Archive: Pat Curran

Jul 15, 2014 5:03 am

Pat Curran Set To Fight Patricio Friere At Bellator 123

Patricio Friere will get his rematch with Pat Curran at Bellator 123 on September 5th. Friere got his first crack at Curran in January of 2013 at Bellator 85. Curran just barely edged out Friere with a split decision win. Since then Friere won the Bellator tournament with back to back to back wins. Curran...

Apr 30, 2014 5:33 pm

Tito Ortiz Gets Three Years Probation For DUI Crash In LA

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy struck a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors in his DUI case from January. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion will serve 36 months of probation, attend alcohol classes and pay fines. TMZ broke the story this afternoon: Former MMA fighter Tito Ortiz copped a plea in his DUI case — from...

Apr 30, 2014 11:16 am

Tito Ortiz: ‘The UFC Swept Me Under The Rug. I Feel Bad For My Kids’

“I feel really bad for my fans and my kids. They will want to look at the history of what their father has done, and the fans will want to see what their favorite fighter has done. I have no control over it, of course, and I didn’t know it was that serious, but I...

Mar 22, 2014 10:52 am

Bellator Champ Pat Curran: ‘I’m going to beat the sh*t out of Pitbull’

“I know I’m going to beat the shit out of Pitbull, so I know for a fact I’m going to see Straus for a fourth time,” Curran boldly stated. “I’m not worried about ‘Pitbull.’ I know he’s a dangerous fighter, but I beat him before and I’m going to beat him even worse this time...

Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm

Bjorn Rebney Defends Straus vs Curran III Matchup

Many have offered criticism about Bellator MMA’s decision to give Pat Curran an immediate rematch against Bellator Featherweight champion Daniel Straus, given that both Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev and Patricio Freire have won tournaments and are waiting for their title shots. In a recent interview with MMASucka, Bjorn Rebney defended the decision, saying: “I had to...

Mar 14, 2014 7:15 am

Pat Curran’s Bout With Depression Almost Ended His Career

“The fight game is 90% mental.” It’s a cliché we’ve heard countless times, from countless people. But that doesn’t make it any less truthful. The mental prowess of a fighter can make or break not only their next fight, but their entire career. And it’s not just confidence that I’m speaking of; you have to...

Jan 23, 2014 6:10 am

Rebney Defends Strauss vs. Curran III Booking

During a conference call, Bellator MMA president Bjorn Rebney discussed a rematch between Daniel Straus and Pat Curran. The last time the two faced off Straus came out victorious via a controversial decision. So controversial that Rebney felt that the more logical matchup would be a rematch between the two rather that pitting Straus up...

Jan 15, 2014 6:29 am

Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus Doesn’t Feel Like He Has Bellator’s Respect

Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus has been slated to defend his title against Pat Curran, the man he last defeated at Bellator 106 to earn the 145-lb. belt.  For Straus, that fight assignment illustrates Bellator’s lack of respect for him as a fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA At Bellator 106 this past November, the...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Jun 11, 2013 5:44 am

Diego Nunes Latest to Ink with Bellator

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After his 3-3 run in the UFC  talented featherweight Diego Nunes was released from his contract, leaving him momentarily unemployed. However, we gained word over the weekend that Nunes has signed a deal with the currently popular Bellator promotion. Brazilian MMA news outlet Ataque Total first reported the news this past Saturday and...

Jan 19, 2013 9:29 am

Bellator Debuts With Solid Ratings; 1.2 Million Peak | MMA News

  Now with Strikeforce gone, Bellator seems to be the biggest North American competitor for the UFC and has a solid debut show to back them up. Once on MTV2, Bellator has recently shifted to a station that was once synonymous with free-TV MMA, Spike TV. The deal came after the UFC signed a multi-year...