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Rory MacDonald Claims Bellator May Use Him As Alternate In Heavyweight Tourney

Rory MacDonald’s love for the early days of MMA, when the sport was just as likely to be called NHB(No-Holds-Barred), is well documented. In the past, the Canadian welterweight has spoken of his desire to see the ban on headbutts lifted and time-limits removed. He isn’t too fond of these newfangled weight-classes either. Just last year, MacDonald tweeted the following …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reacts To Conor McGregor’s Bellator Invasion

Following Conor McGregor’s actions at Bellator 187 in Dublin earlier this month, UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov apparently sees the Irishman as something of a bully who needs to be taken down a peg or two. McGregor invaded the Bellator cage after his SBG Ireland teammate Charlie Ward drilled John Redmond with very little time to spare at the end …

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Iaquinta Feels Someone Should Have Given McGregor A Very Physical ‘Wake-Up Call’ At Bellator 187

Al Iaquinta feels that somebody should have socked UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor when he invaded the cage at Bellator 187 in Dublin earlier this month. Can you imagine the mayhem? Things were chaotic enough even without someone taking a swing at the sport’s biggest star in front his hometown crowd, as McGregor had to be escorted from the cage …

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Watch: Aaron Pico Rebounds From Debut Defeat With Chilling One-Punch KO At Bellator 183

After almost three years of hype, Aaron Pico’s professional debut back in June lasted a mere 24 seconds. That would have perfectly fine with his promoters, of course, had Pico been the one to carry out the lightning-quick demolition.  Pico, who was signed to a long-term contract by Bellator based upon his top-class wrestling and amateur boxing credentials when he …

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Watch: Michael ‘Venom’ Page Took A Cheeky Swipe At Conor McGregor Earlier This Week

Bellator MMA welterweight star Michael ‘Venom’ Page took a cheeky little swipe at UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor during a press conference in London earlier this week. It was announced in July that Page had signed with Hayemaker Ringstar and that he intended to attempt the difficult transition from the MMA cage to the boxing ring at some point before …

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Watch: Garry Tonon Busts Out Conor McGregor Impression After Beating Dillon Danis At Polaris 5

After topping Dillon Danis in a grudge rematch at last night’s Polaris 5 grappling event in London, Danaher Death Squad member Garry Tonon busted out a less than convincing impression of Danis’s friend and training partner Conor McGregor. Tonon and Danis first fought at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship back in 2015. On that occasion, Tonon …

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Former UFC Heavyweight King Frank Mir Signs With Bellator MMA

On Tuesday evening, Frank Mir, who was twice crowned UFC heavyweight champion in the noughties, announced that he has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. Mir made the announcement during an episode of Phone Booth Fighting, a podcast that he regularly co-hosts with Richard Hunter. MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani, as is his wont, was the first to report that …

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Bellator Confirm James Gallagher’s Opponent For November Show In Dublin

Irish featherweight James Gallagher will take on Jeremiah Labiano in the headline attraction of Bellator’s November 10th show at Dublin’s 3Arena. It was known for some time that Gallagher, a native of Strabane, County Tyrone but fighting out of Dublin’s world-famous SBG Concorde gym, would be one half of the show’s main event. However, Irish MMA journalist Peter Carroll recently …

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James Gallagher Confirms He Will Headline Bellator Show In Dublin

James Gallagher is set to headline a Bellator card in Dublin this November… At just 20 years of age, James Gallagher is already one of the biggest names in Irish MMA and now,  ‘The Strabanimal’ has confirmed that he will be headlining a Bellator card in Dublin this November. With an undefeated professional record of 7-0, James Gallagher last fought at …

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David Haye Announces Rio Medalist Joe Joyce And MMA Star Michael Page Have Signed With His Promotional Company

At a press conference in London today, David Haye made a number of big announcements, not only pertaining to his own in-ring career but also regarding the future of his promotional company, Hayemaker Ringstar. Haye, who ruptured his achilles tendon during his fight with bitter rival Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena back in March and was subsequently stopped by …

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