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Dillon Danis, Khabib Nurmagomedov
Dillon Danis

Dillon Danis gets restraining order after no-showing Nina Agdal hearing

Cole Shelton - September 20, 2023

Dillon Danis did not show up for his hearing on Tuesday for the restraining order filed by Logan Paul’s fiancee Nina Agdal. According to MMAFighting, Danis didn’t show up which forced the judge to enforce its conditions. Also, Danis “and all persons in active concert or participation with him” are forbidden from posting “sexually explicit photographs” of Agdal without her permission, New Jersey federal judge Madeline Cox Arleo ordered.

Jake Hager
Jake Hager

AEW's Jake Hager announces retirement from MMA: "Bellator was jerking me off, so I retired"

Josh Evanoff - September 20, 2023

Bellator heavyweight contender Jake Hager has announced his retirement from MMA. The former WWE champion famously signed with Bellator in November 2017. Now, a star for AEW, Jake Hager was previously a pretty great collegiate wrestler. He was an All-American at the University of Oklahoma and felt confident enough in his wrestling skills that he could step into the cage.

Patricio Freire, Bellator, Josh Thomson
Patricio "Pitbull" Freire

Patricio Pitbull interested in UFC signing as Bellator-PFL deal looms: "My career deserves it"

Josh Evanoff - September 20, 2023

Former Bellator two-weight champion Patricio Pitbull is interested in heading to the UFC. The Brazilian has been out of action since a short-notice clash with Chihiro Suzuki in July. Stepping up on just a few days’ notice at Bellator X RIZIN 2, Patricio Pitbull suffered a first-round knockout loss. The defeat was the second in a row for the champion, previously losing to Sergio Pettis in June.

AJ McKee

AJ McKee books Bellator return for November, next opponent revealed

Josh Evanoff - September 15, 2023

Former Bellator featherweight champion AJ McKee has booked his return to the cage. ‘Mercenary’ has been out of the cage since a unanimous decision victory over Roberto de Souza last December. AJ McKee’s victory came in the main event of Bellator X RIZIN, and it was his second in a row. That October, he scored a unanimous decision victory over UFC veteran Spike Carlyle.

Logan Paul and Dillon Danis
Dillon Danis

WATCH | Dillon Danis and Logan Paul agree to bizarre bet ahead of their boxing match which includes being the Best Man at a wedding

Cole Shelton - September 12, 2023

Dillon Danis and Logan Paul agreed to a rather strange bet ahead of their boxing match on October 14. Ever since the fight has been made, Dillon Danis has taken to social media to take aim at Paul and his fiance. It’s been quite the build-up so following the press conference the two had a face-to-face and the trash talk continued. Not only did the two trash-talk one another, but they made a unique bet.

Professional Fighters League (PFL)

PFL reportedly in discussions to buy Bellator for as much as $500 million

Cole Shelton - September 1, 2023

The PFL is reportedly in discussions with Bellator to buy the rival MMA promotion. For months now, it has been reported that Bellator was up for sale. With that, the future of the promotion was uncertain. Bellator president Scott Coker had even confirmed the PFL had reached out to talk about potentially buying the promotion.

Dillon Danis, Ben Askren
Dillon Danis

Dillon Danis explains why Mike Perry being the backup fighter and having faceoff with Logan Paul "bothers” him

Cole Shelton - August 28, 2023

Dillon Danis isn’t a fan of Logan Paul hyping up Mike Perry as the backup fighter for their boxing match. Danis and Paul are set to box on Oct. 14 in Manchester, England in a fight that has gotten personal. However, after the fight was announced, Paul admitted he was nervous that Danis would even show up and if he pulled out for a fake injury, he would have to pay $100,000.

Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko details disastrous fight camp for retirement fight at Bellator 290: "Everything bad that could happen, happened"

Fernando Quiles - August 13, 2023

For Fedor Emelianenko, it’s out of sight, out of mind when it comes to the final bout of his pro MMA career. Emelianenko had a decorated MMA career that saw him win championship gold under the PRIDE FC banner. While many argue “The Last Emperor’s” best days were behind him coming out of the sensational 2009 KO win over Brett Rogers, Emelianenko kept pushing forward. He had nice surges after his Strikeforce run ended in a string of losses. Ultimately, his career ended in a first-round TKO loss to Ryan Bader at Bellator 290 earlier this year.

Bellator 300

Bellator 300 set to feature four title fights

Cole Shelton - August 9, 2023

Bellator 300 will see four titles on the line in a historic event. Last week, reported that Bellator 300 would go down on October 7 in San Diego, California and one title fight on the card would be Usman Nurmagomedov defending his belt against Brent Primus. At the time, sources also informed that the entire main card could be all title fights as it could be the final event in Bellator’s history.

Logan Paul and Dillon Danis
Dillon Danis

Logan Paul reveals unique clause in Dillon Danis' contract should he pull out of their boxing match

Cole Shelton - August 8, 2023

Logan Paul is covered should Dillon Danis pull out of their upcoming boxing match in October. On Tuesday, it was revealed Danis and Paul are set to box on the Misfits card in Manchester, England. It is a fight that was previously in the works, but Paul suffered a knee injury in the WWE that delayed the fight. Danis was later booked to face KSI instead, but he pulled out of the fight just weeks before the event.

Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor backs Dillon Danis as Bellator fighter is booked to box Logan Paul: "They're about to learn"

Cole Shelton - August 8, 2023

Conor McGregor is backing Dillon Danis in his boxing debut. It was announced on Tuesday that Dillon Danis will make his boxing debut on Oct. 14 against Logan Paul in England. It is a massive fight and one that had been worked on in the past but never came to fruition due to Paul suffering a knee injury while wrestling.

Cris Lencioni
Cris Lencioni

WATCH | Cris Lencioni walks out of the hospital two months after suffering cardiac arrest

Cole Shelton - August 7, 2023

Cris Lencioni is out of the hospital. Lencioni recently had a cardiac arrest while he was practicing which resulted in him suffering brain damage and put him in the ICU. Yet, after spending nearly two months between ICU and the hospital, the Bellator fighter was released from the hospital and was able to walk out under his own power.