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

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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 ... Read More »

Stephan Bonnar Signing With Bellator Is Bad For MMA

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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 ... Read More »

GQ Names Dana White The Eighth Biggest Sleazebags in Sports

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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 ... Read More »

Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Fighting in Bellator

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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 ... Read More »

Bellator Finally Releases Eddie Alvarez

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Bellator In Preliminary Talks With Gina Carano

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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 ... Read More »

Bellator Releases War Machine Due To Alleged Domestic Battery

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »

Bjorn Rebney Out As Bellator CEO

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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 ... Read More »