Darrion Caldwell to Patricio Freire: ‘I Want to Beat Your F*cking Ass’

The latest message from Darrion Caldwell to Patricio Freire isn’t friendly. Caldwell is coming off a second-round knockout victory in his featherweight return against Noad Lahat. The bout took place this past Friday night (Aug. 17). It headlined …

The latest message from Darrion Caldwell to Patricio Freire isn’t friendly. Caldwell is coming off a second-round knockout victory in his featherweight return against Noad Lahat. The bout took place this past Friday night (Aug. 17). It headlined Bellator 204 inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. It was the first stop on […]

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Phil Davis Meets Vadim Nemkov at Bellator in Israel on Nov. 15

Phil Davis meets hard-hitting light heavyweight Vadim Nemkov this fall. Bellator fans will soon reap the rewards of a DAZN subscription should they decide to spend the money. Bellator’s partnership with the sports streaming service will begin nex…

Phil Davis meets hard-hitting light heavyweight Vadim Nemkov this fall. Bellator fans will soon reap the rewards of a DAZN subscription should they decide to spend the money. Bellator’s partnership with the sports streaming service will begin next month with Bellator 206 on Sept. 29. Fans will be able to see all Belaltor events live […]

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James Gallagher Issues Statement Following First KO Loss

James Gallagher issues a statement following the first loss of his professional mixed martial arts career. Gallagher went one-on-one with Ricky Bandejas on the main card of Bellator 204. The action took place inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls,…

James Gallagher issues a statement following the first loss of his professional mixed martial arts career. Gallagher went one-on-one with Ricky Bandejas on the main card of Bellator 204. The action took place inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this past Friday night (Aug. 17). Bandejas knocked out Gallagher in the first […]

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James Gallagher Issues Statement Following First KO Loss

James Gallagher issues a statement following the first loss of his professional mixed martial arts career. Gallagher went one-on-one with Ricky Bandejas on the main card of Bellator 204. The action took place inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls,…

James Gallagher issues a statement following the first loss of his professional mixed martial arts career. Gallagher went one-on-one with Ricky Bandejas on the main card of Bellator 204. The action took place inside the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this past Friday night (Aug. 17). Bandejas knocked out Gallagher in the first […]

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Wanderlei Silva Gives Indication He May Retire After Rampage Jackson Fight

Silva has been fighting since 1996.

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Wanderlei Silva gives another indication that may call it a pro-MMA career following his next bout with Quinton Jackson that is slated to go down next month.

Bellator MMA is going back for more and is hoping that fight fans around the world are interested in seeing Silva fight Jackson for the fourth time.

Jackson was recently active in the Bellator cage as he lost in the eight-man tournament’s quarterfinals. However, he fell short to former title contender Chael Sonnen at Bellator 192. The former UFC light heavyweight champion Jackson has fought as a heavyweight for his past three bouts.

This fight would make sense at heavyweight due to the fact that Jackson has gone on record in previous interviews by stating that he suffers from a thyroid condition. For those who don’t know, by having it, it makes the cut to light heavyweight too difficult.

Silva returned to action from an extended layoff this past June. But was defeated by Sonnen over three rounds on pay-per-view at Bellator NYC at Madison Square Garden.

Now to the history between these two fighters. Silva and Jackson have faced off three times under two different promoters. By looking at the history books, Silva won the first two in the now-defunct PRIDE, while Jackson won the third in the UFC.

Wanderlei Silva Gives Another Indication

Silva announced over the weekend that he is going to run for a position in the Chamber of Deputies. It appears that he’s going to retire from MMA should his political aspirations come to true. The MMA Legend wrote the following on his Instagram account as Wanderlei Silva gives the truth:

”Our time is coming!” Wand wrote on his Instagram. “As I am happy with so many demonstrations of support, I am putting my name at the disposal of your brothers. We will not have stickers, sound cars, painted murals, nobody will pay 100 to receive 50! You see this candidate spending a lot of time opening eyes, my campaign will be the campaign of Gandhi: simple with the ideals of love and honesty and friendship.”

New Career

Silva told MMA Fighting that this is a new career for him and it could impact his MMA career and decision to retire.

“I’m facing this as maybe it is my last fight,” Silva said. “I will run for federal deputy now. It’s a new career, a new time in my life. I’m seeing the need for it. There are guys being elected that have no business being there.A bunch of poor guys, dishonest guys that steal from the people. You have to put guys that have an ideal. Already have money to live so they don’t need to steal from the people.”

The promotion has already announced that Silva vs. Jackson would go down on the September 29th card in San Jose, California at the SAP Center.

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Video: Free Agent Michael Chandler Knows His Worth, Exploring His Options

Free agent fighter Michael Chandler knows his worth and is exploring all of his options.

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Michael Chandler is one of the highest profile fighters to hit MMA free agency in some time. The former lightweight champ is expecting a quick resolution and a boatload of money.

Chandler, 32, has been without a Bellator MMA contract since earlier this year when he successfully fought out his deal. There is no shortage of suitors for Chandler who called the free agency process “exciting” but also knows that this is one of the biggest decisions of his professional career.

“Business is business,” Chandler told LowkickMMA and other media in attendance. “No. 1, I know my worth. No. 2, I know exactly what I’m fighting for. No. 3, I know exactly how good I am. I truly think I’m the best lightweight in the world, and I don’t think there’s anybody that can convince me otherwise. With that comes a lot of layered decision-making.”

Chandler is one of the most prolific fighters in Bellator’s history. He has the second most fights in promotion history with 19, and he is tied for the most wins in the promotion’s history with 15. Despite Chandler’s accolades, Bellator has not been able to take advantage of the exclusive negotiation period with him. However, a person with knowledge of the situation stated that the promotion is taking the necessary steps to resign Chandler.

“At the end of the day, nothing is more important to me than my wife and my son and my legacy,” Chandler said. “I’ve always said that. Whoever was going to take better care of me, whoever is going to be there and taking care of me better was going to be who I was going to end up getting a deal done with. At this point, there are no deals done, and we will see what happens.”

“It all goes back to knowing your worth, realizing that I have been in this organization longer than anybody. I do have the most wins in Bellator history. I have been in the hands-down the most exciting fights in Bellator history. Bellator would not be where they are without the fights that I’ve had, without being one of the faces of the promotion, being one of the guys who goes out there and literally never disappoints. … With that and with the damage that I’ve taken and with the value that I bring into each and every second stepping into the cage, whether with Bellator or another organization, I have to take that into account.”

Chandler believes he is the best 155-pound fighter in the world. A claim that will be easier to prove if he signs with the UFC. However, Chandler has stated that his family comes first and as such, will ultimately determine where he fights.

Watch Michael Chandler’s full interview here:

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