Scott Coker Calls Ryan Bader The Best Heavyweight In The World Following UFC 241

Bellator president Scott Coker believes his heavyweight champion in Ryan Bader is the best in the world and made sure to let everyone know following UFC 241. Stipe Miocic regained the heavyweight title following his fourth-round TKO win over Daniel Cormier in the UFC 241 headliner this past weekend. In the process, the Cleveland native […]

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Bellator president Scott Coker believes his heavyweight champion in Ryan Bader is the best in the world and made sure to let everyone know following UFC 241.

Stipe Miocic regained the heavyweight title following his fourth-round TKO win over Daniel Cormier in the UFC 241 headliner this past weekend. In the process, the Cleveland native also reestablished his claim as being the greatest heavyweight of all time.

Miocic was already regarded as the greatest heavyweight champion of all time after breaking the record for title defenses (3). However, many believed Cormier could be recognized as the heavyweight GOAT if he registered two wins over Miocic.

However, that’s not the case now as many firmly believe that title belongs to Miocic. Except for Coker who sent out a cheeky tweet following the event:

@RyanBader is the best heavyweight fighter on the planet,” he tweeted.

There were previous talks of a cross-promotional super fight between Cormier and Bader, especially as they were slated to fight each other in the UFC. One wonders if that will continue with Miocic now reigning as the heavyweight champion.

Do you think Miocic or Bader is the best heavyweight in the world?

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Dillon Danis Gives Props To Nate Diaz For ‘Masterful’ UFC 241 Performance

Despite their past beef, Bellator prospect Dillon Danis could only give props to Nate Diaz for his showing at UFC 241 last night. Diaz put in a dominant performance on his way to a clear unanimous decision victory over Anthony Pettis. Outperforming Pettis in the striking as well as grappling, Diaz notably won the fight […]

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Despite their past beef, Bellator prospect Dillon Danis could only give props to Nate Diaz for his showing at UFC 241 last night.

Diaz put in a dominant performance on his way to a clear unanimous decision victory over Anthony Pettis. Outperforming Pettis in the striking as well as grappling, Diaz notably won the fight 30-27 on all three judges’ scorecards. It was all the more impressive considering it was his first outing in nearly three years when he last lost a majority decision to Conor McGregor.

Because of his rivalry with McGregor, Diaz naturally had some back-and-forth trash talk with the Irishman’s friend and training partner Danis. But even considering all that, the Bellator star could only applaud the Stockton native’s performance.

“I know I have had my beef with Nate Diaz but you gotta give respect where it’s due that was a masterful performance,” Danis tweeted.

It’s a welcome change from Danis, but not one that fans can expect to see more regularly. After all, the 25-year-old has made it a habit of going after the well-known UFC stars on social media.

Regardless, were you as impressed with Diaz’s performance as Danis was? And do you think Danis will go back to trash talking Diaz eventually?

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Dillon Danis Blasts Colby Covington’s UFC Newark Performance

Colby Covington opened many eyes about his ability to fight during his UFC Newark performance. Dillon Danis was not impressed, though. Covington dominated Robbie Lawler over five rounds to win a lopsided unanimous decision in their UFC Newark headliner last night. Despite his brash attitude and antics, even his detractors couldn’t deny that Covington was […]

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Colby Covington opened many eyes about his ability to fight during his UFC Newark performance. Dillon Danis was not impressed, though.

Covington dominated Robbie Lawler over five rounds to win a lopsided unanimous decision in their UFC Newark headliner last night. Despite his brash attitude and antics, even his detractors couldn’t deny that Covington was the real deal as he backed up his trash talk.

However, Danis found faults with the performance and believes he would put a beating on “Chaos”:

“Colby is so sloppy i thought I was watching ufc 1 with those choke attempts ? if we fought the cops couldn’t even save him from the beating i would put on his b*tch ass,” Danis tweeted.

Danis was referring to the number of times Covington was in a position to put Lawler in a rear-naked choke submission, only to never follow through with it. It was an aspect of the fight that Ben Askren also commented on.

However, it didn’t make a difference in the end as Covington got one of the biggest wins of his career and is now set to face current champion Kamaru Usman next. Danis, on the other hand, is still very early into his mixed martial arts career and only became 2-0 earlier this year.

Regardless, what do you make of the Bellator prospect’s comments?

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Aaron Pico Sings With Ali Abdelaziz & Dominance MMA

Famed mixed martial arts (MMA) manager Ali Abdelaziz has inked another notable fighter to his Dominance MMA team. According to Damon Martin of MMA Fighting, Bellator featherweight star Aaron Pico has signed on with Abdelaziz and Dominance. Abdelaziz offered a brief statement on signing Pico. “Aaron has so much raw talent, one of the most […]

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Famed mixed martial arts (MMA) manager Ali Abdelaziz has inked another notable fighter to his Dominance MMA team.

According to Damon Martin of MMA Fighting, Bellator featherweight star Aaron Pico has signed on with Abdelaziz and Dominance. Abdelaziz offered a brief statement on signing Pico.

“Aaron has so much raw talent, one of the most talented fighters I’ve ever seen. He will become Bellator champion but it will be the right way.”

Pico has seen quite a bit of struggle in his young MMA career. He came into Bellator as a highly-touted prospect, expected to make waves in the featherweight division. Instead, his professional debut was over in just 24 seconds with a submission loss. After that, Pico saw success with a four-fight win streak, winning all via stoppage in the first round.

That win streak came to an end against Henry Corrales at Bellator 214 in January. Pico was knocked out in the first round of their matchup in Inglewood. He returned earlier this summer in June against Ádám Borics at Bellator 222, only to be knocked out again in the second round with a flying knee.

It will be interesting to see how the 22-year-old responds coming off back-to-back knockout losses.

What do you make of Pico deciding to sign with Abdelaziz and Dominance MMA?

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Bellator President Scott Coker Ready To Make Cris Cyborg Contract Offer

Cris Cyborg’s time with the UFC is apparently done. Earlier today (Fri. August 2, 2019) during an interview, UFC President Dana White revealed the Las Vegas-based promotion is “out of the Cyborg business.” Cyborg competed in the final bout on her UFC deal against Felicia Spencer last week at UFC 240, winning via unanimous decision. […]

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Cris Cyborg’s time with the UFC is apparently done. Earlier today (Fri. August 2, 2019) during an interview, UFC President Dana White revealed the Las Vegas-based promotion is “out of the Cyborg business.”

Cyborg competed in the final bout on her UFC deal against Felicia Spencer last week at UFC 240, winning via unanimous decision. Now, White will apparently wave the exclusive negotiating period in her contract, allowing Cyborg to sign with any promotion of her choice. This is of interest to Bellator President Scott Coker, who told MMA Junkie he is ready to get in contact with the Brazilian’s management immediately.

“That’s great news. I’ll be calling (Cyborg’s manager) Audie (Attar) in the next five minutes.”

Coker did clarify, however, he’ll first make sure White’s comments were, in fact, truthful, before attempting to negotiate a deal with Cyborg. Cyborg and Coker have a past working relationship, as she competed for Coker under the Strikeforce banner earlier in her career. One of White’s claims about Cyborg was that she’s afraid to rematch current UFC women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes.

The pair met back in December, where Nunes finished Cyborg in under a minute. In regards to White claiming Cyborg is scared, Coker finds such comments “ridiculous.”

“I don’t even know what to say about that,” Coker said. “Cyborg isn’t afraid of anybody.”

What do you think about Coker being prepared to offer Cyborg a Bellator deal after allegedly being released from the UFC?

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Nick Newell Signs One-Fight Bellator Deal

Former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor Nick Newell has signed a one-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Newell will be competing against Corey Browning at Bellator 225 on August 25. The fight goes down from the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bellator president Scott Coker expressed doubt about bringing in Newell in the past given […]

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Former Dana White’s Contender Series competitor Nick Newell has signed a one-fight contract with Bellator MMA.

Newell will be competing against Corey Browning at Bellator 225 on August 25. The fight goes down from the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Bellator president Scott Coker expressed doubt about bringing in Newell in the past given he is a congenital amputee. However, his condition has never hindered “Notorious’” confidence (via MMA Junkie):

“My house is 10 minutes away from the arena,” Newell said. “I drive by that arena every day on my way to work and think, ‘Wow, it would be so awesome to fight there.’

“Finally this opportunity came and I had my team reach out to them and coming off the impressive win I just had. All things considered with my record and who I’ve beaten, they thought it was a good fit and they got me on the card.”

Newell is looking to put on a performance so impressive that Bellator inks him to a multi-fight deal. He knows he is an elite caliber fighter and believes his shot with Bellator gives him the best opportunities to showcase his skills:

“I know how good I am and I know I’m in the elite of the sport,” Newell said. “The guy I fought on Contender Series is undefeated and there’s so much unknown.

“When I fought Justin Gaethje he was unknown, but I gave him a better fight than two guys who are ranked top 10 in the world, and now he’s top five. I know where I stand and I know I’m elite and Bellator is the best place for me to show my skills.”

What do you think about Newell inking a one-fight deal with Bellator?

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