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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...

Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

Jun 19, 2014 5:10 am

Lifting The Ban, More Bellator Coverage Coming To BJPENN.COM

In case any of you missed the news earlier, here’s a recap of what went down with Bellator MMA. Goodbye Bjorn Rebney, hello Scott Coker. Yes,Viacom, the huge media company that owns the majority of Bellator, has parted ways with founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. The now former CEO of Bellator released a statement about...

Jun 13, 2014 6:11 am

Bellator Changes Their Tournament Format, Adds Title Shot Pool

Bellator MMA is going to be reformatting their tournament structure once again. On Thurdsay, Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney announced that all past tournament winners will now be entered into a sort of World Title Pool, where they can be granted a title shot at any time, without having to reenter and entire tournament. MMAFighting’s Luke...

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 5, 2014 6:38 am

King Mo Still Upset Over Rampage Loss

“…It’s true (Bjorn is a dick Rider). When they announced the decision, you know he knows Quinton lost that fight. We had a brief talk, like two men talk. Then at the press conference they asked him “do you agree with the decision?” And he said yes. Well now, if he knows MMA and he...

May 19, 2014 6:11 am

Alvarez May Get Chandler Trilogy Over Brooks Title Unification

“The reality of the situation is that Ed’s contract specifies that his next fight be against Michael Chandler. So Ed now is in a position where he can choose to fight Chandler, and contractually we have to give him the Chandler fight. … It’s a situation we’ll have to sit down and discuss with him,...

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 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Dana White: ‘I don’t see Bellator as competition’

“It’s one of those things. Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork (Bjorn Rebney) has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention. Screaming for attention. Talking about New York and the union and he’s...

May 11, 2014 11:00 am

Eddie Alvarez Suffers Concussion, Out of Bellator PPV Main-Event

Are Bellator pay-per-views cursed? It is going to be a bit longer until we get to see the rubber match between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Alvarez has been forced to pull out of the championship bout after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is clearly upset about...