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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...

Oct 29, 2012 9:00 am

Bellator Boss Rebney Reports Lombard Got $400k Signing Bonus From UFC | UFC NEWS

Former Bellator middleweight champion, Hector Lombard, recently defected from his promotional home to the UFC. At the time Lombard was in the midst of a 25 fight unbeaten streak and as a result had become one of the hottest free agents on the market. According to Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney, the UFC made his champion...

Oct 23, 2012 11:44 am

Rebney Rebuts Tate Rant, Explains Decision For Gurgel Placement | MMA NEWS

Yesterday afternoon we released a statement from Miesha Tate firing off at the Bellator promotion for putting their female champ on the undercard of this Friday’s event. The Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, responded through MMA Fighting shortly after and here it is: “Zoila’s been plagued by injury after injury over the last 19 months, having...

Aug 30, 2015 10:47 pm

Scott Coker breaks down his first year as Bellator Boss

It has been just over a year since Scott Coker marched in to Bellator and turned it into the company it is today. Gone are the days of seasons and tournaments; Bellator operates just like any other mainstream mixed martial arts company would with regular numbered shows and super-cards. Coker recently sat down to discuss...

Dec 28, 2014 8:09 am

Rampage’s Manager Talks Split From Bellator

Since leaving Bellator MMA and re-signing with the UFC, Rampage Jackson has spoken about his departure from Bellator vaguely, saying that they weren’t honoring his contract, and as a result he terminated it. Now, Rampage’s manager, Lee Gwynn is discussing the matter, and why he believes that the issues sprouted in the first place when...

Dec 21, 2014 10:48 am

Rampage Jackson Releases Official Statement Regarding UFC Signing

Yesterday it was announced that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson would be returning to the UFC, leaving Bellator MMA after going 3-0 with the promotion. Today Rampage sent out the following Tweet, linking to a statement on his website. Rampagejackson.com. Official statement on my UFC signing and what's happening at http://t.co/2iCm2dLQDw (so Scott Coker can shut up)...

Dec 20, 2014 9:40 am

Is Rampage Back?

MMA fights fans haven’t seen former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson inside the cage since his three-round unanimous decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to propel “Rampage” in to a light heavyweight title match against current Bellator champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator...

Nov 18, 2014 8:17 am

Rampage admits he should have stayed with UFC ‘devil’

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11 MMA, 3-0 BFC) has not been seen in MMA action since scoring a decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to boost Jackson in to a title fight against current Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator chairman Bjorn...

Oct 27, 2014 9:02 pm

Scott Coker Unveils Plans For Bellator In 2015

Since Scott Coker took over control of Bellator from Bjorn Rebney earlier this year he has been a busy man, and doesn’t plan on slowing down in the new year. Coker spoke to Heidi Fang of MMAFightCorner to discuss his plans for the promotion in 2015. “Basically, Bellator will go once a month for its...

Oct 14, 2014 7:21 pm

Bellator Champ Will Brooks Ticked Off Over This Poster, And Much More!

Under the Bjorn Rebney regime, one would expect such treatment of Will Brooks, but I must admit, similar gameplay under Coker’s watch is a bit surprising. The promotion’s interim lightweight champ (and only champion of the division, following the departure of Eddie Alvarez), Will Brooks, pictured behind Michael Chandler above, is tired of being disrespected...

Sep 22, 2014 10:50 am

BLOCKED! Spike TV Running Eddie Alvarez Special During UFC 178

Eddie Alvarez was recently released from Bellator MMA after a lengthy contract dispute that went back to Bjorn Rebney’s time with the promotion. Scott Coker recently released Alvarez unconditionally, and wished him all the best in his fighting future. The very same day that Alvarez was released, the UFC signed Alvarez and placed him in...

Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Melendez Responds To Alvarez’ Trash Talking

Gilbert Melendez fired back at Eddie Alvarez today after Alvarez had quite a strong reaction to Melendez comments that Alvarez had lost the spring in his step. Melendez fired back at Alvarez via MMAJunkie Radio today saying: “Lately, I’ve seen him fight, and again, I think he lost his (step), and he’s been off my...

Sep 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson 2 almost happened at Bellator 123

Former Bellator matchmaker, Sam Caplan was recently interviewed by Sherdog and shared some interesting stories regarding his time with the promotion. Among these, was a story from just months ago, on how Bellator almost had Kimbo Slice convinced to make a return to Mixed Martial Arts: “I wanted Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson for Bellator 123. That was...

Jul 18, 2014 5:30 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni plans to put “The Heat” on Ice at Bellator 122 (Video)

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni, returns to the cage next Friday (July 25) to face Karo “The Heat” Parisyan on the main card of Bellator 122 in Temecula, California. Baroni has been out of action ever since May of 2013, when he suffered a gruesome leg injury (dislocated ankle and...

Jul 10, 2014 7:10 pm

QUICK TWITT | War Machine Skeptical Of New Bellator Regime

Viacom owned, Bellator MMA has gone under some major changes in the last month. A new president, the cancellation of the tournament format and season concept, and much more. The company has released several fighters and the staff backstage is getting some major shake-ups too. The former Bellator Regime was a big fan of many...