198 Search Results for bjorn rebney

Oct 18, 2013 9:32 am

White brushes off Bellator’s Askren offer: ‘They’re playing games’

The thought of Ben Askren just waltzing in and challenging for a UFC title doesn’t fly with Dana White. Recently, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney offered to let conditional free agent Ben Askren walk away from the company provided UFC officials would guarantee him a title shot. White isn’t having any of it, as he spoke...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...


Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator, Will Compete In Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator has been trying their hardest to gather momentum in the mixed martial arts world. After announcing their plans to embark in the pay per view market, it was confirmed that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson would headline the promotion’s first PPV card. Bellator officials dropped another major announcement today as they revealed Cheick Kongo...

Aug 23, 2013 10:32 am

Bellator Boss Believes Rampage And Tito Belong On MMA’s Mt. Rushmore

You can’t deny the star power that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson once had in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Their success in the UFC saw them both rise to the pinnacle of the sport and hold shiny gold belts under the most prominent promotional banner in the world. The two legends are now...

Aug 22, 2013 11:04 am

QUICK TWITT | Ben Askren Asks Dana White For GSP

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has recently opened up on the market as a free agent. His boss at Bellator, Bjorn Rebney, has stated he’s not all that interested in re-signing his champion and instead will help him pursue his dreams of fighting GSP. Whether true or not,  Askren isn’t hesitating and almost instantly threw...

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Aug 15, 2013 12:02 pm

Bellator Adds King Mo vs. Newton Rematch To Already Stacked Pay-Per-View Event

Chandler vs. Alvarez II won’t be the only highly anticipated rematch featured on Bellator’s Pay-Per-View debut November 2nd, as King Mo will once again meet Emanuel Newton, this time for the interim Bellator Light Heavyweight Title. With reigning Light Heavyweight Champion Attila Vegh sidelined with a shoulder injury, Mo and Newton will now square off...

Aug 14, 2013 10:45 am

Bellator Shuts Down Female Division, Releases All Women From Roster

The Bellator Fighting Championship has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. The latest of which appears to be the dissolution of their female division. We announced yesterday that Felice Herrig, a former Bellator fighter, was signed exclusively to InvictaFC, it’s now clear that her transition was just part of a bigger play made by...

Aug 8, 2013 11:20 am

POLL: WILL YOU BUY ‘RAMPAGE VS. ORTIZ’ PPV FOR $40-$50?

Spike TV”s Bellator MMA promotion has recently announced their intentions to enter the risky world of pay-per-view broadcasts. First up on their list is a fight between two former UFC champions, Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney has promised multiple title fights on the card headlined by Ortiz and Jackson at a...

Jul 26, 2013 11:20 am

Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler Signs New 8 Fight Contract

By JAKE CHASTAIN | When you find something you like, you have to do everything in your power to keep it. That’s exactly the mindset Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney had when he went out and offered his current lightweight champion a new, long-term contract. BJPenn.com has gained word that Michael Chandler has just signed a new...

Jul 23, 2013 9:35 am

EXCLUSIVE | AJ Matthews Talks ‘Fight Master’: Coaches, Fights and How the Show Worked | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

AJ Matthews, welterweight fighter on Bellator’s reality TV series on Spike TV, “Fight Master,” joined BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to break down last week’s episode and give us more details about what it was like inside the house.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   This past episode of Bellator’s reality TV series, “Fight Master,”...

Jun 14, 2013 3:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | War Machine on Recent Bellator Signings: “The Diaz Brothers Should Come,” “We Need Some Winners to Come Over”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how fighters he feels that fighters do...

Jun 4, 2013 10:50 am

TNA Wrestling & Reality Series Also Included In Rampage Jackson’s Bellator Deal

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it was jointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes Jackson competing in...

May 31, 2013 12:15 pm

Bellator Nabs Top Prospect Bubba Jenkins

At 3-0, former NCAA wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins is ready to begin the next chapter in his career as the #1 world ranked prospect has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator. Jenkins is scheduled to make his Bellator debut this summer and will be given a number of fights before entering The Toughest Tournament...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 15, 2013 9:24 am

Wrestling Looking to MMA for A New Image

Pushed against the proverbial cage, wrestling is now fighting to keep its place in the Olympic Games.  Literally fighting.  With the International Olympic Committee’s decision to place wrestling on a chopping block, supporters of the sport are looking to the rapid and successful growth of mixed martial arts for ways to rebrand and rejuvenate the...

May 13, 2013 10:40 am

Leonard Garcia and Management Discuss ‘Phantom’ Offer from Bellator

  Following his cut from the UFC, Leonard Garcia has been receiving a number of offers from other MMA organizations, all vying for a chance to host a fight who boasts two of the most memorable fights in recent history.  All, it seems, except Bellator MMA.   Garcia recently told MMAFighting.com that much of the...

May 6, 2013 12:25 pm

Eddie Alvarez Blasts Viacom and Spike This Weekend

Former Bellator FC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, took to Twitter this weekend to call out the organization for their mistreatment of fighters and to announce that he will be speaking out shortly.   Tied up in a long-standing legal battle with the companies that own Bellator FC, Viacom and Spike, Eddie Alvarez has been kept...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Mar 6, 2013 11:02 am

Douglas Lima Breaks Hand in Semi-Final Win; Saunders Bout Postponed Until Summer

The MMA game is one of the toughest sports to remain healthy in. Obviously the dangers involved are much higher than any other professional sport as the object of the game is to hurt your opponent. With that being said it makes sense that any tournament style show, such as the current Bellator season 8...