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Bellator CEO, Scott Coker will be headed to Japan for New Year's Eve and plans to approach Fedor to gauge interest on a possible return to MMA action. Since taking over Bellator, Scott Coker has set about making changes and signing fighters that fans want to see (thank you so much for Manheof and Schilling). He has been very forthright about snatching up every free agent they can get their hands on, and will more than likely engage in legal warfare with the very formidable UFC over contract righ read news >>

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Quinton Jackson's departure from Bellator and sudden signing with the UFC has been the big story of the last week. Bellator president Scott Coker has contested the acquisition, stating that "Rampage" is still under contract with Bellator. Coker told MMA Fighting this past week that the situation has been passed off to Bellator's lawyers. In this exclusive statement to MMA Fighting, Jackson's manager Lee Gwynn, the owner and manager of Wolfslair Promotions, lays out the reasons why "Rampage" beca read news >>

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Wanna hear something crazy? Brock Lesnar could fight Fedor Emelianenko in 2015. Wanna hear something even crazier? It could happen in Bellator. Or Strikeforce 2.0, depending on how you look at it. It sounds like a punchline, considering both fighters are retired from mixed martial arts (MMA), but Bellator President Scott Coker has made contact with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar to let him know that he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines. That's according to read news >>

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According his management team, Quinton Jackson was promised the world upon signing with Bellator MMA. What was actually delivered was another thing entirely. read news >>

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Bellator CEO Scott Coker discusses the UFC class action lawsuit levied against the promotion several weeks ago and why he does not appreciate Bellator being labeled as a ‘minor league’ within the court documents. Less than two weeks ago, BloodyElbow.com's John S. Nash and Brent Brookhouse uncovered the news that several high profile fighters had filed a class action anti-trust lawsuit against the UFC worth $100 million. Within the lawsuit, the UFC is accused of sponsorship control to monopolisti read news >>

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According to Scott Coker, Viacom is serious about investing in MMA and is prepared to show that by making a strong run at soon-to-be free agent Brock Lesnar. Speaking with Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com, the Bellator MMA president had some strong words regarding the future of his new promotion. "There's not going to be a fighter on the planet we can't afford and have access to," he said. "There hasn't been any serious dialogue [with Lesnar], but when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we read news >>

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Bellator plans to be involved with every single major MMA free agent in 2015. And that apparently starts with Brock Lesnar. Scott Coker, Bellator's president, told MMA Fighting this week that the promotion has reached out to the former UFC heavyweight champion. Coker said there have been no actual negotiations, it was just Bellator's way of "saying hello" and that the company is interested in his services. Lesnar is still under contract with WWE, where he is the reigning champion, and will be re read news >>

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One of the major points of the antitrust lawsuit filed against the UFC last week was the standing of other mixed martial arts organizations in the United States. In order to argue the UFC is a monopoly, the complaint asserts that every other MMA promotion is lesser. In particular, the lawsuit calls Bellator, regarded as the No. 2 MMA company in the world, "a minor league." Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting this week that he disagreed with that claim. "Do I think Bellator is a mino read news >>

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In the second half of this week's BtO, former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez returns to take on Strikeforce vet Dion Staring, plus former UFC fighters Steven Siler, Mike Kyle, Eddie Yagin, Pat Healy, and Motonobu Tezuka make appearances, and Bellator vets "Big Monster" and "Sniper" Stepanyan take to the ring. We start off part two of this week's regional coverage with former Bellator heavyweight Thiago Santos. Also known as "Big Monster," Santos had a two-year, 3-2 run with Bellator th read news >>

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Bellator’s bantamweight champion Joe Warren got ready for the holidays with a wrestling match against his good friend and training partner Scott Jorgensen. The two met not once but twice at the Grapple at the Garden event on Sunday. The former All-American from the University of Michigan wrestler got the better of Jorgensen both times, and he joked after that Jorgensen got a little confused on the mats, forgetting that it was strictly wrestling."I’m the best on these mats here," Warren said. "Sc read news >>

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A welterweight bout pitting Chris Honeycutt against Clayton MacFarlane has been added to the main card of Bellator 133 on Feb. 13 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. read news >>

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CM Punk is with the UFC, and now Bellator also in talks with another WWE star in Alberto Del Rio Shortly after CM Punk's move to the UFC, Bellator is now looking to add another former WWE star to their stable as well. According to Scott Coker, Bellator is in discussions with pro-wrestling star and multiple time WWE champion Alberto Del Rio. Unlike CM Punk though, this 37-year-old cross-over star actually has a competitive background in Mixed Martial Arts. He trained under Marco Ruas in the past, read news >>

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The UFC has signed CM Punk, and Bellator MMA might be on the verge of signing its own former WWE star. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting on Monday that his organization has been in negotiations with former WWE standout Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio, whose real name is Jose Rodriguez, fought in MMA for nine years, including a pair of bouts with PRIDE. "I think that we did reach out," Coker said. "I'm not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there's some read news >>

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If there is going to be any more discussion on Quinton Jackson, who terminated his Bellator contract and re-signed with UFC just last weekend, it's not going to some from Bellator President Scott Coker. That's because attorneys for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion want everyone in the know to maintain radio silence, until they can figure out what course of action to pursue. "I wish I could comment more," Coker told MMA Fighting. "The lawyers don't want us to comment on him rig read news >>

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