Archive: Bellator

May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....

May 13, 2013 10:40 am

Leonard Garcia and Management Discuss ‘Phantom’ Offer from Bellator

  Following his cut from the UFC, Leonard Garcia has been receiving a number of offers from other MMA organizations, all vying for a chance to host a fight who boasts two of the most memorable fights in recent history.  All, it seems, except Bellator MMA.   Garcia recently told MMAFighting.com that much of the...


May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

May 6, 2013 12:25 pm

Eddie Alvarez Blasts Viacom and Spike This Weekend

Former Bellator FC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, took to Twitter this weekend to call out the organization for their mistreatment of fighters and to announce that he will be speaking out shortly.   Tied up in a long-standing legal battle with the companies that own Bellator FC, Viacom and Spike, Eddie Alvarez has been kept...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

Apr 19, 2013 9:53 am

Bellator’s motion to dismiss Alvarez’s claims denied

A motion filed by Bellator MMA in March to dismiss two counts of fighter Eddie Alvarez’s counterclaim against the promotion was denied on Wednesday in U.S. District Court. According to Sports Illustrated, Judge Jose L. Linares ruled that the court couldn’t dismiss Alvarez’s claims of tortious interference and breach of contract against Bellator based on...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Apr 11, 2013 11:39 am

Dana White Says UFC Will Fight For Olympic Wrestling

UFC President Dana White announced yesterday on the media call to promote UFC on FOX 7 that the UFC will be stepping up to help save Olympic Wrestling.   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared in February that it decided to exclude wrestling from the 2020 Olympic Games.  The decision is not final, as the...

Apr 5, 2013 10:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo: I Want Rampage To Make His Money And Be Happy | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal talked with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night about a number of topics, ranging from his recent fights to his pro wrestling career.  But given all that has happened in the last few days, the conversation inevitably turned to the controversy being stirred up between Nick Diaz and Georges St. Pierre following UFC...

Apr 3, 2013 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Happy With Career Choices: I’ll Never Call Dana Daddy, I’m Doing My Thing

Though the transition between Mixed Martial Arts and Professional Wrestling is not entirely new (see Brock Lesnar, Ken Shamrock and Sakuraba, among others), competing in both simultaneously is a rare endeavor.  Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is doing just that, fighting for both the Bellator Fighting Championships and Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling. Wednesday night, Lawal...