Archive: Bellator

Aug 16, 2013 7:12 am

UFC interested in Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley

UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren (12-0 MMA, 9-0 BFC): “We’ll talk to Ben,” White said following Thursday’s pre-UFC Fight Night 26 press conference. “Yeah, we’ll talk to him.” The four-time collegiate All-American wrestler, Askren, began his MMA career in 2009,...

Aug 14, 2013 11:18 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Discusses Resolution With Bellator

“More than anything I was wary about when I was going to get to be able to fight again. As a fighter, my main concern is getting back in the cage, being in front of fans, being able to perform. My main concern was… Big thing that was going through my head was, ‘When am...

Aug 14, 2013 10:45 am

Bellator Shuts Down Female Division, Releases All Women From Roster

The Bellator Fighting Championship has seen it’s fair share of changes recently. The latest of which appears to be the dissolution of their female division. We announced yesterday that Felice Herrig, a former Bellator fighter, was signed exclusively to InvictaFC, it’s now clear that her transition was just part of a bigger play made by...

Aug 13, 2013 10:26 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler

Eddie Alvarez battles Michael Chandler for the Bellator Lightweight World Championship in one of the best fights of 2011. Catch the long awaited rematch between Chandler and Alvarez, November 2nd, Live on PPV!

Aug 13, 2013 9:52 am

Bellator’s Fight Master Series Gets New Time Slot Following Ratings Slide

Bellator’s reality TV series, Fight Master, has failed to live up to the hype. Unlike the UFC’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Bellator’s version of MMA reality on SPIKE TV is not garnering any interest from viewers at home and as a result is getting backed down on their Thursday night lineup. SPIKE TV broke the news: Programming...

Aug 8, 2013 11:20 am

POLL: WILL YOU BUY ‘RAMPAGE VS. ORTIZ’ PPV FOR $40-$50?

Spike TV”s Bellator MMA promotion has recently announced their intentions to enter the risky world of pay-per-view broadcasts. First up on their list is a fight between two former UFC champions, Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. Bellator CEO, Bjorn Rebney has promised multiple title fights on the card headlined by Ortiz and Jackson at a...

Aug 8, 2013 6:06 am

Bellator made Tito Ortiz an offer he ‘couldn’t refuse’

Last summer, Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) retired and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. So, one of the big questions following Bellator’s recent pay-per-view announcement of Tito vs. Rampage was… why? “The People’s Champion” explained his reasoning for returning to the cage during Monday’s Bellator MMA press conference: “I got an offer I...

Aug 8, 2013 5:31 am

Bellator President Rebney takes shot at Sonnen/UFC

Bellator President Bjorn Rebney spoke to the media on Monday and defended the way his company did business in regards to title fights, and at the same time took a shot at Chael Sonnen and the UFC: “Our point of difference is that we’re real sports competition, and when it boils down to world title...

Aug 7, 2013 9:45 am

Rampage says there’s always been a secret rivalry with Tito Ortiz

Former UFC light heavyweight champions Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA) have been friends for over a decade.  They’ve been training partners, and at one time, they said they would never fight each other. Now, times have changed, and although they are still friends, they no longer train together and are...

Aug 6, 2013 2:04 pm

Paul Daley signs three-fight deal with BAMMA

After a very brief stint as a free agent, MMA veteran Paul Daley (33-12-2) is back with BAMMA. According to his manager Wad Alameddine, Daley signed a three-fight, 12-month deal with the promotion that’s exclusive to the U.K. No date or opponent has been set for Daley’s promotional return, however Daley is set to fight...

Aug 6, 2013 12:45 pm

Tito Ortiz: The Sport is ‘MMA Not UFC’

“Bellator isn’t about the brand, they’re about making stars and making people as they should be. We go out there and we kill ourselves, practically. You want to be a superstar? You’ve got to put in the time, you’ve got to put in the work and you’ve got to put on good fights. Bellator wants...

Aug 6, 2013 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Tito Clowns Rampage Jackson Following Press Event Staredown

The Bellator promotion held a media event yesterday afternoon to promote the upcoming pay-per-view event featuring a headlining bout between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. At the culmination of the event, Ortiz and Rampage engaged in a light-hearted staredown full of jokes and insults. Enjoy!

Aug 6, 2013 12:16 pm

Eddie Alvarez Camp Hoping To Reach Settlement In Bellator Lawsuit

Eddie Alvarez was on the verge of fighting for The Ultimate Fighting Championship following the expiration of his Bellator contract. When the UFC’s offer was matched word for word by the Bellator promotion all hell broke loose and he’s been forced on the sidelines to endure a legal battle ever since. Now the two parties...

Aug 6, 2013 11:14 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘I Am The Million Dollar Man’

“My last surgery was 12 weeks ago. I had an ACL replacement,” said Ortiz. I was back at it in a month-and-a-half. In a month-and-a-half, I was back at it, drilling again. My body heals super, super fast. I just feel good. Now I am the million dollar man.” 12 weeks removed from his latest...