Alexander Gustafsson’s unexpected exit from his highly anticipated rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 178 left a huge void in the MMA universe, which was quickly filled with the announcement that Daniel Cormier would be stepping in as a replacement.
It was announced on Wednesday that the Swedish No. 1 contender was forced to withdraw from the title bout after suffering a torn meniscus in his knee during training.
Little was left up to the imagination of the UFC, who quickly went to the next man in li 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 >>
- 2 months ago
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The topic of Bjorn Rebney being ousted at Bellator MMA has become a hot topic for fans in social media. Now fighters under Bellator's umbrella are revealing their thoughts.
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson discussed the possibility of retiring earlier today, and while it seemed typical of Jackson to critizise the sport he competes in, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal believes he knows why Jackson wants to hang up the gloves. If you'll recall, Lawal believed Rebney was a big fan of Jackson.
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- 2 months ago
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Less than 12 hours after Bjorn Rebney's exit from the organization he founded and ran for seven years, former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker was officially named President of Bellator MMA.
Viacom made the announcement official Wednesday afternoon, indicating that Bellator will likely distance itself from its trademark tournament format moving forward.
"We are excited to have Scott Coker lead us in a new direction as we evolve the league format from a tournament-based organization to a more traditio read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Check out ongoing reaction from Bellator and Strikeforce fighters, past and present alike, as they learn of Viacom's decision to oust Bjorn Rebney from the promotion he founded and presided over for seven years, from Bellator's early days on ESPN Deportes all the way to the center stage that is Spike TV, in order to potentially sign-on former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker as his replacement moving forward. Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney Good luck in read news >>
- 2 months ago
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Demetrious Johnson was the faster fighter. He was the quicker fighter. He was the better fighter in his five-round shutout against Ali Bagautinov at UFC 174 on Saturday.
MMAFighting.com's Shaun Al-Shatti tweeted this from Johnson's post-fight interview with Joe Rogan: Flyweight king or not, Johnson's dominant performance was apparently not enough to keep some of the 13,506 fans at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada from sticking around to watch the champ have his hand raised. Sherdog.com's Jo read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Duane Ludwig's much celebrated tenure as head coach at Team Alpha Male will reach its end on Saturday, when he corners TUF 14 runner-up T.J. Dillashaw against bantamweight champion Renan Barao at UFC 173 in the hopes of securing a long-awaited UFC title -- the one accomplishment that has thus far eluded both Ludwig and the Sacramento based squad to great frustration.
Ludwig's farewell night marks a fitting end to his campaign at Team Alpha Male, where the 35-year-old garnered extensive critical read news >>
- 4 months ago
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After seeing his son Ryan receive his UFC release last September, Hall of Famer and former five-time champion Randy Couture believes his son's Octagon career was cut short due to a longstanding grudge held by Dana White. Brought over from Strikeforce with a record of 6-1, Ryan Couture was cut following back to back losses to Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta.
Speaking with Submission Radio and transcribed by MMA Mania, Couture says his son never got a fair shake in the UFC.
"I don't think that any 7- read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Former UFC/WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss what it’s really like to walk away from MMA, and whether it matters what they say about you when you’re gone.Filed under: Featured, News, Only on Junkie, UFC Tagged: Anderson (...) read news >>
- 8 months ago
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Ben Wall’s dream of a second chance with the UFC has come to fruition.Filed under: News, UFC Tagged: Alex Garcia, Andreas Stahl, Ben Wall, UFC Fight Night 33 read news >>