Archive: bellator news

Aug 15, 2014 4:59 am

Bellator MMA: 5 Rounds with Cheick Kongo

What do you know about The Darkness? Find out as we go 5 Rounds with Cheick Kongo while he preps for his Heavyweight Feature Fight – Friday, September 5th at Bellator 123.

Aug 14, 2014 5:12 pm

Cyborg Says No Bellator – Fixed On 135 And Ronda Rousey

With news that Bellator boss Scott Coker has re-opened Bellator’s female featherweight division, many point to his former Strikeforce champ Chris Cyborg as a viable prospect for their ranks. However, it doesn’t appear as if the Invicta champ is interested in letting Rousey off easy. In a recent report from, they’re reporting that Chris...

Aug 14, 2014 9:44 am

Mack: ‘There was no ref to stop him from beating me’

MMA fighter Jon Koppenhaver, also known as “War Machine,” is accused of brutally beating up his girlfriend Christy Mack and another man inside of Mack’s apartment last Friday. Days have past and the cage-match style fighter is nowhere to be found and Duane “Dog” Chapman is not taking the accusations or his absence lightly.

Aug 14, 2014 8:17 am

Ortiz Does Good – Helps Children In Need

It has been a rough week few weeks for the world of MMA, but former UFC champ Tito Ortiz is out there, showing the world that we aren’t all bad! Good job Tito!

Aug 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Second Victim Identified In War Machine Rampage

The other man has been identified. TMZ reported, Corey Thomas — the guy War Machine beat up before attacking Christy Mack — has the distinction of being on a reality show riddled with tales of violent crime — including murder. Corey — who made a fortune in web design — was one of the stars...

Aug 13, 2014 11:59 am

THE HUNT IS ON! “Dog” Officially Announces Man Hunt On War Machine

The time for talk is over. “Dog The Bounty Hunter”, according to our sources, has landed in Southern California as of this morning and is on the hunt for War Machine! The infamous bounty hunter had previously given the fugitive 24-hours to turn himself in, and upon expiration of that deadline, “Dog” issued the following:...

Aug 13, 2014 11:47 am

QUICK TWITT | UFC’s Finest Have Words For War Machine

The Las Vegas PD and Dog The Bounty Hunter aren’t the only ones interested in getting their hands on War Machine. Some of the UFC’s top men are also calling out the former TUF contestant. Check it: @WarMachine170 I'm coming for you bro! — uriah hall (@UriahHallMMA) August 11, 2014 @WarMachine170 turn yourself in —...

Aug 13, 2014 8:10 am

War Machine Vows to Kick ‘Dog The Bounty Hunters’ Ass If He Comes For Him

Embattled and on the run, MMA’s orphaned son, War Machine is hiding and running out of time. Currently, a full-scale man-hunt continues to be underway for the former UFC fighter charged with aggressively beating his girlfriend. Almost prophetically, four-years ago War Machine sent out the following. If Dog the Bounty Hunter came to get me...

Aug 10, 2014 1:51 pm

Christy Mack Breaks Silence On ‘War Machine’ Attack

Former Bellator and UFC veteran “War Machine” is wanted by Las Vegas police for the alleged beating of his long time girlfriend, Christy Mack. (More on that HERE) There was another party involved as well, who was also hospitalized following the beating. Rumors running rampant on social media suggest that the third-party was an unnamed...

Aug 10, 2014 12:10 pm

“Heartbroken” & On The Run, War Machine Takes To Twitter With Messages Of Love

“War Machine” is the primary suspect in the beating of his longtime girlfriend and pornstar Christy Mack and as such, is currently wanted by Las Vegas Police. (More on that HERE) While on the run, the former UFC fighter has taken to twitter with messages of love to his hospitalized girlfriend. Check it: @ChristyMack I...

Aug 8, 2014 6:51 pm

Bellator Releases War Machine Following Latest Legal Issues

Bellator President Scott Coker has issued a statement regarding Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine: “We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from him promotional contract with the organization.” If...

Aug 8, 2014 6:23 pm

War Machine Runs, Primary Suspect In Alleged Beating Of Girlfriend

Popular MMA fighter, War Machine is wanted by Las Vegas Police in connection with the beating of his girlfriend and another victim. According to reports, the fighter fled the scene and has a search has been underway. TMZ has the scoop: According to police, War Machine was involved in a 3-person altercation early Friday morning...

Jul 31, 2014 6:03 pm

King Mo Warns: ‘If I see Bjorn Rebney I’m putting hands on him’

“I personally think [Bjorn Rebney’s] a bitch. If I had a chance to see him, I’d put them hands on him.” “He’s deceptive, fake… He flew me out to that meeting, it was just a bunch of bull, you know what I’m saying? It was a bunch of bulls— he was spitting to me. He’s...

Jul 31, 2014 6:31 am

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone Rumored For UFC 178

  Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez may be in better shape following his promotion’s new take on company management. With SCott Coker at the helm, things are different, so different, that it appears as if the embattled Bellator star in Alvarez may actually get the release he’s been fighting for. got the scoop. Sources...

Jul 30, 2014 10:37 am

SPIKE TV Cancels TNA Wrestling

Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz & King Mo just lost their part-time gig over at TNA wrestling. At least, that’s what one would think, considering SPIKE TV just cancelled the program. TMZ has the scoop: TNA Wrestling’s flagship show “Impact Wrestling” could soon be without a home — Spike TV quietly let the league know it’s...

Jul 30, 2014 4:30 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rampage Jackson vs. Ryan Bader

Light heavyweight prospect Ryan “Darth” Bader uses his movement and speed as he takes on hard-hitting Rampage Jackson at UFC 144. Watch Bader go up against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night Bangor.

Jul 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Karo Parisyan: ‘I brought Judo to MMA, not Ronda’

“Ronda’s like a little sister to me, and I give her all the props. She’s a great fighter, great person, great judoka. But I don’t want people to forget who brought judo to the table in mixed martial arts. No one can deny that I was the one who put judo on the map in...

Jul 23, 2014 7:09 pm

QUICK TWITT | Rampage Set To Meet With New Bellator Regime Friday

Bellator’s number one attraction, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has had a rough go of things when it comes to authority figures. However, in a recent tweet, the former UFC light-heavyweight champion gave fans a glimmer of hope. Check it: I'm going to check out this Scott Coker guy @bellatormma this Friday.. I'll let y'all know what's...

Jun 26, 2014 6:26 pm

New Bellator Boss Scott Coker Writes Letter To Fight Fans

With Scott Coker recently taking the helm of Bellator MMA, many MMA fans are interested in seeing what changes Coker plans on bringing to the promotion. While he has already made a few decisions, such as largely eliminating the tournament format and trimming the roster of some fighters, it’s still unknown just how much Coker...

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

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 19, 2014 5:05 am

Rep Says Alvarez May Stay At Bellator, Happy With New Direction

“Eddie is happy about the shakeup. He wasn’t happy with the way things were being run. I don’t think that’s any secret, so Eddie was very happy to hear there’s been a change in management. Eddie respects Viacom very much, and he’s always told me that.” … “Everything we requested (from the former management team)...