Archive: Bellator

Jun 13, 2014 6:16 am

White Blasts Bellator Over False PPV Numbers, Calls Bjorn Rebney A Clown

If you ask Bellator Boss Bjorn Rebney, his promotions debut into the realm of pay-per-view exceeded expectations. Dana White, isn’t buying it. During yesterday’s media scrum (replay HERE), White explained: “It shocks me, because no [Bellator’s 120k PPV Buys didn’t happen]. Did Bjorn ever find out what the gate was? No, nobody ever got back...

Jun 12, 2014 12:14 pm

PHOTO | Bellator and UFC Champs Square Off

The worlds greatest welterweight @PhenomLima squares off against @JohnyHendricks at #E3! @BellatorMMA — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 12, 2014 Who takes it? Bellator welterweight Champion Douglas Lima and UFC welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks took to the spotlight, belts on tow, for this photo opp. If the promotional boundaries were crossed, who takes this bout?

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 10, 2014 6:34 am

Michael Chandler Wants A Rematch With Will Brooks, Was Injured Before Last Fight

  When Eddie Alvarez had to pull out of his rubber match with Michael Chandler due to injury, Chandler stuck in there and took a fight against lightweight Will Brooks. Chandler ended up losing to Brooks via split decision. Chandler recently went on The Great MMA Debate Podcast and it sounds like he may have...

Jun 9, 2014 8:00 am

Bjorn Rebney Comments On Going Head To Head With The UFC

    In about 3 months from now, on Sep. 5, the UFC and Bellator MMA will battle it out in Connecticut. Both promotions have an event scheduled for that day, and the venues are 10 miles apart. Bellator’s card will take place at Mohegan Sun on that Friday, which is when Bellator’s fights usually...

Jun 5, 2014 6:38 am

King Mo Still Upset Over Rampage Loss

“…It’s true (Bjorn is a dick Rider). When they announced the decision, you know he knows Quinton lost that fight. We had a brief talk, like two men talk. Then at the press conference they asked him “do you agree with the decision?” And he said yes. Well now, if he knows MMA and he...

Jun 4, 2014 4:23 pm

Chandler Wants Brooks Rematch Then Shot At Alvarez

While Alvarez and Brooks may have it all figured out, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is hoping to throw a wrench in those plans. In a recent interview with ‘The Great MMA Debate’, he explained, “I’d love to be able to go out there and put a stamp on the fight with Will Brooks...

Jun 2, 2014 9:29 am

UFC and Bellator Going Head to Head on September 5th

The UFC announced its event yesterday; however they have yet to have any official bouts for the card. Bellator on the other hand has announced one bout: James Irvin vs. Brennan Ward. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place from Ledyard Connecticut, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Bellator 123 will be taking place from...

Jun 1, 2014 10:32 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni talks returning to MMA as a lightweight, Penn vs. Edgar 3 and More!

Former UFC fighter and MMA veteran, Phil Baroni, is getting set to return to the cage this time as a lightweight. The news is pretty remarkable considering the “New York Bad Ass” was last seen leaving on a stretcher from May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise To Power” event, after he suffered a gruesome injury in the opening round of his...

May 28, 2014 12:23 pm

Alvarez Passing Up Chandler Trilogy Because ‘Brooks Is Easier’

“I’ve never picked a fight in my whole career. I’m not a promoter, I’m not a manager. I’ve never picked a fight. I’ve simply gotten the call from the promotion to tell me who I’m fighting, and I took the fight. I get very uncomfortable when you ask me who I want to fight. I...

May 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Report: Bellator 120 PPV Buy Estimates Are Very Low

With Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz featured on Bellator’s pay-per-view debut, the promotion was hoping to put forth some respectable ratings. But alas, they’re far off the mark. While the two former UFC champions may have proved a draw under their former employers umbrella, they only garnered an estimated 65,000 pay-per-view buys for Bellator. This...

May 26, 2014 10:59 am

Barao teammate blames loss on UFC fight schedule

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao was gracious in defeat this past Saturday night, stating the following after his loss to T.J. Dillashaw:  “It was a really tough fight,” said Barao in cage. “I congratulate him, it was his fight tonight. But I’m coming back.” The same unfortunately cannot be said for Nova Uniao 2nd...

May 22, 2014 9:47 am

Alvarez Wants Brooks Over Chandler

“For the record, I’ve never, ever picked an opponent. I’ve always had my opponents selected for me by the promotion. I’ve never had a preference. I was simply told who I was fighting, and I fought them. I want to be clear on this, whatever was written into my contract, was written by Bellator. I...

May 21, 2014 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Bellator Champ Will Brooks Takes Belt To The Beach

Newly crowned Bellator interim champion, Will Brooks is enjoying his half of the lightweight title. Check it: Wore my half of the championship belt to the beach like a G #Iaintgotnoworries #DoingMyOwnThing #howyoulikemenow — Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) May 20, 2014

May 21, 2014 6:37 am

Bellator 120 Judge Explains Controversial Scoring

Last Saturday, May 17th, 2014, Bellator saw it’s first Pay-Per-View event come to fruition with a night full of exciting fights and big names. Nothing was bigger, however, than the controversy caused by the two main events of the evening: Rampage vs. King Mo and Chandler vs. Brooks for the interim lightweight championship. The main...

May 20, 2014 1:28 pm

Rampage Not Done – Blasts King Mo On Twitter

Quinton Rampage Jackson won a narrow decision over King Mo Last Saturday and shortly after took to twitter with the following: King Mo owe me some dough.. Winner takes all!! @BellatorMMA — Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) May 19, 2014 I think u herd wrong fam.. @bellatormma #bellatorppv — Quinton Jackson (@Rampage4real) May 19, 2014

May 20, 2014 12:03 pm

New Bellator Champ Will Brooks Goes Off On Twitter

Will Brooks shocked the wold last Saturday when he upset Michael Chandler in the Bellator 120 co-main event. Now holding interim gold, the champ took to twitter to discuss the interesting predicament he finds himself in. check it: I honestly couldn't careless about what Bellator does next. I'll be here getting better and ready to...

May 20, 2014 8:47 am

King Mo Upset At Bellator Over Bias Promotion Of Rampage Jackson

“To be real with you. Viacom has been cool. Viacom are my people. Spike TV have been cool. But Bellator, they haven’t been that cool. Look how they promoted me. Look at everything Bjorn said in the promotion. “‘Rampage is God. Rampage, man, he could blow and make things fall down. Rampage is a black...

May 20, 2014 8:46 am

Commissioner Explains Scary Altercation With Rampage, Fines The MMA Star $10k

During the weigh-ins for Bellator 120, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson” shoved Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal, which prompted the Mississippi State Athletic Commission to fine the fighter a whopping $10,000. Commission Chairman Jon Lewis explained the decision to MMAjunkie, saying: “His behavior was the worst I’ve ever seen in professional sports…Hitting him for [$10,000] is light, I...

May 19, 2014 12:53 pm

Tito’s Simple Message To The Haters (NSFW)

Tito Ortiz is basking in his own glory at the moment. And rightfully so. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy was totally counted out of his Bellator 120 contest against Shlemenko and instead of losing, he dominated. His message for the haters? Check it: Oh ya thank you to all my haters!! — Tito Ortiz...

May 19, 2014 6:20 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Tito Ortiz’s Bellator 120 Win Over Shlemenko

On Saturday Night, Tito Ortiz returned to MMA action with a quick finish of Bellator middleweight champion, Alexander Shlemenko. It was a much-needed win for Ortiz, who choked the Bellator champ unconscious in the very first round of action. Here’s what the MMA world thought about his win: Wow what a train wreck.. — Mike...

May 19, 2014 6:19 am

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To ‘King Mo’ Calling Bjorn A D!ck Rider

Last Saturday on pay-per-view, Rampage Jackson stretched his winning streak to three-straight with his decision victory over ‘King Mo’. However, Mo started throwing profanities all over the place following the judges decision. He also took shots at the Bellator President, Bjorn Rebney. The MMA world took to twitter with their reactions: Hahahahhaha I'm dancing on...

May 19, 2014 6:18 am

T.J. Grant: ‘Tito Looked Terrible Against Much Smaller Guy’

Top UFC lightweight, T.J. Grant didn’t think Tito Ortiz impressed last Saturday at Bellator 120. In fact, the former UFC number-one contender thinks his performance was ‘terrible’. Check it: Guess who's back? Wow. Looked terrible. Beat a small 85er. #mrirrelevant — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) May 18, 2014