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Title: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 1
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 27, 2009, 08:29:14 AM
This place has provided some of the most insane knockouts and submissions I've ever seen.   I need to share them with you guys.


Take this insane submission for example...



Bellator Fighting Championships V - Toby Imada v. Jorge Masvidal - Submission of the Year (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bpr9lPqcMDM&feature=player_embedded#ws-lq-lq2-hq)
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on July 27, 2009, 11:49:41 AM
A lot of these were posted in the General Discussion thread, but Bellator is worth discussing. The first "season" went extremely well and they are going to get guys who want to go there. The tournament winners all pocketed $175,000, which outside of the UFC is practically bank robbery.

I think it has a future.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 27, 2009, 04:21:44 PM
Is it only shown on ESPN Deportes?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: NoCalMike on July 28, 2009, 04:43:58 AM
I know in the initial negotiations there was talk of a simulcast between ESPN deportes and ESPN.com  with the website providing commentary in English, and maybe even leading to an eventual broadcast on ESPN or ESPN 2, but not sure if that ever happened

A lot of people are wondering though if Dana White has something in the works w/ESPN because ESPN has not yet announced a second season of Bellator even though it was pretty successful on ESPN deportes.
Title: Bellator Season Two
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 18, 2010, 06:17:20 AM
When: First round of tournament action starts April 8th.

Fighters announced so far....

MW Tournament

Bryan Baker (11-1)
Matt Major (6-1)
Eric Schambari (11-1)

WW Tournament

Ben Askren (3-0)
Dan Hornbuckle (19-2)
Jim Wallhead (18-5)
Sean Pierson (9-4)
Steve Carl (12-1)
Jacob McClintock (6-0)

LW Tournament

Mike Ricci (5-0)
Ferid Kheder (16-5)
Carney Varnier (7-2)

FW Tournament

Patricio Freire (12-0)
Bao Quach (17-9-1)
Joe Warren (2-1)
William Romero (5-0)
Wilson Reis (9-1)
Georgi Kharakanyan (12-1)
Shad Lirely (5-2)

Non Tournament Bout's

Eddie Alvarez vs Josh Neer at a Catchweight of 160 will be on the May show.

Incredibly stoked at the way the tournaments have come together so far, notably FW which looks to be insane as far as prospects go. WW is good too with McClintock, Hornbuckle and Askren.



Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 18, 2010, 08:36:27 AM
This might be a little too soon for Mike Ricci, but he eventually will impress some people on the big show within the next couple of years. He started training when I did (but was obviously a lot more serious about it) and the hard work is paying off. A legitimate prospect, though he hasn't been tested by the kinds of guys he'll be fighting in this tournament (not the ones announced so far, but I'm assuming the other names will be pretty big). Can't wait to see it. Only 23, too.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 24, 2010, 10:18:28 AM
FW Brackets Announced

Joe Warren vs Eric Marriot
George Karakhanyan vs Bao Quach- Scheduled for the April 8th show

Wilson Reis vs Shad Lirely
Patricio Freire vs William Romero- Scheduled for the April 15th show

If Lirely can prevent Reis from completely smothering him he could make a fight out of it. Not liking Will's chances here but I shall be rooting for him regardless.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on February 24, 2010, 11:34:30 AM
Reis got the easiest opponent, which sucks since I hate Reis.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 14, 2010, 02:23:17 PM
MMAJunkie makes it sound like Huerta and the UFC have parted ways and he's going to sign with Bellator.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 08, 2010, 02:50:32 PM
Little surprised they didn't save Huerta for the last fight. He looked good though.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 09, 2010, 10:36:20 AM
That sound you all hear? It's the Joe Warren bandwagon emptying. Dude did not look good at all.

RESULTS

    *  Vagner Rocha def. Francisco Soares via TKO (punches) - Round 2, 2:07*
    * Edson Diniz def. John Kelly via submission (heel hook) - Round 1, 4:36*
    * Carey Vanier def. Joe Duarte via TKO (punches) - Round 3, 4:14
    * Roger Huerta def. Chad Hinton via submission (knee-bar) - Round 3, 0:56
    * Joe Warren def. Eric Marriott via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
    * Georgi Karakhanyan def. Bao Quach via knockout (knee) - Round 1, 4:05
    * Mikey Gomez def. Moyses Gabin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
    * Chris Manuel def. Ralph Acosta via submission (guillotine choke) - Round 3, 0:35
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on April 09, 2010, 12:17:43 PM
Was he ever going to be anything besides a 135lb Gray Maynard?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on April 09, 2010, 12:30:05 PM
Much higher caliber of wrestler, plus innate gifts like a great chin, so there were high hopes. Unfortunately, he just doesn't seem to "get it" when it comes to submission grappling.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on April 15, 2010, 03:30:00 AM
Just saw Huerta's fight. Pretty slick finish. Hope we get that Huerta/Alvarez fight.
Title: Bellator Season Two
Post by: mellow on April 15, 2010, 04:39:28 AM
Dan Hornbuckle (19-2)

Fun fact: mellow has known Horny since the fourth grade and will be rooting for him all the way.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on April 15, 2010, 05:55:08 AM
Well, you'll be pleased to know he's the definite favorite to take the welterweight tournament, though a few of the other guys are definitely not pushovers.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 15, 2010, 02:06:46 PM
I heard Ricci got knocked out cold, makes me sad. He'll be back though, but that's a brutal loss for any young fighter to take. It just sucks because there was so much hype around him, and whether it was deserved or not it's gonna be shitty seeing the backlash, talking about how he sucks and nonsense like that. It's fighting, shit like this happens. I'm confident he'll bounce back though, he's got the right attitude.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 15, 2010, 02:14:13 PM
Ryan Thomas just got fucked hardcore on that stoppage.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on April 15, 2010, 02:46:54 PM
Top 5 of the worst I've ever seen.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 16, 2010, 03:08:10 AM
The only thing I can think of is that the ref thought Thomas' neck might get wrecked so he stepped in but regardless, fucking horrible stoppage.

Also, Ricci KO is goddamn grimy. Hope he's ok.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 16, 2010, 03:13:10 AM
Ben Askren & Ryan Thomas Post-Fight Comments (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udcZMZl9wcc#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)

Thomas' last comment makes it worth listening to
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on April 16, 2010, 04:04:15 AM
WHO TAPPED?!

Also, when Sean fuckin' Wheelock is calling your stoppage weaksauce, you've got a problem.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 20, 2010, 02:30:18 AM
Justice for Ryan Thomas as the Icelandic Ash Cloud of Doom has grounded UK's Jim Wallhead so Thomas will step in against Jacob McClintock.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on May 06, 2010, 03:22:23 PM
How the fuck did Huerta lose?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on May 06, 2010, 03:29:14 PM
By losing two rounds of the fight? You have a thing for guys who throw and miss a lot of punches, don't you?

(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2007/10/08/majboxer_narrowweb__300x443,0.jpg)

Does this man arouse you?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 06, 2010, 03:33:37 PM
I never thought I would see another picture of Soliman in my life.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on May 06, 2010, 03:34:40 PM
By losing two rounds of the fight? You have a thing for guys who throw and miss a lot of punches, don't you?
Does this man arouse you?

Ha.  I mean I understand why he lost.   I just didn't think he'd lose.   I thought he'd win the division.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on May 06, 2010, 03:37:09 PM
Huerta's technically deficient, and always has been. The UFC was hoping that building him up in the way they did would help him out, but it never really did before he bolted. Add in the fact that he's a slow starter, and thus ALWAYS ends up having to fight back from a deficit, and you have a recipe for an upset.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 14, 2010, 12:41:20 AM
Is Jay Silva still a prospect?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on May 14, 2010, 12:23:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bg4cneBmME&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bg4cneBmME&feature=player_embedded#)!
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on May 14, 2010, 11:34:17 PM
Yeah, I watched that Thursday night.   To be fair, the guy took the fight on 2 days notice.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: AA484 on June 06, 2010, 10:21:04 AM
So does this come on television?  I've been meaning to catch some of these.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 06, 2010, 12:15:40 PM
Did anyone see the fight Warren lost? I saw the highlights and was really impressed with how the guy he fought was striking to defend the takedown. He looked really impressive. I just wanted overall impressions of the fight, and the potential of the guy.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on June 06, 2010, 12:24:14 PM
So does this come on television?  I've been meaning to catch some of these.

Thursdays on FSN.   You'll have to check what time.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 18, 2010, 02:30:32 AM
Certainly didn't see Askren over Hornbuckle coming. Thought Dan would've pulled out the sub.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on June 18, 2010, 02:52:26 AM
I've never gotten to see Askren fight but does he do anything besides dominate positions?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on June 18, 2010, 03:44:32 AM
Not yet, unfortunately.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on June 18, 2010, 04:19:26 AM
That's what I thought.

Fake Edit

If he were Rashad or GSP people would bitch, moan and scream about how fucking boring he is.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on June 18, 2010, 04:32:46 AM
That's what I thought.

Fake Edit

If he were Rashad or GSP people would bitch, moan and scream about how fucking boring he is.

No, considering he's only been fighting since early LAST YEAR and that was his 6th fight.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on June 18, 2010, 05:01:53 AM
Maybe I'm insane but if you're going to start professional fights you should have a little more than wrestling and curly hair.  If he was still an amateur it would sit differently with me.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 25, 2010, 02:32:15 AM
Joe Warren gets an early Christmas gift.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on October 21, 2010, 12:33:29 PM
SIIICK first round in Huerta/Alvarez.

Alvarez was just tooling Roger on the feet, then Huerta got the flash knockdown and went in for the kill on Eddie. They were just trading as the round ended.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on October 21, 2010, 12:39:26 PM
Alvarez is kinda embarrassing him on the feet here but Roger again makes a game of it with 2 takedowns including a belly to back suplex.

Still think it's 20-18 Eddie after 2.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on October 21, 2010, 12:40:26 PM
Eh, Roger didn't answer the bell for the 3rd round. Shit.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on October 21, 2010, 12:52:33 PM
Roger looked high as fuck and appeared to have some leg injury going in to the fight. Oh well.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on October 21, 2010, 01:12:40 PM
Ironic that for a guy famouis mainly for toughness, Huerta's two stoppage losses have come via rather innocuous injury forfeits.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on October 21, 2010, 02:35:26 PM
It needs to be mentioned.

Rick Hawns throw was badass.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 21, 2010, 02:36:28 PM
I didn't see the fights yet. Does anyone know where I can watch this online?
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mik on October 21, 2010, 11:49:50 PM
(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/468865/huerta_alvarez_medium.jpg)
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on October 22, 2010, 04:01:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8O9dyB5io#t=1m2s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zg8O9dyB5io#t=1m2s)

Karo was wrong. This guy has the best Judo throws.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 22, 2010, 08:42:32 AM
That was sick.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: RavishingRickRudo on October 22, 2010, 01:00:56 PM
Technically, I don't think that was a good judo throw.  Obviously any throw that works is a good one, but Karo's are better.  Well, were better.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 23, 2010, 10:35:24 AM
That was pretty good. He was so smooth with it, felt the guy shifting his weight ever so slightly than just flipped him over effortlessly. I liked it.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 23, 2010, 12:01:12 PM
Askren showed a bit of a guard eh? I was impressed by his quickness in pulling the armbar and than trying to transition to the oma plata.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on October 28, 2010, 03:04:00 AM
I've been missing out for a long time on Bellator due to not knowing Direct TV had them (same with HDNet, I'm an idiot). But I'm very happy now to be able to watch these shows in full.

The card tonight seems like fun. I'm looking forward to the main event of Lombard/Shlemenko

Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 26, 2011, 02:02:27 PM
kick to the balls.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 27, 2011, 01:38:16 AM
I heard Dantas looked pretty damn good in bossing around Vila who was widely considered unbeatable in that tournament.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 27, 2011, 03:24:55 AM
Vila gassed out after the first and Dantas found his striking range.
Title: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lei Tong on November 27, 2011, 06:12:15 AM
I heard Dantas looked pretty damn good in bossing around Vila who was widely considered unbeatable in that tournament.

Though Louro had already beaten him on everybody's cards except 2 judges at ringside.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: AA484 on March 09, 2012, 11:37:53 AM
I rarely watch Bellator live but is there usually this many commercials?  First fight last three and a half minutes and we've had thirty-six minutes of airtime so far and there still four fights left!  I got shit to do tonight!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on March 09, 2012, 03:52:13 PM
Joe Warren got fucked up bigtime

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v391/zombi_king/curran1.gif)

I think he got KO'ed seven times during that sequence.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 09, 2012, 04:21:17 PM
MMA refs are the fucking worst.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on March 09, 2012, 05:36:29 PM
Currently watching that fight and HOLY SHIT that was brutal.  Warren was getting his brains bashed in.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: AA484 on March 09, 2012, 10:59:16 PM
He got a few extra seconds because he's the "self-proclaimed baddest man on the planet."  Is it bad that I sort of enjoyed watching him get his brains bashed in?
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 10, 2012, 01:27:17 AM
Man, Joe Warren. What a fall from grace that dudes had.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on March 10, 2012, 09:02:58 AM
(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/244098/4.gif)

Joe Warren's gonna be braindead in 5 years if he just thinks he can still get by with toughness and wrestling
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on March 13, 2012, 04:39:43 PM
That ref should never work again. What the FUCK
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 14, 2012, 03:02:21 AM
lol at that massacre.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Wizard of Maz on March 14, 2012, 04:05:44 AM
That ref should never work again. What the FUCK

Yeah, no less that three times before the third or fourth jumping knee I thought the ref should have stepped in. At the point when Warren is ATTEMPTING TO TURN HIS BACK TO HIS OPPONENT and keeping an arm up in a sort of attempt to beg off and the ref let it go further than that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 17, 2012, 06:17:18 AM
Don't see the guy winning any titles anytime soon but fuck Brian Rogers is becoming a really fun dude to watch.

Vitor Vianna vs Brian Rogers Full Fight - Bellator 61 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wlIUB0PlmA#ws)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on March 19, 2012, 10:17:51 AM
Anytime I see an awesome flying knee connect I want to scream "TIGER."
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: GAYGENT OF OBLIVION on March 19, 2012, 02:40:31 PM
That ref should never work again. What the FUCK

Yeah, no less that three times before the third or fourth jumping knee I thought the ref should have stepped in. At the point when Warren is ATTEMPTING TO TURN HIS BACK TO HIS OPPONENT and keeping an arm up in a sort of attempt to beg off and the ref let it go further than that.

The first flurry against the cage, that fight was over. Not that I mind watching guys slug til they drop, but damn
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 23, 2012, 10:25:18 AM
Brian Foster is out of the WW tournament after getting denied medical clearance to fight. He's faced a brain hemmoraghe in the past so this really sucks for him though details are still unclear right now.

And Ben Saunders wrote him a get well letter, verifying his rep as one of the nicest dudes in the game...

I don't know much about the details... But I told u this after u followed me on Twitter. U are a hell of a fighter and very exciting to watch. I was and still am a fan my friend. I did an interview with Bloody Elbow today and when asked about the other competitors in this Seasons tournament. Ur name was one of the first who I mentioned that I respected. They were the first to inform me of the bad news... Explaining how u were no longer in the tournament do to the Mohegan Sun not giving u medical clearance to fight. I'm sure u put a lot of work in ur training camp leading up to this fight and I'm sorry to hear this.
 
Like I said I don't know The details of why u weren't medically cleared for ur bout this coming week. But I am definitely pulling for you man.

I have had some close calls throughout my career of injuries that could have easily gone very very wrong and been potential Career Enders. I have been very fortunate that they never reached that point and knock on wood... I've never had to go under the knife or have surgery in my entire life.
 
But these close calls always had me take a step back and evaluate my life. The "What If's" are endless. I know how much time, spirit, love, dedication, blood, sweat, and tears I have put into this game. To think how it would feel to have it all taken away from me is more depressing than words or emotions could ever describe. To be honest I don't think my brain and thought process could even comprehend it in any way at all. But since I began this journey I have always been aware of the dark side and worst case scenarios. Never allowing myself to be blind to the reality of what is always possible whether I like it or not.
 
At the end of the day man... I just want to say I'm sorry for everything u might be going through. I feel ur pain even though I may not be living it. I believe almost any fighter in this world could and should sit back and be grateful for what they have and what they have done and are able to still do.
 

I hope things aren't that serious and I hope ur able to get things cleared up and get back to smashing fools faces in and entertaining all us fans.


Best Wishes-Killa B
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on March 24, 2012, 04:13:28 AM
That was really cool of Ben to write that.

So, did anyone say Rick Hawn go beast mode last night? Or Patricky Pitbull getting Noguiera'd?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 25, 2012, 02:12:38 PM
Bellator is killing it this year. Give credit where it's due.
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Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 06, 2012, 07:11:23 AM
Douglas Lima vs Ben Askren on tap tonight. Been watching Lima for a while now, rooting for him.
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Post by: Youth N Asia on April 06, 2012, 07:28:16 AM
I was trying to talk friends into going to this show tonight and hit the casino after... no takers.
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Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on April 06, 2012, 10:27:57 AM
Chris Horodecki just got fucking MURDERED.
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Post by: HSJ on April 06, 2012, 01:19:28 PM
People really hate Ben Askren.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 06, 2012, 01:22:38 PM
People really hate Ben Askren.

It's LOL-able. The guy has the same fight over and over again. Lima can't bring anything to this
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on April 06, 2012, 01:28:21 PM
He is a 170 pound Chael Sonnen with better submission defense and less power in his ground and pound.

Which leads to 5 rounds of nothing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 06, 2012, 01:32:42 PM
Sigh... I really wish I had this half hour back. I could have done dishes
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Post by: HSJ on April 06, 2012, 01:35:18 PM
I cleaned my bedroom while this was on.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Venkman on April 06, 2012, 02:27:24 PM
I got an e-mail telling me to get my comp tickets for this. I almost did just to attend an MMA show, but then I didn't.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/405080_10150717862698774_501743773_9315367_1819633208_n.jpg)

Looks like a lot of other people made the same decision.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 07, 2012, 01:46:44 AM
YPOV's boy Nordine Taleb with a succesful big show debut.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2012, 08:04:26 AM
Shinya Aoki vs Eddie Alvarez II is tomorrow night, guys.

Just sayin.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on April 20, 2012, 07:39:19 AM
You get to see Falcao smash, hopefully, as well.  This is the first show I'll watch since forever ago.
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Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on April 20, 2012, 01:04:20 PM
Brian Rogers just snatched defeat from the jaws of victory.  Also, Rick Hawn punched Woodard in his stupid facial hair and won.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on April 20, 2012, 01:08:02 PM
lol, Falcao is still a huge retard.

On second viewing, that other guy is a bigger retard for shoving Falcao and not expecting him to attack.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on April 20, 2012, 01:22:08 PM
Where the fuck do Bellator get these refs?

Towel gets thrown in and ref ignores it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 20, 2012, 07:07:47 PM
Where the fuck do Bellator get these refs?

Towel gets thrown in and ref ignores it.

I thought it got thrown in behind the ref, where he couldn't see it.

3 fun finishes tonight
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on April 21, 2012, 09:40:16 AM
The way Eddie Alvarez went through Aoki sort of puts a damper on what Melendez did too him. I guess that's what happens when you're not afraid of his guard.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on May 05, 2012, 03:13:14 AM
Michael Chandler vs Akihiro Gono (Full Fight) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA7O3gfJ0DQ#ws)

Goodbye, old dawg.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 05, 2012, 04:56:58 AM
I'll miss you, Gono. We'll always have the spinning back kick on Salaverry.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 05, 2012, 05:01:41 AM
It's a fucking joke that this fight was even allowed to happen. Chandler is one of the best lightweights in the world and would be a legitimate challenger for the UFC Title while Gono hasn't won a relevant fight in *checks fight finder* over two years against Sakurai (who fell hard after that fight), and before that it was about six. Chandler would wreck Pettis's shit and carve Diaz's face something fierce. He should be getting real fights.

Did anyone catch the Ford-Santos fight? I heard it was pretty wild.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 20, 2012, 11:18:53 AM
Spiritwolf's wife is HOT.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 20, 2012, 11:28:32 AM
The judge who thought Spiritwolf won that fight needs glasses or some shit. Maybe even needs eyes.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on July 20, 2012, 01:20:08 PM
Rolling heel hook?  Hot damn.   Good shit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 29, 2012, 08:08:51 AM
Why does the tournament format suck?

A: Because of the long delay champs and contenders experience between title fights, they can and often times need to take fights elsewhere. Like Eduardo Dantas did when he got brutally KO'd at the Shooto: Brazil show on Saturday.

Dantas vs Nam (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl66lCBdElM#)

Way to go, Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on August 29, 2012, 08:10:41 AM
Nam was offered a shot to go to the UFC now because of it.

lol.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 29, 2012, 08:12:21 AM
Dana be sending Bjorn Rebney fruits baskets and shit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Hektik on August 29, 2012, 08:04:23 PM
The need to loosen their rules for getting title shots.  I like that they do tournaments and its perfect for young prospects looking for exposure and ring time.  But it hurts your promotion when its the only way you get your title challengers.

I think they should add an official Bellator rankings system to go along with their tournaments.  They could form their own rankings commitee and come up with a top 10 challengers for every weight class.  It will allow champions to fight tournament winners and whoever the highest ranked fighter is.  If the #1 and #2 fighters are in a tournament then the champion defends his title against the #3 ranked fighter.  You could also increase the prize money for winning a tournament. That way its still an incentive for top ranked fighters to enter a tournament.

It allows Bellator to finally eliminate those ridiculous "super fights" and keeps their champions busy with meaningful fights. 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 30, 2012, 07:46:36 AM
They really aren't that super when you stop and think about it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on August 30, 2012, 04:17:15 PM
The need to loosen their rules for getting title shots.  I like that they do tournaments and its perfect for young prospects looking for exposure and ring time.  But it hurts your promotion when its the only way you get your title challengers.

I think they should add an official Bellator rankings system to go along with their tournaments.  They could form their own rankings commitee and come up with a top 10 challengers for every weight class.  It will allow champions to fight tournament winners and whoever the highest ranked fighter is.  If the #1 and #2 fighters are in a tournament then the champion defends his title against the #3 ranked fighter.  You could also increase the prize money for winning a tournament. That way its still an incentive for top ranked fighters to enter a tournament.

It allows Bellator to finally eliminate those ridiculous "super fights" and keeps their champions busy with meaningful fights.

....I actually like this idea.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 06, 2012, 02:01:13 AM
Last night Thiago Santos got his nuts destroyed by Eric Prindle

(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1233247/Eric_Prindle_vs._Thiago_Santos.gif)

And Brett Rogers took a well deserved beating

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1233265/6_roger_vs.gif)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on October 06, 2012, 07:20:51 AM
Last night Thiago Santos got his nuts destroyed by Eric Prindle

(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1233247/Eric_Prindle_vs._Thiago_Santos.gif)

Best Heavyweight feud since Arlovski/Timmy.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on October 12, 2012, 01:10:52 PM
Sad I didn't get tickets to tonight's show because the main event was good and ended with Eddie Alvarez going all Kawada on Patricky Pitbull for the finish.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 13, 2012, 06:49:22 AM
Sad I didn't get tickets to tonight's show because the main event was good and ended with Eddie Alvarez going all Kawada on Patricky Pitbull for the finish.

Awesome fight. Both guys got hurt and recovered. Good night overall. First round finishes all over the card
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 13, 2012, 07:07:33 AM
When does Eddie Alvarez not get hurt and recover in a fight? I'm worried that by the time he gets to the UFC he'll already be over the hill.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on October 13, 2012, 08:00:51 AM
No wonder him and Frankie Edgar spar together
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 13, 2012, 08:18:21 AM
lol
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on December 07, 2012, 12:08:33 PM
Jessica Eye absolutely CRUSHED Zoila Frausto-Gurgel with a standing arm triangle. 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 23, 2012, 08:11:41 AM
In another one of those "Oh Bellator!" moments they dropped Zack Makovsky after two losses in a row. Don't get it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on December 23, 2012, 09:07:05 AM
At least we will see Fun Size in the UFC in a few months.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 03, 2013, 07:55:27 AM
So, unless an upset of some kind occurs is it safe to say we're looking at StrikeForce reunion fight in the LHW finals with King Mo vs Babalu?

And it looks like Bellator isn't letting Alvarez go without a fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 03, 2013, 09:11:20 AM
King Mo would destroy Babalu, would be fun to watch him use him as a stepping stone to the UFC's middleweight division.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on January 17, 2013, 10:05:43 PM
Not quite the bombastic 1st fight needed to draw in fans.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on January 17, 2013, 10:48:03 PM
LOL at MMA "legend" Babalu - and of course he's KO'd

Quality lay and pray in the Main Event. 

Ben Askren and King Mo will make me watch next week at least
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 19, 2013, 05:54:42 AM
Not quite the bombastic 1st fight needed to draw in fans.

Die
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on January 19, 2013, 07:24:24 AM
Not quite the bombastic 1st fight needed to draw in fans.

Die

Lots of heavy petting. 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 19, 2013, 09:34:35 AM
That fight was great, even the crowd liked it. The sky's the limit for both those guys. They have lots of potential but a few glaring flaws that they need to address if they want to be the number one guy. Considering that they're still really young while also being seasoned I'm really excited to see where their careers go from here.

I guess it wouldn't be well received in fucking Wisconsin though.

I can't believe I let this board convince me that Babalu wasn't washed up. If all the other competitors in this tourney that I've never heard of fight like the Russian and the guy who beat Seth Petruzelli, then this is King Mo's tournament to lose.

I don't care what Alvarez does, I wanna see Michael Chandler in the UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: "Pro Bowler" Benjy "Ball Return" Roberts on January 19, 2013, 09:46:14 AM
I'm from Wisconsin, and I thought that fight was pretty fun to watch.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 24, 2013, 08:16:34 AM
Fun show on tap tonight, first-rate squash matches lined up for King Mo, Doug Lima and Killa B.

Any and all fun will naturally be sucked into the black hole of bore that is Ben Askren decisioning Karl Ammasou in the main.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: cheex incarnate on January 24, 2013, 08:24:11 AM
that plus King Mo losing to That Guy Whose Name I Can't Pronounce or Spell will not a good night for Bellator make
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 24, 2013, 08:32:26 AM
King Mo isn't a scrub like Petrozelli or shot like Babalu.

He's not going down to a no-name.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 01:00:58 PM
Askren will finish him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 24, 2013, 01:01:47 PM
I am super excited to see Ben Askren dominate another person.

People call him boring, but he is the Anderson Silva of wrestling in MMA.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 01:04:59 PM
I don't know if you are being sarcastic, but I like watching him fight. Calling him Anderson Silva is a little much since Anderson finishes people and finishes the best of the best.

I hope this dude from Togo isn't as much of a can as you guys say. He trains with Horn and went through hell, I'ma cheer for 'em.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 24, 2013, 01:16:59 PM
No, I'm serious. He is one of the best wrestlers in all of MMA and I enjoy watching him dominate people with it.

lol at this ref standing Saunders up 10 seconds after he hits the mat.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 01:54:07 PM
Alright, King Mo better kill this guy.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:10:11 PM
Someone needs to convince King Mo to drop to 185, but he's so talented he can probably still make some noise at 205.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 24, 2013, 02:14:03 PM
I don't think Mo would want to put that much work in.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:18:41 PM
Don't let the persona fool you, the guy's a smart fighter and is a winner. His wrestling credentials and performance in the Mousasi fight prove that. If he went to the UFC, he'd probably drop the weight after Dana told him to. He's said in the past that he could do it.

They should really start these earlier. Finishing at 12 AM EST on a weeknight (even if it's a Thursday) doesn't seem like smart programming strategy for a fledgling MMA promotion.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:21:30 PM
That fight with Amaya looks ridiculous. KOTC '99 in this bitch.

I'm definitely gonna search it out later.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 24, 2013, 02:39:18 PM
lol at telling the ref that he was tapping.

Askren might finish this fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:39:41 PM
lol at Amoussou telling the ref to break the submission because he knew Askren wouldn't tap to nothing. Kind of a pos move.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:44:28 PM
This fight probably should have been stopped, but it's satisfying to see this for many reasons.

This guy is p. tough for a cheater, maybe he'll find a way to wi-hahahaha
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:47:30 PM
Okay, now it's a bit awkward.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 24, 2013, 02:54:59 PM
BEN ASKREN FINISHES FIGHTS
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 24, 2013, 02:55:42 PM
Askren will finish him.

Commentator agrees that the fight should stop. His eye is bad, but if I were the doctor I would think more about the fact that he's just getting his head pounded in without offering much defense.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on January 25, 2013, 11:47:13 AM
Don't let the persona fool you, the guy's a smart fighter and is a winner. His wrestling credentials and performance in the Mousasi fight prove that. If he went to the UFC, he'd probably drop the weight after Dana told him to. He's said in the past that he could do it.

They should really start these earlier. Finishing at 12 AM EST on a weeknight (even if it's a Thursday) doesn't seem like smart programming strategy for a fledgling MMA promotion.

Nah, doggy! I love the timing!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 29, 2013, 09:52:38 AM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mma/news/20130129/randy-couture-joining-spike-tv-bellator/ (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/mma/news/20130129/randy-couture-joining-spike-tv-bellator/)

SHOTS FIRED
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 29, 2013, 10:02:22 AM
That's good shit. I can't wait to see Dana's reaction, he acts like these guys are obligated to indentured servitude to him for life.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 29, 2013, 10:06:54 AM
I'm sure this deal includes Randy doing color commentary, which is also dope.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 31, 2013, 09:38:17 AM
LW tournament kicks off tonight. David Rickels vs Cupcake Woodard should be some pretty hood shit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 01, 2013, 08:12:38 AM
That was a solid show. I'm really starting to enjoy Bellator becoming a part of my Thursdays. Really nice emotional moment and exposure for Will Brooks, good wins for Tiger and Awad and hopefully a performance by David Rickels that gets people talking.

Because he did the fucking Giant Swing on Lloyd Woodard and proceeded to bop him in the face afterwards.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 05, 2013, 11:44:54 AM
Can't wait to see how Dana responds to this one

Quote
The coaches and trainers for the series, which will feature 32 welterweight fighters, will be former UFC champion and Hall of Famer Randy Couture, acclaimed coach and trainer Greg Jackson, former UFC champion Frank Shamrock and former Bellator champion Joe Warren.

http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/02/bellators-fight-master-reality-series-set-for-summer-debut-on-spike-tv (http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/02/bellators-fight-master-reality-series-set-for-summer-debut-on-spike-tv)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 06, 2013, 05:35:26 AM
The issue comes down to Jackson being able to get a corners liscense forby UFC cards which are approved I believe by the state a.c.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 07, 2013, 07:58:16 AM
Tonight's main card....

Aleksander Shlemenko vs Macquiel Falcao (Vacant MW Championship)
Marlon Sandro vs Aop Stepanyan
Mike Richman vs Mitch Jackson
Fabricio Guerreiro vs Megomadrasul Khabulaev

Not as good as they've been in the past I want the streak of fun events to continue. I really hope the main event doesn't suck, if it does it'll be because of Falcao. For the "Scary Chuteboxe Monster" vibe he's given by some dude is fucking boring.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 07, 2013, 02:35:35 PM
Damn, that body shot on the ground was nasty. Those 2 punches to the chin afterward didn't help at all.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 09, 2013, 07:06:02 AM
I'm not sure about what his ceiling is like as a fighter but I'm gonna keep watching Mike Richman so long as he keeps laying dudes out the way he's been doing it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 14, 2013, 02:26:50 PM
30-27 for Cramer is buuuuuuuuuullshit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 15, 2013, 09:58:50 AM
Great fight though, early FOTY candidate.

I think if the X-Games and energy drink companies manufactured a fighter it'd be Doug Marshall.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 21, 2013, 02:08:12 PM
HOOOOOOOOOLY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT


NEWTON WITH THE SPINNING BACKFIST KO!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on February 21, 2013, 02:08:34 PM
HOLY SHIT

KING MO JUST GOT LAID OUT
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on February 21, 2013, 02:09:23 PM
Lol at King Mo getting merked.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on February 21, 2013, 02:10:35 PM
There was like a 5 second gap before that spinning back fist. Hilarious.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 21, 2013, 02:15:38 PM
BODYSHOP IN THE HOUSE

GO NEWTON DAWG GO
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 21, 2013, 02:24:42 PM
He deserved the win. I hope he takes advantage of the attention this gets him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 21, 2013, 02:26:55 PM
What a tremendous night of violence this has been.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 21, 2013, 02:29:46 PM
I've never felt happier in watching a fight.

I'm so happy for Newton.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 21, 2013, 03:41:19 PM
Good goddamn what a great night of finishes!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on February 21, 2013, 04:50:55 PM
(http://i1252.photobucket.com/albums/hh579/TheVileOne/kingno_zps85ec3316.gif)

The King Mo KO is one of the funniest ever. He gets knocked out with the slowest knife edged chop to the face and then takes 15 seconds to fall down and DVDMB's MMA overlord sprewell rimz probably is on the verge of depression because of it. Amazing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 22, 2013, 08:09:46 AM
In terms of dudes getting brained this was one of the most enjoyable cards in recent memory. UFC Fight for The Troops 1 level stuff.

I still think UFC 54 takes the cake simply because Telligman and Terry Martin both ended up having to be stretchered out of the octagon but cot-damn Bellator was trying hard to eclipse that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on February 28, 2013, 01:45:42 PM
The Will Brooks hype train was derailed, but kind of saw it coming.

Awad vs. Rickels is the better fight anyway, but I think Chandler puts a beating on either of them after putting a beating on Held or Jansen.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2013, 02:25:17 PM
I admittedly don't know anything about Vegh, but he doesn't look that good from the highlights/warmups. I don't know how he's 28-4.

He's a sizable favourite to win this too, interesting.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 28, 2013, 02:47:11 PM
Did they fuck up on the time in the 2nd round? That supposed 8 seconds seemed to last 20.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 28, 2013, 02:49:57 PM
Someone get a screen cap of Vegh putting his mouth on M'Pumbu's asshole. lol
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 28, 2013, 02:51:03 PM
I admittedly don't know anything about Vegh, but he doesn't look that good from the highlights/warmups. I don't know how he's 28-4.

He's a sizable favourite to win this too, interesting.

He's a L&P specialist. I don't know if that's what he's doing right now but that's why I'm not watching it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 28, 2013, 02:51:22 PM
Time to paint the canvas.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 28, 2013, 02:52:08 PM
I admittedly don't know anything about Vegh, but he doesn't look that good from the highlights/warmups. I don't know how he's 28-4.

He's a sizable favourite to win this too, interesting.

He's a L&P specialist. I don't know if that's what he's doing right now but that's why I'm not watching it.

Seems to be the other way around.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 28, 2013, 03:02:53 PM
Can I be named LH champion for actually watching this garbage of a fight?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on February 28, 2013, 03:06:37 PM
I hope dudes retains so this can be a complete fucking mess.

48-47????  l o fucking l
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 04, 2013, 09:24:10 AM
I didn't see their fight but apparently Newton got jobbed against Veigh in the semi's last tournament around, here's hoping HK can beat Zayets and exact mosh pit vengeance.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 07, 2013, 01:44:39 PM
Did Big John just say no elbows?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 07, 2013, 01:52:40 PM
No elbows in the tournament fights.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 07, 2013, 02:02:25 PM
Why? So no fight ends due to blood?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 07, 2013, 02:07:23 PM
I'm not sure why, but I would assume due to the guys in the tournaments having to fight multiple times in a short amount of time and wouldn't be able to due to serious cuts.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 07, 2013, 02:09:48 PM
That makes sense.   Awesome comeback in the last fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 07, 2013, 02:12:17 PM
lol @ Tito being in the crowd.

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 07, 2013, 02:49:09 PM
loooooooooooool @ Marshall getting the SD. So happy it happened. Other dude was a ho.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 07, 2013, 02:52:41 PM
That was a horrible case of lay and pray. Thank the judges for going the direction of the guy who was trying to fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on March 07, 2013, 03:01:46 PM
I've NEVER seen anyone react like this to a shot to the nuts.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 07, 2013, 03:26:05 PM
He then went on to push Sandros shit in.

Don't knee a Russian in the balls.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2013, 01:44:10 AM
Frodo is a badass. Ridiculous workrate, just non stop the whole time and tangling with a Nova Uniao black belt with no sense of fear or hesitation. I think he'll tool Richman something fierce.

Cooper vs Marshall is going to be such a dogshit fight but I hope Marshall wins just so I can see Shlemenko paste him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2013, 04:38:32 AM
That was a horrible case of lay and pray. Thank the judges for going the direction of the guy who was trying to fight.

Whoah, back up a second here. Since when has "trying to fight" been a scoring criteria? Lay and pray or not, Marshall got grounded and wasn't able to implement his gameplan. There is no possible way you can justify a decision for him.

Maia clings to Fitch's back for three rounds and does nothing, people are ok with it. Aliev lays on top of Marshall who is constantly bitching to the ref for a restart and people rejoice when he gets screwed over.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 09, 2013, 05:20:52 AM
Maia improved position and attempted to finish the fight, leaving Fitch with no offense whatsoever.

Aliev held onto Marshall, who was the agressor in the fight from his back and on the feet.

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 09, 2013, 05:23:29 AM
I don't ever recall a moment in Maia/Fitch where I thought Fitch was in trouble. Credit to his grappling defense but it's nowhere near when he was against, say, Diego or Carneiro. If he'd come out after the Maia fight and complained that he was "trying to fight" he would have been lambasted for those comments.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 21, 2013, 01:31:58 PM
This has been a highly amusing episode of Bellator for all the wrong reasons.

Spiritwolf milking a lowblow against 2013 Marcus Davis in Davis' homestate to get a no contest to Michael Page gets a 1 punch KO in 10 seconds and becomes the 155 pound Paul Daley has been great.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 21, 2013, 01:44:54 PM
"I could have won 3 fights in that one night...Pride Style!"

He gets cool points.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 21, 2013, 02:05:16 PM
lol who said that? This guy was probably a keyboard warrior back in the day.

LIKE ALL OF US
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 21, 2013, 02:18:16 PM
lol 11-12-1 David Vitkay ran through his opponent like a hot knife through butter, choked him out, then got up and danced to Gangnam Style.

This is why I love Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 23, 2013, 02:00:59 AM
This has been a highly amusing episode of Bellator for all the wrong reasons.

Spiritwolf milking a lowblow against 2013 Marcus Davis in Davis' homestate to get a no contest to Michael Page gets a 1 punch KO in 10 seconds and becomes the 155 pound Paul Daley has been great.

Page's fight looked very fishy. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a dive.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 23, 2013, 02:15:57 AM
This has been a highly amusing episode of Bellator for all the wrong reasons.

Spiritwolf milking a lowblow against 2013 Marcus Davis in Davis' homestate to get a no contest to Michael Page gets a 1 punch KO in 10 seconds and becomes the 155 pound Paul Daley has been great.

Page's fight looked very fishy. Wouldn't be surprised if it was a dive.

It's been mentioned on bloody elbow that it could be the case. The punch looked grazing and the ref was in there to stop it the moment it happened.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 23, 2013, 02:59:05 AM
Or the guy was just a total pussy.

Don't get me wrong, there are some fights where upon replay you go "Oh, wait it looks like it connected/broke something" but the replay showed that punch glanced his face at best.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 23, 2013, 03:04:31 AM
Why would they work a fight? That's what I always ask when people say that. Why work a fight for a guy like Page? He's not a champion or anything, barely a pro.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 24, 2013, 03:24:29 AM
He's flashy, has charisma, from the UK and they can make money off of him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 26, 2013, 10:05:06 AM
Emmanuel Newton vs Mikael Zayets and Saad Awad vs Dave Rickels on tap for tomorrow night.

Gotta root for Newton on the LHW finals. Upset of King Mo is a leading candidate for MMA Moment of The Year so far.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 26, 2013, 10:36:49 AM
I am very much looking forward to those two fights.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 27, 2013, 09:21:06 AM
I have a weird feeling that Awad is going to nuke Rickels. I like me some Caveman but he gets hit way too much.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 27, 2013, 09:29:17 AM
All I know is, Chandler is going to run through Jansen and I rather see him fight Awad than Rickels. 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 27, 2013, 09:34:09 AM
Chandler's going to run through probably everyone en route to the UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 27, 2013, 09:37:21 AM
If he does keep running through everyone, he will never get to the UFC (ex: Eddie Alvarez).
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 28, 2013, 08:42:38 AM
Nah, Chandler will be in the UFC by 2015 or sooner.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 28, 2013, 02:19:36 PM
Rickels with the best entrance in MMA since Te Huna's MIB dance.

HE HAS A DINOSAUR!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 28, 2013, 02:21:10 PM
yeah that was p. cool.

lol 8 wins in 90 seconds or less? They should call this guy the minuteman.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 28, 2013, 02:35:35 PM
Holy shit, I don't know what to make of that call...

Awad just got screwed out of $100,000 and a title shot.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 28, 2013, 02:38:48 PM
He dropped like he was out, but for him to call it because he was lying down like that for awhile was dumb.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 28, 2013, 02:41:29 PM
He got dropped, but he wasn't out. When on the ground, he put his hands behind his head like he was trying to get his senses back AFTER the round had ended.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 28, 2013, 02:52:41 PM
Newton ran to the ring. He looks pumped. Based on their last fights I would pick Newton comfortably. European Jiu Jitsu champion? cool story bro. But I don't know nearly enough about these guys. Odds were essentially a pick 'em but I don't trust in Zayets to take this to the ground consistently.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 28, 2013, 02:54:16 PM
Newton loves that overhand right.

His posture is weird, like he's almost turned all the way towards his right. He doesn't try to hurt you with the left hand, he looks like a TMA guy almost.

These guys are swinging for the fences, someone is probably going to get knocked out.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 28, 2013, 02:57:14 PM
Maybe not, Newton is actively engaging with him on the ground. Looks like he could generate power with his GnP too.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2013, 03:32:03 AM
That Awaad stoppage was baaaaad. Ref didn't even bother warning him or actually checking on him to see if he was ok.

Having said that partial blame should go to his corner for not rushing in to grab him and pick him up. Rich Franklin probably got saved from a between-rounds ref stoppage in the second fight against Anderson because Matt Hume hustled over and helped him to his feet.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on March 29, 2013, 07:46:52 PM
Newton did the right thing when leaving Bodyshop... guys game has elevated in such a considerable amount since his time there. He'll always have a chance to end a fight whenever as the guy has an amazing amount of power in all of his strikes. If he ever gets his accuracy down he'll start knocking people out on a more consistent basis.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 04, 2013, 09:43:12 AM
Tonights's main card....

Pat Curran vs Shalabat Shamulaev- FW Title
Mike Richman vs Frodo Khasbulaev- FW Tournament Finals
Doug Marshall vs Brett Cooper- MW Tournament Finals
Karo Parysian vs Rick Hawn

Top two fights have serious banger potential, all guys proven finishers. I hate Marshall but will root for him to win so he can get body-bagged by Shlemenko.

And, because we're all thinking it: poor Karo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2013, 10:56:41 AM
I saw a couple of Karo's fights after he left the UFC. He looked BAD. His reflexes look shot and he initiates the action at a pace that's slow as hell. It's surreal considering his style when he was in his prime.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2013, 01:33:56 PM
I missed the opener but I heard he got rocked and finished and then protested the stoppage. That's like the worst of both Karo's (prime, and current day).

Surprised Marshall only has 23 fights, he seems like one of those really weathered veterans. I guess he was smart in picking his fights, seems like a dummy when he opens his mouth though. It's sad that the guy 10 years his junior comes across as a lot more mature.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2013, 01:35:45 PM
lol Brett Cooper's boxing looks so rudimentary, but just by being patient and picking his shots he's outstriking the Rhino.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2013, 01:40:43 PM
Marshall always had power, Cooper opened himself up going for the hook and Marshall just flatlined him while eating it. Cooper has no power or head movement though, I think Marshall is gonna lose against someone who actually knows how to strike, let alone someone like Shlemenko.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on April 04, 2013, 01:40:59 PM
It's zzzzzzz time. That shot when he was down was nasty.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2013, 01:43:37 PM
It's so hard to like a guy this obnoxious, no matter how vicious his power is. He's like a less talented, more obscene version of Josh Barnett.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 05, 2013, 09:24:57 AM
Curran's pseudo arm-triangle guillotine was badass. SOTY candidate.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 05, 2013, 09:58:06 AM
Doug Marshall looks like a total douchebag, but I love the way the guy swings.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 13, 2013, 03:31:08 AM
Gotta say, with all the shit that's coming out now involving the Eddie Alvarez contract dispute, Leonard Garcia and a "fake rep" talking about them, Bellator is not a good look for either Zuffa castoffs or guys looking to get there eventually.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 02, 2013, 07:16:08 AM
Dave Jansen is hurt, David Rickels will now face Michael Chandler for the LW title. And probably die pretty badly.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: AA484 on June 02, 2013, 07:22:05 AM
Gotta say, with all the shit that's coming out now involving the Eddie Alvarez contract dispute, Leonard Garcia and a "fake rep" talking about them, Bellator is not a good look for either Zuffa castoffs or guys looking to get there eventually.

With that said, there are now rumors floating around that Rampage has signed with Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 02, 2013, 07:23:00 AM
lol
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 02, 2013, 07:25:20 AM
King Mo faces off against Rampage in a Confederate Flag on a Pole match, live from Memphis

TONIGHT...on NWA-TNA!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 02, 2013, 09:44:58 AM
Bellator will probably go bankrupt paying the amount of money Rampage would demand and they're dumb enough to do so, therefore I can totally buy that rumor.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on June 04, 2013, 04:21:41 AM
Its official -

Bully Ray/Devon vs King Mo/Rampage at the next Hardcore Justice or whatever PPV.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on June 04, 2013, 07:37:45 AM
Bellator will probably go bankrupt paying the amount of money Rampage would demand and they're dumb enough to do so, therefore I can totally buy that rumor.

Nah, this is a case where Spike TV is picking up the tab.  They view Rampage as a big star they can market their channel around (hence a reality show and TNA appearances being part of the deal).  Spike did a similar deal with Hogan and TNA where his contract is on the books with Spike and Hogan got some kind of a production deal for Bischoff-Hervey out of them as part of it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 04, 2013, 08:50:03 AM
Kongo just singed as well.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on June 04, 2013, 12:00:16 PM
Kongo just singed as well.

The inevitable Kongo/Brett Rogers fight is gonna be hilarious.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 04, 2013, 12:02:59 PM
It's time for promotions with any name value to do away with Brett Rogers. He's a proven non-winner in anything resembling an important fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on June 04, 2013, 12:09:23 PM
It's time for promotions with any name value to do away with Brett Rogers. He's a proven non-winner in anything resembling an important fight.

But he provides lulz
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 05, 2013, 09:39:53 AM
And considering the staggering amount of fighters Bellator employs who have assault convictions he fits right in.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on June 19, 2013, 01:29:49 PM
Babalu looked like shit again, lost, and then promptly retired.

King Mo absolutely murdered Seth Petruzelli and War Machine beat some scrub.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 19, 2013, 01:36:16 PM
We need a gif of the KO plus the crowd celebration shots after the fact.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 19, 2013, 01:53:26 PM
Lozano destroyed this kid at the end of that fight. That was some vicious GnP.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: NoCalMike on June 19, 2013, 02:44:32 PM
TNA is going to be able to form their own nWo stable. mmaWo
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on June 19, 2013, 02:51:15 PM
Can't find one with crowd celebration but holy fuck

(http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/large/782916078.gif?1371692829)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on June 20, 2013, 01:35:45 AM
Highlight of the night for me was Christy Mack. They should bring her in as a ring card girl or something...too bad she has to drag along War Machine.

(http://stephaniejoplin.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/9062_4195676909663_1696430777_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 22, 2013, 07:12:56 AM
Mo's shot was insane. Made Seth go lazy-eyed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 29, 2013, 06:07:37 AM
Y'all read about how much King Mo doesn't like Jacob Noe? Because Mo really, really doesn't like that dude.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 12, 2013, 04:29:26 AM
Fight Masters related. Joe Riggs looks very haggard for 30
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 12, 2013, 04:42:04 AM
55 pro fights will do that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 13, 2013, 02:22:55 AM
I haven't been watching but I've heard Riggs is approaching Chuck-level punchdrunkeness.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 13, 2013, 02:24:52 AM
I haven't been watching but I've heard Riggs is approaching Chuck-level punchdrunkeness.

He looked really good in his fight, just looked like a beat up 50 year old otherwise.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 13, 2013, 04:40:04 AM
http://www.spike.com/video-clips/op43mh/fight-master-bellator-mma-i-still-got-a-lot-left-in-me

I don't know, doesn't sound that bad yet. I guess it's a bit more slurring than he was back in the day, don't know for sure.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on July 31, 2013, 07:23:27 PM
In my honest opinion, Michael Chandler is the best fighter in the world not in the UFC. I believe he is the only fighter in Bellator history that can go to the UFC and win the title (this includes Lombard, Askren, Alvarez, anyone).
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 31, 2013, 07:25:45 PM
Askren always has the chance that everyone, his opponent included, will fall asleep and he can win on points.

I get that what he does is different and highly effective since he never gets hit ans is never in trouble...it's also incredibly dull.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on July 31, 2013, 07:42:28 PM
That is so weird to me because from a grapplers point of view, Askren is one of the more interesting guys out there. He isn't a traditional wrestler and has some of the best scrambles I have ever seen.

He just puts no power in his punches and needs to tighten up his submission game.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on July 31, 2013, 07:44:25 PM
Yeah the ten seconds of him getting somewhere is great...but the rest of time where he rides people without ever trying to do anything drives me nuts. 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 31, 2013, 10:35:58 PM
I don't entirely mind the way Askren fights. He's a points collector for sure, but this is two stops in a row and last night he stole the heart out of his opponent so early in the fight and did enough collective damage to where he was just taking it and waiting for Ben to put him away. I could do without him going out of his way to come off like a heel though. The work speaks for itself, you don't need to get on the mic after and cut an uncharasmatic promo. He seems content being the big fish in a little pond. Hard to tell how good he really is with the ww level of competition in Bellator.

Poor Rickles. To go through a tough tournament, just to get your lights turned out in under a minute.

No surprises last night as far as the results. The commentary is just brutal to sit through.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 01, 2013, 02:59:51 AM
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2013/8/1/4577472/bellator-welterweight-champ-ben-askren-has-no-fights-contract-mma-news
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on August 01, 2013, 04:25:18 AM
The rumor is Bellator is hoping the UFC doesn't want Askren, gives him a low-ball offer and they can "match" his deal on the cheap.

If the UFC offers a ton of money, Askren will be in the same boat as Eddie Alvarez unless he says fuck it and stays.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 01, 2013, 11:20:13 AM
HSJ, is the Askren fight worth watching? I know most don't appreciate wrestling but I love seeing dominant grapplers dominate with their grappling. Also:

(http://distilleryimage0.ak.instagram.com/a05d8cdafa4811e2b03722000a1fc75a_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on August 01, 2013, 12:46:08 PM
If you enjoy watching Askren break another persons will, then give it a watch. There were a few points when he realized the kid had nothing for him, where he starts posing for the crowds.

He has some of the best wrestling scrambles I have ever seen and gets into positions you only really see sometimes in a jiu jitsu class, but if he tightened up his submissions and/or GNP, he would be finishing guys in the first/second round.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 04, 2013, 02:24:58 AM
Basically if you enjoy a dude getting "big brothered" by a guy with ridiculous scrambles then yes you should watch it. I'd say that was easily one of the best if not the best performance from The Funk to date.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 04, 2013, 02:33:44 AM
However I could do without the shitty commentary where the guy tried to say "funky" as many times as he could in the fight. The fight is worth watching just to see a mad outclassing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on August 06, 2013, 12:57:17 AM
Rumors are Kongo is in talks to sign.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Beer Baron on August 13, 2013, 03:36:09 AM
Eddie Alvarez vs Michael Chandler on the Tito/Rampage PPV.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 13, 2013, 03:47:32 AM
Eddie Alvarez vs Michael Chandler on the Tito/Rampage PPV.

Kinda sucks for Eddie, but glad he's gonna get paid
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on August 13, 2013, 05:44:27 AM
I called it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 13, 2013, 01:37:42 PM
Bought.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 13, 2013, 01:43:15 PM
Also, Junkie keeps alternating avatars involving Rebney for articles and I find them very unintentionally hilarious.

(http://www.mmajunkie.com/files/thumb/bjorn-rebney-12-sm.jpg/140/140/fit)

OR

(http://www.mmajunkie.com/files/thumb/bjorn-rebney-11-sm.jpg/140/140/fit)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 15, 2013, 01:46:01 PM
http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Champ-Vegh-Injured-King-Mo-Rematches-Newton-for-Interim-Title-at-Nov-2-Bellator-PPV-55041

Newton's in a bit of a tough spot here, doesn't really gain anything from beating Mo again.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on August 15, 2013, 01:55:24 PM
What? Him beating Mo again, on PPV, would be huge.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 15, 2013, 01:58:37 PM
Maybe but he wouldn't move forward, it would mean something if he beat a few other guys in between but in the same year? I don't think he has much to gain from it. He already beat him, and the fight didn't happen that long ago. But if he loses, it proves what many people thought it was, fairly or not, a fluke.

This isn't like Serra-GSP, where you're talking about the top guy in the world.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Hektik on August 15, 2013, 08:36:28 PM
He gets to win an interim title.  He and Mo are Tournament winners and were going to face each other sooner rather than later.  The injury to Attila Vegh just speeds up the process.  There were only 2 scenarios for Newton if Vegh wasn't hurt.  Best case would have been to beat Vegh and then still face Mo in his next fight.  Worse case would have been a loss and back into another tournament.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on August 16, 2013, 05:48:00 AM
It's perfect.  Not many people watched fight 1 or knew who Newton was.

Now they'll pay to see it and he'd be a star if he proves it isn't a fluke.

So you get a shot to make a name for yourself against a guy you beat once?  I'm sure he'll take those odds and disagree.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 16, 2013, 09:58:44 AM
It's official: 2013 is the year of the Conspicuous Injury Leading To Marketable Title Shot. First Cat Zingano, then TJ, now this.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 22, 2013, 10:02:59 AM
WHO'S READY FOR VLADDY VS HOUSTON ALEXANDER?!

No but in all seriousness Diego Nunes vs Patricio Pitbull is hot shit and a totally serviceable main event.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 06, 2013, 05:43:42 AM
Warren and Riggs are off the card.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 07, 2013, 04:01:14 PM
Anyone watch tonight? Shlemenko vs Cooper was an all out war.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 08, 2013, 02:10:14 AM
It won't (or at least shouldn't) make an FOTY lists but that was a gritty back and forth fight and Cooper proved a lot of people wrong. Fun stuff.

It did, if nothing else show that Shlemenko, while being an entertaining fighter would likely get blown out by the top fifteen MW's in the UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on September 13, 2013, 11:30:13 AM
Goiti Yamauchi's omoplata set up to get the RNC was fucking dope.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Sebastian the Bastard on September 14, 2013, 08:35:04 AM
Goiti Yamauchi's omoplata set up to get the RNC was fucking dope.

Best part of the card in my opinion.  I couldn't believe they didn't fit it in the broadcast somewhere.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 14, 2013, 09:30:17 AM
Comeback of the year for Wilcox right there. Had a grapefruit sized lump growing out the front of his shin and the back of his head gets cut open from a brutal spin kick and still remained composed and got the sub. Fantastic stuff.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 20, 2013, 04:27:30 PM
Saunders got ktfo and holy shit Bubba Jenkins lost, and got finished to boot. The hype train had been rolling for quite some time now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 20, 2013, 04:35:22 PM
+900 Underdog LOL got damn son

It seems like Jenkins got tired and sloppy based off of reading the play-by-play. They made the offense sound brutal, so I am curious to see if The street is the real deal.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 20, 2013, 04:37:26 PM
Mighty Mo won against a decent prospect himself, it's kind of fucked that he's fighting though given that he's been medically denied to fight a few years ago/
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 21, 2013, 02:45:50 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QigV26B2Xk

Pathetic performance from Jenkins. Hopefully this is a warning shot to all those arrogant wrestlers who think all they have to do is step in the cage and they'll cruise to a decision. MMA cardio is a different beast. Hope he learns from this, but that finish was BAD. Not in terms of how brutal it was, but just because he quit so easily due to being so exhausted.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 21, 2013, 02:49:15 AM
But let's give credit where credit is due, great performance from T.I. Hopefully he takes a break from rapping to see how he can do as an MMA fighter. Looks explosive on offense, and has good anti-grappling.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 21, 2013, 03:59:19 AM
Mannnnn Doug Lima did Ben Saunders dirty. That was a "Maybe I shouldn't do this sport anymore" kinda hurting.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 11, 2013, 11:04:15 AM
Patricio Pitbull wagon' steady rolling tonight hopefully. Also after the comeback performance can't not root for Justin Wilcox.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 12, 2013, 02:24:15 AM
Wilcox fucking up his bible quote and then following it up with "It's all about Jesus" is the best.

And Dave Rickels using an inverted triangle as a hold to beat the shit out of JJ Ambrose's ribs was pretttty nice.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on October 12, 2013, 07:21:30 AM
I was talking about the fucked up verse in chat last night. At first I laughed but then I remembered he was just in a fight.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 13, 2013, 04:59:50 PM
Doesn't sound like Bellator is doing too hot right now. 102 drew a gate of $73,000. While the fighter payout was around $300,000. Less than 1,500 people were at the show, nearly half of the tickets were comped.

The PPV venue has sold about 1,700 tickets with 2,000 more on consignment. The arena holds 13,000
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 14, 2013, 02:54:33 AM
Fuck those guys for putting Chandler/Alvarez II on the card. BECAUSE NOW I HAVE TO BUY IT.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Broward on October 25, 2013, 08:41:41 AM
Tito is out of the fight with Rampage.

Womp. Womp.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 25, 2013, 08:46:40 AM
Ppv is cancelled. Card is now on spike.

No one here is really surprised here, are they?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on October 25, 2013, 09:55:35 AM
Ppv is cancelled. Card is now on spike.

No one here is really surprised here, are they?

(http://i49.tinypic.com/245kp51.gif)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 25, 2013, 10:01:22 AM
FUUUUUUCK YEAH
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 25, 2013, 10:12:42 AM
(http://www.mmajunkie.com/files/thumb/bjorn-rebney-12-sm.jpg/140/140/fit)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 25, 2013, 11:41:25 AM
Chandler vs Alverez II. FREE ON SPIKE! Love it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 25, 2013, 11:43:13 AM
(http://www.mmajunkie.com/files/thumb/bjorn-rebney-12-sm.jpg/140/140/fit)

Fun fact. His dad is Jack Rebney. The Winnebago man
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Jaxxxson Mayhem on October 25, 2013, 01:38:38 PM
I'll spoiler tag this for grossness


Spoiler: show

(http://www.mmatko.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/oh-d.gif)
(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1881701/lulz.gif)


P. gross
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 25, 2013, 03:31:22 PM
I'll spoiler tag this for grossness


Spoiler: show

(http://www.mmatko.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/oh-d.gif)
(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1881701/lulz.gif)


P. gross

That gif makes it look like it's talking.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on October 25, 2013, 11:21:52 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_Ky-RVii6s
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 02, 2013, 01:24:10 AM
Can't wait for tonight. Chandler/Alvarez and Curran/Strauss should be good stuff and if the shit-talk between Mo and Newton can translate into the fight it'll be fire. Stepanyan vs Richman should be the goods too.

Thanks, Tito.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mildly Threatening Damon on November 02, 2013, 01:40:37 PM
Daniel Straus is all over Pat Curran.  I think Curran may have to finish to win.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 02, 2013, 01:46:50 PM
No matter the outcome, I want a rematch between Curran and Straus.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 02, 2013, 02:00:41 PM
I have a feeling Chandler is going to knock Eddie out cold - first or second round.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 02, 2013, 02:30:37 PM
L O L at Newton picking Mo apart on the feet.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on November 02, 2013, 03:42:04 PM
Great fight

Not an instant classic, but a war with both guys going all out for five rounds. Has to be a trilogy.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 02, 2013, 04:35:43 PM
How shit on would Ortiz vs Jackson been if they had to follow that? I scored it slightly for Chandler, but was rooting for Alvarez. Killer fight. Nice seeing Mo lose again as well. Straus looked good as well. I don't think they were planning for three 25 minute decisions.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 03, 2013, 01:46:42 AM
In the last two months we've got Jones/Gus, Gil/Diego and now Chandler/Alvarez II. I doubt anybody's going to remember anything prior to August as a FOTYC.

Speaking of which, last nights was mine. So much ebb and flow, beautiful techniques and heart for days by both guys. If the third fight is anything close to the first two it's safe to say we'll have witnessed the greatest trilogy in combat sports. I had Chandler winning 48-47 but the way he got fucked up in the fifth round I figured would leave an impression on the judges.

The rest of the card? Thank god that wasn't a PPV. Mo got exposed big time and if Newton beats Veigh I can see Bellator pressuring him to make the drop to 185 because he's never getting a LHW title shot as long as Newton is champ.

Curran/Straus wasn't bad but it's one of those weird fights where I was as disappointed in Curran's performance as I was impressed by Straus. No matter who wins in Straus vs Frodo it doesn't matter: Patricio Pitbull is going to be champ by 2014.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 03, 2013, 02:03:42 AM
The thing that really put Eddie/Chandler 2 over for me was that just looking at both guys emotions and faces during the fight - they both knew how important winning that fight was. True warriors.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 03, 2013, 02:21:05 AM
Yeah, it was a different version of the first fight but still equally awesome.

Chandlers flying knee to get his back off the cage was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 03, 2013, 08:27:45 AM
That is my fight of the year without a doubt. It matched "technique" with Jones/Gus, it matched heart with Diego/Gil, but my God, two guys who refused to lose as much as they did - I honestly felt that it was the most important fight of their lives.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 03, 2013, 08:42:48 AM
My DVR cut off as Chandler was entering the cage.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 03, 2013, 08:44:37 AM
Find that fight now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 08, 2013, 03:59:36 PM
Not a whole hell of a lot to talk about from tonight. But that was a killer finish for Warren
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on November 15, 2013, 01:45:30 PM
Rampage staves off going to TNA for another day.  That's probably quite the motivator actually.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 15, 2013, 05:02:28 PM
Goddamn. Good fights if you didn't have a lot of time to spare. Everything was a first round finish with mismatches all over
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 16, 2013, 02:42:44 AM
Fun night of fights. Pitbull train keeps rolling and Galvao showing off a mean streak was cool.

Hopefully Rampage is buying Thunder Dan something nice for stopping that when he did.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 19, 2013, 12:11:27 PM
Bellator released Matt Riddle today.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 23, 2013, 03:25:44 AM
Shlemenko damn near putting his hand through Doug Marshall's liver made me smile and Rick Hawn putting a street hockey beatdown on Ron Keslar was lovely. Fun night.

Also this Goiti Yamauchi kid is pretty fucking rad.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 23, 2013, 05:44:15 AM
Doug Marshall looked like his appendix exploded after that punch.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2014, 01:32:20 PM
King Mo is generally good at moving out of the way of strikes, but he's not that great at hitting back.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2014, 01:33:40 PM
Also I guess nobody cares about Bellator anymore, no posts since November? Jeez.

Rampage looks slow as hell hitting those pads, I kinda wish he quit MMA and just went into Pro Wrestling. He shouldn't be entering tournaments for these kinds of paydays, he should be getting overpaid by TNA.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2014, 01:40:12 PM
I hate to say it but Mo doesn't look that great either. His only offense is in control for spots, his striking offense doesn't look very good at all.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2014, 01:43:39 PM
lol crowd booed the shit out of that fight. I hate to say it as a fan but I think after all those knee surgeries and the fact that he still hasn't changed that much that Mo is never gonna be what people thought he could have been.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2014, 02:11:30 PM
RAMPAGE

Nasty GnP. He's still got it, but Mo is still a bad match-up for him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 28, 2014, 02:13:52 PM
See that's why he should be entertaining and not getting punched in the face. Great promo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 28, 2014, 03:53:36 PM
That staged little bit at the end would have been better has Lawal's fight been either good or dominating.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on February 28, 2014, 06:42:47 PM
I just want to throw out that tna doesn't pay rampage.  Spike does and they tell him where to go.  So...he'd be getting overpaid by spike to be in tna if he went back.

...

Carry on.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on February 28, 2014, 08:02:27 PM
So....PPV gets 33,000 buys?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 01, 2014, 02:15:14 AM
Either Rampage KO's him early or that fight is going to suuuuck en route to Mo winning.

And we have an early candidate for Robbery of The Year in Nunes/Bisette. Just awful.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 05, 2014, 09:17:39 AM
wth why is Peter Graham fighting Mighty Mo in an MMA fight in 2014!??!?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 07, 2014, 02:26:26 PM
Damn, that was a sweet finish by Dantas. Do not recall having seen that transition before.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 07, 2014, 02:33:26 PM
That was pretty crafty. If I was Leone, I would be kicking myself right now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 08, 2014, 01:34:12 AM
Fun night of fights, felt needed after the decision-heavy events of the last few months.

And oooooh lawds that rnc by Dudu is your SOTY front-runner no doubt. Seconded only by Mighty Mo and his mat stylings.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 13, 2014, 11:10:33 AM
Speaking of guys who are sticking around too long because they need the money:

http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/UFC-Pride-Alum-Phil-Baroni-Signs-With-Bellator-MMA-65141

I remember hearing War Machine talk about how Phil's a guy that will ask you the same question five times a day because he simply can't remember the answer smfh
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 13, 2014, 11:12:10 AM
(http://cdn1.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/294321/776812322.gif)

I mean for real, dawg.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2014, 01:19:39 AM
I'm happy for Pat Curran that he has overcome whatever mental issues have been making him consider retirement but it's absolutely inexcusable that he's getting another shot at the FW belt tonight. I know there's very little chance the crowd begins to chant "Pitbull" but I'd love it if they did.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 14, 2014, 01:30:40 AM
Straus had to cut his dreads to make weight for the fight. I think Pat is in for a world of hurt now
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2014, 01:34:31 AM
Curran should have won the first time but he did not look mentally all there and once the point got taken away for the illegal knee I think that scambled his brains and he couldn't get back into a rhythm. Strauss winning was more indicative of how bad Curran looked more then anything.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 14, 2014, 01:49:59 AM
Well, the second time because Curran knocked him out the first time.

http://mmajunkie.com/2014/03/pat-curran-shakes-severe-depression-retirement-thoughts-ahead-of-bellator-112/

After reading that I'm p. confident Curran will win.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 14, 2014, 02:05:49 PM
oh my god

Pat Curran gets a RNC with less than 30 seconds left in the fifth round after being down 3-1 in the scorecard.

I can't believe it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 14, 2014, 02:07:18 PM
Holy shit I can't believe he pulled off that sub, after I saw the thumbs up from Strauss I thought he was gonna ride it out.

I put money down on Curran so I was sure it was going down the drain but damn. I feel like Strauss quit or mentally broke at the end or something, he really shouldn't have let him sink that choke in at that point. I don't know what happened.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 14, 2014, 03:44:05 PM
Goddamn. I was shocked that Curran was able to get that last second finish. Great job jumping on that choke.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 15, 2014, 02:45:47 AM
The knockdown/punchout Koreshkov put on Burrell was fucking brutal.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 21, 2014, 12:24:10 PM
(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/323959/Daniel_Gallemore_vs._Maurice_Jackson.gif)

MMA refs are the goddamn worst. Very few issues in sports have the grave consequences that shitty MMA refs do.

Considering how much worse it is on the local level and on reserves and shit, I'm glad KOAB never pursued his MMA dreams  :D
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 21, 2014, 01:34:34 PM
Ugh, Rickels finds out about how shitty MMA refs are too. That last punch was so unnecessary, if the fighter has to pause because he's unsure if he should throw a punch at a dead man, odds are you should stop the fight bro.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 21, 2014, 04:28:57 PM
(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/fan_shot_images/323959/Daniel_Gallemore_vs._Maurice_Jackson.gif)


This is on a whole different level of bad reffing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 22, 2014, 01:57:23 AM
What's even worse is that unless Bellator had intervened that guy would have gone on to ref more fights later in the evening.

On the whole, fun night of fights up until the main event. In the first fight Derek Campos illustrated what might be my biggest pet peeve in mma right now: when a guy is rocked and his opponent clinches up with him to pursue a takedown that goes nowhere. He had Tim Welch badly hurt in the second and instead (twice!) dragged him to the mat and ran the clock out.

Marcin Held is awesome, love the way he chains subs together. The Anderson and Pitbull KO's were vicious. Jason Herzog is usually solid so I'll give him a pass on the Rickels thing, I think he was trying to give Caveman extra time because they were in his hometown.

Main event started with promise but quickly went downhill into a point-fighting contest. Bellator better hope Rampage wins because nobody wants to see Mo/Newton III and as a champion Newton is a tough sell. Not particularly charismatic, awkward style with very little KO power aside from the spinning back fist on Mo. His wrestling works against guys who don't know how to wrestle or grapple, other then that's he's average.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 22, 2014, 04:20:47 AM
The idea of Newton/Mo III just bores me to tears.

I love seeing Shlemenko fight. Can't wait for next week.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 28, 2014, 01:39:55 AM
Tonight! Fun card on tap, Ward is scrappy and can hopefully bring a fun fight out of Storm before his liver gets punched the fuck up. After seeing the way Cooper's chin held up against Shlemenko I think Kendall might be in trouble here if he chooses to make it a brawl.

Good to see Wilcox back at 155 on the undercard, he was way too drawn out at 145.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 28, 2014, 12:15:57 PM
I turned it on to see Kendall get TKOed brutally. Well, saw that coming.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 28, 2014, 02:04:46 PM
I wonder if Shlemenko underestimated his opponent or maybe it was just the best five minutes of Wards life as he took the fight to the Russian and IMO, won the round. You can see Ward slow down and he tapped pretty quick, but good fight while it lasted.

Shlemenko is a guy I wish would get a chance to fight higher competition, but staying in Bellator, that won't happen.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 29, 2014, 02:04:48 AM
I realized last night that one of the reasons I love watching Shlemenko fight is that he always makes it gritty but still wins. He's not perfect by any means and it shows but at the same time he creates wicked drama, sometime to the benefit of his opponents and sometimes not.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 04, 2014, 03:37:14 AM
Andrey Koreshkov has the flu and Jeremy Kimball missed weight so the WW and MW semi-finals are both cancelled for tonights card. Ouch.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 04, 2014, 05:05:32 AM
Drawing power's all on Chieck "Gimme the teetle" Kongo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 04, 2014, 05:25:55 AM
I want a training montage of him with Somali pirates saying "I am the captain now."
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 05, 2014, 06:17:54 AM
Ugh, that title fight was rough. Not a great show, Terrado/Baseman was fun but that's about it. Oh and that dude from ATT who rocked the neck crank has some sweet 'rasslin.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 12, 2014, 12:26:29 AM
Beltran submitted Matyushenko with a North/South choke  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 12, 2014, 01:26:52 AM
In a fight he was winning up until gassing hard.

Fun night of fights on the whole. Volkov's head kick knockout over Mighty Mo is a KO of The Year contender for sure, McDonaugh looked good, ditto for that Rainey dude on the undercard. Really nice feel good moment for Ivanov in the main event, like they said on the broadcast the "comeback story" angle gets sold to shit in mma all the time but his is a legit one. Would love to see him test himself against the UFC's crop of hw's.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 18, 2014, 05:00:04 PM
Lima just goddamn made Hawn look like a kid in there getting a beating from pops.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2014, 01:37:02 AM
Muey respecto to Firas for doing something competely sensible but rarely seen by a cornerman- calling a fight off when their fighter won't. Hawn is a prideful guy and probably would have kept getting chopped down until his knee dislocated but Firas knew full well they had no chance of winning that fight with the beating taken in round one. Tons of respect for making that call, in a title fight no less.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 19, 2014, 02:02:49 AM
Yeah, first time I can remember the ref looking at a corner man and asking them "hey, you going to step in here?"
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 19, 2014, 02:28:54 AM
Yeah and on that note props to Rob Hinds too. More refs need to start doing that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 02, 2014, 03:46:37 PM
Goddamn, Koreshov! That flying knee was a thing of beauty.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 03, 2014, 04:01:36 AM
Between Godofredo Pepey, Chris Beal last week and now Koreshkov we have had some delicious flying knees in 2014.

McGeary's walk-off punch KO was boss too.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 03, 2014, 05:18:34 AM
(http://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/imported_assets/2179427/Andrey_Koreshkov___vs.___Justin_Baesman.gif)

The knee is cool but holy fuck what a coffin nail punch after.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 06, 2014, 07:01:45 AM
Main event and co-main event for this Friday's card scrapped. OUCH.

But hey, MARLON SANDRO VS CHRIS HORODECKI WHO'S READY?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on May 09, 2014, 02:51:35 PM
There is a rumor that Eddie is injured and out of the Chandler fight. Taking its place would be Chandler vs Will Brooks.


I just...I can't.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2014, 01:41:22 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO >:(
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on May 10, 2014, 02:05:20 AM
(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/3035879/Screen_shot_2012-02-10_at_11.25.26_PM_large.png)

But, for real, this fucking sucks.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 10, 2014, 02:15:57 AM
This promotion may actually be cursed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2014, 02:21:44 AM
Rampage vs Mo would be the new headliner I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 10, 2014, 09:46:25 AM
Chandler vs Brooks for the interm LW title. An interm title because the champ is our for one fight. Only you, Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2014, 09:51:10 AM
Goddamnit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Hektik on May 11, 2014, 11:30:11 AM
Chandler vs Brooks for the interm LW title. An interm title because the champ is our for one fight. Only you, Bellator.
...and Zuffa too.  GSP beat Matt Hughes for the interim title when Matt Serra was injured.  It was understood at the time that Serra wouldn't be out long and would fight the winner soon after.  It was only done to so they could keep a main event title fight for UFC 79.

Besides real men fight 5 rounds.  I'd rather they fight 5 for a meaningless interim strap than just 3 rounds.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on May 12, 2014, 02:12:31 AM
Also, poor Will Brooks. He's a decent prospect about to be fed to the wolves.

Anyone thing Eddie is doing this on purpose? It's a conspiracy that I can see actually being true, but I'm not sure what the protocol is for a fighter to get out of a signed contract like this.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 12, 2014, 02:21:01 AM
He's taking a hell of a gamble if he's sabotaging a trilogy title fight and ppv debut which he'd likely get a percentage of to get a UFC deal out of this.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 13, 2014, 02:15:50 AM
Also, poor Will Brooks. He's a decent prospect about to be fed to the wolves.

Anyone thing Eddie is doing this on purpose? It's a conspiracy that I can see actually being true, but I'm not sure what the protocol is for a fighter to get out of a signed contract like this.

To follow-up onto what Spike said here about sabotage Rampage tweeted something to that effect.

For what it's worth Eddie says that he got concussed when he slammed his head into Abel Trujillo's hipbone doing wrestling drills.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: RavishingRickRudo on May 13, 2014, 12:56:21 PM
When training for title fights, guys gotta leave that group camp mentality.  This isn't the first time a fighter going for a belt got hurt because paths crossed in the gym. 

Also, going ape in practice and getting donkey konged for free in the gym when they could be saving those hits for the fight is sooo 2000s.  Can't wait til more guys curb the gym wars and realize you can't train having a chin or heart, you can only test it, so why do it frequently?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 17, 2014, 02:20:45 PM
That Tito fight. Lol.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 17, 2014, 02:29:55 PM
Gotta get back in Dana's good graces.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 18, 2014, 04:32:34 AM
That Tito fight. Lol.

I knew Tito's size/grappling would be too much for this guy. I didn't see the fight though, why lol? The description made it sound like Tito controlled him on the ground p. easily before finding an opening for the arm triangle.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 18, 2014, 04:33:54 AM
Brooks winning is quite surprising, he was an even bigger dog than Tito.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 18, 2014, 04:57:45 AM
Which kills their biggest fight for the time being with the Alvarez/Chabdler trilogy.

Shlemenko is a small 185. I didn't get the idea of this one at all.

I didn't watch the show, but nearly everything I've read said that Jackson in no way won that fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 18, 2014, 06:15:55 AM
Some people are saying the Tito fight was a work, I don't think so. Shlemenko is a blown up welterweight who might not even be that good, Tito is old but still a legit Light Heavyweight. Tito would be able to outwrestle Shlemenko all day if they were the same weight, so I think it's quite natural that he was able to control him from the turtle position like he did.

Shlemenko has that Eastern Euro guard game so once a grappler of Tito's caliber snatches a side-mounted arm triangle it's lights out. The only thing was Shlemenko's strikes on the feet seemed light, but I think he was bouncing around a lot to avoid the takedown so he couldn't set his feet like he normally would. Plus, the size difference.

This certainly was a freak show fight. I liked it :D
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 18, 2014, 09:26:52 AM
"All that dick riding Bjorn be doin" is far and away your frontrunner for MMA Line of 2014.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 20, 2014, 03:00:06 AM
http://mmajunkie.com/2014/05/commission-rep-on-rampages-10k-fine-worst-behavior-ive-seen-in-pro-sports

Quote
Lewis said he went backstage after the Bellator 120 weigh-ins and took Jackson to task about the shove, which he called “an assault action” per commission rules that forbid physical contact between fighters at weigh-ins.

“His reaction to me was, ‘f–k you, motherf–ker, fine me,’” Lewis said. “I said, ‘You’re getting it.’ And it kept elevating back and forth … and it went to the point where I thought, geez, he’s going to take a swing at me.”

Rampage is awesome but he's too real sometimes.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 20, 2014, 03:03:26 AM
He was all hopped up on energy drinks and we know how Rampage gets when he has too many energy drinks.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 29, 2014, 01:42:04 AM
http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Source-Bellator-120-Clears-100000-PPV-Buys-68461

Damn, that's way more than I would have guessed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2014, 01:50:47 AM
Anybody got any dirt as to why Helwani's been blacklisted from Bellator? Ill Will and Eddie were on his radio show the other day and Eddie told Ariel to call Bjorn up and ask him a question and Ariel said he's been banned.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 29, 2014, 05:56:53 AM
Probably because he's p. much a UFC employee now. The only reason any MMA org deals with him is because of the coverage, Bellator is big enough that they don't need him for that anymore.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2014, 06:34:15 AM
That's true but this seemed like it was something that came about recently and Ariel has been openly working with the UFC for well over a year now at least, probably more like two or three.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 29, 2014, 06:44:46 AM
I think it could just be them being slow to come to that realization. I didn't really figure out that he was a UFC employee until not too long ago, they sort of presented him as being a regular journalist for the network. I'm sure there are a lot of things that Bellator is slow to act on.

Btw, did you guys read this article on Bellator's contracts? P. damning:

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/5/20/5715082/bellator-contract-mma-ali-act-business-fighters-managers-eddie-alvarez-askren-lombard
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2014, 07:11:32 AM
Gonna be interesting to see if Wand ends up there when UFC cuts him over this running from a drug test bullshit  ???
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on May 29, 2014, 07:56:47 AM
I can't see Dana firing Wand.  Being Wandy gives him a lot of leeway.


James Toney is trying to fight Rampage.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on May 29, 2014, 10:54:39 AM
Bjorn banned Ariel because he had Eddie Alvarez call in when Bjorn was on the show and didn't tell him beforehand.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 29, 2014, 11:59:03 AM
Bjorn banned Ariel because he had Eddie Alvarez call in when Bjorn was on the show and didn't tell him beforehand.

I was listening then. Bjorne was talking and Ariel said that Eddie had just called in and wanted to talk. Ariel was kind of being a little dickish there, instigating.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 05, 2014, 02:48:04 PM
http://www.bjpenn.com/rumor-phil-baroni-vs-karo-parisyan-in-the-works-for-bellator-122/

LOL YES
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on June 05, 2014, 04:17:37 PM
http://www.bjpenn.com/rumor-phil-baroni-vs-karo-parisyan-in-the-works-for-bellator-122/

LOL YES

2004 OMG

Sokoudjou signed as well.

http://mmajunkie.com/2014/06/from-high-to-low-sokoudjou-vows-to-revive-career-starting-at-bellator-121 (http://mmajunkie.com/2014/06/from-high-to-low-sokoudjou-vows-to-revive-career-starting-at-bellator-121)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 06, 2014, 08:24:16 AM
Eric Prindle vs James Thompson as your main event AND the debut of Sokodjou tonight? Oh, I'm tuning in for this trainwreck of a show.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on June 06, 2014, 01:09:16 PM
This has been such a shitty card.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 06, 2014, 02:52:54 PM
This has been such a shitty card.

I liked it. Zero star power, despite Bellator pretending like Sokoudjou and Thompson matter in 2014. Lots of fast finishes. One sick KO and some good submissions.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 07, 2014, 01:46:11 AM
That KO was fucking hilarious. I yelled out "Timberrrrr" on the replay.

Also James Thompson cut the best promo of 2014.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on June 07, 2014, 03:39:32 AM
Outside of that KO and the brain-damaging hammer fists afterwards, this was such a sad show to watch.

A lot of people are speculating that Prindle threw the fight, but I don't know...the few punches he landed on the feet wobbled Thompson.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 07, 2014, 04:05:20 AM
Yeah but Prindle isn't good. Neither is Thompson. I think that's the real story here. We should just be thankful it mercifully ended early in the first. Fifteen minutes of that would be horrific.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 16, 2014, 08:04:09 AM
Rumours going 'round that Bellator signed Kimbo.

Kimbo/Thompson II. Get the fuck ready.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 18, 2014, 01:15:49 AM
HOT NEWZ: Bjorn Rebney out as CEO, Tim Danaher out as COO, new CEO of Bellator....Scott Coker. Yowza.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on June 18, 2014, 03:11:32 AM
Well, he's already had one company sold out from under him for failing to succeed like the owners wanted. Seems like a good choice.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 18, 2014, 04:36:15 AM
There have been rumours for months that Coker has been set to replace Bjorn, glad it happened.

He did a great job with Strikeforce, building it up locally while making smart moves to get people to take them seriously. I think he could have taken Strikeforce far if it wasn't sold out from under him. There's a really good series of articles on the history of Strikeforce, and by all accounts it seems like Scott is a sharp guy who really cares about the sport. I expect Bellator to do way better now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 18, 2014, 07:33:04 AM
Dana yesterday: "Scott and I are on good terms, I never really had any problems with the guy personally and wish him all the best."

Dana today: "Scott Coker, you're dead. This means war."

Sounds like what I've read about the conference call is that they're doing away with the tournament formats and scaling down the number of shows. I approve of both motions.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 18, 2014, 10:01:28 AM
http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Source-Bellator-120-Clears-100000-PPV-Buys-68461

Damn, that's way more than I would have guessed.

Apparently this has been confirmed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2014, 01:00:20 AM
Paul Daley's US visa issues must be cleared up because Bellator re-signed him along with Melvin Manhoef.

Melvin/Shlemenko
Melvin/Brian Rogers
Melvin/Rampage

GIMME
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 22, 2014, 06:09:20 AM
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/7/22/5925681/phil-baroni-bellator-122-blog-karo-parisyan-mma

Quote
It doesn't faze me one bit that people consider me the underdog going into this fight. It's understandable, but I don't give a f*ck. Friday night, we will see. We will see me at my all time best, when blast this kid the f*ck out of there.

Oh, and it's funny how these stories are getting out now. Yeah, it's true that I've subbed and KOed 2 heavyweight champs. Crazy really.

(http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h241/BriCkt0p/BaroniKTFOMenne.gif)

For real though this is an interesting read about being an old dawg in the evolution of the sport from his perspective, even if he's still kind of in BEST EVER mode.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2014, 06:12:22 AM
CAN'T FUCKIN WAIT BRO
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 22, 2014, 06:13:09 AM
Quote
So go do your fancy high-tech training. Go eat your Dolce diet and have fun with your world famous coaches. I'm gonna spar hard at OKG, and do my old fashioned road work... and when I meet your state of the art modern day Mixed Martial Artist ass, better not forget to duck!

lirl no wonder why his career has gone on such a bad skid lately.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2014, 06:18:23 AM
His promo before Bushido: The Tournament is some top five of all time shit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 22, 2014, 06:33:25 AM
http://youtu.be/8LTtmaJPIDc

I'm only twenty seconds in and I've already laughed like three times.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on July 22, 2014, 07:04:34 AM
Baroni is a living legend here in Long Island. For as much shit as he talks, he was an animal back in the day.

BEST EVA~!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2014, 07:08:02 AM
Beat Chonan after Chonan beat Anderson. Uncrowned MW champion of the world.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 24, 2014, 06:10:04 AM
http://fansided.com/2014/07/24/phil-baroni-karo-parisyan-exchange-heated-words-prior-bellator-122/#!bleTKM

YES
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 25, 2014, 07:22:09 AM
Everybody needs to get their fuckin' shinebox. Shit is on tonight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 25, 2014, 02:57:09 PM
http://fansided.com/2014/07/24/phil-baroni-karo-parisyan-exchange-heated-words-prior-bellator-122/#!bleTKM

YES

I expected Karo to win. I was a little surprised that he beat the shit out of him though,

Baroni is probably top 5 for famous fighters with a losing record
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 26, 2014, 09:53:18 AM
Liam McGeary is a LHW to watch, showed a solid chin and once against deads a man within one round. Fun fighter to watch.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 29, 2014, 01:36:24 AM
SIGNED HIDEO TOKORO. FREAKING OUT. SO MUCH FUN.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 29, 2014, 09:42:25 AM
He's gonna be good cannon fodder for rising prospects while providing entertaining fights each time out. Good way to fill up some time for sure.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 05, 2014, 07:01:54 AM
Joey Beltran who is 3-6-1 since 2011 is your next challenger for the LHW belt.

Seriously.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 05, 2014, 08:48:37 AM
Joey Beltran who is 3-6-1 since 2011 is your next challenger for the LHW belt.

Seriously.

Don't get me started. It's a Michigan show, so I can go to it. Looks like an even worse fight following a great card at Bellator 123
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 22, 2014, 03:58:35 AM
Stephan Bonnar out of retirement, fighting Tito sometime late 2014/early 2015. He asked for Dana's blessing to sign with Bellator and got it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 05, 2014, 01:58:15 AM
Pitbull/Curran II tonight. Get hyped, ya'll.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on September 05, 2014, 02:49:42 AM
OH SHIT BARNCAT CAME OUT OF RETIREMENT AND IS FIGHTING ON THE UNDERCARD.

He's still young at 28.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 05, 2014, 02:55:18 AM
Time to get on his fucking Thunderhorse and get shit done.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on September 05, 2014, 11:19:34 AM
Kongo RNC'd Lavar Johnson

bwhahahaha Lavar is 3-7 in his last ten,

LASHLEY TIME
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: The ghost of bps21 on September 05, 2014, 11:31:33 AM
Bellator should have had MVP cut Lashley's promo for him.  The formula was cracked guys...don't overthink it.

I bet when Lashley told TNA he was going to fight for Bellator they were pumped since it was probably going to make Spike happy and they were working on a TV deal.  Now here they are with no long term deal and their champion could get humbled.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on September 05, 2014, 11:43:37 AM
Bellator should have had MVP cut Lashley's promo for him.  The formula was cracked guys...don't overthink it.

I bet when Lashley told TNA he was going to fight for Bellator they were pumped since it was probably going to make Spike happy and they were working on a TV deal.  Now here they are with no long term deal and their champion could get humbled.

Luckily, the guy he's fighting has the skill level of a UFC fighter circa 1994.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on September 05, 2014, 12:00:12 PM
HOLY FUCK BARNCAT WINS BY MURDER KO

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on September 05, 2014, 03:10:13 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBJxFwr69M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBJxFwr69M)

most cringeworthy shit ever
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 05, 2014, 04:21:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBJxFwr69M (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iBJxFwr69M)

most cringeworthy shit ever

Yeah. That was some unwatchable acting right there. Sour note on an otherwise solid card.

I was thinking about going to 124. But I cannot lay down money to see Joey Beltran fight for a title.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on September 05, 2014, 05:59:45 PM
I wonder how much of that they worked out... I don't think "drug addict" would have been an angle I would have been down with if I'm Bonner.  Maybe he knows it's all about $$$ and ratings.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 08, 2014, 01:35:39 AM
Lost a bit of respect for Brent Brookhouse when he said the Tito/Bonnar shit soured him to the point where he refused to watch the main event because of it. Like, really dude? You're going to deny yourself the chance to see a great, high-level fight because of some pro wrestling shit? Come on.

It was, if nothing else a serious reality check for all of the people who got excited about the Coker Era in Bellator. Should be pretty clear right now that he's not the one calling the shots, Spike/Viacom are and it's probably only going to get worse in terms of the WWE-ification of Bellator. Hopefully the fights can balance it all out.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 08, 2014, 05:45:27 AM
Since when is Tito/Bonnar a "great, high-level" fight?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 08, 2014, 07:37:24 AM
I was talking about Pitbull/Curran.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 08, 2014, 08:58:54 AM
My mistake. Carry on with the Brookhouse hate.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 09, 2014, 01:00:57 AM
Upon re-read I can see how it looks like that.

It's not hate, I just think it's a pretty childish stance from a professional writer to essentially not do your job (aka watch the fights) because you feel the need to throw a hissy fit due to a pro wrestling angle.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 09, 2014, 05:38:04 AM
The majority of MMA writers piss me off. They seem to take a stance that everything the UFC and Dana do is wrong and evil because that gets views.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 09, 2014, 06:49:17 AM
Brookhouse is usually very solid, I just can't believe he'd take that stance because he disagreed with a pro wrestling angle. He missed out on a great main event.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 13, 2014, 04:37:11 AM
I can get why nobody watched the show last night, I do. But Liam McGeary pulled off a SOTYC with an inverted triangle from side mount and Emanuel Newton somehow managed to dead a second man with a spinning back fist. And watching those was fun.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 26, 2014, 02:08:05 PM
I remember reading idiots online talk about Shlemenko being a real threat to either Silva or Weidman lol

BUT this Halsey kid is a LEGIT badass.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 26, 2014, 03:51:18 PM
I remember reading idiots online talk about Shlemenko being a real threat to either Silva or Weidman lol

BUT this Halsey kid is a LEGIT badass.

He looked like a killer. Good fights tonight.

Hopefully this convinces Shlemenko to drop to 170. He's so small for middleweight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 30, 2014, 03:54:14 AM
Shlemenko is an exciting fighter but Coker and Co. have to be happy they have their own Chris Weidman to market.

Marcin Held is such a joy to watch, one of the best grapplers in the sport right now. Was hoping for dual Pitbull Brother champs but can't hate, the Pole was rocking it that night.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 30, 2014, 07:04:44 AM
I'm telling you guys, Coker knows how to find and develop up and coming young talent. Some of these guys were around already, but don't be surprised if more gems start popping up in Bellator. They're planning on dialing back the frequency of the events too, and with the kind of talent they have, they'll be able to make p. stacked cards on a regular basis.

Perhaps more importantly than all that, he's a great accounts guy, aka he's great at managing talent and the business. The positive shift in attitude amongst the fighters after he was hired was universal. All the fighters love dealing with him. I'm more than 50% sure that if Coker was around when Melendez almost jumped ship to Bellator, they would have landed him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 30, 2014, 07:23:00 AM
They re-signed Georgi Karakhanyan too who despite losing his last fight is a very solid 145'er and a great addition to the division.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 30, 2014, 08:05:46 AM
With Viacom backing him, Coker could build a viable alternative to the UFC. He's smart, he knows how to develop talent and he's not Bjorn.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 30, 2014, 08:16:07 AM
The same Viacom that encouraged and signed off on the Tito/Bonnar debacle? I have my doubts. Coker's hands are tied so long as Spike and Viacom are running the show, he'll be able to bring in good talent but creatively he's going to take a back seat to people who think that making Bellator more pro-wrestling like is the way to go.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 30, 2014, 08:33:12 AM
I'm not saying it'll be perfect but I think Bellator in the long run will end up in a lot better place.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 03, 2014, 04:16:36 PM
I hate that Bellator is stacking their shows with old UFC guys. It really makes them look minor league.

The ref in the Emerson fight was shit. Kept standing the fighters up when shit was happening.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 04, 2014, 12:05:29 AM
Karo :(
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 06, 2014, 08:37:42 AM
That 2-0 streak was a good ride while it lasted.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 08, 2014, 08:55:55 AM
Royce Gracie has signed on with Bellator in an ambassador role. So that's a thing, I guess.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 09, 2014, 03:44:28 AM
So now Bellator employs three UFC HOF'ers.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 09, 2014, 04:24:43 AM
Bellator is all about "Hey, remember these guys?"

3 of the 4 fights on their last main card had UFC washouts. What irks me the most is Tito and Bonnar getting top billing on a card that has a title fight
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 09, 2014, 06:49:28 AM
I can't really fault them for that, there were plenty of people advocating that Cerrone/Alvarez or Poirier/McGregor should have been the main of the last UFC show and the fans leaving the arena in droves during the title fight probably furthered that theory.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 09, 2014, 03:20:56 PM
I don't know much about the whole card, but Dantas/Warren is a legit great fight. I'll be watching that for sure.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 10, 2014, 01:12:22 AM
Warren has about a 0.01% chance of winning that fight. Dudu gonna do work.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2014, 09:32:54 AM
Nah-Shon Burrell is no joke, so if Page is that much of a favourite while only having six fights he must have some serious hype and be a legit athlete. Nah-Shon Burrell won't be a world champion but he is a decent fighter. I'll watch that one too.

http://www.mmamania.com/2014/10/9/6952927/bellator-128-michael-page-wants-bigger-than-georges-st-pierre-finish-nah-shon-burrell-mma

Sounds like tonight will be a good test for this hype train.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2014, 09:45:21 AM
http://youtu.be/2m1j7gAE5Ic

holy shit how have I never seen this guy? Commentary is awful btw.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2014, 02:23:12 PM
The main event was damn good.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 10, 2014, 02:26:30 PM
haha Joe Warren rules, glad he won, especially as a 4-1 underdog. It certainly feels like there have been lots of upsets in main events this year.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 10, 2014, 04:25:37 PM
While I wouldn't have picked Joe to win that one, I can't say that I'm surprised. Even the duller moments of that fight didn't suffer because it was an interesting fight. I was constantly interested in what was going to happen next.

And I'm always happy to see bubba mcdaniels get schooled.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on October 10, 2014, 06:09:34 PM
Warren has been derailing hype trains since his second fight. Dantas was talking so much shit too so a big lol to this one.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 14, 2014, 12:54:58 AM
We're taking horrible judging into account now for derailing hype trains?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 14, 2014, 02:14:56 AM
You thought Dantas should have won the fight? Or are you talking about a different fight? I had Warren winning 3-2, and a lot of online sites had the same.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 14, 2014, 02:27:35 AM
I didn't see the Dantas fight but most scores I read were in favor of Warren though some were arguing he should have lost a point because of a soccer kick in the 5th?

But yeah, my comments were in regards to his other fights. The Georgi and Pitbull fights were extremely controversial and the Galvao fight was one of the most blatant robberies I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Dana Fn White on October 14, 2014, 02:28:07 PM
I'm not saying it'll be perfect but I think Bellator in the long run will end up in a lot better place.

Yeah you're fuckin' right they'll be in a better place, they'll be under the Zuffa umbrella by 2017. Scott Coker is a pussy, he's already letting MORONS like Tito run all over him and turn his show into a fuckin' WWF Summersault or whatever the fuck they call that shit. I don't know I don't work in a fake business, the UFC is AS REAL AS IT GETS

Call me when they're worth 3 billion like we are, okay, and they're fuckin makin millionaires. You know how many millionaires Bellator has made? FUckin' zero but that last 8k to win cheque I gave Akira Corrassani just made him our 312th millionaire. Haha yeah I'm real scared of Bellator you fuckin' dummy  8)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 14, 2014, 03:01:35 PM
I'm not saying it'll be perfect but I think Bellator in the long run will end up in a lot better place.

Yeah you're fuckin' right they'll be in a better place, they'll be under the Zuffa umbrella by 2017. Scott Coker is a pussy, he's already letting MORONS like Tito run all over him and turn his show into a fuckin' WWF Summersault or whatever the fuck they call that shit. I don't know I don't work in a fake business, the UFC is AS REAL AS IT GETS

Call me when they're worth 3 billion like we are, okay, and they're fuckin makin millionaires. You know how many millionaires Bellator has made? FUckin' zero but that last 8k to win cheque I gave Akira Corrassani just made him our 312th millionaire. Haha yeah I'm real scared of Bellator you fuckin' dummy  8)

Cheque? This is fucking America. Get your fucking bougie English shit outta here bro.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Dana Fn White on October 14, 2014, 03:07:44 PM
HEY THE FIGHT HAPPENED IN EUROPE BRO YOU GOTTA ACCLIMATE YOURSELF TO OTHER FUCKIN CULTURES IF YOU WANNA DOMINA--uhh I mean IF YOU WANNA DO BUSINESS ABROAD

I MEAN FUCK YOU KID WHO THE HELL ARE YOU

http://www.bjpenn.com/dana-white-talks-the-puussification-of-america/

I DEFEND AMERICAS HONOUR AGAINST PUSSIES LIKE YOU AND SCOTT COKER EVERYDAY PAL
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 14, 2014, 03:50:38 PM
2/10
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 15, 2014, 12:59:51 AM
You're being generous.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Dana Fn White on October 15, 2014, 01:53:01 AM
2/10

hey nobody asked you to rate your wife pal
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 15, 2014, 02:00:59 AM
Boom, headshot.

Wait....is YNA married?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on October 17, 2014, 02:41:52 AM
7 out of 11 fights tonight are catch weight including a 168lb Women's fight
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 17, 2014, 02:48:53 AM
The gong show between James Thompson and Houston Alexander was the only reason to tune in and Jamesy is hurt. Paul Bradley vs Josh Neer is one of the sadder Bellator main events in recent history.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 24, 2014, 03:12:10 PM
Newton was well on his way to losing the title tonight. Great comeback win.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 25, 2014, 04:07:26 AM
Newton is one of those guys who don't seem that impressive overall but always find a way to win. Gotta respect that.

Also ouch on Rick Hawn losing to Rickels. It wasn't too long ago that people were talking about him being a guy who could make waves in the UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: cheex incarnate on October 25, 2014, 04:23:18 AM
Hawn lost to Jansen, who I think has real potential if he can stay healthy. Regarding Rickels, thoug , they put him on after the ME. He's the hometown boy and folks would leave after his fight the last two times Bellstor came to town. He's the one that's advertised locally, and really the only guy who 80% of the crowd cares about. I have a feeling this was the last trip to Kansas for Spikeforce.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 31, 2014, 03:38:18 AM
4 fighters from Bellator 127 pissed hot. That's gotta be a record for one mma show.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 11, 2014, 11:31:17 AM
The UFC has put the squash onto Wandy showing up at Bellator 131. I don't know why people thought this was going to happen in the first place.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 11, 2014, 11:59:24 AM
Because people are stupid and think retiring voids a signed contract.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 12, 2014, 01:58:44 AM
The UFC has put the squash onto Wandy showing up at Bellator 131. I don't know why people thought this was going to happen in the first place.

Bellator played Wandy hard here. They knew there was no way in hell UFC would allow it and took the free promotion he gave them.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 12, 2014, 02:42:25 AM
While not all that relevant, this will be a fun show.

Chandler/Brooks 2, Tito/Bonnar, Nam Phan/Richman, Melvin/JOE SCHILLING MMA, and a King Mo squash? Awesome time.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 12, 2014, 02:44:05 AM
I don't understand the logic behind Bellator bringing in Manhoef, granting him a title shot and then putting him up against a guy who can knock him the fuck out.

Also holy shamoly Mike Richman is going to do terrible things to Nam Phan's face.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 12, 2014, 02:47:48 AM
Melvin via submission.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 14, 2014, 12:43:15 AM
Tito is a favourite in the books but the pros picked Bonnar at 2-1, and I'm p. sure some of the guys that picked Tito have trained with him:

http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles/Pros-Pick-Ortiz-vs-Bonnar-77141

I'm siding with the books here. If 2009 Mark Coleman could do it against a more prime roided-up Bonnar, then Tito should too unless he's 100% cooked, or Bonnar's pressure is enough to make him wilt and forget about the takedown. Tito has always been known as a guy who doesn't like to get hit in the face, but I say he should still be able to drag this one to the mat on a regular basis. At least I hope he will.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 15, 2014, 01:22:29 PM
I don't understand the logic behind Bellator bringing in Manhoef, granting him a title shot and then putting him up against a guy who can knock him the fuck out.

lol
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 15, 2014, 03:05:12 PM
Bellator lucked out having the UFC ppv end just before their main event.

but this is legit one of the funniest fights I've seen, Tito's soooooo slooooooowwwww but he's winning!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 15, 2014, 03:09:44 PM
I was waiting for the masked man to run in and attack Tito from behind.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 15, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
That was a classic
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 15, 2014, 04:09:15 PM
The "main event" was fun without being a great fight. Tito moving in slow motion vs Bonnar swinging from a mile away and sloshing around like a drunkard.

I LOL'd at the graphic boasting that Stephan has fought six world champions and posted their combined records. Rather than his 0-7 record against those guys.

I'm glad it's over and we're done with Bellator promoting this like it was some big blood feud fight that we were all dying to see.

Brooks looked solid tonight. Weird finish. I though Michael was quitting. But instead he was just loopy.

Mo vs another  tomato can. Keep it consistent, Bellator.

Melvin's drop was great. I loved that they promoted the kickboxing record first so that they could justify giving a guy with a 1-2 record that fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 17, 2014, 02:23:12 AM
Didn't see it here or in the Upcoming Fights thread but Bellator earlier this week announced their February card which has a UK vs USA theme.

Paul Daley vs Douglas Lima
Liam McGeary vs Emanuel Newton
Linton Vassel vs Sokodjou
James Thompson vs Bobby Lashley.

Bottom two fights aren't anything to write home about but Daley vs Lima is fire and McGeary has looked like a beast so far in his Bellator run, should be a good challenge for Newton.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 18, 2014, 05:16:39 AM
Press release from Saturdays show is claiming a 2 million viewership at peak, highest rated fight on cable this year. Dana can't be liking that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 18, 2014, 05:32:30 AM
LOL

Bellator lucked out having the UFC ppv end just before their main event.

Coker isn't here to play around. I'm very interested to see what he can do with that Viacom money.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 18, 2014, 05:36:18 AM
I think Dana is regretting giving Bonnar his blessing to go to Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 18, 2014, 05:42:13 AM
The funny thing is, as bad as that fight was on a technical level, it was still super entertaining because they went at it the whole time and they're popular fighters.

If they can legit get Brock by giving him a sweet deal for say, two years, that's plenty of time to build a talent base and audience while bankrolling it on all the money he brings in. Viacom would certainly be happier knowing that not only are they not pouring money into this company, but they're also getting all that based ad money.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 18, 2014, 06:01:32 AM
Brock vs Kongo- The jacked as fuck with subtle racial implications fight the UFC never gave us.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 15, 2015, 03:37:03 PM
they signed kimbo lol
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 16, 2015, 01:14:26 AM
JAMESY/KIMBO II Y'ALL GET READY
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 16, 2015, 08:15:22 AM
The best fighter on the planet not currently under Zuffa contract, Patricio Pitbull returns tonight to defend his title against Daniel Straus. I am excite.

Bubba Jenkins vs Georgi K is a pretty hot fyah co-main too, might be a bit early for Bubba but he's gotta learn to swim at some point.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 16, 2015, 12:31:51 PM
I'm watching this card on PVR delay, Gonzales vs. Marius is one of the craziest brawls I've ever seen.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 16, 2015, 12:38:27 PM
Everyone needs to watch this fight, it's like Melendez vs. Sanchez with better offensive skill, more big shots landed and tougher chins. The Anderson Silva front kick landed by Gonzalez that Marius just shook off was insane.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 16, 2015, 12:44:10 PM
Gonzales is sick. I don't know what his grappling would look like against a legit wrestler, and whether he'd be able to implement this gameplan against  the same. But still, it's great to finally have a badass offensive Mexicutioner at welterweight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 16, 2015, 02:00:59 PM
Bubba Jenkins was out for at least five seconds while Georgi was screaming that he was out while holding onto the guillotine. People are giving Herb shit for it:

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--wR3W7bV3--/c_fit,fl_progressive,q_80,w_636/mj8fnf1oj3sewnceyt2c.gif)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 16, 2015, 02:38:23 PM
The best fighter on the planet not currently under Zuffa contract

(http://lowkickmma.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ben_askren1.jpg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 16, 2015, 04:12:31 PM
The best fighter on the planet not currently under Zuffa contract

(http://lowkickmma.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ben_askren1.jpg)

Yeah. Hard to dispute this

Two killer fights at the end. The main event lost a little though with the constant foul interruptions.

And Strauss looks like Krazy Horse at his very cleanest

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/yna182/image_crop_zps7a8e2cbd.jpg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 17, 2015, 06:47:31 AM
They're going to try to bring in Cro Cop.


Cro Cop vs. Kimbo please.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on January 17, 2015, 06:50:14 AM
I wish my provider offered a HD Spike feed
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 18, 2015, 02:09:17 AM
The best fighter on the planet not currently under Zuffa contract

(http://lowkickmma.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ben_askren1.jpg)

I said best fighter, not wrestler.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 20, 2015, 03:58:37 AM
Didn't see it here or in the Upcoming Fights thread but Bellator earlier this week announced their February card which has a UK vs USA theme.

Paul Daley vs Douglas Lima
Liam McGeary vs Emanuel Newton
Linton Vassel vs Sokodjou
James Thompson vs Bobby Lashley.

Bottom two fights aren't anything to write home about but Daley vs Lima is fire and McGeary has looked like a beast so far in his Bellator run, should be a good challenge for Newton.

Yeah. Bad start for Bellator in 2015. Lashley and Lima are both off the card with injuries.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 20, 2015, 05:21:53 AM
King Mo is replacing Lashley against Thompson, no word about the main. Fucking sucks and being injured constantly doesn't bode well for Lima's long term prospects in the sport.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 20, 2015, 05:50:25 AM
Mo vs Thompson is super intriguing, old school size difference. Losing Lima sucks though.

The main fight I'm looking forward to is McGeary/Newton. Newton is a good 205 lb fighter and McGeary has been tearing through everyone. Will be a good test for both.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 20, 2015, 05:56:22 AM
Newton is somebody that was down 3 rounds in both title fights in 2014 and finished both guys in the 4th so fuck if I'm going to pick against him but I'm definitely rooting for McGeary. The inverted triangle from side control he pulled off was the most underrated sub of last year and he's got a legit mean streak about him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 20, 2015, 06:00:34 AM
King Mo is actually facing Cheick Kongo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 20, 2015, 06:19:53 AM
Damn but same thing regarding the size difference. Kongo is more skilled on the feet but easier to grapple with, should still be an intriguing fight. PRIDE THROWBACK
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 20, 2015, 06:34:41 AM
Mo's had no problem with bigger guys in the past, this will probably look like a less exciting version of Velasquez/Kongo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 19, 2015, 06:41:27 AM
Bumping this in reference to what HSJ said about Newton deading McGeary in General Discussion: I don't see it happening. McGeary is a brutally fast starter (last 6 fights ended inside the first round) so Newton is either going to get melted or be forced to throw down. It sucks they lost Lima for this card but at least we still get to see Daley can crush.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on February 19, 2015, 09:19:34 AM
Daley is one of my favorite fighters ever, let alone not in the UFC.

SEMTEX IS FOR REAL
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 19, 2015, 10:20:24 AM
Lima would have just subbed Daley so it's probably better this way.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 19, 2015, 10:55:35 AM
Daley is one of my favorite fighters ever, let alone not in the UFC.

SEMTEX IS FOR REAL

Until he's put on his back.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 19, 2015, 11:18:56 AM
It's hard to put him on his back and keep him there though. Only guys like Koscheck and Shields were able to do it, two of the best top grapplers.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 20, 2015, 12:56:05 AM
Love the Wagner Prado gif brah.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 26, 2015, 04:22:25 AM
LIRL KIMBO VS KEN SHAMROCK

JUNE 20TH
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 26, 2015, 04:47:38 AM
Yeah... I'm sure I'll watch it. I don't know what more to say yet
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 26, 2015, 05:39:53 AM
Fuck that shit. The real fans want Slice/Petruzelli II.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: JHawk on February 26, 2015, 12:28:00 PM
Kimbo vs. Shamrock is going to be a fucking horrible fight.

But it's free?  Fuck yeah I'll watch it!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 26, 2015, 03:36:23 PM
I'll watch it but I'm surprised this gets approved by an athletic commission.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 26, 2015, 04:10:27 PM
It's in Missouri fwiw

I was legit SHOCKED when I heard this news today.  Just complete WTF

But of course I'll watch it.  I like Bellator going the Pride freakshow direction to draw and hoping people stick around for the actual competitive fighters
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 26, 2015, 04:12:17 PM
Neither guy has fought since 2010 btw
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 27, 2015, 10:27:38 AM
Tonight's card was wrecked by injuries, but there are still fun fighters to watch and the main event is as good as most you'd see on a typical UFC Fight Night.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 27, 2015, 02:51:01 PM
This main event is p. damn good.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 27, 2015, 04:28:00 PM
This main event is p. damn good.

Agreed. Both guys looked shocked by the decision.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 28, 2015, 02:50:29 AM
Sounds like it was a close one, super happy for McGeary. Dude has shown steady improvement throughout his Bellator fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 03, 2015, 08:49:25 AM
Bellator continues it's streak of "hey, remember this guy? He fought in the UFC?!"

Kendall Grove rides his one fight winning streak to a title shot.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 04, 2015, 04:01:58 AM
Takedown, ground and pound, baby chin goes nighty night. Won't last two rounds.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 12, 2015, 03:59:02 AM
Good thing McGeary won the title as it would have been overturned to a NC anyways as Emanuel Newton tested positive for Bob Marley, 3K fine and 90 days suspension.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 17, 2015, 02:03:26 AM
Shlemenko tested positive for elevated testosterone levels, suspension and fine coming, fight's changed to a NC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 17, 2015, 02:16:51 AM
Well you can't replace the brain cells he destroyed in Melvin's head, but I guess it's something.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 17, 2015, 02:19:42 AM
It allows Coker to justify giving Manhoef another fight in which he'll be sent to Vallhalla.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 27, 2015, 06:16:30 AM
Warren/Galvao II tonight, rematch of one of the biggest robberies in mma history. Oh and Hideo Tokoro's debut for Bellator. Fun times~!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on March 27, 2015, 06:45:21 AM
Loro is one of my coaches and he has worked his ass off for this fight. Warren is in for a world of hurt.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 27, 2015, 06:55:43 AM
He's gotta be motivated not only to avenge the robbery of his first fight but for Nova Uniao too.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 27, 2015, 04:03:05 PM
Joe can bitch about that one if he wants. But when you let out that scream it'd be irresponsible for the ref not to stop it.

That Davis fight was fun
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on March 27, 2015, 04:29:53 PM
Exactly. You can't scream like a little girl with her hand caught in a car door and expect the ref to just let it go 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 30, 2015, 01:00:23 AM
Tokoro/Davis was soooooooo good. FOTYC along with Gaethje/Palomino from the WSOF show on Saturday. The best fights of this year are not happening in the octagon.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 15, 2015, 02:44:49 AM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/4/15/8420649/phil-davis-close-to-signing-with-bellator-mma

Him vs the champ would be a fun little grappling match but I doubt Liam would get the finish. I don't think he would be smart enough to try to get back to his feet.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 15, 2015, 02:58:41 AM
I don't think over the span of 25 minutes McGeary wouldn't catch Davis in something or get back to his feet where he'd murder him. I'd pick the champ in that one despite the experience difference.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 15, 2015, 12:52:45 AM
Brandon Halsey weighed in at 188.1 for his title fight tonight with Kendall Grove. In what has to be a first, at least that I can recall, Halsey has been stripped of the belt but the fight is still on and it's still a title fight but only for Kendall. So we either get a new MW champ or a vacant belt at the end of the night. And it's likely going to be a vacant belt because Halsey was gonna smash Grove and probably still will.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 15, 2015, 01:10:15 AM
I heard a lot of fighters didn't make weight:

Quote
Halsey wasn’t the only combatant to come in over weight: four others on the card all were bloated in some regard. Mike Richman, who is scheduled to fight in the co-feature, is four pounds over the bantamweight limit of 135; Virgil Zwicker missed by .7; Joe Taimanglo is .2 pounds off the bantamweight limit; and Adrienna Jenkins is .7 pounds beyond the featherweight cap.

lol I don't know how much of that can be blamed on the organization and Coker, but regardless it's a bad look at a prime PR time with all the Reebok stuff going on.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 15, 2015, 02:08:44 AM
It's kinda stupid to strip Halsey even though it's mad unprofessional. He's just going to win the vacant belt anyways.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 15, 2015, 01:55:32 PM
This fight is sick.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on May 15, 2015, 01:59:23 PM
How is Kimbo/Shamrock "unfinished business"?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 17, 2015, 02:00:37 AM
How is Kimbo/Shamrock "unfinished business"?

They were supposed to fight seven  years ago back when Ken was washed up and Kimbo was punching out has beens and never was, and never would bes. Ken was rasslin' around backstage warming up and split his eyebrow open.

A light heavyweight stepped in. Flattened Kimbo in seconds. And Elite XC never ran another show.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 17, 2015, 02:12:57 AM
sounds more like a finished business to me.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on May 17, 2015, 05:33:00 AM
I totally forgot Kimbo was supposed to fight Shamrock instead of Seth.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 17, 2015, 07:40:56 AM
Plus the brass at EliteXC bribed Seth to keep it standing because they were worried he'd submit Kimbo aaaaaad yeah. That didn't work out so well.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 28, 2015, 12:39:15 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGHewQsWIAA6vgF.jpg)

Who will get this one?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 28, 2015, 01:32:36 PM
Cung? Err, scratch that. Old man Shamrock
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 29, 2015, 01:35:20 AM
First thought was Manhoef but the two weight champ negates that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 29, 2015, 01:49:22 AM
lol if they make old man Sham vs Daley.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 29, 2015, 01:50:07 AM
it's been longer between now and his 'comeback' run then between that and his initial UFC title run.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 02, 2015, 03:45:47 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CGHewQsWIAA6vgF.jpg)

Who will get this one?

So... Dennis Olson. 14-8 (0-2 in bellator). Wonderful.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 02, 2015, 05:17:18 AM
THE Dennis Olson?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 19, 2015, 10:52:18 AM
Tito is fighting McGeary on a Bellator/Glory co-promoted card, and there's a one-night, four-man LHW tourney featuring King Mo, Vassell, Phil Davis and Newton. Out of the three Glory bouts, one will be Daley vs. Joe motherfuckin' Schilling (great kickboxer for those that don't know).

Holy shit that card is gonna be entertaining as fuck, I applaud Coker's admission that Dana made this all into a spectacle anyway and saying 'fuck it' with respect to the sporting aspect of it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 20, 2015, 12:24:16 AM
Nick Diaz updated his twitter background picture:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CH7FE-vUEAAXeN7.jpg)

lol also note the last retweet
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on June 22, 2015, 03:21:00 AM
Online reports have Coker looking into Royce Gracie vs. Shamrock 3

~!!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 22, 2015, 03:26:53 AM
Well at least Ken won't need to worry about getting KO'd.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on June 23, 2015, 02:13:51 PM
Shlemenko got his punishment for his failed drug test.

3 year ban, $10,000 fine and his KO of Manhoef is now a NC.

He'll be fighting in Russia before the end of the year.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2015, 12:53:25 AM
https://youtu.be/zdDoIklpAJI

It's really interesting to watch this even just a few months after the fact. All of his stated goals are what he's actually setting out to achieve and has with the ratings and pleasing his bosses. He's also followed through and signed that big fight for Kimbo while trying to showcase great matchups and rising fighters on those events. It's refreshing to see a big shot in this business act with some integrity and do what they actually tell you they want to do.

He talks a lot about co-promotion with boxing/kickboxing orgs on Spike too, and he already has people excited about that. It's also hilariously sad how much fairer his views on contracts are with respect to how they affect the fighters compared to the UFC. He even talked about Inoki and the NYE show! He believes Japan will be a great opportunity for MMA in the future, they just need a local product.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2015, 01:09:47 AM
It's also hilariously sad how much fairer his views on contracts are with respect to how they affect the fighters compared to the UFC. He even talked about Inoki and the NYE show! He believes Japan will be a great opportunity for MMA in the future, they just need a local product.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 24, 2015, 01:19:13 AM
Shlemenko can join Mike Richman on the Russia/Asia tour, no point in him coming back to the States with the money he can make over there.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on June 27, 2015, 02:15:48 AM
They signed Josh Koscheck.

He's beyond fried.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 27, 2015, 03:02:38 AM
I'm not sure how he likes his humble pie cooked but after all the shit Joe Schilling talked about guys being pussies and not wanting to stand with him to get ethered like that is pretty fitting.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 27, 2015, 04:05:03 AM
I'm not sure how he likes his humble pie cooked but after all the shit Joe Schilling talked about guys being pussies and not wanting to stand with him to get ethered like that is pretty fitting.

Amazing knockout. It's funny that they list Joe's kickboxing record as his main stat. To justify having a guy with an awful mma record on the shows.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 27, 2015, 04:31:31 AM
LITTLE 4 OUNCE BABY GLOVES
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 17, 2015, 05:11:14 PM
3 pointless one-sided squash match ups, a no contest, and a title fight I've already forgotten. Great night, Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 17, 2015, 09:22:32 AM
How many UFC fighters get legit Rolling Stone coverage?

http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/is-this-tito-ortizs-last-shot-20150917

Still the HUNTINGTON BEACH BAD BOY BABY
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 18, 2015, 12:56:27 AM
Great exposure for Mike Bohn too, his shit is on point.

But holy mother of god McGeary is going to fuck him up royally.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:07:09 PM
I despise Mauro. To the point of hoping he gets throat cancer.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:11:03 PM
Kerri Melendez who's married to GILBERT MELENDEZ who was a STRIKEFORCE champion and who appeared on THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER won her fight.

I hit on the points the commentators were making, right?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 19, 2015, 01:15:03 PM
Davis was like a couple of levels above Newton on the ground. Will be interesting to see him against King Mo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:17:40 PM
Davis wins it within a round. That fight with Newton showed he's on a level above the rest of the division.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:18:41 PM
That announcer is trying way too hard to be the Pride announcer.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:19:26 PM
I'm not sure what's worse. The announcer or the dubstep.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:21:55 PM
I feel I should say something nice.

The pacing of a Bellator show decimates the pacing of a UFC show.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 19, 2015, 01:53:05 PM
That announcer is trying way too hard to be the Pride announcer.

It is the Pride announcer so this is blasphemous.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 01:54:12 PM
Then she's gotten really bad.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 02:04:34 PM
Thomson must be happy Coker's in charge. He's getting paid (probably a decent sum on money) to fight a guy who's never managed to beat a UFC vet.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 19, 2015, 02:14:56 PM
Thomson and Davis were legit good UFC fighters, and Davis is as good as any other LHW in the non-Jon Jones tier. He's gonna feast on Tito in his first title defense.

Thomson vs. Chandler is gonna be sick.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 02:19:53 PM
Davis is going to rule the Bellator 205 division.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 19, 2015, 02:25:52 PM
Thomson did say that he got 35k from each of his 3 sponsors. 5k from Reebok. 100k difference, and if Thomson gets that, I'm sure other, better fighters can pull in more money.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 19, 2015, 02:27:19 PM
Much easier fights too, at least outside of their top 3 or 5, which he probably won't hit for a while.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 19, 2015, 02:32:43 PM
lirl at Mauro marking out over a slip, even after both the ref AND Quadros clearly explained that it wasn't a knockdown.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 02:58:02 PM
Mo and Vassel are both hurt so the final is Davis vs Carmont.

And that's why no one does 1 night tournaments anymore. Plus Coker gets to avoid Mo looking like a joke for another card.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:00:24 PM
Seriously, who thought it was a good idea to put him on TV?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:01:16 PM
Is Fedor going to kill a 3rd promotion?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:14:22 PM
Damn. Phil crushed Carmont.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 19, 2015, 03:15:40 PM
Hey now, Josh Barnett's failed roids test was probably the real reason Affliction got killed.

Davis's GnP was vicious, could have been stopped a lot sooner.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:18:46 PM
That GnP was entirely unnecessary. Not in a dirty way. Carmont was out and Davis could have walked off.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:20:27 PM
I'd say it's shameful Tito is getting a title shot but they gave Shamrock a fight so it's not really that bad.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:22:28 PM
I want to see Tito get beat like Frankie beat BJ. Problem is Tito's so delusional he'll think he won the fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 19, 2015, 03:44:56 PM
Tito was doing well, that GnP was vicious. Kinda surprised that the triangle got cinched up like that. Davis should wreck this guy though.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 19, 2015, 03:47:57 PM
Looking at McGreary's record, Tito was kind of a step up for him. Davis destroys him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 20, 2015, 01:47:50 AM
Has anybody ever pulled off multiple inverted triangles in their career? I know Tito is done but the last guy to tap him was Frank Shamrock in another decade so that's still very impressive.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 20, 2015, 01:52:29 AM
Tito's grappling and guard passing still looked legit so I was definitely impressed. I don't think he can do that to Phil Davis though. With the way he was taking Tito's seatbelt/GnP, he'll probably get KO'd on the ground. Phil might get caught on the feet but he'll probably fight a smart fight, he usually does.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 21, 2015, 01:32:04 AM
How fucking rad is Michael Chandler vs Josh Thomson going to be? It hasn't been announced but no way that isn't the next fight for both guys. I am excite.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 21, 2015, 04:51:29 AM
I don't know what to think about this show. 2 pointless WWF Superstars squash matches in GLORY, along with one bust ass LHW title fight that the commentators were swearing up and down throughout the fight that the guy that was clearly losing was dominating. PS. Daley was losing gas bad in that third round and if the fight had gone longer who knows what would have happened. Daley vs a guy that's 1-2 is total BS, even if you're trying to build him.

I didn't mind Thompson getting an easier fight, he's been skidding.

Didn't care that Mo didn't make the finals. Strikefroce and Bellator have pushed the guy like he's the second coming and he's never quite panned out.

Good wins for Davis. If he wants to keep finishing then I'm interesting in seeing him again, Hasn't finished in 3 years, then gets two in one night. That looked silly giving him a belt for winning a four man tournament.

I get that Tito needs all the attention in the world, but how classless was that to hijack Liam's interview to go on about how great he is and how long he's been fighting. he's the world's oldest teenager. Liam did great under pressure, but that wrestling D is going to be a problem.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on September 21, 2015, 04:56:08 AM
Phil Davis knocking Francis Carmont out on the feet is so hilarious to me for all the wrong reasons.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 21, 2015, 06:24:16 AM
I'm more excited for Phil Davis vs Liam McGeary then any LHW UFC fight they have on the horizon. That's.....weird.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 22, 2015, 07:06:34 AM
How fucking rad is Michael Chandler vs Josh Thomson going to be? It hasn't been announced but no way that isn't the next fight for both guys. I am excite.

And just like that they announce.......Michael Chandler vs David Rickels II.

YOU ARE KILLING ME RICH CHOU. KILLING ME.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 22, 2015, 07:52:05 AM
They want Coker's boy to get some more wins before he gets destroyed and retires.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 22, 2015, 07:53:46 AM
Thomson is being held together by superglue and thumb tacks. They need to strike before he completely collapses into a puddle of gelatinous ooze.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 22, 2015, 08:03:37 AM
They're going to get him a couple wins and make his last fight a title fight. And because Bellator makes a lot of stupid choices, Thomson will win and still retire due to injury.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on September 22, 2015, 08:41:57 AM
Poor Rickels.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 22, 2015, 08:54:23 AM
Yeah Chandler is going to nuke him. Do not understand at all why this fight was made except that they want to give Mike an easy win.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 22, 2015, 04:22:14 PM
Who's next for Brooks? You can't just have Chandler kill off all the interesting fights en route to his third fight against Brooks.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 23, 2015, 12:55:30 AM
Marcin Held, IIRC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 23, 2015, 01:35:16 AM
Who's next for Brooks? You can't just have Chandler kill off all the interesting fights en route to his third fight against Brooks.

Bellator has been giving anyone who's fought in the UFC title shots. Hell... Maybe Thompson.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 23, 2015, 02:31:36 AM
I know Brooks is beefing with Patricio Pitbull but Held beat Pitbull. Plus they honoured Dave Jansen's title shot, they should do the same with Held.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: MikeofEvil on September 24, 2015, 09:15:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CPs2xyRU8AAvBdV.jpg)

Bellator MMA ‏@BellatorMMA  8m8 minutes ago
.@RyanDCouture (155.5) vs Nick Gonzalez (172.75)

HE MISSED WEIGHT FOR THE WEIGHT CLASS ABOVE.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 24, 2015, 12:32:16 PM
The fight has since been called off.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 24, 2015, 12:33:04 PM
I get why Ryan didn't take the fight but Gonzalez sucks so that would have been easy money if the commission had allowed it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on September 25, 2015, 01:01:03 PM
Grove vs. Beltran is such a WTF UFC Nostalgia kinda fight.

LASHLEY VS THOMPSON II YES THE REMATCH IVE BEEN WAITING FOR
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on September 25, 2015, 04:33:07 PM
Goddamn snoozer of a show tonight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 05, 2015, 07:18:08 AM
"The first little exchange and then going for the takedown I went for his legs and his legs felt ... I don't want to say slippery, but just super soft," Ortiz told Submission Radio. "I just let my arms slide up the side of him and I had to re-shoot again.

"A little baby lotion or lotion. He uses a lot of lotion on his legs. Everybody, I mean, not everybody, but most people put lotion on themselves so maybe he put a lot of lotion on prior. He caught me in a submission. He was the better man."


In related news, Liam McGeary now sponsered by Aveno.

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 05, 2015, 08:48:05 AM
It wouldn't be a Tito loss with an excuse afterwords.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 05, 2015, 08:49:32 AM
"He was the better man because he cheated. But he's still the better man. I just want my belt back."
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 28, 2015, 06:27:30 AM
Quote
Kurt Angle Verified account
‏@RealKurtAngle

Huge announcement coming today for #Bellator145  Stay tuned! It's damn true!!!!

NO WAY BAH GAWD
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 28, 2015, 07:09:07 AM
YESSSSSS
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on October 28, 2015, 07:27:50 AM
I'd be up for Angle vs Shamrock
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on October 28, 2015, 08:31:46 AM
Even if some doctor and licensing board cleared him, there's no way Angle makes it through a training camp.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on October 28, 2015, 01:25:34 PM
LOL Angle can make it through anything Ken can.  You don't have to train too awful hard for a guy who will gas applying his own RNC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on October 29, 2015, 02:53:07 AM
The big announcement is an autograph signing at a convention....
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on October 29, 2015, 03:17:52 AM
Wow that's TNA levels of disappointing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 29, 2015, 03:39:16 AM
Holy shit ya'll got worked if you thought Angle was actually going to fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 04, 2015, 05:09:32 AM
Will Brooks got jumped by the Pitbull Bros., video evidence is incoming and if it plays out the way he's saying then yeah, possible criminal charges and most certainly Bellator cutting Patricky and Patricio. For what it's worth Patricio retweeted an old message from Brooks saying that if he ever saw them he'd slap them in the mouth and that Brooks was a man of his word and he suffered the consequences. I hope Brooks started it because if this was a straight up mugging I'll be pissed.

Edit: As of right now Brooks is the only one saying he got jumped. Multiple media guys are tweeting out that there are witnesses from the hotel who said that Brooks threw first.

Edit II: Brooks has deleted the tweet he sent out with a bloody t-shirt, lends some credibility to the people saying he threw first.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 04, 2015, 07:16:54 AM
OLD SCHOOL
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 04, 2015, 07:46:42 AM
I'm starting to wonder if this was a work. Like, why has the footage not leaked yet?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 04, 2015, 08:10:36 AM
I wouldn't put it past Coker.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 06, 2015, 03:07:26 PM
FUCK YOU BELLATOR

The #2 MMA promotion in the world has booked Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock at Openweight and Kimbo vs Dada 5000 in February.

I hope Coker's entire family gets genital cancer.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 06, 2015, 04:47:50 PM
FUCK YOU BELLATOR

The #2 MMA promotion in the world has booked Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock at Openweight and Kimbo vs Dada 5000 in February.

I hope Coker's entire family gets genital cancer.

Yeah. How could the guy that ran Strikeforce through a great run just shit all over MMA since he was given Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 06, 2015, 04:52:18 PM
I'm gonna watch it for sure. His job is to try to get viewers, and the Kimbo/Shamrock ratings broke their record. So, sadly, he's doing his job.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 07, 2015, 12:06:42 AM
Last night's card was great MMA, I don't blame him for using Legends fights to try and help get people to watch the real stuff.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 07, 2015, 12:53:00 AM
If Dana did the same thing, people would be screaming for his head but somehow Coker gets a pass because he's not the evil, uncaring Dana White.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 07, 2015, 01:05:14 AM
If Coker was doing this with the UFC in 2015, I'd have a problem with it.

That's why few were complaining when Dana popped record numbers out of not one, not two, but THREE completely predictable beatdowns of Ken by Tito. Everyone who knew anything about MMA knew Ken was gonna get smashed every time, though admittedly the first time people might have given him a 5-7% chance of winning the fight, as opposed to zero. And yes, Ken was over the hill even 12 years ago.

The UFC was struggling in 2002, so they put on this farce and look at the before/after buys. Not hard to predict when it spiked again:

Quote
01/11/2002    UFC 35    Pulver v. Penn    35,000
03/22/2002    UFC 36    Couture v. Barnett    55,000
05/10/2002    UFC 37    Lindland v. Bustamante    50,000
07/13/2002    UFC 38    Hughes v. Newton    45,000
09/27/2002    UFC 39    Couture v. Rodriguez    45,000
11/22/2002    UFC 40    Ortiz v. Shamrock    100,000
02/28/2003    UFC 41    Rodriguez v. Sylvia    60,000
04/25/2003    UFC 42    Hughes v. Sherk    35,000
06/06/2003    UFC 43    Couture v. Liddell    49,000
09/26/2003    UFC 44    Couture v. Ortiz    94,000

Then in 2006:

Quote
The two-hour broadcast drew a 3.1 overall rating, with the main event of Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock 3 drawing a 4.3 rating.[1] Quoting MMA Weekly's Ivan Trembow, "That breaks down to an amazing 5.7 million viewers for the Ortiz vs. Shamrock fight. This shatters the UFC's previous record for the number of people watching a UFC fight at any given time."[2]

If Dana could do it when he needed the boost, we can't shit on Coker for it. At least now Shamrock's getting guys he can actually beat.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 07, 2015, 01:07:53 AM
Aside: Tito p. much carried that company during the dark ages and was a VERY big part of pushing it to the mainstream when they needed that boost the most. The way Dana disrespects him along with other fighters that helped build his business and this awesome sport, makes me sick.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on November 07, 2015, 01:27:25 AM
I'm not sure exactly what you want Dana to do with Tito. It's not like Tito was the world's greatest employee and Dana just knocked him down and shit in his mouth.

And the double standard between the UFC and Coker/Bellator is ridiculous. If Bjorn booked the same fights, people would be reacting like I am. But somehow, Coker is this untouchable MMA promoter God.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 07, 2015, 01:41:41 AM
It's not just Tito, he threw GSP under the bus too. How can any promoter dislike what GSP brought to the table?

Re: your second point, I feel like my previous post explained all that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: RavishingRickRudo on November 07, 2015, 01:44:01 AM
The odds of it ever happening is one in a billion but gracie/shamrock 3 is life. 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 10, 2015, 02:52:21 PM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/11/10/9708076/bellator-slightly-tops-ufc-in-total-viewers-over-the-weekend

Bobby Lashley outdrawing Dan vs Vitor WOW
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 19, 2015, 02:52:46 AM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/11/19/9758738/bellator-headliner-hisaki-katos-sister-survived-paris-terrorist

Really happy for Kato but you have to wonder how his mental focus will be on Friday.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 28, 2016, 01:07:54 AM
Quote
"Of course, I'm not going to fight a guy in their prime," Angle said ... "It's obviously gonna be one of the older guys. But if it does come to fruition, it'll be a helluva fight, whether its Kimbo Slice, Ken Shamrock, Dan Severn ... or even Royce Gracie."

He added, "If I do decide [to fight], it'll be with a Hall of Famer ... it won't be someone in their prime in their early 30s, no way, not now."
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 28, 2016, 01:32:53 AM
I think it's cute that Angle believes with his history of injuries and surgeries that he'll get granted a license by any competent athletic comission.

So basically if he makes his debut it'll be in Texas.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 28, 2016, 01:36:55 AM
Kurt has been talking this "I wanna fight" bullshit for a decade now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 16, 2016, 07:01:50 AM
Rampage is back. Whatever court issues he and Bellator had are done.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 16, 2016, 07:08:57 AM
2 fights.  Either he'll get the winner of Tito/Fedor (if that happens) or one of those guys and I think he takes a title fight this time around if its McGeary instead of Newton like before.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 16, 2016, 07:27:55 AM
Can they just fucking do Rampage/Tito?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 16, 2016, 08:43:40 AM
They'll try and then Tito will get the Zika Virus and his head will shrink to a normal size. He just wants his belt back.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on February 17, 2016, 02:48:53 AM
Rampage is back in Bellator? How the hell did he get to fight in the UFC then?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 17, 2016, 02:54:55 AM
Court injunction was stayed, UFC signed him. Court injunction got reversed, now he's back in Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 19, 2016, 01:56:35 AM
Not that this should shock anybody but it looks like the fix is in for Dada/Kimbo. A huge amount of offshore money came into Las Vegas oddsmakers on Dada and it brought the line up to almost even to the point where there are very few bookies out there offering odds on the fight anymore because they're afraid of how much money they'll lose.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 19, 2016, 02:25:45 AM
I'll still throw a bet down on Kimbo. If the fix is in it would be on behalf of Dada, but Kimbo at these odds is great in a legit fight. I'm willing to take a chance.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 19, 2016, 02:40:09 AM
Either way Bellator will benefit. Kimbo is more known but they'd market Dada exactly the same way if he wins.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 04:00:59 AM
You know unless it's discovered the fight actually is fixed. Then it's Elite XC time.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 04:39:33 AM
Can't wait for Kurt Angle to jump in the cage and challenge Shamrock.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 19, 2016, 11:16:59 AM
Let's be real you guys are gonna watch Gracie/Shamrock III and love every second of it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 11:44:33 AM
I'm going to watch it but I feel dirty about it. Like watching a car crash. Or a Faces of Death video.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on February 19, 2016, 12:12:20 PM
High point of the year so far. CAN'T WAIT
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on February 19, 2016, 01:40:18 PM
Tyson is glorious.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 01:46:12 PM
So Phil Davis is going to keep that belt until he retires.

Tyson on commentary is fantastic.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 01:48:06 PM
THIS SHOW RULES
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 01:52:29 PM
I'm not sure if Tyson is drunk, high or just really, really punchy.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 02:08:44 PM
If Dana booked these next two fights people would bitch for the next 10 years. Somehow Coker gets a pass.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 02:11:29 PM
They already do book fights like this, they're called Big Nog and Shogun fights
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 02:22:04 PM
This fight is somehow worse than I imagined.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 02:28:55 PM
LIRL
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 19, 2016, 02:29:04 PM
I seriously could never have even imagined these depths.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: jimmy no nose on February 19, 2016, 02:30:11 PM
This might be the worst thing ever televised. Not fight. Just anything
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 02:32:42 PM
FUCK YES WHAT A FIGHT
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 02:34:07 PM
I love that the commentators don't know if Kimbo or exhaustion KO'd Dada.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 19, 2016, 02:35:03 PM
LIRL

They couldn't even get Dada up for the decision.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 02:36:30 PM
One of the funniest things I've seen in any sport.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 19, 2016, 02:40:47 PM
Could this possibly be worse?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 19, 2016, 03:01:56 PM
There goes your "Legends" division. This is deserved. Fights like Tito/Rampage or Daley/Koscheck I can forgive. This is sad.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 19, 2016, 03:04:22 PM
I don't think events with these kinds of 'fights' and 'finishes' have lasting power. This carny shit can't sell forever, this isn't pro wrestling.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 19, 2016, 03:29:18 PM
It does have staying power, but they can't do one of these shows more than once every four months. The other problem is that they have to support the freak show fights with legitimate talent in the other three televised fights and they didn't do that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 20, 2016, 12:45:05 AM
Quote
Justin Wren MMA
‏@TheBigPygmy

Backstage @KimboSlice told me "I hear we may be clashing skulls soon." I respectfully responded "I'd love too!" #KimboNext #Bellator149

worried for mr. slice if true
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 20, 2016, 03:54:17 AM
Coker said he isn't interested in a Gracie/Shamrock sequel. Those were one-fight deals, they probably won't fight for Bellator again.

I guess we'll get two or three of these freakshow fight cards a year. We'll see if Kurt's on tap for another one, at least you know Kimbo will be good for a couple each year for the next three.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on February 20, 2016, 04:32:51 AM
https://youtu.be/IYL63UQBldg (https://youtu.be/IYL63UQBldg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 20, 2016, 06:16:26 AM
Dada was in critical condition last night because his heart stopped. Not as funny to me now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 20, 2016, 06:44:18 AM
Damn and all these scum criticized him on the social media. That guy had huge heart to fight with no heart, for real.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 20, 2016, 06:53:36 AM
He almost died because he had no business being in there and Bellator and the Texas AC won't change a thing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 20, 2016, 07:36:23 AM
I told you dudes TKO - Heart Attack

(http://i.imgur.com/e9v4wdn.gif)

Since Big John is the last one to touch him shouldn't he get the victory?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 20, 2016, 07:41:18 AM
It was apparently from weight cutting.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 20, 2016, 07:43:12 AM
He had plenty of time to lose the fat it's hard to feel bad for him in that regard.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 20, 2016, 04:52:24 PM
It does have staying power, but they can't do one of these shows more than once every four months. The other problem is that they have to support the freak show fights with legitimate talent in the other three televised fights and they didn't do that.

Bingo.

Also, Dana signed CM Punk and he had James Toney fight Randy Couture.......he's not above "freakshow fights"

Funniest (ok, one of the funny things) about the show was the crowd booing and turning on Kimbo-Dada and Gracie-Shamrock.  Like, were they expecting to see good fights?

Also, holy shit if Dada almost dying isn't a wakeup call to the Texas AC and promoters I don't know what will be
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 21, 2016, 01:12:43 AM
Also, Dana signed CM Punk and he had James Toney fight Randy Couture.......he's not above "freakshow fights"

Nobody said he was. I've recently brought up them using Tito/Ken II/III as an example. But Toney/Couture was six years ago, and the CM Punk fight is a one-off. I also said I support Coker trying to make a name for Bellator somehow so I'm not against the freakshow aspect in small doses.

But this card was brutal to sit through, and I think each of these cards can't rely on the same star power (they already said they don't want Ken or Hoyce again). Also, I think the amount of people shitting on this card all over the mainstream hurts their brand in some ways. The ratings will be good but they're not everything as Vincent K. says.

If they're only doing these shows once every few months, that's not too bad. But they should do a better job of putting those Chandler/Thomson fights on cards like Friday's. They've got potential with the light heavyweight division as well. Tito and Rampage are big names and still semi-legit fighters, they can probably mix and match them with McGeary, Davis, Mo and Vassell and really make some well-drawing fights.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on February 21, 2016, 03:25:26 AM
Wrestling Classics has Crimson Mask and other calling Royce/Shamrock a work, with Gracie possibly going off script, which is why Ken was so pissed.

Mask also thinks Shamrock/Kimbo was a work, as well as at least one if not both of the Saku/Royce fights.

*Sigh* from the Sunshine State
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 21, 2016, 07:32:36 AM
Also, Dana signed CM Punk and he had James Toney fight Randy Couture.......he's not above "freakshow fights"

Nobody said he was. I've recently brought up them using Tito/Ken II/III as an example. But Toney/Couture was six years ago, and the CM Punk fight is a one-off. I also said I support Coker trying to make a name for Bellator somehow so I'm not against the freakshow aspect in small doses.

But this card was brutal to sit through, and I think each of these cards can't rely on the same star power (they already said they don't want Ken or Hoyce again). Also, I think the amount of people shitting on this card all over the mainstream hurts their brand in some ways. The ratings will be good but they're not everything as Vincent K. says.

If they're only doing these shows once every few months, that's not too bad. But they should do a better job of putting those Chandler/Thomson fights on cards like Friday's. They've got potential with the light heavyweight division as well. Tito and Rampage are big names and still semi-legit fighters, they can probably mix and match them with McGeary, Davis, Mo and Vassell and really make some well-drawing fights.

The problem is that Coker and most of the people running the show think that because more people than usual tuned into this show... they'll stick around to watch a real card now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 21, 2016, 07:35:24 AM
Wrestling Classics has Crimson Mask and other calling Royce/Shamrock a work, with Gracie possibly going off script, which is why Ken was so pissed.

Mask also thinks Shamrock/Kimbo was a work, as well as at least one if not both of the Saku/Royce fights.

*Sigh* from the Sunshine State

Those guys are idiots. Takada/Coleman, now that's a work.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 22, 2016, 05:33:56 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLmtN2iTkmE

This would be a good freakshow fight, because they could match him up with a minor league jobber again and he won't gas out. I'd watch the shit out of Kurt Angle vs Herschel Walker BAH GAWD I JUST MADE THAT UP WHAT A FUCKIN FIGHT

I'd build it up by getting them each to face a couple of jobbers first, and Herschel probably wouldn't mind a tuneup fight before a guy like Angle. Nobody would expect that fight when they would announce it and it would get HUGE buzz. Football legend vs olympic gold medalist, NUMBER ONE TREND WORLDWIDE
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 22, 2016, 05:35:22 AM
It would need to be done in a state with a shitty commission that would sanction anything and I give Angle a 10% chance to make it through a training camp.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 22, 2016, 05:36:23 AM
Any state in the South would apply then.

Kurt Angle vs. Herschel Walker though holy shit I would have never thought of that. Do that on the same show as Kimbo vs. Royce and it would draw 3,000,000 viewers at least.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 22, 2016, 05:39:17 AM
Kimbo vs Hoyce is like a legit UFC 1 fight. But with Hoyce's K1 striking and gas tank, he probably makes it easier to do what he would have done at UFC 1:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/Royce_Gracie_Demonstration_07.jpg)

this is the water, I am a shark, he doesn't even know how to swim

The promo vids for that one would fuckin' own.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 22, 2016, 07:33:51 AM
The exact TV rating for this show hasn't been reported yet, but apparently it was pretty big for Spike TV and MMA on cable. FREAK FIGHTS HERE TO STAY WOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 22, 2016, 08:03:18 AM
After the way he performed on Friday they have to be terrifed of putting Kimbo in against literally any other heayvweight. I scoffed at Kimbo/Royce but I can for sure look at Bellator viewing that as a viable option.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 22, 2016, 08:13:34 AM
Fuck fighter safety! RATINGS!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 22, 2016, 08:22:18 AM
Meh. They'll just hold it in Texas.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on February 22, 2016, 09:16:06 AM
The exact TV rating for this show hasn't been reported yet, but apparently it was pretty big for Spike TV and MMA on cable. FREAK FIGHTS HERE TO STAY WOOOOOOO

I think it broke their record for maintaining viewers.

Also speaking of punchy washed up bums who need a fight... Pat Barry is really angling for a shot in Bellator in the freakshow division on Facebook.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 22, 2016, 06:14:35 PM
Walker vs. Angle (not that it would ever happen) should be on PPV.  They would get so much media hype.  Pair it with some washed up name fighters and, ya know, good relevant fighters and title fights......that's a PPV that could do UFC levels
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 23, 2016, 04:15:56 AM
I'm not sure, because they did do Rampage/King Mo and got 100,000, and they loaded that card as best they could with Brooks vs. Chandler and a Tito fight.

UFC 174 and UFC 177 did barely better with better cards, I don't know.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 23, 2016, 04:25:16 AM
Yeah I think Bellator needs to stick to the TV model for now, make Viacom happy with the ratings. They shouldn't move to PPV just yet.

Also, change the fuckin' name.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 24, 2016, 01:51:26 AM
What's wrong with Bellator as a name?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 24, 2016, 01:59:49 AM
It just sounds stupid, and most fighters and media types have seemed to shit on it.

So I just think that when so many people think it's stupid, branding is an issue. A lot of people probably go 'wtf is a bellator' when they see it, so it doesn't give the best first impression to potential viewers.

The roman gladiator motif is very dated (bellator means 'warrior' in latin). Even the UFC finally got rid of that stupid intro they had for over ten years with the guy picking up the sand, though like ten years too late. People made fun of it for a long time.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 24, 2016, 02:57:34 AM
I agree.  I think much like any other sports league, you need some initials.  Even if they just rebranded to something like BFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Amy pats fan on February 24, 2016, 03:06:49 AM
wouldn't people just make fun of BFC too?

I like Bellator as name.  Yes, POVY, I know what it means, that's why I like it.  I know my latin.  Not my fault bunch of idiots dont
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 24, 2016, 03:33:07 AM
lol I wouldn't say someone is an idiot just because they don't know what Bellator means, and that explanation was more for other people reading. Don't take it personally, bro.

I don't think BFC is the answer. Spike MMA, Viacom MMA, MTV Fighting (Viacom owns MTV right?) whatever the fuck, there are a lot of choices that are better for a pro fighting org than bellator imo. Using a name like Viacom carries a lot of weight, it's one of the biggest cable companies in the world. Doesn't hurt to try and leverage that.

I'm thinking about this solely from the perspective of a business, btw.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on February 24, 2016, 03:47:34 AM
ede faecam, idiot.

J/K.  BFC is horrible, but Bellator just doesn't sound great.  I like Mike's suggestions much better.

WSOF sounds much better than Bellator, also, IMO.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: MikeofEvil on February 28, 2016, 07:58:22 AM
Using a name like Viacom carries a lot of weight, it's one of the biggest cable companies in the world.

*Looks over the Atlantic*

The fuck is a Viacom?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on March 02, 2016, 05:11:16 AM
Quote
The next phase of the career of MMA legend Wanderlei Silva began today with the announcement that “The Axe Murderer” has signed with Bellator.

The 39-year-old Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC), the promotion today announced, has signed an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year deal. The signing appeared to be an inevitability after Bellator President Scott Coker said recently that the promotion was having serious talks with the former UFC standout and PRIDE champion about coming out of retirement.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 02, 2016, 05:16:12 AM
Won't be able to fight for another year sooooo.....yeah. Whatever.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 04, 2016, 04:54:14 PM
Shitty card tonight. But Caldwell threw one of the coolest German suplexes on Joe Warren that I've seen in a fight. Miragliotta let Warren take a lengthy nap before stopping that choke. Really bad on his part.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 05, 2016, 02:45:04 AM
Caldwell is a goddamn beast. That was one of the nicest suplexes I've seen in a while.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 11, 2016, 07:57:38 AM
Lirl both Kimbo and Ken tested positive for roids.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on March 11, 2016, 08:22:24 AM
Lirl both Kimbo and Ken tested positive for roids.

That's just fantastic.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on March 11, 2016, 08:32:18 AM
Everything I've seen hasn't released the drugs they failed on, just that they failed tests.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 11, 2016, 08:49:23 AM
Figure with Kimbo it's weed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on March 11, 2016, 09:45:18 AM
Texas has a pretty ridiculously low level for pot. But they also have 90 day suspensions.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2016, 10:13:28 AM
Mitrione just announced on the MMA Hour he's signed a 4 fight deal with Bellator. Guaranteed 6 figures for each one.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on March 14, 2016, 10:59:37 AM
I'm glad to see he has enough UFC losses to get paid.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 14, 2016, 11:21:13 AM
It doesn't seem that long ago you'd never see fighters openly talking about going to the highest bidder. Times have changed quickly.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on March 14, 2016, 01:13:41 PM
I think the sponsor deal soured a lot of the ranked guys on the UFC and that's at least part of the guys leaving.  Might be partly why pay seems to be angling upwards in UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 14, 2016, 01:23:20 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdiRQzHUAAAo6Z9.jpg:large)

also:

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 14, 2016, 06:00:34 PM
The issue that surpasses even the sponsorships is that a lot of fighters are finding that taking the huge multi fight deals is a double edged sword. It's great for job security and a steady income but really talented fighters feel like taking those deals is a mistake because unless they win a title they may not be doing this for very much money.

Eventually fighters will stop taking those long deals and it will change the market.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 15, 2016, 01:32:42 AM
Those deals make no sense. Sign an 8 fight deal, lose those first 3 and see what happens.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on March 18, 2016, 10:25:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/qK0RPwe.png)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on March 21, 2016, 09:15:50 AM
Kimbo and Shamrock both popped for Nandrolone and Shamrock failed for methadone too.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 21, 2016, 09:22:14 AM
Failing for methadone...that's some sad shit right there.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 22, 2016, 03:29:36 AM
Makes the NSAC look pretty fuckin' draconian when they fined Nick 100K and wanted five years for weed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: MikeofEvil on March 22, 2016, 08:13:35 AM
Kimbo and Shamrock both popped for Nandrolone and Shamrock failed for methadone too.

...why the everloving FUCK would you fight while on methadone!?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 22, 2016, 08:30:10 AM
The positive test means it was in his system, not that he was on it during a fight. Though with how slow he's looked it would explain some things.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 04, 2016, 06:11:12 AM
Sounds like Wanderlei may fight Kimbo Slice lirl
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 04, 2016, 06:15:33 AM
Where? Japan?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 04, 2016, 06:17:30 AM
Yep, sounds like it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 22, 2016, 06:44:59 AM
It's pretty shitty luck for Bellator that the McGregor saga broke this week because a lot more talk should be centered around Bendo's debut and what is in general a really fun card.

Andrei Koreshkov vs Ben Henderson- Welterweight Title
Patricio Pitbull vs Henry Corrales
Brennan Ward vs Cyborg Santos
Brent Primus vs Gleristone Santos
Michael Page vs Jeremie Holloway

Main event is quality stuff, really rooting for Bendo to become the first guy in MMA history to hold a belt with 3 major promotions. Pitbull always brings it and Ward vs Cyborg is gonna be some violent shit, his personality irks me but Ward has looked dynamite since dropping to 170. Primus is a legit LW prospect, ditto for Chris Honeycutt on the undercard.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 07:32:47 AM
Plus MVP!
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 22, 2016, 10:12:39 AM
Meh. I'm over him being protected. I'll care when he fights a decent grappler or wrestler.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 22, 2016, 10:18:24 AM
He only has one more fight on his Bellator contract after this one, will be interesting to see what happens after that.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 11:20:02 AM
holy shit I didn't even see him applying that position, I thought they stopped it for a break because of the kick to the face but the ankle lock from that position bah gawd. Jimmy needs to 'see that again' too haha

I don't know how anyone can't see this guy's star potential. Say what you want about the comp, but most were decent fighters and finishing all but one in the first round is legit hype train material. That's not even getting into the SWAAAAG in how he does it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 11:24:41 AM
Damn I'm hyped to see him fight a legit dogfighter who can grind out the victory in Gonzalez. Good test for him at this point in his career.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 11:59:21 AM
wow that decision.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 12:18:11 PM
lirl
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 12:19:40 PM
That's what you get for being born and raised in USA and repping Ireland.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 22, 2016, 12:26:25 PM
Getting tapped by Cyborg in 30 seconds with a heel hook, should just quit fighting at that point.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 22, 2016, 12:38:04 PM
Mitrione is gonna make six figures to fight this guy: http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Carl-Seumanutafa-22460

All about the Benjamins, brother.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: jimmy no nose on April 22, 2016, 01:46:25 PM
Benson Henderson is getting dominated by Koreshkov through 3.  Benson doesn't belong in this weight class.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: jimmy no nose on April 22, 2016, 02:02:19 PM
Unanimous 50-45 scores.  The only surprise there was that no one scored it 50-44.  Henderson never looked like he had any chance to do anything.  I'm not sure if this is good for Bellator or terrible.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 22, 2016, 02:04:23 PM
It makes them look more legit to have that happen to a former UFC champ. But the difference in size was obviously a big factor for a guy with Benson's style.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 22, 2016, 02:16:12 PM
Bellator is probably really upset given they just spent a lot of money on somebody who got smashed. Can see Viacom reigning in the purse strings if something like that happens again. Obviously, Koreshkov is a top ten guy based on the manner in which he fought this one. He looked totally dominant and was never in any sort of trouble. Will be making sure to watch him again.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 23, 2016, 01:48:53 AM
Also this fight should put things like BJ Penn beating Matt Hughes and Anderson Silva beating Forrest Griffin in perspective.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 23, 2016, 01:52:16 AM
Also Jake Shields beating Dan Henderson.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 23, 2016, 11:21:52 AM
I keep hoping they'll do something with MVP. After ten fights you're no longer a prospect and should get a name. The way they were announcing his next fight I was thinking it was going to be something...but no, some guy on a winning streak, but hardly a name people will know. Same thing with Lashley. There's money to be made there, but he'll keep getting journeymen, kids, and prospects that aren't going to pan out and they'll ruin any chance of getting a nice drawing fight and keep him safe.

That submission was very nice.

And while I'm not shocked that Benson lost, I wasn't expecting Koreshkov to pitch a no-hitter. I was wondering if Ben was hoping that Koreshkov was going to tire out like Thatch did and swoop in late for a finish. Dude has a serious gas tank and was never in a moment of trouble.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on April 23, 2016, 11:31:18 AM
MVP's contract is up after his next fight and the UFC is apparently very interested because of course they are. That's why they're slow rolling him.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 02, 2016, 02:46:29 AM
Josh Thomson is hurt and out of the Michael Chandler fight.

Because fucking AKA.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 04, 2016, 06:55:27 AM
RIP Jordan Parsons. Fucking shame.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on May 04, 2016, 07:09:04 AM
Damn. Very tragic.

RIP

They will find the guy who did this and he will spend the rest of his life in a jail cell.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 04, 2016, 07:28:37 AM
Regardless of the fact that they are a team of domestic abusers I feel horrible for The Blackzillians. They seem like a very tight team, this has to be devastating.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 06, 2016, 06:31:57 AM
It's going around that Aaron Pico knocked Thomson out and that's why Thomson dropped out. The hype behind Pico is getting super interesting.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 06, 2016, 06:46:39 AM
Oh man that dude should not be training at AKA. He needs a slow burn and they'll show him no mercy in training.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2016, 02:22:51 AM
"There’s no pride between wrestlers here and I’ll tell you why,” Davis said. “In Mo’s last fight in Bellator he got sky'd--not taken down, not tripped, no slip--but sky'd by his opponent. I’m talking about rooftop, over the shoulder and aired out by a guy from Britain. Listen, I don’t know if you know anything about wrestling in the U.K. but the conversation ends right there. All accolades are off the table. That was a rough moment. I’m sure he wishes he could redo that one.”

Oooooh Phil Davis I love it when you talk dirty.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on May 10, 2016, 03:05:46 AM
I've always loved Phil Davis. Some might say his style is boring, but I think he just lost his confidence in the UFC. He had to fight smart against a murders row of strikers.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 10, 2016, 03:18:35 AM
When he chains his takedowns and subs together he's a lot of fun to watch. When he can't.....yeah.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on May 14, 2016, 05:09:03 AM
Bellator just released Will Brooks.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 16, 2016, 06:26:27 AM
Michael Chandler vs Patricky Pitbull has been announced for the vacant LW belt.

They also stripped and released Vitaly Minakov which is no shocker. The guy seemed content to compete in Russia under banners that were being broadcast on UFC Fight Pass.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 17, 2016, 07:24:47 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/17/james-deen-mma-unfair-porn-regulations-hiv-condoms

I'll just leave this here.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 20, 2016, 04:54:11 PM
One of the worst decisions of the year tonight. The fight sucked, but what a bad bad call.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on May 21, 2016, 03:18:01 AM
EDIT:

Wrong Thread
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 25, 2016, 10:12:03 AM
http://mmajunkie.com/2016/05/fernando-gonzalez-out-of-bellator-158-promotion-seeks-replacement-vs-michael-venom-page

aww man
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 26, 2016, 03:34:40 AM
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/5/25/11773146/bellator-forged-fighter-medicals-zach-light-claim-adam-rendon-scott-coker-rich-chou-mma-news?_ga=1.66156077.24916338.1443475193

awwww no
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 23, 2016, 12:04:58 PM
My buddy got a cable package that carries Spike so I'll be watching the Dynamite card tomorrow. Not the best show ever but it's almost a guarantee that Rampage will viciously KO Ishii and Mitrione will do the same against his guy whose name I won't even bother to try spelling. Chandler/Pitbull II should go to Mike but Patricky can crack so it'll be worth a watch.

I also hope Hisaki Kato knocks Joe Schilling out under kickboxing rules so I never have to hear him talk again. Talented fighter, ridiculous douche.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2016, 01:29:12 PM
MVP/Santos and Daley/Lima or Koscheck would both be good fights, but hardly main/co-main stuff. Bellator :(
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2016, 01:32:42 PM
Can't believe I'm watching Rampage/Ishii, and that the Sakuraba fight that put Jackson on the map was fifteen years ago.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2016, 01:36:57 PM
miller lite is a legit sponsor at least. i was sick of seeing Joe Warren get excited for the wack-a-mole at D&B's.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2016, 01:43:09 PM
this is a really good fight. Didn't realilze it was at heavyweight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 24, 2016, 02:44:01 PM
Chandler punching his ticket on the KORY list

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 24, 2016, 02:44:34 PM


Chandler punching his ticket on the KORY list

 

KOTY

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 24, 2016, 02:49:22 PM
lirl Schilling just got merked by a non-kickboxer.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on June 24, 2016, 03:20:05 PM
"I don't try to get dudes pregnant" - Meathead.

Awesome.

I also marked out for Bruce Beck. I'm a geek.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on June 24, 2016, 04:26:45 PM
MVP/Santos and Daley/Lima or Koscheck would both be good fights, but hardly main/co-main stuff. Bellator :(

Kimbo's fault for dying.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 25, 2016, 12:08:53 AM
https://youtu.be/Vh4A5WMBwfo

lol jeez sloppy as hell.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 25, 2016, 01:40:11 AM
Schilling/Kato III: ADCC Rules

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 25, 2016, 01:49:23 AM
Kato by flying armbar.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 25, 2016, 02:11:16 AM
Mitrione tweeted that he passed all post fight medicals and is good to go.

*stifles laughter.*

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 25, 2016, 02:29:03 AM
Mitrione tweeted that he passed all post fight medicals and is good to go.

*stifles laughter.*

 

Yeah. Good thing the Doctor was there to immediately give him a clean bill of health

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/yna182/drnick_zpsy9z1erhx.jpg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 25, 2016, 03:43:43 AM
The best part was when they gave him his money.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 16, 2016, 05:42:57 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-boxing-mma-benson-henderson-robert-guerrero-pitbull-honda-center-20160715-snap-story.html
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 16, 2016, 12:17:04 PM
https://amp.twimg.com/v/6ffeaa41-5455-4fde-876c-1b59f228b439

say what you will about the comp, but he passes the eyeball test to me. Apparently Cyborg is in surgery right now to fix the damage.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 16, 2016, 12:42:01 PM
MVP would 100% beat Conor if he fought him QUOTE ME ON IT
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 16, 2016, 12:46:55 PM
https://youtu.be/98D7Ypb-Mdg

he made the front page of reddit with this. That's big time.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 17, 2016, 04:20:27 AM
MVP nearly killed him. His skull was fractured to the point where it pushed in on his brain, it was smashed in.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 17, 2016, 04:26:40 AM
MVP nearly killed him. His skull was fractured to the point where it pushed in on his brain, it was smashed in.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v134/yna182/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsacyeawc4.png)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 17, 2016, 08:56:08 AM
WTFFFF

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 18, 2016, 01:21:04 AM
Cyborg is out of the hospital and being flown to the US where he'll undergo further surgery. Bellator has issued a statement that they will be taking care of all of his medical bills.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 18, 2016, 04:57:33 AM
They should give him the health coverage.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 18, 2016, 05:14:48 AM
I'm not sure. Cyborg got knocked out less then two months ago, nor he or Mitrione should have been on this card.

And anybody shitting on Bellator to use this as an opportunity to up the UFC needs to remember Hector Lombard fighting Hendo after Neil Magny concussed him ten times over less then three months prior.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 18, 2016, 05:21:15 AM
I'm not sure. Cyborg got knocked out less then two months ago, nor he or Mitrione should have been on this card.

Yeah exactly, those guys shouldn't have been there in the first place. But after we saw the news stories about their medical shortcuts, not surprised.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 18, 2016, 05:26:04 AM
I mean, I'm sure if somebody asked Coker and Co. could produce medical documentation showing that Cyborg and Meathead were cleared to fight. I just have zero faith that getting said documents drawn up didn't involve either bribery, incompetance or both.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 18, 2016, 05:32:01 AM
I feel BETRAYED after praising Scott when the announcement of his hiring was made.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 18, 2016, 05:33:18 AM
I'd say worse, easily. I'm not giving UFC a pass on the Lombard thing but Bellator has been booking guys into fights after getting bludgeoned. The Mitrione thing was especially bad because Big John totally went into business for himself that night AND there was no medical suspension.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 18, 2016, 05:43:43 AM
Wait, what do you mean about Big John?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 18, 2016, 05:51:47 AM
I fully believe Big John gave Mitrione an opportunity to recover when he was clearly done because it was his Bellator debut and the brass wanted him to win. He's stopped fights for way less.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2016, 01:03:30 AM
I don't have cable but I might go out of my way to check out tonights card solely for Darrion Caldwell. One of the top prosepcts in all of mma right now and the way he's been handling top-level wrestlers is very impressive.

Oh and for those wondering if Melvin Guillard made weight for the co-main against David Rickels...........he did not.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 22, 2016, 07:46:48 AM
http://www.bjpenn.com/mma-news/fedor-emelianenko/bellator-reportedly-working-fedor-emelianenko-vs-tito-ortiz/

YES TITO ABOUT TO CEMENT HIS LEGACY
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2016, 07:58:51 AM
I'm concerned about how his soft skull will hold up to one of Fedors bombs.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 22, 2016, 09:29:25 AM
I'd love to see that fight. If they did it in LA I'd pay whatever they wanted.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2016, 01:43:33 PM
Oooooh lord Melvin killed Rickels and said he's moving up to 170 and called out Semtex

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 22, 2016, 02:07:18 PM
FUCKING FUCK

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on July 22, 2016, 04:05:00 PM
I fucking knew that guy was a good bet at +950, shoulda pulled the trigger. Those well rounded pacific mma bros know what's up.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 05, 2016, 08:21:06 AM
Melvin popped for something, out for a year.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 06, 2016, 04:45:47 AM
Non-PED related so probably blow or weed.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 18, 2016, 08:45:30 AM
Anybody else gonna watch Bendo vs Patricio Pitbull tomorrow night?

No? Just me? Ok, gotcha.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 18, 2016, 08:49:55 AM
I never miss a card... I usually forget they happened until I see them on my DVR though.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 18, 2016, 12:10:57 PM

Good stuff. Georgi K vs Bubba Jenkins is a real solid fight too.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 24, 2016, 03:35:45 AM
Rory Mac signed with Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: NoCalMike on August 24, 2016, 04:00:11 AM
Rory Mac signed with Bellator.

"eagerly awaiting" Dana to passive-aggressively trash him as a wannabe who wasn't cut out for UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on August 24, 2016, 04:14:21 AM
Probably for the best. Likely went as high as he could in the UFC and can make bank now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 24, 2016, 05:26:28 AM
He should probably get a title shot right off the bat but they might be leery after what happened with Bendo. I'd say he fights Lima or Daley.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 24, 2016, 05:48:51 AM
Nice feather in Bellator's cap to have the guy who ran through the UFC champ.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 24, 2016, 06:16:44 AM
I can't wait to see Rory face MVP. Gonna netsfan.gif all over the place when that inevitably is announced.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 24, 2016, 06:28:04 AM
Oh I think there's, like, .001% chance that fight happens anytime soon. Gotta keep MVP protected from anything resembling decent talent.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 24, 2016, 07:14:56 AM
MVP just asked to fight him and he only has two fights on his Bellator contract so I can see it happening.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 24, 2016, 07:47:20 AM
Their WW division is fairly shallow. I don't know why they'd match up two of their more viable title contenders and have one guy kill the other off.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 24, 2016, 10:40:46 AM
Bellator seems interested in the short term. They're looking for big money fights to pop buyrates/ratings. I'd pair Koreshkov with Rory for the title, he's earned that and he has the credibility. Plus you want the guy that beat the UFC champ to get a crack. Jimmy Smith breaking down how bad Rory broke down Woodley would resonate with viewers, mimicking the combinations, talking about how Woodley had no answer. Smith also could use this to boost his own profile, very underrated MMA analyst/on-screen guy.

MVP should get 2-3 more fights with guys like Fernando Gonzales, Lima and Brennan Ward before he starts facing the Rory's of the world.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 24, 2016, 10:48:59 AM
MVP has had 11 pro fights. He should have been in bigger fights already. Bellator is going to waste this guy on journeymen beatings and lose him before a payday fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 24, 2016, 11:09:39 AM
11 pro fights is not enough for Rory when almost all of them were against jobbers. Lima, Gonzalez and Ward would be good tests. I personally don't think that fight sells that well now because he's so unproven. Based on how his ground game looked in his last fight, Rory might stop that hype train dead before it can really pick up steam.

Don't get me wrong, they should definitely extend his contract before his next fight. But I think he does like it in Bellator so I feel like he'll stay.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on August 24, 2016, 11:16:33 AM
Man you know what would be a great fight and a good test and also something you could really sell? Put MVP in there with Koscheck.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 24, 2016, 11:57:34 AM
Man you know what would be a great fight and a good test and also something you could really sell? Put MVP in there with Koscheck.

I like that. Daley losing his last fight took some of the luster off the rematch anyway.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 25, 2016, 01:15:25 AM
I dunno about that. Koscheck has lost five in a row. Daley could drop another 3 and it still wouldn't matter much.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on August 26, 2016, 03:08:41 PM
Bendo is done.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on August 26, 2016, 04:06:36 PM
Bendo is done.

Yeah. Chandler kills a 2016 Bendo. He wasn't looking good at all before giving Pitbull the brutal tko. Lost the first round IMO. Ben's first ko\tko since WEC 40 in 2009

They was a wet fart of an ending.

And kudos to MVP for finding a "funny" way to remind us that his last opponent was brutally injured.

PS. Sounds like Pitbull broke his damn shin.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 15, 2016, 01:18:24 PM
Well. They signed Chael.

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on September 15, 2016, 10:56:57 PM
I never would have suspected after coming back from a drug suspension that Chael would sign with a company that does everything it can to avoid testing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 16, 2016, 12:49:17 AM
He can probably win the title at MW unless Rory chooses to fight there. McGeary triangles him inside of two rounds. Those are my inital thoughts on this matter.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on September 16, 2016, 07:14:57 AM
Dodges USADA and gets the Wanderlei fight. Makes perfect sense.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 21, 2016, 04:17:05 AM
http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Jordan-Parsons-39584

11-2 with only one KO loss yet:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2016/10/20/first-case-cte-diagnosed-mma-fighter/SfUZnoh3Z1dT9xruTm95RO/story.html?s_campaign=bostonglobe%3Asocialflow%3Atwitter

That is fucking scary.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 21, 2016, 05:22:00 AM
What's worse is we're going to need for a lot more fighters to die before we have comparable data.

I don't wanna make blind assumptions but I wouldn't be surprised if training was a big part of this. Blackzillians are known for going hard when it comes to sparring. I know that concussions/injuries happen in all camps but they have a rep for going full-throttle when drilling standup.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on October 21, 2016, 05:32:21 AM
If you think you're going to compete in MMA without developing CTE, you probably had it before you started training.

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 21, 2016, 06:03:26 AM
I read this morning a case of college wrestler who died at 22 and had it so it's totally possible.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on October 22, 2016, 01:50:17 AM
Unless I am looking in all the wrong places, Bellator put up the goofy David skits online and not the Ortiz/Sonnen promo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 22, 2016, 04:45:45 AM
Unless I am looking in all the wrong places, Bellator put up the goofy David skits online and not the Ortiz/Sonnen promo.

That Ortiz/Chael segment was embarrassing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on October 27, 2016, 05:54:22 AM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2016/10/27/13432922/morning-report-tito-ortiz-calls-chael-sonnen-a-juicy-juice-boy-plans

heh
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on October 27, 2016, 06:01:14 AM
lirl juicy juice boy
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 05, 2016, 01:28:48 AM
Phil Davis is the new lhw champ. Anybody see the fight?

 

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 05, 2016, 01:33:47 AM
Phil Davis is the new lhw champ. Anybody see the fight?

 

Yes. It was the only boring fight on an otherwise fun card.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 10, 2016, 07:33:39 AM
Big spoilers

https://www.instagram.com/p/BMpPCi0AGTj/
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 10, 2016, 07:36:47 AM
FUCK YES
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 10, 2016, 08:46:12 AM
Looks like the pic was removed. What was it?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 10, 2016, 08:47:12 AM
Spoiler: show
koreshkov getting ktfo by Lima
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 10, 2016, 10:54:30 AM
Spoiler: show
koreshkov getting ktfo by Lima


...the fuck. That already happen??
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: jimmy no nose on November 19, 2016, 01:58:44 PM
Really wish Bellator had pulled in Fedor before the Rizin fights so I could at least feign some excitement to see him fight Mitrione.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 19, 2016, 06:28:09 PM
That Page fight was brutal to watch. Seeing Page dance around for three rounds and do almost nothing at all was infuriating. The bias commentary was just as bad. Claiming that they were booing his jabroni opponent for not engaging. No, they're booing the guy they're selling as a superstar that's just happy bebopping and scatting along through the entire fight. When they're putting journeymen jobbers in against Page you'd think he'd be motivated to have a good showing.

The scoring in the main event was a joke. Glad they ultimately got the decision right, but Chandler won three rounds easily (might have gotten four) with a possible 10-8 first. That suplex was tremendous.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on December 02, 2016, 05:32:47 PM
Not that anyone's watching. But bellator sucked tonight. Boring card to sit through.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on December 05, 2016, 01:02:33 AM
Darrion Caldwell tho
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 02, 2017, 07:47:32 AM
Quote
Light Heavyweight    Tito Ortiz    vs.    Chael Sonnen             
Welterweight    Paul Daley    vs.    Brennan Ward             
Middleweight    Ralek Gracie    vs.    Hisaki Kato             
Featherweight    Georgi Karakhanyan    vs.    Mario Gougis             
Lightweight    Derek Campos    vs.    Derek Anderson             
Preliminary card (Spike.com)
Featherweight    Chinzo Machida    vs.    Jamar Ocampo             
Heavyweight    Jack May    vs.    Dave Cryer             
Featherweight    Henry Corrales    vs.    Cody Bollinger             
Middleweight    Kevin Casey    vs.    Keith Berry             
Welterweight    Guilherme Vasconcelos    vs.    John Mercurio             
Welterweight    Gabriel Green    vs.    Jalin Turner             
Catchweight    Christian Gonzalez    vs.    Danial Rodriguez             
Lightweight    Jacob Rosales    vs.    Ian Butler             
Welterweight    Johnny Cisneros    vs.    Curtis Millender             
Lightweight    Mike Segura    vs.    Tommy Aaron             
Bantamweight    Rob Gooch    vs.    James Ba             
Women's Flyweight    Rebecca Ruth    vs.    Colleen Schneider    


jesus christ
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 19, 2017, 06:22:54 AM
This Tito/Chael press conference is fucking hilarious.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 19, 2017, 06:27:03 AM
According to Tito he's had around 25 concussions in his career. And on a regular skull that's alarming but for Tito that's...like...3.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 19, 2017, 06:53:34 AM
"The only person who's ever made money with their mouth is Tito's ex-wife"

BOOOOOOM
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 19, 2017, 08:31:25 AM
how long has he been sitting on that one?

I hope Tito has an okay life after this. 25 concussions probably exaggerated but he still has the CTE.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2017, 08:39:04 AM
I've been staying away from the promotion for this fight. What I've seen so far has been embarrassing. I felt bad for both guys.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 19, 2017, 09:30:55 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/zQhQEsr.jpg)

Lookin' fit.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 19, 2017, 09:31:29 AM
legs look even smaller than usual though, not a good sign.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 19, 2017, 09:54:41 AM
Wonder if he already has a losing excuse planned.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on January 19, 2017, 09:59:32 AM
Obviously his legs are atrophied from his severed spinal column. His doctor told him not to fight but he's going to do it anyways.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 19, 2017, 12:37:24 PM
The fact that he can still walk is amazing.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 20, 2017, 01:10:16 AM
He just wants his belt back.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 21, 2017, 02:42:16 PM
Paul Daley just sent Brennan Ward to the shadow realm.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 21, 2017, 02:54:15 PM
Paul Daley just sent Brennan Ward to the shadow realm.

Hahahhahaha
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 21, 2017, 03:00:24 PM
BAHHHHHH
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 21, 2017, 03:01:18 PM
MARKING THE FUCK OUT
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 21, 2017, 03:02:00 PM
(http://oi40.tinypic.com/2ce0nwl.jpg)
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 21, 2017, 03:04:16 PM
BASED FUCKING TITO NEVER FORGET
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 21, 2017, 03:16:35 PM
Tito vs Chael is headlining a Bellator event on January 21.

I think Tito will be a big underdog, and Chael gets destroyed by bigger wrestlers who put him on his back, let alone those that know BJJ like Tito does. Tito is fine on his back and Chael isn't the kind of guy to blow him up with strikes on the feet, I feel confident in the BAD BOY

TITOOOOO
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 21, 2017, 03:21:01 PM
Tito vs Mirko in RIZIN
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on January 21, 2017, 03:25:37 PM
Lol I love Chael but I love this
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 21, 2017, 03:51:57 PM
Paul Daley just sent Brennan Ward to the shadow realm.

After that fucking Gracie sparring session the show needed that finish.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 22, 2017, 01:05:35 AM
Quote
Matheus Aquino @MatheusDCAquino

If not for the Forrest Griffin robbery, Tito would've ended his career 4-1 in last 5 fights.
12:01 AM - 22 Jan 2017
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 22, 2017, 01:07:18 AM
So there seems to be a small but vocal minority of are saying that this was a fix. And it wasn't. And these people are stupid.

Having said that. If there was ever a guy in the modern era of mma who'd throw a fight it'd be Chael.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 22, 2017, 01:15:59 AM
These people can't accept that a lack of roids matters.

They also thought the Shlemneko fight was fixed, just can't handle a big Tito win.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on January 22, 2017, 01:56:39 AM
Chael and Wand will both get popped after the fight.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on January 22, 2017, 10:18:51 AM
http://www.mixfighter.com/2017/01/22/evidence-of-a-fixed-fight-watch-this-footage-from-ortiz-sonnen/

The tap is a little suspect.  I'd lean towards it being real though if pressed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 22, 2017, 10:21:46 AM
That fight was not fixed.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on January 22, 2017, 10:35:10 AM
Chael is done as a draw for Bellator now so with Tito retiring why would they fix it unless it was for Chael.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on January 22, 2017, 11:35:17 AM
Chael is done as a draw for Bellator now so with Tito retiring why would they fix it unless it was for Chael.

One and done?  Sonnen is a wrestling loving carny, so if anyone would "work" a fight for a final pay day, Sonnen would be on the short list.

No TRT/PEDs and the 3 years off making him suck is a fair and logical conclusion though.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 22, 2017, 11:51:23 AM
Chael was trying to get multiple paydays.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on January 22, 2017, 12:04:57 PM
Chael was trying to get multiple paydays.

I'm not disagreeing, just being the Devil's Advocate
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on January 22, 2017, 12:34:50 PM
He'd look better 20 lbs lighter. Him and Wanderlei sells itself.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on January 24, 2017, 04:14:32 AM
http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/1/24/14371398/chael-sonnen-fired-on-celebrity-apprentice-for-cheating?utm_campaign=mmafighting&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter


LIRL
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on January 24, 2017, 06:33:29 AM
Show pulled 1.58 million viewers, 3rd best numbers in Bellator history.

Oh and LOL @ Shael.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 25, 2017, 12:04:37 AM
http://forums.sherdog.com/threads/cps-sacked-from-the-apprentice-and-pulled-from-his-submission-underground-match-by-bellator.3456773/

tough week
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 26, 2017, 03:41:23 AM
(https://out.reddit.com/t3_5qax97?url=https%3A%2F%2Fi.reddituploads.com%2Fa30022d255ee44cbb625771ff0c99e6b%3Ffit%3Dmax%26h%3D1536%26w%3D1536%26s%3Dcb4e3cf101b313b928e1f88ce43816e1&token=AQAAY0KKWKa1nGhcxHaj2tXMBfFfs9Py9nZtJXfs6uywE1FJxg3m&app_name=reddit.com)

dana would kill for numbers like that. Even in 2017 Tito's drawing power is on par with the best in the business. Imagine if he had the UFC brand and a Fox spot behind his push.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on January 27, 2017, 06:24:16 PM
Well tonight was shit.

First fight started out with some flashy kicks. Ended up a dull 15 minute fight. One of the funniest low blows and reactions I've seen in a long time.

The female fight was absolute garbage. Looked like it was meant to be a showcase for the 1-0 kid to beat up the 4-4 38 year old. Sure, the younger woman won, but it was just bad. Nothing looked good.

Bellator keeps pretending that Dave Rickles is a big star. He looked good tonight, but it was typical Bellator match making where his opponent shouldn't have been anywhere neat the cage.

And the main event had Melvin Guillard at 180 lbs land maybe 5 strikes in 15 minutes. Losing to the other Njokuani by scores of 30-26, 30-25, and 30-24. He's 3-9-2 in his last 14 and Bellator sees fit to put him into a main event just because he's fought in the UFC
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on January 31, 2017, 07:09:52 AM
https://youtu.be/rRV7hwVMBBk

I actually like what he has to say about Tito and the fight. It's funny that his analysis was better than 95% of the 'experts' out there as far as the matchup.

I also like that not only was he complimentary towards Tito as a fighter, but that he p. much implied the only reason he watched his first Bellator event was because of Tito. There's still a respect there that goes back two decades, despite how he's tried to bury him in public for his own interests.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 09, 2017, 03:56:40 AM
Scott Coker has said that Bellator is in talks with Mike Goldberg to fill in on commentary for dates that Sean Grande is unavailable.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 09, 2017, 03:59:25 AM
They're really making their move while the new owners fuck up UFC.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 09, 2017, 05:16:00 AM
This is like when Gene Okerlund joined WCW.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 09, 2017, 05:30:50 AM
I wonder if the reason we're getting Rory/Daley is because they're close to terms with Lorenz Larkin and he's getting a title shot.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on February 17, 2017, 05:47:21 AM
How did I not know that Fedor was fighting Mitrione tomorrow?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on February 17, 2017, 06:07:00 AM
Because it's a meaningless fight?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 17, 2017, 06:19:22 AM
Because he's going to die and you forced it to the back of your mind?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: jimmy no nose on February 18, 2017, 09:14:31 AM
The Fedor fight was just canceled within the last few minutes because Mitrione is sick.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on February 18, 2017, 09:53:33 AM
I was wondering to myself earlier what sacrifice the mma gods would demand for allowing Hendricks to make weight.

This is it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 18, 2017, 12:19:15 PM
Crotchcheck just got ended by a jabroni :(
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on February 19, 2017, 11:26:44 AM
Anyone watch last night?

Koscheck looked old

Bellator continues to try and get a women's mms division going. But their fighters are just the worst. Groovy hematoma though.


Cheick Kongo's fight gave me serious yawns.

Pitbull vs Thompson was on the verge of being a really good fight. But Thompson caught the worst of the head clash and was finished right after.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 20, 2017, 05:53:57 AM
http://severemma.com/2017/02/chris-fields-injured-mcgeary-vs-filipovic-now-bellator-173-main-event/

BAH GAWD
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on February 20, 2017, 05:57:08 AM
Clickbait title.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on February 20, 2017, 06:59:20 AM
Yeah wth, I was ready to proclaim Cro Cop is getting his 8th win in a row and it's another guy.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on February 20, 2017, 07:05:18 AM
post/sig
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 16, 2017, 05:20:38 AM
Lorenz Larkin has officially signed with Bellator. Great pickup, their WW division is looking pretty legit all of a sudden.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on March 20, 2017, 07:37:30 AM
Quote
Highly ranked light heavyweight Ryan Bader is the latest high-profile addition to the Bellator family.

Bellator President Scott Coker today informed MMAjunkie that Bader will today accept a multi-fight contract deal with the Viacom-owned promotion, ending a period of free agency after fighting out his UFC contract.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 20, 2017, 08:11:47 AM
For some reason Bellator is going to do an MSG PPV with Chael and Wanderlei headlining. This is my conjecture alone, but I think it's possible New York may not give Wandy a license.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: ViciousFish on March 20, 2017, 10:57:56 AM
Yeah, I don't see them licensing Wand if Rashad couldn't get a license
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 23, 2017, 07:53:17 AM
Yeah but we're getting Larkin vs Lima at that card awwww shittttttt.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on March 23, 2017, 08:05:03 AM
Fedor/Mitrione is happening on that card as well.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 23, 2017, 08:20:16 AM
Chandler/Primus title fight reported as well. Wonder if they'd throw Bader/Davis or Bader eliminator fight on there? Card would be about as stacked as they could muster at that point.  Weird they didn't give Rory a title fight and they'll give it to Lorenz.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on March 30, 2017, 08:17:38 AM
Rampage weighed in at 253 pounds...and he has a UFC contract to fight out when this fight is over.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on March 30, 2017, 08:18:56 AM
How is this fight happening? Another court injunction?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on March 30, 2017, 01:32:01 PM
I thought he'd look fatter.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 01, 2017, 09:50:59 AM
Well. The main event sucked. As expected. It's hard to get a fun fight out of Mo anymore. Rest of the card was fun. Killer walk off knockout for Sergei
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 05, 2017, 05:47:08 AM
1.4 million average viewing peaking at 1.6 for Mo/Rampage, great numbers for Bellator. They're consistently showing increased growth in viewer numbers and have been for a while now. If the MSG card delivers for them it's going to be very interesting to see if UFC somehow steps their game up because it seems like there's never been as many eyes on Bellator as there are at this point in time.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on April 05, 2017, 07:26:10 AM
I was right about Coker making them competitive. Even though it sounds like he's broken some serious regulations according to the Zach Light allegations, fighters praise the treatment they receive in Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 08, 2017, 08:32:51 AM
Rafael Carvalho just sent Manhoef to the shadow realm with a head kick in the 4th round of their championship fight. KO of The Year candidate. Nasty stuff.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on April 10, 2017, 12:59:10 AM
Rafael Carvalho just sent Manhoef to the shadow realm with a head kick in the 4th round of their championship fight. KO of The Year candidate. Nasty stuff.

The show really needed that finish. Forgettable card otherwise. Especially the main event. Until...
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on April 22, 2017, 03:03:44 AM
What kind of blood sacrifice do I need to make to get Patricio Pitbull in the UFC? Choked out Daniel Straus like it was no thing, 2X champ.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 19, 2017, 12:37:42 AM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heather_Hardy

She's making her MMA debut at the Bellator MSG show. 20-0 as a pro boxer, has won numerous kickboxing titles as well. Her life story is unique, to say the least.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2017, 04:47:31 AM
Thought this thread got bumped cause Daley vs Rory is today. Which it is.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on May 19, 2017, 08:46:25 AM
Spoiler: show
 RORRRRRRRY 
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on May 19, 2017, 03:33:20 PM
Kongo fights are nearly impossible to sit through these days. That first round was one of the worst I've ever seen.

Solid win for Rory. Daley has always been useless once he's on his back.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on May 20, 2017, 01:17:59 AM
Yeah I didn't care about that fight because I knew Rory was good enough to do what Koscheck and Shields did.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 21, 2017, 07:45:01 AM
So, predictions on what Saturday's card does as a PPV? I'm going with 150K buys, maybe lower. I think Bellator is in for a rude awakening.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 21, 2017, 07:59:41 AM
50k
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on June 22, 2017, 01:16:09 PM
We are ordering it here. With a group of guys the price won't hurt too much. 

Two shot fighters in a potentially comic main event plus old man Fedor = 85K hardcores buying
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on June 23, 2017, 02:06:37 AM
I still can't believe between Chael and Wand that neither of them popped for something.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on June 23, 2017, 02:20:38 AM
http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/19683516/is-aaron-pico-greatest-prospect-mma-history

Here's another intriguing angle for the hardcores. I'm really looking forward to his fight now.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2017, 09:55:28 AM
I'm actually looking forward to this show. Chinzo/Gallagher, Pico and Hardy's debuts, and then Lima/Larkin and Bader/Davis. That would make for a great TV card. I don't wanna see Fedor and Wanderlei get killed though, and giving them top billing makes your product look illegitimate, and certainly not PPV-worthy. They'll find that out when they get the numbers.

I really wanna say they'll shock the world and get UFC numbers but I can't see this doing over 60K.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2017, 11:58:31 AM
Great performances by Hardy and Gallagher.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 24, 2017, 12:10:04 PM
I have a feeling that if this does 50k as I expect, Viacom will pull the plug within a year.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on June 24, 2017, 02:05:10 PM
Pico lasts 25 seconds...
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2017, 02:18:21 PM
I know it's easy to say in a loss like that, but he looked like an amateur in every sense. Got caught with a basic uppercut, gets dropped on the first big punch that lands, doesn't show any good defence in the guillotine. It is a tough fight for a guy making his debut, but it's hard to come back from a loss like that, let alone in your debut and with the amount of hype Pico had.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2017, 02:30:31 PM
Over/Under on number of days Bellator is in business....365?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 24, 2017, 02:31:28 PM
Under
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mr. S£im Citrus on June 24, 2017, 02:35:20 PM
A guy who runs a podcast network I follow is an MMA enthusiast: he says that Bellator put on a card tonight that featured three title fights, and none of them were the headliner? Can that be true?
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 24, 2017, 02:36:30 PM
Yes, that's true. And the guy who would be worst for Bellator's business won all of them.

Considering Viacom executives would be at this show, I'm not even sure they make it to the end of the year putting on a product like this.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 24, 2017, 03:14:08 PM
Sigh...

At least Fedor connected.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Just Call Me Dan on June 24, 2017, 03:52:34 PM
I'm struggling to think of any positives for Bellator stemming from this show.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: NoCalMike on June 24, 2017, 03:58:02 PM
Here it is, check it out before it gets taken down.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG0A3TVfqa8

Looks like they nearly pull off a double KO, but Fedor took the worst of it and was pretty much toast until the finishing blow.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on June 24, 2017, 03:58:28 PM
I don't think I'll watch a Bellator show ever again.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: jimmy no nose on June 24, 2017, 03:59:55 PM
I'm firmly in the "Fedor please retire" camp, but if they really want to throw him in there with Chael I'd be okay with it. Zero damage fight for Fedor.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on June 24, 2017, 04:01:23 PM
I bet Bellator won't even last long enough to do that fight. The budget it takes to do a show like this and the losses they'll incur are going to be incredible.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on June 25, 2017, 04:29:18 AM
I was able to catch the fights on YouTube. Glad I didn't order

A super quick hype train derail
A 25 minute forgettable title fight
Seeing an old Fedor get put down
The lightweight title fight ending with an early injury.
A predictable main event.

Conor's shit talking game is on such a high level that Chael's stuff comes off weak these days. And it's a shame, because his fights usually aren't fun and he needs the hype.

The free card was a mixed bag. The opening female fight was one of their usual can vs someone they're trying to build up. I wasn't overly impressed.

They kid they want to be their Conor looked great.

I didn't hate Davis vs Bader. It had moments. The fight was too close for me to score really. I think I thought Davis had it, but wasn't at all sure. And I'm not sure if it's really the ref's place to tell the fighters to fight harder. I've seen way duller fights than this.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: AA484 on June 29, 2017, 03:14:52 AM
Their last fight in the UFC kind of sucked too so this was no surprise.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on June 30, 2017, 08:54:20 AM
I have a feeling that if this does 50k as I expect, Viacom will pull the plug within a year.

Better add close to 100,000 to those buys if the trends are halfway correct.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: AA484 on June 30, 2017, 09:38:02 AM
If they continue to be as shitty as that oNE was, that buyrate will go south eventually.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on July 10, 2017, 02:07:41 AM
Signed Mousasi. Wow. UFC are morons for letting him go.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on July 10, 2017, 02:50:17 AM
What the actual fuck.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on July 10, 2017, 03:08:37 AM
Dave never talked about the buyrate on the radio as far as I've heard. I'm pretty curious how many hardcores like me ordered it.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 10, 2017, 04:09:05 AM
Letting a guy go who main evented or co-main evented 11 times in the last few years says everything about the direction the UFC is currently headed in. Their new owners seem to be convinced they can sell people trash as long as it has the UFC name on it.

If Moose Sauce is fighting people aren't going to miss it. This is really stupid on their part, but what a signing for Bellator.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 10, 2017, 04:34:28 AM
The stuff Mousasi is saying about Scott Coker treating fighters with respect pretty much says it all. He said Bellator are paying him, but it's not all about that.

6 fight deal.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on July 11, 2017, 05:42:27 AM
Signed Mousasi. Wow. UFC are morons for letting him go.

Meltz says Mousasi wants to fight at 185, 205 and heavyweight and the UFC wouldn't let him move around. Bellator is also paying more, he was anti Reebok sponsorship and he found Coker more respectful to fighters
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on July 12, 2017, 08:31:07 AM
MVP has decided to become a pro boxer and has signed with David Haye's promotional company, which has a TV deal in the UK.

I think boxing may be more suited to his skillset.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on July 14, 2017, 04:11:47 PM
Tonight's main event was fucking bananas! Shame it was ended due to a cut, but it was two badass rounds.

P.S. Joe Warren is still as boring as ever. 15 minutes of humping. The usual Warren match.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Brodypedia on July 20, 2017, 03:42:28 AM
PPV did high 90K- to low 100K buys - Meltz
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on August 15, 2017, 06:07:20 AM
FRANK MUR signs with Bellator. HSJ, enjoy.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on September 23, 2017, 06:18:45 PM
I don't remember who it was that I told once the dust settled after Bellator signed him, but I told somebody here that it wasn't worthwhile for the UFC to keep Larkin. His record was far too spotty to begin with and this game isn't kind to fighters once they've already been found out. Doesn't really matter if they went on a little streak in the meanwhile. The Magny win was one thing but that Masvidal fight should have been a draw.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on September 25, 2017, 12:45:47 AM
The Magny win in hindsight with how Neil has performed against Hendricks and RDA is kinda exposed too. Larkin isn't an unskilled fighter but the idea that he was a top five welterweight when he joined Bellator was kinda hilarious.

On that note where does Paul Daley's left hook lie in the annals of mma in terms of GOAT striking techniques? That is an absolutely terrifying punch.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 06, 2017, 02:54:23 AM
Main card for tonight's show is pretty sick, worth a look.


Bantamweight Eduardo Dantas (c) vs. Darrion Caldwell
   
Featherweight Daniel Straus vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
     
Featherweight Pat Curran vs. John Teixeira
     
Bantamweight Joe Taimanglo vs. Leandro Higo


Dantas vs Caldwell is one of the best fights outside the UFC right now and one of the best fights Bellator can put on, the rest are good showcases for 135/145.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 20, 2017, 01:45:20 AM
Reminder: Mousasi vs Shelmenko tonight. VIOLENCIA.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on October 21, 2017, 01:08:24 AM
Reminder: Mousasi vs Shelmenko tonight. VIOLENCIA.

Yeah. Not so much there

Risky move for Bellator opening the show with the woman's fight that had a combined record of 3-2 and a combined age of 75. I actually dozed off for a minute during this one.

The next fight. Was with guys that were initially on the prelim and got bumped due to fight cancellations. Nothing special.

The next female fight was a straight ass beating. I know they wanted to sell that Hardy woman as a star, then she got throughly destroyed.

Gracie did Gracie shit. Not much of a story there.

Main event was a bummer. I think round 1 was clearly Gegard and round 3 was clearly Shlemenko. I gave 2 to Gegard but it was close. Have to think it would have been a better performance had he not gotten his eye closed in round 1. Letdown of a fight
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on October 23, 2017, 11:55:13 PM
Mousasi was asked if he was happy with how his first Bellator fight went and the often brutally honest fighter had a harsh message for his critics:

“No, not at all,” Mousasi said. “But he punched me right in the eye in the first minute so I was fighting on instinct, trying to survive, I was fighting with one eye for almost three rounds so it didn’t go the way I wanted, but a win is a win. To the haters, they can suck it.

“I have a pretty long one, they can all get in line and suck it.”


“I’m not pissed off. I don’t care,” Mousasi continued. “I’m going to eat lobster. I’m going to sit in my farm, drive a tractor and my car. Who cares about these guys? I made my money. I have a better life than all of these bums.”

“If I win my next fight, they’re all going to forget the last one,” Mousasi said. “That’s how the memory of these idiots work. They have short memory. They’re like goldfish or something.”

GOATgard

Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Zetterberg is Go on November 03, 2017, 01:26:40 PM
https://screengrabber.deadspin.com/tywan-speedy-claxton-annihilates-opponent-with-flying-1820135126

Sweet lawd.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 10, 2017, 01:44:02 AM
Coker trying to recapture that Strikeforce magic, they announced yesterday that in 2018 there will be a HW tournament to determine the new champion. Participants are....

- Fedor
- Mir
- King Mo
- Mitrione
- Bader
- Chael (LOL)
- Rampage (Double LOL)
- Big Country
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Youth N Asia on November 10, 2017, 03:19:56 AM
Jesus, this company has a shit heavyweight division. Only 4 heavyweights in their heavyweight tournament. Other than Bader none of these guys have looked good in a while. I also kinda hate Bellator for not giving up on trying to make Mo a star, despite having boring fight after boring fight after boring fight
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: HSJ on November 10, 2017, 04:33:20 AM
All these guys are old now but it’ll still be fun
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Mayor of Flavortown on November 10, 2017, 05:16:28 AM
Would've liked some Mark Coleman personally.

I wonder if they offered Cro Cop a bunch of money to do it, or can he still not get licensed here? He probably could beat most of these guys including current Fedor. I know last month he was saying he wanted his farewell (heh) fight to be a rematch with Fedor.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 10, 2017, 05:48:06 AM
So Conor ran in the cage at this and shoved Marc Goddard, also trying to beat him up. He should be suspended.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 10, 2017, 05:51:18 AM
Conor needs to lay off the yayo.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 10, 2017, 07:26:07 AM
He also hit an official.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Fan of Sports with Integrity on November 10, 2017, 07:56:11 AM
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 10, 2017, 08:03:19 AM
That and his following tweets are all-time great tweets. This piece of shit completely overshadowed his teammate's win and made it all about himself.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 10, 2017, 08:22:51 AM
Yep. And even though it's possible that Conor from 5 years ago might have still done that it's the money that's influencing how he behaves now. He thinks he's above any kind of punishment and he's probably not wrong either.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Former Faithless Fool on November 10, 2017, 08:25:25 AM
Didn't he slap a commissioner too?

Nice
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Lord of The Curry on November 10, 2017, 08:35:57 AM
An official of some kind, yeah.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships
Post by: Firmino of the 909 on November 10, 2017, 08:56:33 AM
The president of the ABC was there and it sounded like they were gonna suspend him/take away his license for a long time. Can't put hands on officials.
Title: Re: Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 1
Post by: no fact, no matter on November 28, 2017, 03:23:30 AM
Discussion continues @ Bellator Fighting Championships: Round 2 (http://culturecrossfire.com/forums/index.php?topic=13121.0)