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Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice – Seven Years in the Making

On Friday, June 19th, an MMA bout nearly seven years in the making will take place. MMA pioneer Ken Shamrock will face off with street fighting icon Kimbo Slice at Bellator’s ‘Unfinished Business’ event, in St. Louis. Once the headliner for a burgeoning company’s (Elite XC) foray into prime-time network programming, the original bout was scrapped due to a cut ...

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Jim Ross Talks Wrestle Kingdom 9, Brock Lesnar and Opportunities That Would Interest Him

Hall of Famer Jim Ross drops in to talk about calling the New Japan Pro Wrestling “Wrestle Kingdom 9” show from the Tokyo Dome presented by Global Force Wrestling on Jan. 4 live on pay-per-view, working with Matt Striker, the differences in doing play-by-play for this show compared to WWE as well as MMA and boxing, what intrigues him about ...

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Behind Scott Coker, Bellator Taking Steps Forward to Compete with UFC

Bellator MMA is in no position to overtake the UFC for supremacy in the mixed-martial arts world anytime soon. However, recent evidence shows that the Viacom-owned promotion may have finally found the right formula for claiming a solid slice of the pie. When former Strikeforce head Scott Coker took over day-to-day operation of Bellator, in June of this year, we ...

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Stephan Bonnar Signing With Bellator Is Bad For MMA

We are going to start trying some unique things on the site and that starts with this video. We are going to start doing short videos giving our thoughts on a big topic in the world of wrestling, MMA and entertainment. It was announced on Tuesday that UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar agreed to a deal with Bellator. In ...

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GQ Names Dana White The Eighth Biggest Sleazebags in Sports

Dana White has been called a lot of things in his tenure as UFC president. I’m not sure if he was ever called a sleazebag. But, he has been now. In the September issue of GQ, the magazine has named the 10 biggest sleazebags in sports and the White was ranked number eight. That was one spot behind disgraced former ...

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Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Fighting in Bellator

After retiring two years following a crushing at the hands of Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar (15-8) is coming out of retirement.  But the UFC Hall of Famer is fighting with the promotion and is instead joining Bellator where he has signed a multi-fight agreement and could also be a commentator for the company. And Bonnar is already calling out the ...

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Bellator Finally Releases Eddie Alvarez

The long winding run of Eddie Alvarez in Bellator is finally over. ESPN.com originally reported that Bellator gave its current lightweight champion his unconditional release from the organization. “We’ve granted Eddie his unconditional release” stated Bellator president Scott Coker in a press release. “Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching rights, and we wish ...

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Bellator MMA Brings Back Women’s MMA, Makes First Fight

In a press release to the media early Thursday, Bellator MMA announced that is bringing back women’s MMA and it will at the 145 pound featherweight division. The first two women brought in are former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen and top ranked featherweight Julia Budd. They will fight each other later this year at a card yet to ...

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War Machine Has Seven Warrants Out For His Arrest For Alleged Assault On His Ex-Girlfriend

Former UFC and Bellator fighter War Machine (formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver) has been issued seven arrest warrants for his alleged attack on his former girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack. Koppenhaver at this time is still looming at large according to the Las Vegas Police Department. Here are the charges against War Machine: -1 count battery resulting in substantial bodily ...

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Bellator In Preliminary Talks With Gina Carano

Everybody in the MMA world thought Gina Carano to the UFC was a lock. Let’s pump the brakes just a bit. MMAFighting.com is reporting that Carano and Bellator are in preliminary talks for her to return to MMA with the idea of the promotion reviving the women’s division. No deal between the parties has been reached as rumors were circulating ...

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Bellator Releases War Machine Due To Alleged Domestic Battery

Late Friday night, Bellator announced that they were releasing welterweight War Machine (real name Jon Koppenhaver). The reason of the release is due to an alleged domestic battery incident involving Koppenhaver, his girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack and another person. Bellator president Scott Coker sent out a press release confirming the release. “We have a zero tolerance policy here at ...

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Bellator 123 Adds Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo And King Mo To Offset UFC Show On September 5

Friday, September 5th could go down as one of those landmark moments in the history of MMA. Bellator and the UFC will be airing shows the same night within 10 miles of each other in the state of Connecticut. The UFC had announced their two big matches and Bellator had only announced their main event of Pat Curran and Patricio ...

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Bjorn Rebney Out As Bellator CEO

Spike TV announced that Bjorn Rebney is out at Bellator as their CEO effective immediately along with Tim Danaher, who was the COO and President of the company. No reason was given as to why Rebney was ousted from the company. Rebney released a statement implying that a difference in “right strategic direction for Bellator” was a reason for the ...

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Silva vs Sonnen Off, Brown vs Lawler On and Bellator News

Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the Silva vs Sonnen fight not happening and what happened, Sonnen now scheduled to face Vitor Belfort and the hurdle for that fight, Matt Brown taking on Robbie Lawler for UFC on Fox, the two UFC shows coming up on Saturday, numbers for the first ever Bellator pay-per-view, what matches they could do ...

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Meet The Guy Who Makes Championship Belts for WWE

CNN Money posted a video over the weekend interviewing the guy who makes the championship belts for WWE. You can watch the interview in its entirety below.

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Pat Curran Forced To Pull Out Of Bellator 121 Title Defense

Pat Curran regained the Bellator featherweight title in March and was looking forward to the rematch with Patricio Freire. The featherweight champion is going to have to wait a little bit longer for the fight. Bellator announced late last night that Curran suffered a severe right calf strain in training and is out of Bellator 121 main event against Freire ...

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Rampage Jackson Fined $10,000 For Weigh-In Scuffle

Bellator aired its first ever pay-per-view Saturday night in Southaven, Mississippi, with Rampage Jackson in the main event facing Muhammed Lawal. Jackson won the fight by a controversial unanimous decision. The promotion had been hyping the fight as the biggest grudge match in MMA. It sure had seemed like that leading up to the fight. Both guys had a pull ...

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Eddie Alvarez Apologizes For Calling Interim Title, “Sh***y Belt”

On Saturday, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had to bow out of his fight at Bellator 120 this Saturday against Michael Chandler. Alvarez suffered a concussion in training and the company announced on a conference call later that day, Chandler would stay on the card and fight Will Brooks in an interim title fight and the winner would fight Alvarez. ...

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Eddie Alvarez Gets Concussion In Training, Out Of Bellator 120 Main Event

It seems like Bellator cannot catch a break when it comes to pay-per-view. Sherdog.com first reported the news that Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is out of his pay-per-view main event trilogy fight against Michael Chandler at Bellator 120 next Saturday. MMAFighting.com is reporting that Alvarez suffered a concussion in training. Bellator hasn’t released a statement at this time of ...

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Rampage Jackson Comes to Life in Comic Book

Rampage Jackson stars in his own comic book

When you’ve been fighting for as long as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has, getting ready for a fight isn’t that exciting. You have to go through the grind of the training camp and getting psyched up for whoever your opponent is.  It’s something you do over and over again and Jackson has been in the fight game now for 15 years. ...

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