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As the new Bellator management led by former Strikeforce President Scott Coker slowly implements their vision for the organization, incremental changes are taking place. The most recent is the release of thirteen fighters, including a former champion and several tournament champions. The news was confirmed to MMA Fighting by Bellator officials.
Phil Baroni had been steadfast in his support of "War Machine" on social media, even though his old friend and protege is facing awful domestic violence charges in connection to an alleged attack on former girlfriend, Christy Mack.
In the two months since Scott Coker displaced Bjorn Rebney as the President of Bellator MMA, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't exactly been shy about reuniting with some acquaintances from his earlier days.
Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez remains under contract with the promotion, but the lawyers for the formerly embattled pair are in talks about the fighter’s future, according to new Bellator President Scott Coker.
Two months after Bellator named Scott Coker its president, the promotion is set to make some waves in the world of MMA. Exactly what those waves are, though, remains to be seen, but it's clear there's a philosophical change underway from the days of Bjorn Rebney's regime.
Former Bellator MMA tournament winner Magomedrasul ‘Frodo’ Khasbulaev has come to terms with the fact that he’ll likely never get to compete for a Bellator title. Now he’s just hoping the promotion will let him fight rather than keep him on the shelf.