"Killa B" reveals he was on the brink of retiring from mixed martial arts (MMA) because the former head cheese over at Bellator MMA insisted on playing "weird games" with its talent. Ben Saunders made an immediate impact in his return to the Octagon this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by submitting Chris Weatherly in the very first round at UFC Fight Night 49 (results).
For Saunders, his return to the Octagon was something he was looking forward to since he was cut by Ult read news >>
In the two months since Scott Coker displaced Bjorn Rebney as the President of Bellator MMA, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't exactly been shy about reuniting with some acquaintances from his earlier days.
Coker, a promoter who's always held the entertainment side of the sport in high regard, moved quickly to ink deals with old Strikeforce fan-favorites Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef, plus secure the services of former Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou. And when asked on Monday's edition of The read news >>
Frank says Bellator needs a new direction and Scott Coker is the man to make that happen, plus who the face of the company is, and if Bellator is ready to compete head-to-head against the UFC. read news >>
A new day has dawned for Bellator. Bjorn Rebney, its founder and CEO, is out. Scott Coker, former Strikeforce head honcho, is in.
With Coker comes a complete overhaul of Bellator's schedule and show structure. Tournaments, more or less, are a thing of the past. While the idea of a pure sport format applied to mixed martial arts was an excellent concept, the unwieldiness came at the expense of both the promotion's fighters and the fans' enjoyment. Now, though, fans can look forward Bellator's top read news >>
Nate Diaz's manager Mike Kogan had some harsh words for Bellator's former CEO Bjorn Rebney. It has been over a month since Bjorn Rebney resigned from his position as Bellator CEO and there is at least one person out there who is all too pleased with the decision.
Mike Kogan, the now infamous manager of Nate Diaz, was not shy to publicly address his blatant disdain for Rebney, claiming in an interview with Submission Radio that he "left kind of a really dark foot print on Bellator. Not just with read news >>
King Mo is still not happy with Bjorn Rebney or Rampage, and nothing is going to change his mind on either of them. read news >>
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Rampage says Bjorn did not live up to his end of the bargain when it came to his knee surgery, plus if the King Mo feud will ever end and if a fight with Tito Ortiz is in the future. read news >>
NEW YORK - Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and current Bellator light heavyweight 'King' Muhammed Lawal opens up about his preferences in rap music, his upcoming bout against Tom DeBlass, who really won Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara and his candid thoughts on former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. read news >>
The shift from Bjorn Rebney to Scott Coker running the show at Bellator MMA is quickly beginning to bear fruit, as the promotion has signed Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef. read news >>
Kid Nate is back with a very special episode of the MMA Bunker to talk about Chael Sonnen's shocking drug test failure, the new man in charge at Bellator and the rapidly changing MMA business. read news >>
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Few people have been happier about Bjorn Rebney's exit from Bellator than Ben Saunders and he's making sure those feelings are loud and clear.
Not everyone loved Bjorn Rebney. Whatever the reasons, Rebney was not the most popular figure in MMA. Partially this was because of Bellator's predatory contract structure, partially it was because as a public figure in power in MMA it's almost impossible to move through the world without making a few enemies. For some fighters, it runs much deeper than t read news >>