810 Search Results for rampage

May 18, 2014 9:13 pm

King Mo Blames Slippery Bellator Canvas On Lack Of Punches

“I knew I could stand and bang with him [Rampage] but I am not comfortable standing on that canvas. I was slipping and sliding. He was slipping and sliding but he caught me with a couple of good shots. Other than that, he ain’t touch me with nothing. Granted I could have let my hands...

May 18, 2014 9:13 pm

Ortiz Wants To Fulfill Bellator Contract And Retire As World Champ

“I have three fights left on my contract with Bellator. I want to fulfill those and be the world champion when I retire. I want to continue fighting until my body says ‘okay, it’s time to stop.'” Tito Ortiz told the media following his recent victory that he wants to complete his Bellator contract and...

May 17, 2014 8:42 pm

Bellator 120 Results: Tito Ortiz Chokes Shlemenko Unconscious In Round 1

After nearly two-years out of action, ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy Tito Ortiz defeated the Bellator middleweight champion in under three-minutes. After absorbing a few of Shlemenko’s strikes, Ortiz worked a clinch against the cage, earned an early takedown, manhandled the champion and choked him out with ease. Shlemenko did not tap, he went limp,...

May 16, 2014 11:25 am

Bellator Boss Says PPV Providers Are Backing Them Against The UFC

“Oh yeah, look, the ROI on this, so far has been spectacular. It goes deeper than that, it goes to what is happening with the affiliates. The affiliates right now are looking at a situation where the WWE is pulling out with the WWE Network, you know, and also at the same time, the UFC...

May 16, 2014 10:27 am

Tito Ortiz Supports Idea of Union for Fighters

The words “Tito Ortiz” and “soft spoken” are rarely ever in a sentence together, and as you can guess (especially with a new fight just on the horizon) he has a lot to say to the media about the UFC and the sport. Tito took time out this week to speak with Middle Easy about...

May 15, 2014 6:40 am

Is Bellator 120 Worth The Almighty PPV Dollar?

Whether you upgrade to high-definition, or stick to standard, is Saturday’s Bellator 120 card worth the almighty dollar? That, in a nutshell, is the million dollar question. Take a quick look at the card, now that it has lost the planned main event between Michael Chandler and lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. You’ve got Quinton “Rampage”...

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

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...