Archive: bellator news

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)...

Jun 18, 2014 10:01 am

Kimbo Camp Confirms Bellator Offer, Nothing Signed Yet

Could one of MMA’s biggest TV draws be coming back for a stint under Scott Coker? That’s what the rumor-mill has been filled with since our report last week. Now, we have confirmation from Ariel Helwani, that indeed, talks have taken place with the Bellator promotion. In Ariel’s report (via mmafighting.com), Kimbo’s manager Icey Mike...

Jun 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Michael Chandler to Get Title Shot Over Will Brooks?

Despite the fact that Bellator Interim Champion Will Brooks just earned a decision win over former champion Michael Chandler, it appears that it could be Chandler, not Brooks, who is getting the next shot at Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez hinted at this on twitter today, saying “I tried my best Big homie Your boss ain’t having it...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 9, 2014 8:00 am

Bjorn Rebney Comments On Going Head To Head With The UFC

    In about 3 months from now, on Sep. 5, the UFC and Bellator MMA will battle it out in Connecticut. Both promotions have an event scheduled for that day, and the venues are 10 miles apart. Bellator’s card will take place at Mohegan Sun on that Friday, which is when Bellator’s fights usually...

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...

Jun 4, 2014 4:23 pm

Chandler Wants Brooks Rematch Then Shot At Alvarez

While Alvarez and Brooks may have it all figured out, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is hoping to throw a wrench in those plans. In a recent interview with ‘The Great MMA Debate’, he explained, “I’d love to be able to go out there and put a stamp on the fight with Will Brooks...

May 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Report: Bellator 120 PPV Buy Estimates Are Very Low

With Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz featured on Bellator’s pay-per-view debut, the promotion was hoping to put forth some respectable ratings. But alas, they’re far off the mark. While the two former UFC champions may have proved a draw under their former employers umbrella, they only garnered an estimated 65,000 pay-per-view buys for Bellator. This...

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

Alvarez Wants Brooks Over Chandler

“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them. I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I...

May 21, 2014 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Bellator Champ Will Brooks Takes Belt To The Beach

Newly crowned Bellator interim champion, Will Brooks is enjoying his half of the lightweight title. Check it: Wore my half of the championship belt to the beach like a G #Iaintgotnoworries #DoingMyOwnThing #howyoulikemenow pic.twitter.com/HkQTKF9sZJ — Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014 1:28 pm

Rampage Not Done – Blasts King Mo On Twitter

Quinton Rampage Jackson won a narrow decision over King Mo Last Saturday and shortly after took to twitter with the following: King Mo owe me some dough.. Winner takes all!! @BellatorMMA — Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) May 19, 2014 I think u herd wrong fam.. @bellatormma #bellatorppv http://t.co/lwokliR7mp — Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) May 19, 2014

May 20, 2014 12:03 pm

New Bellator Champ Will Brooks Goes Off On Twitter

Will Brooks shocked the wold last Saturday when he upset Michael Chandler in the Bellator 120 co-main event. Now holding interim gold, the champ took to twitter to discuss the interesting predicament he finds himself in. check it: I honestly couldn't careless about what Bellator does next. I'll be here getting better and ready to...

May 20, 2014 8:47 am

King Mo Upset At Bellator Over Bias Promotion Of Rampage Jackson

“To be real with you. Viacom has been cool. Viacom are my people. Spike TV have been cool. But Bellator, they haven’t been that cool. Look how they promoted me. Look at everything Bjorn said in the promotion. “‘Rampage is God. Rampage, man, he could blow and make things fall down. Rampage is a black...

May 20, 2014 8:46 am

Commissioner Explains Scary Altercation With Rampage, Fines The MMA Star $10k

During the weigh-ins for Bellator 120, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson” shoved Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, which prompted the Mississippi State Athletic Commission to fine the fighter a whopping $10,000. Commission Chairman Jon Lewis explained the decision to MMAjunkie, saying: “His behavior was the worst I’ve ever seen in professional sports…Hitting him for [$10,000] is light, I...

May 19, 2014 12:53 pm

Tito’s Simple Message To The Haters (NSFW)

Tito Ortiz is basking in his own glory at the moment. And rightfully so. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy was totally counted out of his Bellator 120 contest against Shlemenko and instead of losing, he dominated. His message for the haters? Check it: Oh ya thank you to all my haters!! pic.twitter.com/oLvcPVXQpW — Tito Ortiz...

May 19, 2014 6:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Tito Ortiz’s Bellator 120 Win Over Shlemenko

On Saturday Night, Tito Ortiz returned to MMA action with a quick finish of Bellator middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko. It was a much-needed win for Ortiz, who choked the Bellator champ unconscious in the very first round of action. Here’s what the MMA world thought about his win: Wow what a train wreck.. — Mike...