- a year ago
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Jessica "Evil" Eye showed she's ready for primetime, needing less than a minute to put Zoila Gurgel to sleep in their women's flyweight fight. Darrell Horcher remained unbeaten as he scored a decision win against the gutsy Chris Liguori. Anthony Leone rose to the occasion and defeated former bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky. Check out the Bellator 83 highlights. watch video >>
- a year ago
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Jessice "Evil" Eye has an amazing finish against a world class fighter in Zoila Gurgel watch video >>
- a year ago
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Fight Nerd correspondant Michael Stets caught up with Bellator FC CEO Bjorn Rebney after Bellator FC 83 in New Jersey. Bjorn discussed Shamalaev being yanked from the card moments before his fight due to food poisoning, Jessica Eye's upset victory over Zoila Gurgel and what is next for both of those ladies and a potential 125 lb. women's tournament, what will happen when Spike officially takes over Bellator in January 2013, The Bellator champions rematch clause, and much more. watch video >>
- a year ago
- 478 views
Fight Nerd correspondant Michael Stets caught up with Jessica Eye after her huge win over women's champ Zoila Gurgel at Bellator FC 83. The victorious and ecstatic Jessica discusses her gameplan to beating Zoila, how she finished her submission while standing, potentially being part of a 125 lb. tournament in the company, the advancement of women in MMA, and more. watch video >>
- 8 hours ago
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The Fight Nerd had a chance to interview Bellator MMA lightweight contender, Michael Chandler, at a recent press event in NYC, where we talked about fighting, fighting, and more fighting!
Chandler updates us on his back injury and when fans will see him back in the cage again, and tells us that he wants to fight Will Brooks again under better circumstances for another shot at the belt. The former champ also talks about if Brooks surprised him at all in their title fight, and if he watched the fight again yet.
The big news from this interview is that Chandler is not as interested in fighting Eddie Alvarez as much right now, and wants the rematch with Brooks more - "Losing the close split-decision to Alvarez doesn't sting as bad as losing to Will Brooks." Chandler says he still wants Eddie, but since no one knows what is up with his contract - including Chandler. watch video >>
- 8 hours ago
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The Fight Nerd had a chance to interview Bellator MMA lightweight contender, Michael Chandler, at a recent press event in NYC.
In part two of this interview, Chandler talks about the recent change in power when Bjorn Rebney left Bellator MMA and was replaced by former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, and what he would like to see Coker change and do differently in this role.
Chandler also tells us if he has any plans to ever return to amateur wrestling or if he will stay in MMA for good, and we ask him if the money was as good in wrestling as it was in MMA whether he would have stayed in the wrestling scene. Plus, we ask the age-old question - does Michael Chandler have a nickname? watch video >>
- 9 hours ago
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The Fight Nerd had a chance to talk with Quinton Jackson at a recent Bellator MMA press event at Dave & Buster's in New York City, and he had plenty to say in typical Rampage fashion.
In the second part of this interview, we discuss Rampage's short-lived career in TNA Wrestling and why we did not see much of him there (or ever see him actually wrestle). A very sleepy Jackson also talks about his continuing plans to get in the ring and pro wrestle, what happened with his "Street Soldier" comic and what he wants to do with it, how he feels about his portrayal on his Spike TV reality show "#Rampage4Real", and the general multi-platform plan that Viacom had for Rampage when he first signed the deal with the company and how it has not panned out much since then.
If you want to check out Rampage's comic, you can get the special edition of Street Soldier (with the first four issues of the book) at this link here for $6 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IP79LHI/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp= watch video >>
Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks spoke with The Fight Nerd earlier this week at the Bellator MMA Press Event in New York City about his newly won title and what is ahead for him in the promotion.
Brooks tells us about his excitement in becoming the champ and defeating Michael Chandler en route to get that interim title (and how fast it all happened), and comments on Eddie Alvarez saying that his belt is just a trophy and is not the real thing. Brooks also talks about plans to unify his title with Alvarez, but is unsure what is going with Eddie and whether or not he will stay in the company.
Plus, Will discusses the recent change in power at Bellator MMA with Bjorn Rebney exiting the company and Scott Coker taking over, and tells us a bit more about his personal struggles coming up in the world that helped drive him to succeed and keep moving forward. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd spoke with Tito Ortiz at a Bellator MMA Press Event in NYC, and gave us his thoughts on a variety of topics in the fight world.
In part one of this two-part interview, "The People's Champ" gives us a little insight on his lawsuit with John Ibarra (as much as he is allowed to tell us without getting himself into any trouble), and talks about his comeback fight against Alexander Shlemenko and the negative criticism he took while fighting a natural middleweight in a light-heavyweight bout.
Ortiz also tells us that he still wants to fight Rampage and that he thinks Rampage definitively beat King Mo in their match at Bellator 120, and why he has zero interest in fighting King Mo. Plus, Tito talks about Bjorn Rebney's departure from the promotion and what he hopes Scott Coker will do to make Bellator a better place for fans and fighters alike, and who he would like to see Bellator pick up to add to their growing roster. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd got some time with Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran at a recent Bellator MMA Press event, where we talked about how his injury has been healing up and how his upcoming rematch against Patricio Pitbull in September for Curran's title at Bellator MMA 123. We discuss the history between these two fighters, as well as how their Twitter war has been heating up the feud between these two more than Curran's trilogy with Daniel Straus. We also talk about any potential plans for a fight with Frodo Khasbulaev, and his thoughts on Bjorn Rebney leaving Bellator and Scott Coker coming in to take over his role, and what changes Curran would like to see Coker implement in this new era for Bellator MMA. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd caught up with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at a recent Bellator MMA event, and he had plenty to say about current events in the combat sports world. In the first part of this interview,we talked a bit about his fight with King Mo and if he wants a rematch, as well as if the two could ever bury the hatchet once and for all. We also discuss whether a fight with Tito Ortiz is still in the cards for Bellator fans, and if he has his eyes set on any other opponents in the promotion.
Rampage also talks about how he heard about the news that Bjorn Rebney was done with Bellator and was replaced with former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, and reveals that Bjorn did not live up to his end of the bargain when it came to certain big things, and what Rampage hopes Coker can accomplish in his new role in the company. watch video >>