Archive: Bellator

Aug 6, 2013 7:26 am

Rampage: “When Tito signed, I went, ‘Damn – there goes my Roy Jones fight'”

Prior to Bellator 97, rumors had been swirling that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) would be making his Bellator debut in a boxing match opposite former multi-division champ Roy Jones Jr. (56-8). When Rampage took to the cage at Bellator 97, many anticipated it would be to announce that he...


Jul 31, 2013 8:58 pm

Bellator 97 results

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Bellator 97 took place tonight, on Spike TV, and what a night of fights it was. Kicking off the night on Spike.com with the prelims Will Brooks defeated Cris Lyva via 3rd round TKO (Punches 2:20) Rafael Silva defeated Rodrigo Lima via 3rd round submission (Rear-naked choke 2:03) in the...

Jul 31, 2013 8:56 pm

Tito Ortiz Joins Bellator Roster; Set To Face “Rampage” Jackson At November PPV

Rumors recently surfaced hinting at a potential bout between former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. While Jackson appears to have plans to face Roy Jones Jr. in the future, his next opponent will be met in the realm Mixed Martial Arts combat, and it is none other than...

Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

Paul Daley Responds to Dana White’s Doubts, Expresses Interest in UFC Return

Former UFC welterweight contender, Paul Daley, was cut from the UFC following a post-fight incident where he threw a blatant punch at opponent Josh Koscheck.  Now, having been released from Bellator FC for legal reasons, Daley seems to be making his case for a return to the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following...

Jul 29, 2013 10:41 am

Dana White Unimpressed With Bellator’s PPV Plans For Roy Jones vs. Rampage

“They have no f— clue what they’re doing. When they’re in this business, right, and things are going well, you start grabbing for anything. You have a bunch of guys who don’t know anything about fighting at the network. Networks acquire content. They don’t become promoters. Nobody wants to watch them on free TV. They’re...

Jul 26, 2013 9:42 am

Bellator Cut Paul Daley & Maiquel Falcao Following Legal Issues

Bellator lightened its headache load this week. MMA Fighting got confirmation from Bellator that it unconditionally released often troubled Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao, both of which have dealt with recent legal trouble, though in separate outings. Falcao was involved in a brawl which put his teammate Kaue Mena in a coma. The fight, which...

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...