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Jan 25, 2017 8:06 am

“King Mo” roasts “Rampage” with hilarious procession of Instagram posts

Back in May of 2014, light heavyweight legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson defeated Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal with a contentious unanimous decision. Last weekend, during the Bellator 170 broadcast, it announced that the two fan favorites will rematch at heavyweight in the main event of Bellator 175 on March 31. Rampage and King Mo’s trash talk began...

Jan 24, 2017 3:20 pm

Chael Sonnen steps in on short notice for Hector Lombard at SUG 3

SUG 3 just got a lot more interesting! Just days after dropping a first round submission loss to Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator 170, MMA veteran Chael Sonnen has now stepped in on short notice for Hector Lombard to grapple with Garry ‘The Lion’ Tonon on January 29th in a grappling match...

Jan 24, 2017 1:09 pm

CSAC addresses incident with Tito Ortiz holding his choke on Chael Sonnen

When a fight gets personal, you can bet that emotions can sometimes get the best of these competitive athletes. In the main event of Bellator 170, Tito Ortiz had to be pried off from holding onto his rear-naked choke on Chael Sonnen by referee “Big” John McCarthy. “When he was tapping, I thought he was...

Jan 24, 2017 1:03 pm

Nate Diaz wants to fight but says he is being ‘put on the shelf’

August 20, 2016 was the last time Nate Diaz stepped into the Octagon for a fight. Following a majority decision loss to his rival Conor McGregor at UFC 202, Diaz has stated that he is only looking for big fights that will result in a big payday. Given his history and payouts for his two...

Jan 24, 2017 9:43 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen fired on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ for cheating

Episode 4 of The Celebrity Apprentice saw Chael Sonnen fired for tip-toeing in a grey area. While Sonnen had been looking to win the latest season of Celebrity Apprentice hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Donald Trump’s absence, ‘The American Gangster’ found himself fired early in the season. Just two days after Sonnen lost to Tito...

Jan 24, 2017 9:20 am

VIDEO | WMMA pioneer Gina Carano offers advice to Ronda Rousey

Though Ronda Rousey is widely credited with putting women’s MMA on the map, Gina Carano was the first real female star the sport ever produced. The Muay Thai specialist realized her stardom – which admittedly paled in comparison to the eventual megastardom of Ronda Rousey – in the cage of the long defunct Strikeforce organization....

Jan 24, 2017 9:09 am

Rory MacDonald responds to Paul Daley callout

This past Saturday at Bellator 170, knockout artist Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley picked up another highlight reel knockout as he knocked Brennan Ward out with a vicious flying knee in the co-main event. The win returned Daley to the win column after dropping a unanimous decision to Douglas Lima at Bellator 158 back in July of...

Jan 24, 2017 8:12 am

Dan Hardy elaborates on comment about Ortiz vs. Sonnen being “choreographed”

With no UFC card last weekend, the MMA spotlight was fixed firmly on Bellator 170, which went down on Saturday night. This card was headlined by a light heavyweight fight between retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning star Chael Sonnen. In advance of this fight, Sonnen assured it was one he’d wanted for years,...

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:00 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon for UFC Denver: Shevchenko vs. Pena

With Bellator 170 in the rear-view mirror, the MMA spotlight now shifts to UFC Denver, a stacked card that will air on Fox this Saturday, January 28. This card will be headlined by a compelling women’s bantamweight showdown. In one corner, we’ll have dangerous Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko. In the other, we’ll have grappling...

Jan 23, 2017 6:18 am

GRAPHIC IMAGE | Brennan Ward sustains nasty cut from Paul Daley knee

There’s a reason MMA is often referred to as “the hurt business”. Though they are certainly not what we hope for, our hectic sport frequently produces some truly nasty injuries. We’ve seen arms snap like tooth picks. We’ve seen legs break like spaghetti. We’ve seen skulls literally shatter. And of course, we’ve seen a whole...

Jan 23, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz says it’ll take a public apology to forgive Chael Sonnen

On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator 170, Tito Ortiz put Chael Sonnen away with a first-round, rear-naked choke. In doing so, he put to bed months of pre-fight posturing and trash-talk – or so you would think. Though Ortiz was able to hand Sonnen a pretty lopsided loss, he said he still...

Jan 22, 2017 10:16 am

Paul Daley on knocking out friend Brennan Ward: “It was hard, I just hope he’s ok”

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170, a stacked card that emanated from Los Angeles, California. Though the card had several exciting moments, the undeniable highlight in terms of spectacle was Paul Daley’s defeat of Brennan Ward. The British knockout artist put his foe down with an incredible flying knee...

Jan 22, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Ortiz loss, assures he’ll be back

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger and beloved mouthpiece Chael Sonnen returned from a hiatus of more than three years to take on retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen and his throngs of fans, this comeback fight was a bit of a flop, as he was...

Jan 22, 2017 6:49 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz taps Chael Sonnen in the first

ICYMI last night, Tito Ortiz taps out Chael Sonnen with a face crank/rear-naked choke hybrid #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/yqik082NSw — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On Saturday evening, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring plenty of jaw-dropping moments, this thrilling card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and MMA...

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen, holds onto choke

Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 In the main event of Bellator 170 on January 21st, UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for a highly anticipated showdown that had been building up steam over the course of the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:48 pm

The 10 Best Chael Sonnen Quotes

On Saturday night, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage for the first time in more than three years. He will do so against retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz in the main event of a stacked Bellator 170 card. In advance of his anticipated comeback, Sonnen has unleashed plenty of the...

Jan 20, 2017 12:43 pm

Jon Jones vs. Luke Rockhold grappling match in the works

Recently, former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones made the move to submission grappling during his suspension from MMA. Jones stepped into the cage against MMA legend Dan Henderson for a highly anticipated grappling match at Submission Underground 2. Jones won the fight in dominant fashion, submitting Henderson in just minutes. Following the match, Jones found...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen: I would have stopped Tito Ortiz from being champion

This Saturday, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will step into the cage to fight former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in a highly anticipated Bellator MMA showdown. Ahead of the fight, Ortiz and Sonnen’s beef has been very publicized. In addition to their ongoing war of words leading up to their fight, Ortiz and Sonnen...

Jan 20, 2017 6:47 am

VIDEO | Street fight ends with crushing spinning back fist KO

With more and more people watching and practicing mixed martial arts, mixed mixed martial arts technique is spilling more and more frequently into street fights. We’ve seen backyard skirmishes end with head kicks. We’ve seen bar brawls end with rear naked chokes and arm triangle chokes. And now, we’ve seen a street fight end with...

Jan 19, 2017 9:21 am

Brett Rogers reportedly homeless and accused of sexual misconduct by three different men

Former Strikeforce and Bellator heavyweight fighter Brett Rogers is in a world of trouble, according to Sarah Horner of the Pioneer Press. Rogers, who is reportedly homeless, has been accused of sexual misconduct by three different men from three different incidents in St. Paul, Minnesota. According to the Pioneer Press report, Rogers “was charged with...

Jan 19, 2017 7:53 am

Chael Sonnen gives heartbreaking details on loss of daughter

Tragic news surfaced last year that fan favorite fighter Chael Sonnen and his wife Brittany had lost their newborn daughter, Blauna, as the result of a listeria infection. While details were initially scarce regarding the situation, the MMA community immediately began pouring out their support for Chael Sonnen, one of the most caring members of...