BellatorMMA has been known to bring in former UFC stars with fighters such as Quinton Jackson, Tito Ortiz, Chael Sonnen, Stephan Bonnar, and even former UFC cutman Jacob “Stitch” Duran. Now MMA report Simon Head says Bellator President Scott Corker is in talks to bring in the long-time UFC commentator Mike Goldberg.
#Bellator president Scott Coker says he’s talking with Mike Goldberg about potentially filling event dates PBP man Sean Grande can’t fulfil.
— Simon Head (@simonhead) February 9, 2017
In other news, WWE Divas Champion and Total Divas cast-member Paige may transition from professional to MMA in a video interview with TMZ Sports. “I mean … when my time with WWE comes to an end, at some point then, maybe,” said Paige to the TMZ interviewer. “I want to start training like every single week,” said Paige, who then turned to her boyfriend Alberto Del Rio,”Which we’re gonna start doing, right?”
Paige already has some personal connections to MMA business. Her boyfriend works for the Brazilian fighting publication Combate Americas, which was founded by Campbell McLaren, who also co-founded the UFC. Paige says McLaren has been active in helping her out for a possible move to the sport.