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Is signing CM Punk telling MMA fans ” We don’t care who deserves to be here, but who you will pay to see” ?

By Will “Fat Jesus” Gray As a father, I try my best everyday to instill in my children principles that hard work will pay off in the end. That if you do just enough to get by, don’t be surprised if the reward is just enough to call a reward; desiring greatness requires a great effort. This motto is not exclusive to my clan but to society as whole; athletics especially. If...
Via Fight Hub TV
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-UFC Star Challenges CM Punk To A Legit Fight

In a post on Instagram, former UFC star Phil Baroni has challenged CM Punk to a fight, calling him a “whiney ********. He told Punk to call Bellator President Scott Coker to set the fight up. He wrote: “I’ll bust you up. Call Coker , move da f*cking needle. Wa Wa 3H was mean to me. Vince owes me. Wa Wa. . Your gona love MMA and @Danawhite it’s so fair ova here. Ryback hurt...
Via WZR Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: UFC & Bellator Interested In CM Punk?

Source(s): TMZ Sports & The Wrestling Observer UPDATE: There appears to be validity to rumors that former WWE star CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, is garnering interest from the MMA world. Twitter personality FrontRowBrian, who has broken numerous stories in the past, tweeted last week that UFC’s planned major announcement for its December 17 press conference was signing Punk...
Via WZR Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cung Le Asks For UFC Release After Drug Test Blunder

Cung Le has asked to be released from his UFC contract after becoming unhappy with the promotion due to a drug test blunder that led him to be suspended for a year for a positive hGH reading following is loss to Michael Bisping back in August, only for it to then be rescinded a few weeks later due to doubts aabout the tests validity. Le feels he was treated unfairly and had his name...
Via Fight Of The Night
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator & UFC Heading Toward Brock Lesnar Bidding War

UFC President Dana White has entertained the idea of Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC after his WWE contract comes to an end, but Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has made it known that he has his eye on Lesnar as well. “We’ve had a conversation internally and it’s worth a conversation, but that’s something we’ll pursue maybe later into January,” Coker said during...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cung Le requests release from UFC following drug testing fiasco

Cung Le is ready to cut ties from UFC. Le was involved in a drug test nightmare that saw the former Strikeforce champ get suspended after testing positive for HGH following his loss to Michael Bisping this past August, only to have UFC rescind the suspension once it was revealed the test was not conducted reliably and the results were cloudy. Le fought hard for his innocence, but...
Via Fight Hub TV
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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 knew that big changes...
Via Between The Ropes
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz says there is ‘no reason’ to fight King Mo

If Bellator MMA wants “needle-moving” fights as Scott Coker has said in the past, then many would expect to see Tito Ortiz take on King Mo Lawal in a light heavyweight collision in 2015. The problem? Ortiz sees no reason to fight the alleged “journeyman”. In a recent interview on Submission Radio, Ortiz explained his disinterest in a fight with King Mo: I have two more...
Via Fight Hub TV
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WWE vs. UFC vs. Bellator Battle Over Brock Lesnar’s Future?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter It’s been said that many assume Brock Lesnar will use UFC and WWE against each other to raise his price tag during negotiations when his current contract with WWE expires in 2015. Apparently Bellator MMA is another legitimate contender in negotiations, as the company is taking talent acquisitions very serious with Scott Coker as the new...
Via WZR Online
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Rampage Jackson Be Set For UFC Return?

Talk over the past few days suggests that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson could yet return to the UFC after apparently becoming unhappy with life with Bellator. Bellator had a big event on this past weekend that peaked with 2 million viewers on Spike TV, but while the promotion seems to be on the up at the moment thanks at least in part to former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker taking...
Via Fight Of The Night
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 Beats UFC 180 Prelims and WSOF 15

Who the heck wants to watch washed up Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (both pictured) fight? Two million people, that’s who. According to Bellator MMA, Saturday’s Bellator 131 event drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest–rated MMA fight on cable television in 2014. “Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for...
Via 5thRound.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to the New Age: Bellator 131 will show us signs of a promising future

Out of the three big cards tonight – UFC 180, Bellator 131, and UFC 180 – Bellator has the most stacked card from top to bottom. As far as the television broadcast goes, the main card begins on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET, and it’s one that marks the beginning of a new era for Bellator MMA. Sure, it’s been months since Scott Coker took over after Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney...
Via Fight Booth
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Raise Production Values With New Hi-Tech Stage Tonight (Video)

Scott Coker is continuing to make his mark as Bellator’s CEO with the introduction of a new hi-tech stage tonight at Bellator 131 that will welcome each fighter to the cage in style. Coker adopted a similar ramp for the fighter walk-ins during his time as the head of Strikeforce, but the production values have been pushed higher for the Bellator show that certainly catch the eye...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Calling The Shots: Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar

Bellator MMA, under the leadership of Scott Coker, will hold its biggest event to date on Saturday night when Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar clash at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. This is a fight that should have happened in the UFC, however, the stars never aligned for a plethora of reasons. Both fighters have been vocal about their disdain towards one another...
Via In The Neutral Zone
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 130: Newton vs Vassell weigh-in results

Bellator 130 goes down tomorrow night, and this event essentially marks the end of the season format for Bellator. With Scott Coker taking the lead this past June, he was forced to finish out Bjorn Rebney’s season eleven, and this is the last event scheduled in the weekly format. With that being said, Bellator has put together quite the enticing event featuring Light Heavyweight...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator President Scott Coker: ‘Expect big signings in next few weeks’

Although Scott Coker was brought into Bellator to take over for previous CEO Bjorn Rebney back in June, the massive changes he promised have yet to come to fruition. This is not to say Coker lied to MMA fans, but rather he was forced to play out the rest of Rebney’s Season 11 of Bellator before he could really change the scheme of things. After Bellator 130 this Friday evening...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Reveals Bellator’s Strategy For 2015

This coming Friday night’s Bellator 130 show will mark their final foray into doing weekly shows before they switch to a new format on Spike TV in 2015. In a new interview on MMAfighting.com, Bellator CEO Scott Coker, who took over from Bjorn Rebney back in June, unveiled the new gameplan they have lined up as he looks to put his own stamp on the promotion and take it to the next...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Holly Lawson looking for MMA stardom starting tonight at Bellator 129

After a long time coming, it would seem that Christmas is coming about three months early for former top five boxer and newbie MMA fighter Holly Lil’ Bear Lawson (0-0). After many years of toiling in the salt mines of amateur and professional boxing, Lawson, with no MMA fights under her belt, has on the basis of her reputation and work ethic as a professional boxer (5-2-0, 1KO...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

One on One with MMA fighter Holly “Lil Bear” Lawson

Holly “Lil Bear” Lawson is the first female MMA fighter signed to Bellator with Scott Coker at the Helm. That’s kind of a big deal. Holly has her first MMA fight tonight, October 17th in Bluff city Iowa. Last summer I had the opportunity to watch Holly train at “The Body Shop” gym in Lakewood, California. Holly and I discussed what it’s like to be a woman in...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Royce Gracie named Bellator promotional brand ambassador

Another UFC legend and Hall of Famer has joined the Bellator MMA fold. After Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Randy Couture, and Rampage Jackson have all become associated with Bellator over the last year or so, Bellator president Scott Coker announced today that UFC 1 winner and legend Royce Gracie is now Bellator MMA’s promotional brand ambassador. So incredibly proud to welcome...
Via Fight Hub TV
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie Joins Bellator MMA as Brand Ambassador

Make that three UFC Hall of Famers who have joined Bellator MMA. On Wednesday, Bellator president Scott Coker announced UFC legend Royce Gracie has become the company’s official brand ambassador. “I have known Scott for a long time and have always respected him as not only a promoter but as a martial artist who has always treated fighters with respect and truly understands their...
Via 5thRound.com
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night Stockholm Review

You never get the mea culpa you want in MMA, even if you feel like it’s owed. The co-promotion crowd, rather than admit defeat, snipes from afar, eager to defend Bellator and others while attacking Zuffa for similar (if not identical) practices. The barrage of accusations levied against Zuffa, the NSAC and others for colluding to supply fighters with TRT has subsided, a brigade...
Via MMAInsider
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131: Tito vs Bonnar To Headline Event

  Don’t Blink: “No Mercy” Melvin Manhoef Meets Joe Schilling From San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center On Saturday, November 15th Middleweight Clash Joins Ortiz-Bonnar, Chandler-Brooks, Mo-DeBlass Newport Beach, Calif. (October 3, 2014) – When Melvin Manhoef joined Bellator in July, fans instantly began creating their own dream matchups for the Dutch finisher. Bellator...
Via BadCulture
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 125 TV Ratings

Bellator 125 drew an average of 742,000 viewers on Spike TV this past Friday night. That’s down 29,000 viewers from last week’s event, but it’s still a good number for the promotion in their current Friday night slot and suggests that new CEO Scott Coker may already have started to make an impact after taking over from Bjorn Rebney in the summer. Bellator 125 was headlined...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Jordan named COO for Bellator MMA

New York, NY, September 11, 2014 – Jason Jordan has been named Chief Operating Officer for Bellator MMA, it was announced today by Scott Coker, President, Bellator MMA, to whom he will report. In his new role with the emerging MMA brand, Jordan will oversee all financial and operational aspects of the business, manage corporate strategy and business development efforts, define...
Via Sports-Glory
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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