Archive: Bellator

Jul 25, 2013 2:30 pm

Roy Jones Jr. vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson boxing match targeted for year-end PPV

Yes, you read correctly. Viacom is planning to use their newly signed fighter, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, by pitting him in a boxing match against Roy Jones Jr. According to sources, former UFC light heavyweight champion “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and former multi weight-class boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8 Boxing) are being targeted to compete...

Jul 24, 2013 9:34 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Fight Master” Fighter AJ Matthews Talks About Cutting Weight, Suspects Joe Riggs of Peeing Himself

AJ Matthews defeated Darryl Cobb to join Spike TV’s new reality television show, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA AJ Matthews spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to discuss the most recent episode of Bellator’s reality television show on Spike TV, “Fight Master.” Matthews (6-2) has joined Anton and Dinny regularly since the show...

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,”...

Jul 19, 2013 1:36 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Gives Gross Recounts Of What You Won’t See On Bellator’s Fight Master Series | BJPenn.com Radio

UFC and longtime MMA veteran, Joe “Diesel” Riggs, is starring on Bellator’s new reality TV series on Spike TV, ‘Fight Master.’ By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA If you’ve been watching Spike TV’s new reality TV series, “Fight Master,” then you probably noticed long-time MMA fighter, Joe “Diesel” Riggs, fighting under the tutelage of Greg Jackson.  Riggs...

Jul 18, 2013 11:00 am

EXCLUSIVE | Joe Riggs Dishes On Other Fighters ‘Members’: Who Has The Smallest? Find Out Here!! | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Many MMA fans will recognize Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs on Bellator’s new reality-television series, ‘Fight Master.’  He is a long-time MMA veteran with 8 UFC fights in his 54 professional fights.  This wealth of experience made him, among the other ‘Fight Master’ competitors, the story-teller.  Talking with BJPenn.com Radio earlier tonight, Riggs shared one such story...

Jul 17, 2013 11:53 am

Quick Twitt | War Machine Exposes and Blasts Sponsor For Non Payment

It seems to be a problem that plagues Mixed Martial Arts fighters. They book a sponsor, deliver their end of the bargain but fail to receive payment from upstart apparel and nutrition companies promising them big bucks. War Machine is the latest victim of this kind of business practice, but he isn’t taking it lying...

Jul 10, 2013 8:48 am

Friend of Maiquel Falcao Still in Hospital After Brawl Outside Gas Station

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Undefeated MMA fighter Kaue Mena remains in the Hospital do Coracao in Santa Catarina, Brazil after being severely beaten by several men in violent altercation outside a convenience store. The fight began when Mena’s friend, current Bellator and former UFC fighter Maiquel Falcao, got in an argument with two women in...

Jul 2, 2013 8:46 am

Dana White: Alvarez should fight for Bellator, but get paid what he’s worth

After months of legal battles, UFC President Dana White now believes that the best path for Eddie Alvarez (24-3 MMA) may be to return to Bellator MMA, this despite the 29-year-olds voiced desire to fight under the UFC banner. This follows the announcement that, barring a settlement, Alvarez will not even appear in court to...

Jun 28, 2013 10:23 am

Rampage Jackson: The UFC Hated My Guts After Liddell KO

“Dana White really wanted me because I was the last guy Chuck (Liddell) wanted to get his revenge on. Everybody was really nice to me, I’m telling you when I beat up Marvin Eastman, everybody, people behind the scenes at the UFC they’re really like a big family. Chuck was part of the family. They...

Jun 27, 2013 9:22 am

Rampage: Spike TV Made The UFC

“Dana’s actually a cool guy. Dana is really down to earth. He’s actually really cool, but sometimes when it’s business, it’s business. Dana, you can tell that he’s a strong businessman because look what he’s done with the company. Sometimes he gets a little bit too emotional with his business, and that’s what makes you...

Jun 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Alvarez vs. Bellator could stretch into 2014

With no end in the foreseeable future, its appears Eddie Alvarez will continue to be on the shelf. Steve Marrocco at MMA Junkie is reporting that Alvarez won’t be fighting any time soon if his case with Bellator heads to trial. On Monday, documents filed in U.S. district court state that the two aren’t required...

Jun 26, 2013 7:22 am

Babalu : If you’re old step away, don’t take TRT

“Well, I cannot judge anybody, but I can tell you about myself, and how I feel about it in general. I don’t think this is fair to anybody. If you’re controlling your hormone level like that, it’s not really true. I think they should follow the Olympic games guidelines. If you’re old, you should just...

Jun 26, 2013 7:19 am

Rampage: I’d love to f— up Roy Nelson

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) has recently expressed interest in moving up to heavyweight and a bout with Roy “Big Country” Nelson (19-7 MMA, 6-3 UFC) is defintely one he would be up for. In an interview with Mmamania.com, Rampage was asked if there was anything specific he wanted to focus on before making his...

Jun 21, 2013 9:31 am

Rampage Jackson Discusses Potential Move To Heavyweight

Nearly two weeks ago we told you Rampage Jackson was toying with the idea of moving to the heavyweight division. Those ambitions have apparently not left the mind of the former PRIDE and UFC Champion as he discussed his intentions further in a recent media call. “Before, I was talking about retiring at 35 which...

Jun 13, 2013 2:14 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 1) | ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppehaver Says Fighters are “Getting Scraps” for Pay | Late Night CageSide Radio

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...

Jun 11, 2013 12:27 pm

Bellator moves to Friday night

Instead of going head-to-head with the National Football League, Bellator MMA will move from Thursday nights to Friday nights this fall on Spike. Bellator’s ninth season is slated to air on Sept. 13 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern Time. Spike president Kevin Kay told SI.com that because of the NFL’s return this fall with premium games...

Jun 11, 2013 11:13 am

Paul Daley vs. Lukasz Chlewicki to headline Cage Warriors 57

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Bellator fighter Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley has signed a one fight contract with Cage Warriors to fight against fellow welterweight Lukasz Chlewicki in the main event. Cage Warriors 57 takes place in Daley’s native country of England, Liverpool specifically. “I’m looking forward to a fantastic main event in Liverpool on July...

Jun 11, 2013 5:44 am

Diego Nunes Latest to Ink with Bellator

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After his 3-3 run in the UFC  talented featherweight Diego Nunes was released from his contract, leaving him momentarily unemployed. However, we gained word over the weekend that Nunes has signed a deal with the currently popular Bellator promotion. Brazilian MMA news outlet Ataque Total first reported the news this past Saturday and...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

Jun 6, 2013 8:43 am

Bellator Lets Officially Registered Domain Expire

With all the recent news coming from Bellator FC, such as signing former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, you would think that the company wouldn’t let something like this happen at a time where traffic could be at it’s peak. But, here we are with a blank ‘GoDaddy.com’ page that informs us that the...

Jun 6, 2013 6:30 am

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Seeks Move to Heavyweight

Along with the cavalcade of recent ‘Rampage’ news comes word of the former UFC light-heavyweight champion moving to Bellator’s heavyweight division. Rampage stated to MMAWeekly.com that in this stage of his life, a move to heavyweight might be smarter and easy to accomplish: “I finally got the love back and I’m thinking about going to...

Jun 5, 2013 1:42 pm

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says Kongo Not Signed Yet; Hints at UK TV Deal

Today Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling held a press conference that featured Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, TNA CEO Dixie Carter, and the biggest addition to the Bellator roster to date, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While BJPENN.com knows you all want to hear what “Rampage” had to say, we want to provide our faithful readers with the...

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...