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From Yahoo Sports: Richman shares a unique bond with 1st Sgt. Arturo Blanco, who will attend his fight Friday. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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From Yahoo Sports: Richman shares a unique bond with 1st Sgt. Arturo Blanco, who will attend his fight Friday. read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Bellator MMA introduced Scott Coker, Strikeforce’s founder and former CEO, as its new president this past week. The fight promotion’s new head executive today issued a letter to fans.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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Scott Coker already enjoyed great success while running Strikeforce, now the promoter has a new task ahead of him—transforming Bellator into a credible No. 2 promotion. While it’s true the promotion has been thought of as a second-tier promotion, it was more or less handed that title by default with Strikeforce closing up shop. Bellator has struggled to find an identity for itself outside of hosting tournaments, and it has come under fire through MMA media and fans on numerous occasions. The pro read news >>

  • 8 months ago
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From Yahoo Sports: Sonnen was an affable personality willing to take on foes in various divisions, but his career was definitely complicated. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Ireland's Conor McGregor looked impressive in his victory over Max Holloway, but left disappointed because he didn't finish the fight with a knockout. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Quinton Jackson's larger-than-life personality makes it hard to predict what's next for the disgruntled star. read news >>

  • 3 years ago
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Yahoo! Sports' MMA pound-for-pound rankings got a shakeup in the wake of UFC 128 and Jon Jones' championship victory over former titleholder Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Jones, who won the UFC's light-heavyweight title, entered the top 10 for the first time and landed in fourth place in the March rankings. Coincidentally, Rua dropped out of the top 10 after previously ranking No. 4. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker would support a worldwide drug-testing system for MMA fighters. But knowing such cross-promotional cooperation could be tough, he believes state athletic commissions are still the best method to catch drug cheats. read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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"There's hundreds of athletes that have been licensed and sanctioned in this state. So you can't just put them all together and say this is an issue. I think it should be monitored. When an athlete does pop, it's a lose, lose, lose for everybody. Nobody wins. The athlete doesn't win, for sure. He can't make a living, he can't make any money, he can't provide for his family. The network loses, the promoter, the fans. Everybody. It's not a win and really it needs to be stopped." "I think if you lo read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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FRESNO, Calif. -- Scott Coker isn't sure if mixed martial arts has a drug problem, but he calls the amount of big-name fighters testing positive "concerning." The Bellator MMA president said he had a discussion with California State Athletic Commission executive director Andy Foster on Friday before Bellator 133 here at SaveMart Center on the campus of Fresno State University. And afterward, he was left unsure if there was truly an epidemic in the sport as many have speculated. "There's hundreds read news >>

  • 14 days ago
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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker believes that Chris Honeycutt is one of the brightest prospects on his roster and singled him out as one to watch on tonight at Bellator 133.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker recently sat down for an interview with BloodyElbow, and the former Strikeforce boss is excited for what the future holds for his new promotion. Coker discusses Bellator's "re-launch" in which their goal is to put "butts in seats" and put on "fun fights." The President also discusses his latest signing in Kimbo Slice, the MMA landscape as a whole, the drug testing issues in the sport, and a whole lot more. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
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Scott Coker, the president of MMA, has some interesting, and perhaps surprising, views on MMA contracts, including a possible solution. Does MMA need its own Ali Act? read news >>

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