Cheick Kongo to Ryan Bader: Give Me Belt or “I Will F**k You Up”

Cheick Kongo has a message to Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader, and it comes in the form of a direct threat. At Bellator 216, Cheick Kongo was victorious over Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision, making it an impressive eight consecutive vict…

Cheick Kongo has a message to Bellator Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader, and it comes in the form of a direct threat. At Bellator 216, Cheick Kongo was victorious over Vitaly Minakov via unanimous decision, making it an impressive eight consecutive victories for the Frenchman. Kongo believes that with this victory, the heavyweight championship is rightfully […]

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Ryan Bader Has Hilarious Reaction To Cheick Kongo’s Callout

Ryan Bader has a great reaction to the callout made by MMA veteran Cheick Kongo following his latest win. The longtime UFC/Bellator star picked up another victory to add to his recent streak. Kongo defeated Vitaly Minakov in a heavyweight bout on the main card of Bellator 216 last night (Sat., February 16, 2019) from […]

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Ryan Bader has a great reaction to the callout made by MMA veteran Cheick Kongo following his latest win. The longtime UFC/Bellator star picked up another victory to add to his recent streak.

Kongo defeated Vitaly Minakov in a heavyweight bout on the main card of Bellator 216 last night (Sat., February 16, 2019) from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and aired on DAZN.

Following the fight, Kongo made his stance known that he wants a crack at the Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion. However, Bader wasn’t very interested in the fight. Thus, he voiced his stance through the power of social media. Bader wrote the following on his official Twitter account:

“Hey congrats @kongo4real but you talk like that after that performance?” wrote Bader via Twitter. “There is a reason you weren’t invited into the Heavyweight Grand Prix, what’s that tell you??? I’ll let YOU know what title I decide to defend. Until then, excuse my FRENCH & f*ck off”

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Scott Coker Says Ryan Bader’s Next Heavyweight Challenger Isn’t A Lock

Ryan Bader’s next Bellator heavyweight title challenger isn’t set in stone. Many thought that the winner of Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo this Saturday night (Feb. 16) would determine Bader’s next challenger. The heavyweight clash w…

Ryan Bader’s next Bellator heavyweight title challenger isn’t set in stone. Many thought that the winner of Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo this Saturday night (Feb. 16) would determine Bader’s next challenger. The heavyweight clash will serve as Bellator 216’s co-main event. Scott Coker Says Winner Of Minakov vs. Kongo Not Guaranteed Title Shot Speaking […]

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Scott Coker Says Ryan Bader’s Next Heavyweight Challenger Isn’t A Lock

Ryan Bader’s next Bellator heavyweight title challenger isn’t set in stone. Many thought that the winner of Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo this Saturday night (Feb. 16) would determine Bader’s next challenger. The heavyweight clash w…

Ryan Bader’s next Bellator heavyweight title challenger isn’t set in stone. Many thought that the winner of Vitaly Minakov vs. Cheick Kongo this Saturday night (Feb. 16) would determine Bader’s next challenger. The heavyweight clash will serve as Bellator 216’s co-main event. Scott Coker Says Winner Of Minakov vs. Kongo Not Guaranteed Title Shot Speaking […]

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Coach Believes Ryan Bader Can Finish Daniel Cormier In “Champ Champ” Superfight

Ryan Bader is the first-ever “Champ Champ” in Bellator mixed martial arts (MMA) history. Bader, already the light heavyweight champion for the promotion, captured the company’s heavyweight title last month. “Darth” knocked out Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Bellator 214 to make promotion history. Now, Bader is currently on a seven-fight win streak […]

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Ryan Bader is the first-ever “Champ Champ” in Bellator mixed martial arts (MMA) history.

Bader, already the light heavyweight champion for the promotion, captured the company’s heavyweight title last month. “Darth” knocked out Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Bellator 214 to make promotion history. Now, Bader is currently on a seven-fight win streak in his MMA career. Recently, Bader’s coach, Jair Lourenco, spoke to MMA Fighting to talk about his fighter’s recent successes.

The topic of a fight with now-former UFC “Champ Champ” Daniel Cormier came up. If the pair were to share the cage, it would be the first ever major cross-promotional MMA fight in history:

“That’s the fight we wanted. That’s the fight everybody wanted,” Lourenco said. “It’s an old rivalry, and it would be the first champ-champ vs. champ-champ cross-promotion in MMA history. That only happens in boxing. That’s a fight I wanted to see.”

Lourenco believes Bader has a good shot at finishing “DC”, but he’s also more than capable of going five rounds with the former heavyweight champion as well:

“I believe that a five-round fight would be a great scenario for us,” Lourenco said. “Bader does great in five-round fights, but they both have heavy hands. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was a war, but I believe Bader has a great chance of finishing him inside five rounds.

“Cormier is a great guy, much respect to him, but I see a good match-up for Bader. Cormier is an excellent wrestler with a good game on short range, the same game Bader does well. Cormier did more in pure wrestling, but Bader’s wrestling in great for MMA.”

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Ryan Bader’s Coach Believes he Could Finish Daniel Cormier

Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ryan Bader has been interesting in fighting UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for the past few years. There is some history between these two fighters as they almost fought each other in the UFC…

Bellator light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Ryan Bader has been interesting in fighting UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for the past few years. There is some history between these two fighters as they almost fought each other in the UFC back in 2015. This is where things got a bit tense at a press conference […]

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