Bellator President Scott Coker Confirms Fedor’s Retirement Tour Still On Tap

Bellator president Scott Coker says Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour will go on. Emelianenko began the tour back in Dec. 2019. He took on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Eme…

Bellator president Scott Coker says Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour will go on. Emelianenko began the tour back in Dec. 2019. He took on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Emelianenko scored the first-round TKO victory. Fedor’s Retirement Tour Will Continue On Different Timeline Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Coker […]

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Cris Cyborg: Dana White Never Respected Me

Cris CyborgCris Cyborg believes UFC president Dana White never respected her. Cyborg departed the UFC last year following a public spat with White which led to her release. She has since joined Bellator where she became the women’s featherweight champion in January following her impressive TKO win over Julia Budd. Reflecting on her time with the […]

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Cris Cyborg believes UFC president Dana White never respected her.

Cyborg departed the UFC last year following a public spat with White which led to her release. She has since joined Bellator where she became the women’s featherweight champion in January following her impressive TKO win over Julia Budd.

Reflecting on her time with the UFC, the Brazilian believes she never truly earned the respect of White before or after she joined the Las Vegas-based promotion.

“Before I went to the UFC, Dana White did not respect me,” Cyborg told MiddleEasy. “My fans put me (in the UFC). I think, with everything I did outside the UFC, before I went to the UFC I was already Cyborg. Everyone already knew me, everyone in the world knew who I am. I got the opportunity to fight in the UFC after this, but still they had problems.

“I always thought things were going to change. You know, maybe one day, if people met me in person, I thought that would change (their minds). But it didn’t change. I’m still doing my job. I fought before they had my division in the UFC. I fought at catchweight, and I had a lot of struggles but (support from my fans) made me keep going.”

Although things never improved relationship-wise with White, Cyborg has no regrets about her time with the UFC.

Instead, she is happy to have moved on and has no problems at Bellator where she already had a positive relationship with president Scott Coker from their Strikeforce days.

“I don’t know (where things went wrong with Dana White), and I don’t have to know,” Cyborg added. “I’m glad I worked with him, but it’s just business, you know? If he doesn’t like me personally or whatever, I’m not the first and I’m not the last one he’s had problems with. I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with this everyday anymore.

“(Scott Coker) treats his fighters different. You never see Scott blame any fighters online, or his team. You never see Bellator do that, because they know they need us for the events. The fighters make the events happen, and that deserves respect.”

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Scott Coker Explains Details For Bellator’s July Return

Scott Coker makes a lot of sense when he speaks about the plan for July. If anything about what has been going on with the current situation has shown, it’s that time is the biggest asset when planning for a comeback. The restrictions in place now will…

Scott Coker makes a lot of sense when he speaks about the plan for July. If anything about what has been going on with the current situation has shown, it’s that time is the biggest asset when planning for a comeback. The restrictions in place now will likely not be there in July but right […]

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Scott Coker Looking at a July Return for Bellator MMA

Scott Coker is looking to get Bellator MMA moving again in July if things with COVID-19 and the pandemic that halted sports back in March start to simmer down. Sports, along with everything else took a hit when the coronavirus officially became a pande…

Scott Coker is looking to get Bellator MMA moving again in July if things with COVID-19 and the pandemic that halted sports back in March start to simmer down. Sports, along with everything else took a hit when the coronavirus officially became a pandemic early last month. However, with data showing the peak is passing, […]

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Scott Coker Will Only Re-Sign Rampage Jackson ‘If He’s Really Serious’ About Fighting

Bellator president Scott Coker isn’t sure if Rampage Jackson will compete in Bellator again. Jackson last fought back at Bellator Japan where he was knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko in the first round. The former UFC champion looked unfit at heav…

Bellator president Scott Coker isn’t sure if Rampage Jackson will compete in Bellator again. Jackson last fought back at Bellator Japan where he was knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko in the first round. The former UFC champion looked unfit at heavyweight and now Coker says he’ll only re-sign Jackson if he proves he’s serious about […]

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Bellator MMA Recharged Coming to CBS Sports Network

Bellator MMA will be re-airing some of their events on CBS Sports Network beginning this Saturday. Bellator MMA announced today in a press release “Bellator MMA Recharged” will be a weekly series that will be airing regularly on Wednesday nights after …

Bellator MMA will be re-airing some of their events on CBS Sports Network beginning this Saturday. Bellator MMA announced today in a press release “Bellator MMA Recharged” will be a weekly series that will be airing regularly on Wednesday nights after the Saturday premiere. “Big” John McCarthy will host the show that will air some […]

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