiz has agreed...

Aug 7, 2013 9:45 am

Rampage says there’s always been a secret rivalry with Tito Ortiz

Former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) have been friends for over a decade.  They’ve been training partners, and at one time, they said they would never fight each other. Now, times have changed, and although they are still friends, they no longer train together and are...

Aug 6, 2013 1:15 pm

VIDEO | ‘Rampage’ Jackson: ‘UFC is messing up MMA’

“I met Bjorn and I just felt his energy. You look him in the eyes when you talk to him and you know like, ‘Man, this guy gets it!’ I heard of Bellator, but, I didn’t know how it was. The other shows kind of leave a bad taste in your mouth. Terry Trebilcock from...

Aug 6, 2013 12:45 pm

Tito Ortiz: The Sport is ‘MMA Not UFC’

“Bellator isn’t about the brand, they’re about making stars and making people as they should be. We go out there and we kill ourselves, practically. You want to be a superstar? You’ve got to put in the time, you’ve got to put in the work and you’ve got to put on good fights. Bellator wants...

Aug 6, 2013 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Tito Clowns Rampage Jackson Following Press Event Staredown

The Bellator promotion held a media event yesterday afternoon to promote the upcoming pay-per-view event featuring a headlining bout between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. At the culmination of the event, Ortiz and Rampage engaged in a light-hearted staredown full of jokes and insults. Enjoy!

Aug 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Eddie Alvarez Camp Hoping To Reach Settlement In Bellator Lawsuit

Eddie Alvarez was on the verge of fighting for The Ultimate Fighting Championship following the expiration of his Bellator contract. When the UFC’s offer was matched word for word by the Bellator promotion all hell broke loose and he’s been forced on the sidelines to endure a legal battle ever since. Now the two parties...

Aug 6, 2013 11:14 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Am The Million Dollar Man’

“My last surgery was 12 weeks ago. I had an ACL replacement,” said Ortiz. I was back at it in a month-and-a-half. In a month-and-a-half, I was back at it, drilling again. My body heals super, super fast. I just feel good. Now I am the million dollar man.” 12 weeks removed from his latest...

Aug 6, 2013 7:26 am

Rampage: “When Tito signed, I went, ‘Damn – there goes my Roy Jones fight'”

Prior to Bellator 97, rumors had been swirling that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) would be making his Bellator debut in a boxing match opposite former multi-division champ Roy Jones Jr. (56-8). When Rampage took to the cage at Bellator 97, many anticipated it would be to announce that he...

Jul 31, 2013 8:58 pm

Bellator 97 results

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Bellator 97 took place tonight, on Spike TV, and what a night of fights it was. Kicking off the night on Spike.com with the prelims Will Brooks defeated Cris Lyva via 3rd round TKO (Punches 2:20) Rafael Silva defeated Rodrigo Lima via 3rd round submission (Rear-naked choke 2:03) in the...

Jul 31, 2013 8:56 pm

Tito Ortiz Joins Bellator Roster; Set To Face “Rampage” Jackson At November PPV

Rumors recently surfaced hinting at a potential bout between former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. While Jackson appears to have plans to face Roy Jones Jr. in the future, his next opponent will be met in the realm Mixed Martial Arts combat, and it is none other than...

Jul 29, 2013 11:33 am

EDITORIAL | The Monday Morning Aftermath, UFC on FOX 8 Edition

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This is the first installment of BJPenn.com’s Monday Morning Aftermath column, which will consist of breaking down the previous weekend’s top news and touching on what fans can expect to look for the following week as aftermath from that action. This column will also give the fans a head’s up on anything MMA...

Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

Paul Daley Responds to Dana White’s Doubts, Expresses Interest in UFC Return

Former UFC welterweight contender, Paul Daley, was cut from the UFC following a post-fight incident where he threw a blatant punch at opponent Josh Koscheck.  Now, having been released from Bellator FC for legal reasons, Daley seems to be making his case for a return to the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following...

Jul 29, 2013 10:41 am

Dana White Unimpressed With Bellator’s PPV Plans For Roy Jones vs. Rampage

“They have no f— clue what they’re doing. When they’re in this business, right, and things are going well, you start grabbing for anything. You have a bunch of guys who don’t know anything about fighting at the network. Networks acquire content. They don’t become promoters. Nobody wants to watch them on free TV. They’re...