- UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar has signed a fight contract with Bellator MMA. Bonnar, who was involved in a classic with Forrest Griffin at the end of The Ultimate Fighter 1, was inducted into the hall of fame last year alongside Griffin.
Bonnar immediately called out another fellow member of the UFC's HOF in Tito Ortiz. "The American Psycho" is also expected to help out with announcing duties for Bellator on Spike TV.
"I want everyone to know I'm coming out of retirement because it's time to free the MMA world of the virus that's known as Tito Ortiz," Bonnar said. "We've been suffering through his boring fights for too many years, and it's about time that someone beats it out of him once and for all."
During his UFC career, Bonnar fought the likes of Anderson Silva, Jon Jones and Mark Coleman, along with a rematch vs. Griffin.
- With a fight set for next month in Japan, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has agreed to a new six-fight deal with the promotion. Hunt will face Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Hunt from the Saitama Super Arena on September 20 in Saitama, Japan.
News of the fight extension was confirmed on "UFC Tonight" Wednesday, with Hunt telling reporter Ariel Helwani that he plans to fulfill the deal before retiring.
- With all the heat and animosity between Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold, it appears as if the UFC is ready to lock them inside the Octagon. During a recent episode of "UFC Tonight," it was reported that Bisping-Rockhold will be paired up, leaving Lyoto Machida and C.B. Dollaway for another middleweight collision.
Bisping recently defeated Cung Le in China, stopping the former Strikeforce champion. Rockhold has won two straight since a loss to Vitor Belfort in his Octagon debut.