Archive: bellator news

Mar 1, 2014 9:55 am

Bellator Boss Happy With TRT Ban

“I’ve had the same opinion on [TRT], and the same stance on it since the first time I asked the question. I just never felt that the controls were tight enough to be able to allow it to occur. When guys use it it’s an unfair advantage. If you’re going to equalize the playing field,...

Mar 1, 2014 9:50 am

Rampage: ‘I signed with Bellator to beat the sh** out of King Mo’

“I knew I was never going to fight [Lawal] in any of the other organizations I was with, because I knew he wasn’t going to come. I think I can be 100-percent honest with you when I say that half the reason I signed with Bellator was because I was signing with Viacom — not...

Mar 1, 2014 9:37 am

VIDEO | Rampage Jackson vs. Christian M’Pumbu Highlights

Bellator MMA Last night on SPIKE TV, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, returned to action with another first round K.O. inside the Bellator cage. If you missed the event, hit play above for the replay. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Mar 1, 2014 12:01 am

Alvarez vs. Chandler III Headlines Bellator’s First Pay-Per-View Saturday, May 17th

MMA’s latest trilogy will occur on Saturday, May 17th as Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his title against Michael Chandler in one of the most highly anticipated fight of 2014, live on Pay-Per-View. Location and ticket information will be made available shortly. The main event is the third installment in this epic MMA...

Feb 27, 2014 5:49 pm

Bellator 110: ‘Rampage vs M’Pumbu’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Mohegan Sun Arena in preparation for Bellator MMA’s February 28th event, which will showcase the Bellator Season 10 Light Heavyweight Semifinals and the Bellator Featherweight Opening Rounds. Bellator MMA will take place from Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday, February 28th with the first fight taking place at...

Feb 27, 2014 5:07 pm

Matt Riddle: ‘Dana is a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT’

“Honestly, he just can’t help himself. Unfortunately, we have a very insecure, bald man who uses TRT as the president of the UFC. When he sees a dude like me, who is 28 and all I do is rip tubes and kick ass, maybe some part of him doesn’t like me. I don’t know why,...

Feb 27, 2014 11:52 am

King Mo: ‘Staph Infection Almost Killed Me’

“It almost killed me. I don’t explain it to people. I downplayed the whole thing. They didn’t know how bad it was. People would text me, and I was in the hospital texting them back like nothing happened. I battled back from it. It messed my body up. My body is still getting healthy from...

Feb 25, 2014 6:59 pm

Season 10 Bellator Middleweight Tournament Set With Marshall, Cramer, Cooper & Grove

Bellator will host its first four-man middleweight tournament beginning March 28th from Utah’s Maverik Center as Brett Cooper will battle Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove in the semifinal round, while Doug “The Rhino” Marshall will clash with American Top Team’s Dan “Cosmo” Cramer April 4th from the Reno Events Center. Both fights will be featured on...

Feb 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Monster Energy Becomes Bellator’s Official Energy Drink Partner

Bellator MMA, the world’s largest global tournament based mixed martial arts promotion and Monster Energy, the world’s leading energy drink company, announced today a new multi-year relationship making Monster Energy the “Official Energy Drink Partner” of Bellator. On Friday, February 28th, live on Spike TV, the alliance formally kicks off during Bellator’s Season 10 Premiere...

Feb 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension With Bellator

When reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko steps into the cage on March 28th, the 29-year-old Russian finisher will not only be looking for his incredible 50th win, but will also be fighting with a new contract in hand as Bellator has announced a long term extension for the man known simply as “Storm”. “Bellator...

Feb 21, 2014 9:46 am

Dana White Blasts Bellator: ‘Rebney is out of his F***ing Mind’

Dana White covered a number of topics at the UFC 170 pre-fight media scrum, and one of the notable topics was Bellator. When asked about Bellator MMA President Bjorn Rebney’s claims that they are “going after everybody,” White launched into a verbal tirade regarding the promotion. “Guys are trying to fucking get out of that...

Feb 19, 2014 9:50 am

Rebney Talks Tito’s Uncertain Future With Bellator

“I’ve been having a good number of conversations with Tito. The prior neck injury was disturbing, but we’ve gotten past that. The fracture was really disturbing because of the potential for paralysis under a worse-case scenario. We’re doing a pretty exhaustive series of tests to see if he’s fine, because we want to be 100...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 6, 2014 7:25 pm

Rampage Fed Up With Pro Wrestling Haters

“People don’t understand how tough it is. It hurts. It hurts hitting the ropes. Getting slammed… All that stuff hurts. It’s like being a live stunt man… I saw a guy get hurt. I saw it with my own two eyes. The guy got hurt and he still had to keep going. He got hurt...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Jan 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Freire Issues Statement On His Disgust For Bellator’s Matchmaking

“Never in my entire career have I felt so disrespected and disappointed. @BellatorMMA announces their tournament brackets and in all of them they only have the champion, on the Featherweight one they have @PatCurranMMA as well. I don’t have anything against Curran himself, what I don’t like is the clear way he’s being favored. I...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz Says Doctors Have Cleared Him For Training

Fresh off the heals of Bjorn Rebney’s critical comments on the future of Tito Ortiz, Tito himself has come out and squandered those assumptions. The former UFC light-heavyweiht champion, at nearly 40-yeras old, is apparently still looking to train and fight. Check it: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for Vacant Welterweight Title April 18th

The Main Event is set for Bellator 117 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa’s Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 20, 2014 11:08 am

Joe Riggs: “Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid”

“Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid. He doesn’t even know what he talks about. He’s a guy who will see a word in the dictionary and just regurgitate the word and put it to no use. It makes no sense what he’s talking about. I’d love to beat the sh*t out of him. Actually, I’d...

Jan 20, 2014 10:41 am

QUIK TWITT | Rampage Jackson Blasts Former Sponsor Reebok For Lack Of ‘Hook Up’

Former UFC light-heavywewight champion, Rampage Jackson, has had a falling out with his sponsor, Reebok Shoes. After leaving the UFC for the greener pastures at Bellator, Rampage, has seen action just once since his January, 2013 UFC bout against Glover Teixeira. Perhaps the lack of activity and promotional power is to blame for Reeboks lack...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...