835 Search Results for rampage

May 13, 2014 2:13 pm

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Alvarez Apologizes For Dissing Bellator’s Interim Strap

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez didn’t take kindly to the news that Michael Chandler will be fighting for an interim title.  And why should he? However, the Blackzilian lightweight decided to take the high road and issued an apology through twitter about his negative comments. I apologize @BellatorMMA about my comments yesterday about the interm...

May 13, 2014 9:30 am

Alvarez Speaks Out Against Bellator’s Desperate Attempt To Give Chandler A Belt

After Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez was forced to pull out of a trilogy fight with Michael Chandler this Saturday, Bellator announced that the replacement fight between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks will be for an interim title. However, in an interview with MMAjunkie, Alvarez stated that he wasn’t a fan of the decision, saying:...


May 8, 2014 8:49 am

Bellator Stars Endorse New Gloves

Eye pokes have been a huge issue for the sport of MMA, but also an issue that’s extremely hard to alleviate. After all, how do you restrict a fighter’s fingers, without negating their ability to grapple? Well, it looks like Bellator and Everlast might have solved the problem. The “Powerlock” glove – a glove with...

May 7, 2014 7:49 pm

Retired Lytle in Talks to Box Roy Jones Jr.

First, there was Anderson Silva. Then came Rampage Jackson. Now it appears the retired Chris Lytle is latest UFC veteran to be rumored to a boxing match with Roy Jones Jr. According to a report on Wednesday’s new episode of “UFC Tonight,” Lytle is in negotiations to compete with Jones Jr. at 175 pounds. The...

Apr 25, 2014 4:37 pm

Jon Jones: Dana’s no sensei, so whatever

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones is set to defend his title against Glover Teixeira tomorrow night at UFC 172 in Baltimore. After a long day full of media obligations, Jones sat down with MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani and asked the journalist for some different questions. Helwani obliged, noting that UFC president Dana White had recently made the case that...

Apr 23, 2014 5:38 pm

Glover Would Be ‘Shocked’ If Jones Dominates Him

“In my fights and in my training people already know that this is very hard to happen. I have fought with “Rampage” Jackson and I took him down easily. Honestly, I scored six takedowns effortlessly. I have fought Ryan Bader and I took him down too. None of them did this to me. I train...

Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Apr 17, 2014 3:52 pm

The Many Faces Of Chael Sonnen, And The One Face Of Wanderlei Silva

On one side of the spectrum, there’s Chael Sonnen. If you love Chael Sonnen, there’s little doubt in my mind that some of that love (or possibly a lot of it) hinges upon his seemingly effortless ability to entertain you on the microphone. He’s quick with his quips, he’s deadly with his deadpan, and he blurs...

Apr 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Is Bellator Really Just A Poor Man’s UFC?

By Evan Stoumbelis In recent months, there has been more and more talk of Bellator competing with the UFC in terms of ratings as well as star power, and with Bellator getting ready to launch its inaugural Pay-Per View on May 17th, it’s only fair that we ask the question: Is Bellator a knockoff of...

Apr 7, 2014 3:24 pm

What Happens To Jake Shields Now?

Former title-contender Jake Shields was released by the UFC on Monday, putting an end to a four-year stint with the promotion that spanned eight fights. Shields, an ex-Strikeforce and EliteXC champion, shouldn’t have much trouble landing work with another MMA promotion, and maybe it’s for the better. Sure, competing in the UFC – at least...

Apr 2, 2014 12:38 pm

Jones Credits Psychological Edge To Greg Jackson’s “Tremendous Influence”

“Greg Jackson is more the guy that’s going to talk to you to make sure you have the right attitude going into the fight, make sure that you believe that you’re going to win, he’s more of an attitude guy, which is very important – to have a winning attitude.” “Greg has been a tremendous...

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

*April Fools* UFC Buys Spike TV, Cancels Bellator Broadcasts Indefinitely

This story is an April Fools Joke. For several months now it seemed as though Bellator had been picking up steam and finally hitting a stride of loyal viewers. A partnership with Spike TV meant ratings were rising, and as a result fighters were being signed. There were even talks that Bellator would eventually surpass...

Mar 21, 2014 5:44 pm

Ortiz Says He’s Ready for Bellator Return

Tito Ortiz says he’s fully recovered and ready to go. Ortiz fractured his neck while training for a 2013 bout against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, which was to headline Bellator’s first pay-per-view. During Ortiz’s recovery, doctors had warned of the possibility of paralysis if he fought again, but he told Knockout Radio that he is “100-percent...

Mar 11, 2014 1:37 pm

Does Jon Jones Make A Valid Case For Avoiding Gustafsson And Cormier?

Maybe Jon Jones has a point. Jones recently took to Twitter and decided to play the role of Joe Silva, stating his belief that Alexander Gustafsson should not be given a rematch for his title after blasting Jimi Manuwa. Instead, “Bones” wants to see Gustafsson go up against fellow contender Daniel Cormier. His reason: it...

Mar 2, 2014 9:46 pm

Bellator Boss On Losing Melendez To The UFC

“Being part of the Viacom family and having Spike as a legitimate partner, we can offer things to fighters like we’ve done with (Rampage) in terms of the theatrical stuff and the reality programming he’s done. We offered some of those things to Gil. There was no way they could match the deal without giving...

Feb 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Monster Energy Becomes Bellator’s Official Energy Drink Partner

Bellator MMA, the world’s largest global tournament based mixed martial arts promotion and Monster Energy, the world’s leading energy drink company, announced today a new multi-year relationship making Monster Energy the “Official Energy Drink Partner” of Bellator. On Friday, February 28th, live on Spike TV, the alliance formally kicks off during Bellator’s Season 10 Premiere...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Feb 5, 2014 4:20 pm

5 Cross-Promotional Events That Will Never Happen

  It’s been about two weeks since Bellator shot down the hopes of MMA fans everywhere by not accepting the challenge served by the World Series of Fighting. Yes its true, none of us honestly expected it to happen, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t want it to Bjorn! That tiny part of our brains...

Jan 29, 2014 1:08 pm

Bellator 110 Fight Card Finalized With 12 Bouts

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV in explosive fashion as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm EST/PST. The event features MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former World Champion Christian M’Pumbu, while King Mo Lawal returns to face Russian submission ace Mikhail...

Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

The UFC’s Bad Guys: Former Champs Who Beef With Dana And The UFC

It’s no secret or surprise that Dana White has stirred up his fair share of controversy during his years as UFC president. And although there are countless people that he has had disagreements with its the ex-champs of the organization that seem to stand out amongst the crowd. The most infamous spat is most likely...

Jan 21, 2014 7:51 am

WSOF calls Rebney a Candyass for turning down challenge

By Evan Stoumbels A short while ago WSOF President Ray Sefo and executive Vice President as well a matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz issued a winner take all card against their rival promotion Bellator. Bellator had not responded to the challenge until recently when President Bjorn Rebney spoke on a Bellator conference call recently, saying: “Look, and...

Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses Tito Ortiz’s return to MMA & DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2012, where he lost to Forrest Griffin by unanimous decision. Following that loss, Ortiz retired from MMA only to come out of retirement about a year later to fight former training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the Bellator cage. Unfortunately Ortiz pulled out of that...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 8, 2014 12:06 pm

Evans Puts Friendship On Hold Ahead Of Cormier Bout

By Evan Stoumbelis As Rashad Evans tells MMAJunkie radio, he and Daniel Cormier talk “more than any other fighter that doesn’t train in my camp.” Evans and Cormier go way back to 2010, when Cormier helped Evans train for his bout with Rampage Jackson, the two even have running text conversations. However according to Evans...

Jan 8, 2014 5:56 am

Charlie Brenneman Refocused at 155lbs

Not many fighters make it back onto the UFC roster after being cut. Usually, fighters that hit a rough spot and go on losing streak are booted out of the UFC and never return to the big show. Others, on the other hand, are just to determined (or just too damn stubborn) to go down...