Archive: Bellator

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, 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’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 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 ‘’ 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 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 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...

Jun 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheick Kongo Follows Rampage to Bellator FC

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s been a huge day for Bellator FC. Early this morning we found out that Quinton Jackson had inked a deal with the organization and shortly after rumors started circulating that former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was working on a deal with the SPIKE TV based organization. Now, according to  MMA...

Jun 4, 2013 4:47 pm

Rampage Promises Big Changes In MMA For Fighters

“When you look at my deal in the UFC, and the scope of what my deal with Bellator and TNA is, this is a dream come true. When other fighters get the chance to see everything I’m able to do with this deal and the benefits it provides, you’re going to see a big change...

Jun 4, 2013 11:17 am

PHOTO | First Image of Rampage Jackson Wearing Bellator Gear

As announced today former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, has inked a historic deal with the Bellator promotion. In an official release, they sent out the first picture of the former UFC star adorned in Bellator attire. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Jun 3, 2013 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 1) Manny “The Mean Bean” Rodriguez Talks About Alliance MMA, His Coaching Role, and His Job as a Bellator Commentator | 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/ 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, and his...

May 31, 2013 12:15 pm

Bellator Nabs Top Prospect Bubba Jenkins

At 3-0, former NCAA wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins is ready to begin the next chapter in his career as the #1 world ranked prospect has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator. Jenkins is scheduled to make his Bellator debut this summer and will be given a number of fights before entering The Toughest Tournament...

May 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Paul Daley Is Latest to Bash Bellator Over Contract Issues

By JAKE CHASTAIN |Yesterday we caught word that former UFC and Strikeforce welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley was having troubles with his new MMA home of Bellator. This is just adding to the fire that is already burning under Bellator’s belly when taking into account the entire Eddie Alvarez situation that is still yet to be...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 16, 2013 10:43 am

Marcus Davis plans to finish his career as the Bellator lightweight champion

Although Marcus Davis (21-9-1) will fight this Saturday for New England Fights VII, he plans to finish his career in Bellator hoping to become the lightweight champion. The Ultimate Fighter Championship veteran will face Darrius Heyliger (5-1) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. Davis told that if he gets past Heyliger, he...

May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Bellator Confirms Opening Round of Heavyweight Tourney Kicks Off on June 19th Card in Oklahoma

By Jake Chastain |Bellator officials confirmed today that its six-fight, three-hour summer series kickoff will now feature the opening round of the upcoming heavyweight tournament on June 19th. The four-man heavyweight bracket will feature Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, Ron Sparks and the undefeated Vitaly Minakov. The opening round, which in turn is the semi-final of the...

May 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Ben Askren: Fighter Drug Testing is Scarce in Bellator

Askren’s tweets might be an indication as to why Bellator’s fighters doesn’t test positive for drugs while UFC fighters do.  Welterweight Bellator kingpin, Ben Askren  has eight consecutive undefeated bouts and doesn’t recall which athletic commission requested a urinalysis from him.  Check out his statements via twitter:            Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit