Video: Scott Coker re-brands Bellator MMA as 'Spikeforce'
I'll say one thing about Scott Coker, he certainly has a sense of humor (9:04 mark). The former Strikeforce CEO, who was hired to replace the deposed Bjorn Rebney as President of Bellator MMA, is asking the mixed martial arts (MMA) community to give him 18 months to right the ship, in which time the tournament format will be scrapped, new talent will be signed, and exciting fights will be promoted. Coker, who helped discover the next generation of stars including Ronda Rousey, Daniel Cormier, and Luke Rockhold, among others, is expecting the future to yield big numbers for Spike TV. But will you be patient enough to stick around for the results?
Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes have heated exchange on 'Beyond the Octagon'
Ahead of his UFC 179 title challenge against featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Chad Mendes was a guest on Tuesday's edition's of "Beyond the Octagon" on BT Sports. Before Mendes could go off the air, Irish featherweight contender Conor McGregor, who happened to be in studio, shared a few words with the American, and the ensuing exchange proved to be quite memorable. Watch the video.
Aldo's Great Eight: Joe Rogan ranks Aldo's eight best performances
If Jose Aldo were a heavyweight, he might be the most popular human being in the world of professional sports. He’s lost one of his twenty-five professional fights, is on a seventeen-fight win streak, and he has successfully defended his championship belt in all six of his UFC fights. Outside of Jon Jones, that makes him the most legitimate thing the sport of Mixed Martial Arts has going right now.