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Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

Jun 18, 2014 5:43 pm

WSOF Exec: Rebney’s Release Is Freedom From Slavery, A Victory For MMA

“Today is victory for all of MMA – for me, for you, for all the fighters. Today should be (named) MMA Independence Day. Freedom from slavery, freedom from abuse, freedom from shadiness – this guy left. I don’t want to say his name – just MMA fans should be happy, and I’m very sure a...

Jun 18, 2014 12:54 pm

B.J. Penn Receives License to Fight Frankie Edgar Pending Review of Cataract Surgery

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-5-1 UFC) received a license on Tuesday for his “TUF 19 Finale” fight with Frankie Edgar, pending a review of his surgically repaired eye. “The Prodigy” applied for licensure with the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and the panel approved the license on the condition that the government agency’s...

Jun 18, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Rebney’s Termination

Earlier today we learned that Viacom was taking their MMA company serious for once, and as a result they got rid of their plague of bad executives. A top the termination list was company founder, Bjorn Rebney. The MMA world reacted: Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney...

Jun 18, 2014 12:33 pm

Matt Serra Admits To TRT Use, ‘It’s fun’, Says The Former Champ

“After I got done fighting, I was always on the mat six days a week. So I got on the TRT. I had some back issues, I’m always on the mat and I figured I’d get my levels checked because I had some guys going who were around my age or a little bit older....

Jun 18, 2014 12:27 pm

Dodson: ‘Might Mouse is ducking me’ (bro)

Everybody ducking Vitor bro! Wait, wrong guy… In a recent interview with FOX Sports, Top UFC Flyweight John Dodson proclaimed that the champ, Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson is avoiding a rematch. Here’s what he said: “I heard the press conference, I heard him trying to duck and bob and weave and jive out of a...

Jun 18, 2014 12:22 pm

QUICK TWITT | Rampage & King Mo Engage In Twitter Beef Following Rebney Exodus

Two of Bellator’s biggest stars, Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal just can’t seem to get a long. In their latest spat, the light-heavyweight duo took to twitter in the post-Rebney era to discuss Rampage’s recent hint at retirement. Check it: @Rampage4real so now u feel some typa way cuz your dick rider got fired...

Jun 18, 2014 10:01 am

Kimbo Camp Confirms Bellator Offer, Nothing Signed Yet

Could one of MMA’s biggest TV draws be coming back for a stint under Scott Coker? That’s what the rumor-mill has been filled with since our report last week. Now, we have confirmation from Ariel Helwani, that indeed, talks have taken place with the Bellator promotion. In Ariel’s report (via mmafighting.com), Kimbo’s manager Icey Mike...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 18, 2014 9:46 am

CONFIRMED: VIACOM Gets Smart, Ditches Bjorn Rebney For Scott Coker

MMA’s biggest scoundrel, Bjorn Rebney has been officially removed from his seat as Bellator President. As we reported earlier today Scott Coker, the former Strikeforce boss, will come in as a replacement and likely give Bellator the credibility they’ve been lacking. Rebney released the following statement: “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...

Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Report: Viacom Replacing Bjorn Rebney With Scott Coker

  If reports hold true, the MMA world just got loads better and Bellator now has a shot at longevity. Former Strikeforce president Scott Coker (pictured), the man who lead the world’s #2 MMA promotion for years, has reportedly been pegged to replace the controversial Bjorn Rebney as Bellator president. No oword from Bellator officials...

Jun 18, 2014 6:42 am

Ryan Bader vs. OSP headlines UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine

August’s “UFC Fight Night 47” event in Maine has it’s main event! UFC officials announced today that surging light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux will collide in the headliner of the octagons debut in Maine. Ryan Bader (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will be looking to earn his third-straight victory when he takes on...

Jun 18, 2014 6:36 am

MMA Manager Explains ‘N’ Word Comment About Aldo

“I was saying he needs to make up his mind. Either you b—h and stick to it or don’t say anything at all. He said he wasn’t happy about the pay before, then three days later took it back (and) said, ‘Well, I didn’t mean it.’ Now he’s talking about it again. “So my point...

Jun 18, 2014 6:31 am

Brandon Vera Released By UFC

Following two-straight losses and a year stint of inactivity, longtime fighting staple Brandon Vera has reportedly been released from his contract at the UFC. FOX News was first to report. Vera started his Mixed Martial Arts career back in 2002 and started competing for the UFC as a heavyweight just three years later. After a...

Jun 18, 2014 6:24 am

UFC 175: Machida’s Journey

At UFC 175 Lyoto Machida will fight Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title. This is his journey. Enjoy!

Jun 18, 2014 6:12 am

Schaub Cries While Talking About Arlovski Bout

“For me, it’s just frustrating, but it’s onwards and upwards. I don’t know any different, but to get back to training and just…this is what I do, man. This is what I do. This is it. It went to the judges. I got screwed in a decision. I probably should’ve done more to make it...

Jun 18, 2014 6:07 am

O.N.E. Night Tournament Postponed Two Months

The public has spoken and BattleGrounds MMA has listened. Due to popular demand, the promotion led by Olympic wrestling gold medalist Kenny Monday will take its highly-anticipated, one-night, eight-man welterweight (170 pounds) tournament, which will award its winner a $50,000 grand prize, to a national audience with a live pay-per-view telecast on Friday, October 3...

Jun 18, 2014 6:01 am

Gegard Mousasi vs. ‘Jacare’ Souza set for UFC 176 co-main event

A key middleweight bout has been added to August’s UFC 176 event in Los Angeles, as UFC officials announced today that Gegard Mousasi will meet Ronaldo Souza in the evenings co-main event. Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) was last seen in action in the main event of “UFC Fight Night 41” in Berlin, where...

Jun 18, 2014 5:08 am

Lauzon vs. Chiesa Set For UFC Fight Night 50

The UFC announced last night that submission artist Joe Lauzon will face off with TUF winner Michael Chiesa at UFC Fight Night 50 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 13th. Lauzon bounced back from a two-fight losing streak in December when he picked up a decision win over Mac Danzig. He will...

Jun 18, 2014 5:07 am

Watch Wanderlei Admit To Evading NSAC, Sonnen Get Suspended

Earlier today the NSAC held a meeting for Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. During the course of the meeting Wanderlei admitted to taking two banned substances, as well as evading the sample collector sent by the commission. During Sonnen’s portion of the hearing Sonnen was hit with a routine temporary suspension until a future hearing....

Jun 18, 2014 5:05 am

Alexander Gustafsson Plays EA Sports UFC, Fights Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson is getting ready for his rematch with light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones, but The Mauler took some time to try out the new EA Sports UFC and knock out Jon Jones, as himself of course. Check it out below, action starts at the 23:40 mark.

Jun 18, 2014 5:03 am

Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos To Headline UFC FN 49

It looks like Benson Henderson won’t get a long layoff after his submission win over Rustam Khabilov earlier this month. Now the former lightweight champion is slated to face Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23rd at the BOK Center in Tulsa Oklahoma at UFC Fight Night 49. After losing his lightweight title to Anthony Pettis...

Jun 18, 2014 5:01 am

Chael Sonnen Temporarily Suspended By NSAC

Earlier today the NSAC held a hearing for several fighters and boxers, among the fighters that were addressed at the hearing were the UFC’s own Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Chael Sonnen was suspended pending a formal hearing where the fighter will file a response, but there is no news as to whether or not...

Jun 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Wanderlei Silva Admits To Taking Banned Substances

During a NSAC hearing earlier today for Wanderlei Silva and several other fighters and boxers, Silva admitted to taking two banned substances. After his brawl with Chael Sonnen on the TUF set, Wanderlei Silva began taking anti-inflammatory medication for a fractured wrist, and then began taking diuretics to minimize the amount of water that he...

Jun 17, 2014 5:17 pm

Mike Tyson Draws On Sleeping Dana White

Dana White learned a hard lesson today, don’t fall asleep on a plane while Mike Tyson is around. The boxing legend took a sharpie and had some fun with the sleeping UFC President. Check it out below.