Bellator 199 – Full Results and pictures


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The SAP Center in San Jose, California was host to Bellator 199 last night for the quarter-final of the Bellator Grand Prix, headlined by Ryan Bader who faced Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal.

Bellator 199 main card results:

Ryan Bader defeated Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal via KO (punch): 15 Round 1

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Jon Fitch defeated Paul Daley via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-26, 29-26)

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Aaron Pico defeated Lee Morrison via TKO (body punch) 1:10 Round 1

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Cheick Kongo defeated Javy Ayala via KO (punches) 2:29 Round 1

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Adam Piccolotti defeated Carrington Banks via submission (rear-naked choke) 4:41 Round 3

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Preliminary card results:

Hyder Amil defeated Elias Anderson via TKO 3:01 Round 2

Ignacio Ortiz defeated Matt Aragoni via TKO 2:57 Round 3

Mark Climaco defeated Daniel Oseguera via TKO 2:21 Round 1

J.J. Okanovich defeated Hugo Lujan via unanimous decision

Tom Ponce de Leon defeated Dominic Sumner via TKO 2:48 Round 2

Nohelin Hernandez defeated Josh San Diego via unanimous decision

Josh Paiva defeated Adam Antolin via KO: 32 Round 1

Cass Bell defeated Khai Wu via submission (guillotine choke) 3:27 Round 2

Jordan Williams defeated Brandon Hester via TKO (punches) 1:11 Round 2

Amber Leibrock defeated Janay Harding via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

James Terry defeated Danasabe Mohammed via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Gaston Bolanos defeated Malcom Hill via TKO (leg kicks) 2:54 Round 1

Justin Tenedora defeated David Rivera via submission (triangle-choke) 4:27 Round 1

Deron Winn defeated Ahmed White via knockout (punches) 2:32 Round 1

 

All images courtesy of Bellator MMA

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Bellator 134 – British Invasion Full Results


Bellator 134 dubbed ‘The British Invasion’ finally went down last night at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut. Although one could argue it was not a full ‘British Invasion’ due to Michael Page and James Thompson having to withdraw from the card due to injury, it was at very best a fine result for the Brits involved.

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Bellator British Invasion 134

Here are the full results:

Main Card

Liam McGeary  Def  Emanuel Newton Via UD  48-46, 48-47, 48-47  and the new Bellator LHW champion

Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal  Def  Cheick Kongo by split decision 30-27, 28-29, 29-28

Paul Daley  Def  Andre Santos via UD  29-27, 29-28, 29-28

Linton Vassell Def  Sokoudjou via TKO (punches)  3 mins 18 secs Rnd 2

Brennan Ward Def  Curtis Millender via RNC  1 min 37  secs Rnd 1

Prelims

Dean Hancock  Def  Mike Mangan Via RNC 1 min 33 secs Rnd 1

Matt Bessette  Def  Josh LaBerge Via TKO (doctor stoppage) End of Rnd 2

Raphael Butler  Def  Josh Diekmann Via Standing Guillotine 1 min 04 sec Rnd 1

Tamdan McCrory  Def  Jason Butcher Via Armbar  1 min 06 sec Rnd 1

Neiman Gracie  Def  Bobby Flynn Via  Neck Crank  2 mins 36 secs Rnd 1

Blair Tugman  Def  Marvin Maldonado Via UD  30-26, 30-27, 30-27

 

Michael Page out of Bellator 134 ‘The British Invasion’


Michael ‘Venom’ Page is out of this weekend’s Bellator 134, due to injury and therefore has had to withdraw from this weekend’s bout with Curtis Millender.

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Michael Page Vs Curtis Millender

 

Brennan Ward will now face Curtis Millender in the opening bout of the main card dubbed  ‘The British Invasion’ headlined by heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton who takes on Liam McGeary and in the co-main event is british knockout fighter Paul Daley who takes on Andre Santos.

Bellator 134 takes place this Friday at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.

MCGEARY SET TO MAKE MMA HISTORY AT BELLATOR 134: BRITISH INVASION


 

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Liam McGeary is set to become the first Brit ever to claim a major MMA world championship as he challenges Emanuel Newton for the Bellator light heavyweight world title in Conneticut, USA, this month on February 27th at Bellator 134: McGeary vs Newton will go down at the Mohegan Sun arena in Coneticut topping a bill stacked with British fighters, aptly named ‘British invasion’.

British banger McGeary, originally from Andover, started his martial arts career in the channel island of Jersey and now fights out of Renzo Gracie’s MMA academy in New York.  Should he win, he will be the first British fighter to claim a major world title in the sport in what would be only his tenth professional fight.

Undefeated at 9-0 (6-0 Bellator) with all of his Bellator wins coming inside the first round, he is widely touted as the man to take the strap from the significantly more experienced Newton (25-7-1) who holds notable wins over ‘King Mo’ Lawal, Attila Veigh and Joey Beltran.

McGeary is yet to see the second round since signing with Bellator, boasting two submissions and four knockouts, with the average time it takes him to dispatch his opponents coming in at under 2 minutes.

He blew through Bellator’s Light Heavyweight tournament and earned himself a shot at the gold by defeating American Top Team product Kelly ‘Crossface’ Anundson in the final via spectacular inverted triangle, a move which earned him Inside MMA’s ‘Submission of the Year’ award.

Last month all the British fighters on the card, which McGeary is headlining, converged at the Channel 5 television studios in London to promote the event and answer questions from the national MMA press….

“I really don’t know how he’s going to back that one up” said McGeary when told that Newton dismissed him as a worthy challenger and stated that he refuses to be beaten by a Brit. “I am going to beat him up everywhere, I won’t let any chances slip and the belt is coming back to Britain – I just can’t wait (until February 27th) to stop having the fight in my head and have it for real!”.

When asked about the ‘British Invasion’ event and fighting alongside his countrymen Paul Daley, Linton Vassell, Michael Page and James Thompson, McGeary stated – “It’s an honour to represent my country alongside these guys – On February 27th we are gonna show these yanks just what us Brits can do!”

‘British Invasion’ goes down at the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, CT, USA, February 27th and the world’s MMA press will be on hand to see if McGeary can overthrow Newton in his backyard and bring the belt back to British shores.

[Press Release]

 

 

Bellator’s British Invasion – New Additions; King Mo, Cheick Kongo and Andre Santos


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Bellator’s British Invasion has seen a new opponent for newly signed British fighter Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley (35-13), as Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima has been forced out of his bout due to injury.

Daley took to his facebook account earlier stating this:

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Paul Daley FB Statement

Nervous, Scared??…..I understand, preparing to fight me…. I would be. It’s ok…. guess you get to have a few more photo shoots with the belt…. My focus has shifted, same date, new opponent…. British Invasion at Bellator 134

The new opponent  is Andre “Chatuba” Santos (37-9) . A veteran of the sport in his own right, the Rio De Janeiro fighter has two more wins than Daley in four fewer fights.  Santos defeated James Terry at Bellator 129, in what was his first fight on American soil.  He now has his sights set on Daley, with hopes to win his seventh straight fight.

Also injury has forced the delay of a heavily anticipated matchup between Bobby Lashley (12-2) and James Thompson (20-14) but Bellator MMA officials have announced a blockbuster fight to replace it in Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (14-4) vs. Cheick Kongo (22-9-2).

Bellator: British Invasion, which takes place on Friday, February 27, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Main card airs live on Spike TV, while preliminary bouts stream on Spike.com.

 

 

JIMMY WALLHEAD DEPARTS FROM BAMMA


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March 5th, 2014 – Fighter Jim Wallhead has decided not to renew his contract with BAMMA ahead of BAMMA 15. Fans had hoped there would be a re-match for the BAMMA World Welterweight title, but this now means new opportunities are on the horizon.

 

Since former team mates Jim Wallhead and Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley had vowed never to fight each other, Daley was excluded from title contendership. As Wallhead moves on, there are set be some exciting developments in the BAMMA Welterweight division.

Wallhead and Daley previously trained together at Rough House, but Daley now fights out of his own Spirit Dojo gym.

 BAMMA’s manager, Ashley Bothwell, said:

 “We are sorry to see Jim go, as he was well loved at BAMMA as a true BAMMA icon. We wish him all the best in his future.”

Press Release.

Photo Credit Huw Fairclough

Last post for 2013 – A lot of Thank You’s and some pictures :)


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It’s been a challenging year for me but I wouldn’t change it for one second, after all I got to do what so many of you still want to do and I have achieved all of it in the six months that I started this harsh challenge – which fell into my lap purely by coincidence (you will have to refer back to my very first blog read about that one)!

I will however give a big shout out to the person who got me started not only in writing my own blog but who introduced me to what I currently do, and that is Jonathan Millard, for whom I am forever grateful to.

What alot of people, more than likely do not know about me, is that I have been in the ‘combat sport industry’ for just over 20 years now, so I have legitmately worked my way up the ladder  – although, it’s fine for you to believe whatever you choose to believe, I personally don’t give a shit, again those that really know me, know that also!

I got to cover local grass root shows, which to me I have always been a great fan of and will always take time out of my schedule to go cover them as much as I can, I  covered Pain Pit 3 times, Ultimate Impact,  Into The Cage, Neilson Promotions White Collar Boxing then I also covered Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UFC Manchester, not bad even if I do say so myself!

Then a great event happend for UKMMA – The UKMMA Expo in Manchester and I got to be part of the only Media Team that had Access All Areas and when I say that, I truly mean that; not like all the other Media people that came in, the team I was with we were set up in the ‘Green Room’ with all our equipment and at one point their was one great surreal moment that I for one will never ever forget 🙂

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It was a great run event by Darren Sherlock and Paul Crossley and of course Darren’s wife Michelle, all timed perefectly for when Michael Bisping would be in the UK, Manchester as it happens (his own town) and just after being announced he would be facing Mark Munoz, here also in Manchester in October (unfortuntaly due to Michael needing eye surgery he was forced to withdraw from the bout and Lyoto Machida replaced him)!

There were UFC athletes, Guest athletes, Guest speakers, Seminars to train with some of the  Guest athletes and stalls for the MMA community to come together and show there products of to the public; also there was the stall for SAFE MMA – for which I personally went over to Izzy Carnwath and spoke to her to see SAFE MMA  was all about, how promotions could get involved and WHY they should. I had such a better understanding afterwards.

Here is mine and Izzy’s SAFE MMA interview we also talk BAMMA 13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBGFMXpvdHE

There was also a big NoGi BJJ competiton on, running throughout the Sunday which was awesome and six females took part amongst the hundreds of men.

At the show I managed to Video Interview (yes that was a very first for me) The Legend Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman straight after his MMA Seminar – let me tell you know this guy is 100% gentleman when talking to him, Ian made my first video interview effortless (well I thought) 🙂

Here is mine and Ian’s interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLO5WYrGcCM

I would however like to say a very big thank you to all the athlete’s I have worked with (so far)  without you giving up your time I would not of had your stories/journeys to write about and some very memorable moments to say the least, so in list of when  they were interviewed  here they all are:

Leigh Remedios

Alexei Roberts

Mario Saeed

War Machine

‘Rowdy’ Bec Hyatt

Ian ‘The Machine’ Freeman

Hector Lombard

Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher

Bryony Tyrell

Aaron ‘Smackwell’ Blackwell

Jack ‘The Hammer’ Marshman

Lew Long

Jorge ‘Michelan’ Bezerra

Rosi Sexton

Faisel Ghazghazi

Mark ‘The hand of’ Godbeer

Lauren Murphy

And of course it would not be me, if I did not add in afew pictures of me with some of the athletes I had met 🙂

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Have a great New Year.

Emma

PS I’ve kept all my boxing ones out of this one but look out for it next year  🙂 

June 3rd 2013 ‘Words from The War Machine’


In the early hours of June 3rd I got a message back of Jonathan Koppenhaver aka War Machine, who I had been previously speaking too, on and off since his release from Jail; although it had never crossed my mind to do an Interview with him, I did one day just randomly ask that question,  me being me, having no game plan, nothing at all wrote down, I did know on what angle I wanted to do the interview, I don’t think War Machine got my concept on where I was coming from though, I personally was pleased with it, it did however, turn out to be written in a blog/style format with some Q&A, if you didn’t catch it, I made sure it was published a few days his Bellator fight with Blas Avena and you can read it here:

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In the early hours of June 3rd I finally managed to get a Skype Interview, well more of a chat with War Machine aka Jonathan Koppenhaver, who is making his return to the octagon on June 19th against Blas Avena after being re-signed to Bellator, and if you know anything about War Machine then you will know that this wasn’t going to be any ordinary conversation.  He is one of the very few, I feel brutally honest people out there, who says how it is and doesn’t believe in sugar-coating anything.  You either like this guy or you don’t it’s as simple as that, but then again I too believe in saying it how it is, to me this was a match made in heaven.

Ok so I’ve done a little bit of research on War Machine purely for my own reasons, if you catch my drift, after all you’ve got to get know the person you’re about to talk to – right?  And this is one person whose public perception I feel really needs changing for the better, but that’s just my opinion.

On December 7, 2011 it was announced that War Machine was re-signed to an exclusive deal with Bellator Fighting Championships and would be competing in their Season 6 Welterweight Tournament. War Machine was expected to fight Karl Amoussou in the opening round of the welterweight tournament at Bellator 63. However, War Machine was sentenced to a year in prison for the prior assault in Las Vegas, Nevada from December 2009 and was forced out of the bout and the tournament.  It was a little after this I personally became interested in War Machine, when I found an online blog called “War Machine’s Prison Diaries” which detailed everyday he spent in prison for the 2nd time.  He also documented his first time which is also available to read online.  To me there was something about him that I could relate too on so many different levels (and before anyone thinks it – No I’ve not been in prison), so that’s where my research on War Machine began.

War Machine was set to make his Bellator Debut on January 17, 2013 against UK’s Paul Daley, in a fight which was put to the fans vote which would open up the first of the Welterweight Tournament. War Machine however he tore his ACL which forced him out of the fight.  After all he had previously been through, this was a big blow to him and thought karma once again had dealt him a bad hand.

Fast forward 5 months to current day and…..

War Machine (12-4) will face Blas Avena (8-6) at Bellator 96 on June 19, 2013.

I’ve just logged into Skype for the first time yep, I’ve not actually done this before, so it’s going to be very random because that is me all over, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Besides in the initial “Hey” the first thing War Machine asks me is “Where is the Nandos at”? Yep, when he came over here to fight on BAMMA 3 against Zach Light back in May 2010 he couldn’t get enough of Nandos.

You’re finally getting your debut fight for Bellator on June 19th, which is great as UK fans who can also finally get to watch Bellator for the first time on TV (Channel VIVA), what are your thoughts on Blas Avena?

My only thought is that I’m gonna smash him.  I got better stand up, better wrestling, I’m stronger, tougher, all he has is a Black Belt in Jiu Jitsu.  What’s he gonna do lie on his back and submit me?  Like fat chance, you know it’s not gonna happen.  He’s tough, but he’s not tougher than me.  He’s not got enough tools to beat me, I’m gonna smash him.

Would you say you have any “Cage Rust” going into this fight, having not fought, since beating Roger Huerta on 26th November 2011?

No, I fight in the gym everyday so my “cage rust” has already gone.  I had Cage Rust when I first came out of Jail and first went to practice, but I’ve been training every day and fighting my team mates, now I’m back to normal.

How is your knee holding up after tearing your ACL?

I had a partial tear in my ACL, I didn’t get surgery and I just let it heal up and rested up.  It’ s like 90%, feels pretty good, once in a while it bugs me nothing crazy, its good, I’m good.

I read on your Twitter that you don’t get your Medical bills paid by Bellator or anyone; surely if you fight for an organisation they should pay your Medical bills?

Bellator only have insurance when you get hurt in the cage during an actual contracted fight.  I got hurt when I was training for my fight, I don’t have my own insurance.

I briefly touch on the subject of me wanting to know more about him and his past, that makes him the person he is today. However, I am also a bit reluctant to do so but I say it to him straight in my own words of course – (well it is me we’re talking about and I don’t do a soft approach), I don’t want to piss you off or get a pissed off you but I’m intrigued by you, your “Prison Diaries” and that side to you.”  War Machine replies, I won’t Piss him off or get him pissed off.  Hhmm that’s great I’m thinking I will return to that subject further down the line I think.

“You have to do something really dumb to get me real mad”

Ok so as soon as I mention “Love Life looking up” I get a cheeky laugh with a cheeky grin.  I ask is it “Christy” (as in Christy Mack) to which he confirms it is.  If you guys don’t know who Christy Mack is then I suggest you may just want to google her! Tip! Just make sure your other half is nowhere to be seen and clear the cache/search engine of your internet browser after doing so. He also states Christy as his Girlfriend; if anyone knows War Machine he doesn’t have Girlfriends and certainly doesn’t publically announce them.  This makes this information big news in War Machine’s life.  If you have read his “prison diaries” you will know exactly where I am coming from.  With the break up in his marriage, how hard it was for him to deal with it, and saying he “was never going have another Girlfriend,” I for one am glad to see that War Machine is starting to believe again in that side of things.

“Shit happens it’s like you get drunk and you get a hangover and say you’re not ever gonna get drunk again and you drink again”

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“She’s cool, she’s really smart, that’s the best part about her.  Christy is one of the smartest girls I have ever met seriously, if not, the most, smartest.  Most porn girls are stupid.”

Then I ask a dumb question for which I really knew the answer deep down, but you know when you just get lost in the conversation and it all goes out the window, yep I had that moment and anyone that really knows me, knows this is truly the real me.  Thankfully however it still flowed really well for me.

What came first, the fighting or making the porn movies?

The Fighting (yeah it was obvious, but you can see why I got carried away in our conversation)!

How did you end up in the porn industry?

After I started fighting, I then got famous, so these porn girls wanted to f**k me, and they said you should do porn, so one day I said f**k it and I did it.

Did you make good money from it?

Yeah, when I was doing it

At this point as we’re casually talking and it’s not like an interview whatsoever.   I say Ok most of this is what has intrigued me so far by the way, but I know the UK fans will be so I won’t put all of this in the interview.”  War Machine replies, I don’t care because what interests you will interest other people.”  Finally someone who gets it!  Music to my ears! Just to let you all know, I haven’t held a single thing back that me and War Machine have talked about.

War Machine views on the Paul Daley situation, his visa issue and Bellator.

“He’s lucky he only got his visa suspended. I got put in Jail for a year for a bloody lip.  He’s lucky he’s English; I would have paid $100,000 for a visa problem. Hell yeah Bellator will keep him on, we’re fighter’s, this is what we do.  Who cares if we get in one little street fight”.

Did you learn anything in going to Jail?

No it didn’t teach me shit.

It didn’t rehabilitate you whatsoever?

No it’s just got me angrier, pissed off and worse.  Jails a big waste of time and space of life but I don’t wanna go back there. Now I’m just  like a Hermit, I don’t go out, I don’t do stuff, I don’t wanna risk getting into trouble,  but I’m still the same guy, f**k them.  I didn’t do anything wrong in the first place.  I don’t think it should be against the law to fight, I mean it’s like a natural fun thing.

So are you saying the system does not work?

No it’s stupid

When I first started reading War Machine’s Prison Diaries I remember him saying in the very early days, that it’s not the actual person who is doing the so-called “Time” in prison that it affects.  It’s the people who are left behind.  Now we all know of someone who has been in prison, but it’s not until it’s a close family member/friend that you can personally relate to what War Machine has stated and I would say not a truer word has been said.

War Machine says I’m a sucky interviewer, that maybe true, but only because I had no set question’s laid out, but that’s just my style.  I’d rather  have a “conversation” based interview over a Q&A interview any day but again that’s just me.

How has it been adjusting since coming out of prison?

The first couple of days sucked real bad, slowly you get used to it, but it’s hard.  You go to jail, you lose your car, you lose your credit, your money, you lose everything you have.  You got to come out and start all over again.  It’s tough but what can you do?  You got to keep going forward.

Your probation deal sounds pretty harsh from your twitter feeds, how does that work?

They don’t come to my house that much, (part of War Machine’s probation is random house checks) but when they do come its annoying as hell.

How often do you see your probation worker?

Once a month

That’s not too bad really, have you changed to a male one yet?

Yeah he’s way better than the female, she was a f**king c**t!

Ok I have to clear this up now; do you actually have an issue with females in authority?

(War Machine said nothing I asked was going to piss him off, unless it was really dumb and I personally did not class this as dumb, it was a fair question)

I have a problem with anyone in authority; no one should be in authority.  No one should be the boss of me.  I don’t respect any authority; it takes more than just your title or position for me to respect you.  There has to be a reason for me to respect you.  I’m not going to respect you just because you’re  wearing a badge or you happen to be in this spot in office.  I couldn’t give a f**k.  I respect you for reasons I respect you for, you know, I don’t care if it’s a girl or a guy I’m not going to respect you just because you got a badge on.  That does not mean shit to me, I have a problem with all authority.

Respect is basically earned?

Yeah I’m not gonna give it just because!

So what is next after Blas Avena?

The Bellator tournament in September, for which I will win; I’ll win $100k. Fight the champion that fluffy head little bitch Ben Askren, I’m going beat his ass.

I asked about the fight deal Bellator made with War Machine, as I always believed Fighters were contracted to a certain amount of fights i.e a 3 or 5 fight deal.  Then the contract to be renewed or not as in some cases, but this is not the case. This is how War Machine described it too me.

“If I won the tournament, the belt and became Bellator Champ, well UFC gonna try to sign me, but Bellator has the last say.  I can only leave if the UFC are offering more money than Bellator, so Bellator gets the last say.  So if  Bellator matches that I can’t leave, Bellator always have the last say”

Would you, if Dana came back to you, go back to the UFC?

I don’t really give a shit, I don’t.  NO; period!  I’ve already been there, I’ve seen all these guys go there that suck, it isn’t that special anymore.  I just wanna fight and make money; do you know what I mean?  I’m happy with Bellator because they don’t whine and cry when I say something.  The UFC are like NAZIS, you say one thing and they suspend you or fire you, I like Bellator because I can say what I wanna say, Bellator lets me be me still.

With your current probation situation would it stop you being able to come to the UK?

I would need to go to the court to ask permission. I love the UK, I love fighting there, I love how they say C**t and F**k off.  If I go there, I hope the Queen grants me a full pardon so I can stay there forever, America sucks.

Since Paul Daley has visa issues and the fans voted for you both to fight in the last Bellator Welterweight Tournament; of which you had to pull out due an ACL tear, would you be up for fighting Paul Daley in the UK?

I would love to go to the UK and fight Paul Daley.  That’s a tough fight, I like Paul Daley, he’s kinda like me but he’s black.  I like him, but I like to beat him up too.  I’d love to go to England, eat some Nandos, I love England I’d have so much fun there.

It appears my interview/chat has gone full circle.  War Machine started with Nandos and we appeared to have ended randomly with Nandos and no I’ve not even changed the opening and ending questions around, it has just played out that way.  For someone who hadn’t planned a single part of this interview/chat and even got called a sucky interviewer, I personally don’t think I’ve done too bad but hey that’s just my opinion.

Since doing this Interview/Chat with War Machine he had taken to his Twitter account on June 6th by quoting the following: (there is relevance why I’ve added it in here).

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Here’s a big F**k YOU to all you cheap a** MMA sponsors out there, kill yourselves, we bust our asses in that cage for PENNIES, f**k you. You f**king clothing companies, promoters & managers get rich off of OUR pain and suffering ya’ll and have the nerve to nickel & dime us? In 2008 Sprawl paid me like $1200 (maybe more, I forget) to wear their shorts on a NON-televised fight, now they offer $500? JOKE! All of you dumb f— fighters need to start telling these companies to F**k OFF! Don’t accept their low ball offers, make them pay us fair!”

I’ll wear a BLANK shirt, a BLANK hat and BLANK shorts-no they won’t be blank, they’ll say, “MMA SPONSORS ARE CHEAP F**S” on them all! EVERYONE in MMA is making money EXCEPT the f**-ing fighters! I bet Arianny Celeste makes more f**king money holding up a f**king ring card! And ALL of you MMA fighters who are seeing my f**king posts and AREN’T RT’ing them have no f**king balls! You know I speak the truth”

I’d rather sit here and promote the few good companies for FREE, than to promote a company who wants to pay me PENNIES to wear their shit

Just after these tweets (with some others in between) War Machine announced Bellator will be televised on UK TV on channel VIVA, you would think that sponsor’s would be lining up at this HUGE opportunity?

June 7th War Machine Tweets

“See what happens when you have BALLS and stand your ground!!! REAL sponsor in the works, an MMA company trying to do shit RIGHT! Stand by.”.

“All you COWARD ass “fighters” out there need to take notes from DADDY and grow a pair of balls so that you can get the $ you deserve too”.

“I want to send a big THANK YOU to my new sponsor @TheSaintApparel , I look forward to working with you guys, thanks for backing me up!”

It took one whole day for War Machine to get a Sponsorship deal, and not just any sponsorship deal with just any company; you may not have heard of The Saint Apparel, but be prepared to in a BIG way; as always I do my homework (much to contrary belief) so I checked them out.

This is their “about them page”

Stay Humble.

Saint Apparel Canada

Saint Apparel is a Canadian made brand for the people who are motivated by success. We represent the core behind what drives people to do well; to prevail over hardship and overcome difficulty.

We come from humble beginnings. We have been considered underdogs. We fight for success and will not stop until we reach our destination.

Everyone fights for something. What do you fight for?

I contacted The Saint Apparel originally to ask permission to use their photograph of War Machine to go with my Interview (for which I had seen an associate of The Saint Apparel, tweet to Jon) whilst we corresponded over e-mail I asked for a Statement as to why they chose to sponsor War Machine, this is what they had to say:

“We chose War Machine because he has always been known as an honest guy.

The word “Humble” may not be the first thing that comes to mind in relation to him, but I think he is incredibly humble deep down in his heart.

There always seems to be something going on with War as well. People love to watch him and listen to what he has to say.

He is an incredibly underrated fighter, and we think he could be a force to be reckoned with in the near future.

On top of all of these things, I personally used to idolize this guy when I was in high school.

He speaks his mind, he can fight, and the girls love him!”

Josh Rose

Owner and Founder

The Saint Apparel

 

War Machine trains out of Und1sputed Gym in San Diego, you can follow him on Twitter (if you don’t already I don’t know where you have been) @WarMachine170, for his new sponsor  head over tohttp://www.thesaintapparel.com @TheSaintApparel  and for nutrition his other sponsor  http://www.gardenoflife.com, @gardenofliferaw