Late last week Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney denied claims that his promotion offered a contract to ex-UFC fighter Leonard Garcia. According to Garcia's management, however, that story is "childish and far-fetched at best."
The CEO of mixed martial arts' second-most important organization fired back at claims made by former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez that Bellator changed his contractual language and are using him as a pawn in a war with the UFC.
The up-and-coming bantamweight beat Zach Makovsky at Bellator 83 last Friday night in Atlantic City to put himself on the 135-pound map. Following the win, Leone talked to MMAmania.com about where he goes from here.
MMAmania.com will be on hand to prove all the latest updates to Bellator 83 tonight as well as a live stream. Bellator 83 features a featherweight season seven tournament final between Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev.
Should fighters be able to turn down fights? Is it even good for the sport if they do? Or is this Cheick Kongo case one of management trying to get what they want unfairly? We've got the weirdest TKO ever, Tom Lawlor's college brawl story and more.
MMAmania's Brian Hemminger speaks with female mixed martial arts legend Tara LaRosa about the frustrations of the past year, how it feels to get featured again and how she'd like her debut in Invicta to go in this exclusive interview.