By Zach Arnold | March 16, 2012
Here’s Bjorn Rebney putting over his tournament format (repeatedly) and emphasizing how Bellator is ‘real sport’ in terms of matchmaking. Listen to what he says about having to book ’super fights.’
Here’s Bjorn after Pat Curran’s beatdown of Joe Warren.
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So, is he going to be fighting Gilbert Melendez in Strikeforce?
Or is there a mystery fighter at play?
Middle Easy: Expect Takanori Gomi vs. Gilbert Melendez
Plus, click the link to find out about Urijah Faber & Miesha Tate w/ the Alpha Male drama.
You know who else has been saying that this week? Yeah, Rampage… who truly is “Mr. T’ in more ways than one.
MMA Mania (Brian Hemminger): Exclusive interview with reality TV star, MMA fighter, and pro-wrestler Jeremiah Riggs
I’m not the one to ever promise everybody a knockout or a submission in the first or second round but I promise you this. When the doors shut, you’re gonna see me go all out there 100 percent leave it all in the cage. I’ve got 15 minutes, three rounds, three five minute rounds to do what I need to do to finish the fight and get my hand raised whether it’s the first, second or third round. No one ever likes going to a decision but in my mind, I want to make him give up. I want to beat him in every round. If it takes me three rounds, if it takes 30 seconds, I want to make him hate life for these next 15 minutes. I’ve got 15 minutes on March 16 at Bellator 61. Me and Trey Houston, my prediction is to do what I need to do and make him hate life for 15 minutes in there with me.
Caged In (Bleacher Report): Nick Diaz continues to entertain MMA fans in the midst of controversy
Nick’s attorney is Ross Goodman. Grab the popcorn and watch Keith Kizer try to stare down a member of Las Vegas royalty.
And he’ll be even bigger physically if he fights Frankie at LW.
Here’s hoping the Zuffa vision isn’t similar to how WWE views women’s pro-wrestling.
Going the RIAA route by suing individuals over piracy is going to work about as well as the strategy has for said RIAA has so far. (Answer: Terrible PR, lousy backlash.)
It does stress, though, just how much PPV is still the core of UFC’s business model.