Archive: Bellator

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

Jun 19, 2014 5:59 am

Scott Coker Lays Out Plans For Big Fights Under Bellator Banner

“My plan is to go from a tournament format to a more traditional format, to more of a superfight format,” said Coker, in his first day at his new job after what he described was a very quick negotiation period. “We will do tournaments when the situation makes sense. I think a tournament can make...

Jun 19, 2014 5:05 am

Rep Says Alvarez May Stay At Bellator, Happy With New Direction

“Eddie is happy about the shakeup. He wasn’t happy with the way things were being run. I don’t think that’s any secret, so Eddie was very happy to hear there’s been a change in management. Eddie respects Viacom very much, and he’s always told me that.” … “Everything we requested (from the former management team)...

Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm

LEAKED! – Rebney’s Scripted Hype Video That Viacom Threw Away

Our good friends over at Middleeasy have got their hands on this video that Bjorn Rebney tried to push on SPIKE TV. Zeus, of Middleeasy shares the story: The story behind this promo is Bjorn Rebney wanted to show the media how great of a rapport he had with his staff and fighters. In order...


Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

Jun 18, 2014 5:43 pm

WSOF Exec: Rebney’s Release Is Freedom From Slavery, A Victory For MMA

“Today is victory for all of MMA – for me, for you, for all the fighters. Today should be (named) MMA Independence Day. Freedom from slavery, freedom from abuse, freedom from shadiness – this guy left. I don’t want to say his name – just MMA fans should be happy, and I’m very sure a...

Jun 18, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Rebney’s Termination

Earlier today we learned that Viacom was taking their MMA company serious for once, and as a result they got rid of their plague of bad executives. A top the termination list was company founder, Bjorn Rebney. The MMA world reacted: Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney...

Jun 18, 2014 12:22 pm

QUICK TWITT | Rampage & King Mo Engage In Twitter Beef Following Rebney Exodus

Two of Bellator’s biggest stars, Rampage Jackson and King Mo Lawal just can’t seem to get a long. In their latest spat, the light-heavyweight duo took to twitter in the post-Rebney era to discuss Rampage’s recent hint at retirement. Check it: @Rampage4real so now u feel some typa way cuz your dick rider got fired...

Jun 18, 2014 10:01 am

Kimbo Camp Confirms Bellator Offer, Nothing Signed Yet

Could one of MMA’s biggest TV draws be coming back for a stint under Scott Coker? That’s what the rumor-mill has been filled with since our report last week. Now, we have confirmation from Ariel Helwani, that indeed, talks have taken place with the Bellator promotion. In Ariel’s report (via mmafighting.com), Kimbo’s manager Icey Mike...

Jun 18, 2014 9:52 am

Rampage Jackson Hints At Retirement

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and action movie star, Rampage Jackson is hinting at retirement. The MMA superstar took to his instagram to vent his frustrations with the sport: “The1st time Chuck and I fought was in Japan. Pride reps asked me 2 give him a good beating even tho I had 2 fights that night....

Jun 18, 2014 9:46 am

CONFIRMED: VIACOM Gets Smart, Ditches Bjorn Rebney For Scott Coker

MMA’s biggest scoundrel, Bjorn Rebney has been officially removed from his seat as Bellator President. As we reported earlier today Scott Coker, the former Strikeforce boss, will come in as a replacement and likely give Bellator the credibility they’ve been lacking. Rebney released the following statement: “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...

Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Report: Viacom Replacing Bjorn Rebney With Scott Coker

  If reports hold true, the MMA world just got loads better and Bellator now has a shot at longevity. Former Strikeforce president Scott Coker (pictured), the man who lead the world’s #2 MMA promotion for years, has reportedly been pegged to replace the controversial Bjorn Rebney as Bellator president. No oword from Bellator officials...

Jun 17, 2014 11:09 am

Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan official for Bellator 122

We reported a couple of weeks ago that a welterweight bout between MMA veterans Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan was in the works for July’s Bellator 122 event in Temecula, California. Today, that bout became official, as Bellator executives announced that “NYBA” and “The Heat” will meet on the main card of Bellator 122. Phil Baroni was last...

Jun 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Rumor: Kimbo Slice Signing With Bellator?

According to MMASupremacy on Twitter, Kimbo Slice has signed on with Bellator. Check out the Tweet below. Re: Bellator signing Kimbo, EliteXC Primetime (Kimbo/Thompson) is still 2nd most watched MMA event on NetTV after 11 UFC on FOX events #mma — MMA Supremacy (@MMASupremacy) June 16, 2014 Kimbo Slice hasn’t seen MMA action since losing...

Jun 16, 2014 6:21 am

Ben Askren Would Fight Nick Diaz If He Could ‘Stay off the pipe’

  Who’s up for some fictional and totally irrelevant match making? Today we’re going to talk about a fight between two former welterweight champions. One was the Bellator champion until he left the promotion in order to go on to bigger and better things. He was not offered a UFC contract, so now he fights...

Jun 14, 2014 1:44 pm

Michael Chandler to Get Title Shot Over Will Brooks?

Despite the fact that Bellator Interim Champion Will Brooks just earned a decision win over former champion Michael Chandler, it appears that it could be Chandler, not Brooks, who is getting the next shot at Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez hinted at this on twitter today, saying “I tried my best Big homie Your boss ain’t having it...

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 pic.twitter.com/rRo7Bg261E — 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...