Bellator boss: No deal with ex-UFC champ Ricco Rodriguez

By Dann Stupp

Ricco Rodriguez has not joined the Bellator Fighting Championships roster.

Although the fighter recently gave an interview in which he said he has signed a contract with the promotion, an official denied those claims.

Bellator Chairman and CEO told ( he’s impressed by Rodriguez’s recent career resurgence but hasn’t signed the fighter to the organization.

“Ricco’s a great fighter enjoying a spectacular rebirth to his career, but he is not signed to Bellator,” Rebeny said when reached for comment.

Rodriguez, who’s fought in 17 different promotions during his past 18 fights, had been signed for a Bellator 31 fight with Dave Herman before a knee injury forced him off the September 2010 card.


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