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Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Rory MacDonald defends Conor McGregor: “He did the right thing”

Former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is preparing to fight the last bout of his current UFC contract when he headlines June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa opposite fellow top contender Stephen Thompson. According to reports, MacDonald and the UFC have not come close to reaching a new deal or contract extension. Rory...

Apr 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Ben Askren rips Benson Henderson following loss to Koreshkov

Former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren (15-0 MMA) took to Twitter Friday night to poke fun at former UFC title holder Benson Henderson for losing his Bellator debut. “Funky”, who defeated Andrey Koreshkov via fourth-round TKO at Bellator 97 in July of 2013, had the following tweets directed at...

Apr 16, 2016 9:49 am

Rafael dos Anjos predicts how he will finish Eddie Alvarez

On July 7th on UFC Fight Pass, Rafael dos Anjos will fight Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight title fight. The fight will be dos Anjos’ first back in the Octagon after he was forced to withdraw from his UFC 196 title defense against Conor McGregor back in March. While dos Anjos believes that Alvarez will...

Mar 23, 2016 1:57 am

Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Tuesday was a historic day for sports. New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature...

Mar 19, 2016 10:04 pm

Hector Lombard: McGregor has no place at 170-pounds

UFC welterweight Hector Lombard does not believe that current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor has any place in the 170-pound division. The former Bellator middleweight champion thinks it is CRAZY that the UFC even considered having someone like Nate Diaz or Conor McGregor getting a title shot at current title holder Robbie Lawler. Hector...

Mar 17, 2016 5:56 am

Report: UFC denies RDA’s request to fight Robbie Lawler or Nate Diaz at UFC 200

According to a report from Ariel Helwani, the UFC has denied Rafael dos Anjos’ request to fight either Nate Diaz or Robbie Lawler at July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. ‘UFC Tonight’ revealed the news on Twitter: UFC denied Rafael dos Anjos' bid for Lawler or Diaz at UFC 200 (per @arielhelwani) https://t.co/Ip40btOG8i...

Mar 16, 2016 10:31 am

Video | Eddie Alvarez wants title fight with RDA, but would settle with Nate Diaz

Top UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez has been busy campaigning for a title shot with current division champion Rafael dos Anjos. The former Bellator title holder is coming off a split-decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, which occurred at January’s UFC Fight Night 81 event. Prior to his victory over “Showtime”, Alvarez...

Mar 12, 2016 3:39 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone 2?

Since losing his octagon debut to Donald Cerrone via decision at UFC 178 in September of 2014, former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) has put together back-to-back victories over top contenders and former MMA champions Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis inside of the octagon. The 32-year-old took to Twitter where he asked “who is...

Mar 10, 2016 11:21 am

Michael Bisping wants a title shot but Nick Diaz will do

Michael Bisping’s Manager said that Bisping is intrested in fighting Nick Diaz but would prefer a title shot. Nick went to Instagram after Bisping beat Anderson Silvia even after being Knocked down. It looked to some that Bisping was Knocked out at the end of the third round after getting hit by a Silvia flying...

Feb 26, 2016 7:37 am

Update on Dada 5000’s condition

In the co-main event of Bellator 149, Dada 5000 and Kimbo Slice fought for nearly 3 full rounds. The pair were both exhausted from the first round, which forced referee ‘Big’ John McCarhy to even stand the pair up when Kimbo had Dada 5000 in mount at one point. At the conclusion of the fight,...

Feb 20, 2016 8:08 am

Ken Shamrock Delivers Statement on Round 1 Loss to Royce Gracie

I am truly sorry to my fans I worked hard for this fight & was not given a fair opportunity to recover from the low blow — KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) February 20, 2016 Bellator 149 main-event fighter Ken Shamrock took to social media to thank the support from his fans and to explain his loss...

Feb 19, 2016 11:57 pm

Fighters react to controversial Ken Shamrock vs. Royce Gracie fight

In the main event of Bellator 149 Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie stepped into the cage to fight for a third time. The fight was a short one, that ultimately saw Gracie awarded the TKO win after landing some ground and pound on Shamrock. The controversy however came due to the fact that many noticed...

Feb 19, 2016 11:50 pm

Fighters react to bizarre Kimbo Slice vs. Dada 5000 fight

In the co-main event of Bellator 149 Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 had their highly anticipated grudge match. The fight was a strange one to say the least, with Slice ultimately getting the win after Dada 5000 appeared to hit the ground from exhaustion. Immediately Twitter blew up with reactions from the fight, with many...

Feb 19, 2016 8:06 am

Melvin Guillard predicts Conor McGregor will turn on the UFC

Melvin Guillard is currently gearing up for his Bellator 149 scrap against Derek Campos tonight in Houston Texas. Despite being signed to Bellator, Guillard too ended up talking about UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a recent interview. While it seems like everyone at every weight class, in every promotion, wants a crack at Conor...

Nov 7, 2015 7:48 am

Twitter reacts to Shamrock vs. Gracie, Slice vs. Dada5000

Last night during Bellator 145 Scott Coker made the announcement that Kimbo Slice would be fighting Dada5000 on February 19th. It was then announced by Kurt Angle, who was the guest of honor, that Ken Shamrock would be fighting Royce Gracie in the main event of the bout. Below are some reactions from the MMA...

Nov 6, 2015 8:57 am

Lashley: CM Punk “feeds on” fan hate

Former WWE wrestler turned MMA fighter Bobby Lashley knows a thing or two about making the transition from professional wrestling to combat sports. Since making the jump to MMA, Lashley has compiled a 13-2 record that has seen him go 3-0 under the Bellator MMA banner, and will see him ride a 6-fight win streak...

Nov 4, 2015 4:01 pm

Everlast signs 4 fighters including TJ Dillashaw

Everlast is one of the most well-known manufacturers of combat sports equipment and apparel. News broke Wednesday afternoon that ‘#TeamEverlast’ had signed 4 fighters to a sponsorship deal, one of which was TJ Dillashaw. In addition, former UFC champion Benson Henderson, top ranked welterweight Rory MacDonald, and Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks were all signed...

Sep 18, 2015 5:27 pm

Kendall Grove: ‘If Tito Plays His Game He’ll Win The Title’

Bellator MMA middleweight Kendall Grove won’t be fighting at ‘Dynamite’ this Saturday, but instead will take on Joey Beltran on next week’s Bellator 143 card. Grove did however help Tito Ortiz train for his title fight against Liam McGeary, which will go down in the main event this Saturday. Ahead of Tito’s fight, Grove spoke...

Sep 18, 2015 3:41 am

Joey Beltran: “I’m Not Fighting My Buddy Halsey For Chump Change!”

Mixed Martial Arts veteran Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) made his middleweight debut at April’s Bellator 136 event, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Brian Rogers. “The Mexicutioner” is set to return to action later this month when he battles Kendall Grove in the co-main event of Bellator 143. With a win over Grove...

Sep 17, 2015 4:42 am

Joey Beltran: “After The Newton Fight, My Wife Really Wanted Me To Retire”

Bellator middleweight standout Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) is busy preparing for his September 25 battle with Kendall Grove, which will serve as the co-main event for Bellator 143. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including leaving the sport of mixed martial arts on his own terms....

Sep 16, 2015 5:00 am

Beltran blasts Kimbo and Tito: “I would f*ck them up”

Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) will square off with Kendall Grove (21-15 MMA) in the co-main event of Bellator 143 later this month in Texas. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including potential future opponents. Beltran acknowledged that he would like to finish his career with...

Sep 15, 2015 10:36 am

Joey Beltran Reveals Which Opponent Hit Him The Hardest

Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) has squared off with some of the sports hardest hitters during his MMA career, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lavar Johnson, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione and Stipe Miocic just to name a few. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including which opponent...

Sep 15, 2015 6:19 am

Joey Beltran: “$50k to wear a t-shirt?! When did this happen?!”

The UFC’s new sponsorship deal with Reebok has resulted in many headlines during the 2015 calendar year. Most of those headlines were of a negative nature, as many fighters complained that they were actually losing money because of the new uniform deal. During a recent interview with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor, Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran...