Jimmy Smith leaves Bellator

Since 2010 Jimmy Smith has been calling Bellator fights but after a mutual agreement with the organization he is leaving. They issued a joint statement with Bellator saying: After a long and successful relationship, Jimmy Smith and Bellator have mutually agreed to part ways. Jimmy is one of the finest combat sports announcers of our … Read more

Liddell discusses Jones, UFC firing, and a return to MMA

It was rumored earlier this year that UFC hall of famer Chuck Liddell would return to fighting for the Bellator organization. After being forced in to retirement by Dana White he was given a “lifetime” position as a UFC executive which dissipated when the company was purchased. With Liddell out of a job it would be a little bit of revenge to fight for the competition. He spoke with Ariel Helwani about the firing, Jon Jones, PED use, and his potential return.

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MacDonald thinks Woodley as champ makes him look even better

BJPenn.com spoke with Bellator’s Rory MacDonald about the UFC’s welterweight scene since he departed the company. MacDonald beat champ Tyron Woodley in June of 2014 via unanimous decision and from his perspective Woodley being champ is a bonus for him. It doesn’t bother me to much to see someone else who I have beaten as the … Read more

Terry Etim released after traffic incident

The Liverpool Echo is reporting that Former UFC fighter Terry Etim was finally released from the hospital last week after an incident where he threw himself in to ongoing traffic in Liverpool. A witness initially described their account of the event. I went out and helped to restrain the man in a nearby car park, but he … Read more

Bellator drops another bomb for New York event

Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen will headline UFC 180 in June at Madison Square Garden. Matt Mitrione vs. Fedor Emelianenko will also be on the card. They were scheduled to clash at 172 in San Jose last month, but Matt was pulled due to medical reasons. If Sonnen vs. Silva is not allowed for some … Read more

Bitter rivals to clash at Bellator 180

It’s been years in the making and Bellator is finally making it happen. The bout was close to occurring many times before, but never came to pass for one reason or another. Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are finally going to settle the score at Bellator 180. Wanderlei was suspended for life after reportedly running … Read more