MENU
#UFC Fight Night 83 #Luke Rockhold #Conor McGregor #David Branch #Saturday Night Fights #Nate Diaz #GGG #UFC 215 #Michael Bisping #Jon Jones


The man known as War Machine (Pictured) will join the Bellator Fighting Championships roster.

The fighter tweeted news of his signing on Wednesday, stating he would compete in the Chicago-based promotion’s sixth-season welterweight tournament. Sherdog.com independently confirmed the signing with a source close to the deal but was unable to immediately verify the fighter’s assertion regarding the tournament.

“So it’s now official public knowledge. I signed with Bellator and will be in the next welterweight tournament,” the fighter wrote. “[I] can’t wait to be back fighting on live television with the big boys.”

Born Jon Koppenhaver, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 6 alumnus was released by the UFC following a loss to Yoshiyuki Yoshida in 2008. The 30-year-old then signed with Bellator in 2009 but was cut by the promotion before ever setting foot in the cage.

While his UFC release came on the heels of his questionable comments surrounding the death of former middleweight champion Evan Tanner, War Machine’s exodus from Bellator occurred shortly after making controversial statements about President Barack Obama. The welterweight has been arrested multiple times, recently completing a one-year jail sentence for felony assault.

Inside the cage, the fighter has done well on the regional circuit since his release from the UFC, posting a record of 7-2. Most recently, War Machine made a successful return to competition after serving his jail time, stopping fellow UFC veteran Roger Huerta on third-round punches on Nov. 26.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Bellator signs prospect Tyree Fortune, twin brother of heavyweight Tyrell Fortune

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

Bellator has doubled its Fortune.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2523 with Cynthia Calvillo and Fernando Gonzalez

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 views

Stream or download Wednesday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Cynthia Calvillo and Fernando Gonzalez.Filed under: Bellator, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Bellator Veteran Sergio Da Silva Arrested After Alleged Involvement in Bank Robbery | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

Bellator veteran Sergio Da Silva has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery that took place in New York just a few days ago. According to a report from TMZ, Da Silva was arrested after alleg read news >>

Rory MacDonald's all-caps Reddit AMA included a Robbie Lawler PED accusation

  • 21 days ago
  • 225 views

Former UFC welterweight title challenger and current Bellator contender Rory MacDonald didn’t hold back during today’s Reddit AMA.Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>

MMA Fighter Sergio Da Silva Reportedly Arrested for Alleged Bank Robbery

  • 21 days ago
  • 13 views

Mixed martial artist Sergio Da Silva, who competed at Bellator 180 in June, reportedly was arrested Thursday after allegedly robbing a bank in New York City. According to TMZ Sports, Da Silva is accu read news >>

John Dodson Announces His Fight Against Marlon Moraes at UFC Fight Night in Virginia | MMAWeekly.com

  • 21 days ago
  • 7 views

A bantamweight scrap has been added to the UFC card in Norfolk, VA on Nov. 11 read news >>

UFC announces FITE TV as PPV streaming partner after Mayweather-McGregor debacle

  • 20 days ago
  • 35 views

The leading MMA promotion has announced a new partner for pay-per-view events.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Take 2: Aaron Pico's reboot set for Bellator 183 at featherweight vs. Justin Linn

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

After a highly publicized stumble out of the gate, Bellator prospect Aaron Pico is changing weight classes and forging ahead. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Mitch Clarke Announces Retirement from MMA Following Loss at UFC 215 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 12 days ago
  • 5 views

Following a tough second round TKO loss on Saturday night at UFC 215, Mitch Clarke announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. It was an emotional moment for the veteran fighter as he was compe read news >>

Video: 'Crime Watch Daily with Chris Hansen' interviews War Machine victims Christy Mack, Corey Thomas

  • 10 days ago
  • 40 views

Three years later, the details of War Machine’s brutal assault of Christy Mack and Corey Thomas remain no less horrific.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, Videos read news >>