Archive: Bellator

Sep 18, 2014 5:03 am

Melvin Manhoef Explains How He Was Tricked Into Fighting Mark Hunt

Melvin Manhoef is arguably one of the hardest hitting fighters on the planet. One of his most spectacular highlight reel knockouts came during his time in Pride FC, where he knocked Mark Hunt out cold with a left hand. Prior to being knocked out by Junior Dos Santos in May of 2013, Hunt hadn’t been...

Sep 17, 2014 10:05 am

Jenna Jameson On VH1 ‘Couples Therapy’

Jenna Jameson, former pornstar, and ex-wife of UFC Hall Of Fame member Tito Ortiz appeared on VH1’s show ‘couples therapy’ along with her boyfriend, Syndicate MMA owner, John Wood. Get More: Couples Therapy By Evan Stoumbelis

Sep 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Tito Ortiz explains his side of the bizarre Bellator brawl

Ten days ago, former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz stepped into the Bellator cage with fellow MMA veteran Stephan Bonnar to announce their November 15 fight in San Diego, California. What happened during the “promotion” of their upcoming bout could only be described as bizarre and included the unveiling of a masked man. “The...

Sep 16, 2014 5:05 am

Emanuel Newton Says He Felt Joey Beltran’s ‘Soul Leave His Body’

Emanuel Newton defended his Bellator light heavyweight championship for the first time this past weekend against Joey Beltran. The bout saw Newton win via a highlight reel spinning backfist KO in the third round, much similar to the one used against King Mo last year. Prior to the KO, Newton was looking tired, and some...

Sep 15, 2014 9:36 am

Dana White Believes Bellator Cost Eddie Alvarez Some Of His Best Years

Earlier this month Bellator MMA President Scott Coker released Eddie Alvarez from his Bellator contract, and gave the lightweight champion his blessings to fight for the UFC. Alvarez signed with the UFC the very same day, and signed on to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. What was shocking about Alvarez signing was that he...

Sep 15, 2014 9:05 am

Ortiz Slams “American Jacka$$” Stephan Bonnar, Says He’s A “$hitty Person”

The plot thickens with Tito Ortiz and multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar, and it will likely continue to do so until the pair meet at Bellator 131 on November 15th. For those unfamiliar with the situation, Stephan Bonnar signed with Bellator with the sole purpose of fighting Tito Ortiz. Then, during the in-cage fight...

Sep 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Bonnar: ‘Tito Ortiz Too Worried About His Image’

Newly signed Bellator fighter and UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar stopped by the studio for a lively interview with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten on AXS TV’s Inside MMA. His upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz was the hot subject of the night, as Bonnar discusses in this clip why he chose to come...

Sep 13, 2014 12:20 pm

Parillo: ‘Bonnar just made my job easier’

Back at it with this guy! @titoortiz1999 !!! The only guy in the dark the other night… His opponent making my job easier in the motivation department!!#parilloboxing #ortizvsbonnar #nov15 Following the Bellator brawl (Replay HERE) between Tito and Bonnar, Striking coach Jason Parillo takes to facebook with this photo and message regarding the former UFC light-heavyweight champion.

Sep 12, 2014 4:44 pm

Emanuel Newton: “This is my title. This is my belt.” – Exclusive

BJPenn.com Radio talked with Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton this past weekend and the topics were hot. Newton talked about his upcoming title defense against longtime MMA vet Joey Beltran, steroid use in MMA, and the Soctt Coker era of Bellator MMA and what he thinks it means for the company. Newton and Beltran...

Sep 12, 2014 11:54 am

Bonnar Finds Suitable Training Partner For Tito’s Head, Ortiz Fires Back

While prepping for his bout against Tito Ortiz, former UFC light-heavyweight fighter Stephan Bonnar uses practical cranium matching to select his sparring partners. Check it: trying to find a training partner w a head as big as @titoortiz. I think @bigsexymccorkle 's head is close enough pic.twitter.com/NdSbTx0QfK — Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) September 11, 2014 And...

Sep 11, 2014 5:02 am

Tito Has A Message For His Haters

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy, Tito Ortiz breaks his silence following last week’s Bellator Brawl. Check it: #Haters here's your chance to say something. Because after Nov-15-14 you won't have anything to say but "oh I knew Tito would beat him". — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) September 10, 2014

Sep 10, 2014 4:01 pm

Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson 2 almost happened at Bellator 123

Former Bellator matchmaker, Sam Caplan was recently interviewed by Sherdog and shared some interesting stories regarding his time with the promotion. Among these, was a story from just months ago, on how Bellator almost had Kimbo Slice convinced to make a return to Mixed Martial Arts: “I wanted Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson for Bellator 123. That was...

Sep 10, 2014 5:00 am

Bellator MMA: Uncut – Bellator 123

Exclusive behind-the-scenes action from Bellator 123 live from Mohegan Sun Arena – Friday, September 5th on Spike TV. Episode includes Joe Warren, Tamdan McCrory, Bobby Lashley, Patricio Pitbull & more!

Sep 9, 2014 8:34 pm

Bonnar: ‘Tito should be thanking me for saving the sport he was destroying’

“If you think Scott Coker and Spike TV are writing this material, you’re nuts.” “I cant believe people are this stupid. There are people with all these conspiracy theories. People think like, they got us all in the office with SpikeTV and the Bellator brass and we all planned out this elaborate plan.” … “Tito...

Sep 9, 2014 4:05 pm

Stephan Bonnar Apologizes To Bellator Boss For Tito Stunt

“Scott Coker, I apologize to you. It never crossed my mind that you would get blamed for it. I thought people would realize it’s me from the get-go.” “This was 100 percent our stunt, and just the fact that they think that him and Spike TV collaborated and wrote this up, c’mon. It’s (Coker’s) first...

Sep 9, 2014 3:28 pm

Coker Explains Beltran’s Bellator Title Shot

Former UFC light-heavyweight Joey Beltran may be a journeyman by most accounts, but his entertaining, kill or be-killed style, grants him the credibility to sometimes be the exception, rather than the rule. The “Mexicutioner” is set to fight for the Bellator light-heavyweight title and with a record of just 2-5-1 over his last eight bouts...