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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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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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Scott Coker is making it abundantly clear that he isn’t simply content with being No. 2. 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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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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"You can't make everybody happy." Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson can certainly attest to that. Opening up to UFC announcer Bruce Buffer on his strange journey that eventually led him back to the UFC's ranks, 'Rampage' went on to explain how his numerous working relationship had failed him. "I learned that the hard way when I knocked out Chuck Liddell and everybody was booing," Jackson said of his win at UFC 77. "Wow, that never happened to me. I was coming from Japan where 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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Scott Coker has said about all he is going to say regarding Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. The Bellator MMA president told MMA Fighting on Monday that Jackson's case has been "turned over to our attorneys" and he has been told not to speak about it. "I wish I could comment more," Coker said. "The lawyers don't want us to comment on him right now. It's going to be in the [legal] process." The UFC announced it had re-signed Jackson on Saturday night during the UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway bro read news >>

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In the space of two years, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson has aired his grievances against the UFC and Bellator, left both promotions and is still somehow an employee of each. The news of 'Rampage' leaving Bellator MMA and re-signing with the UFC was announced Saturday during FOX Sports' telecast of UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Dollaway. Following the event, Jackson briefly explained the situation in a call-in interview with studio hosts Jay Glazer, Kenny Florian and Gilbe read news >>

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Rampage Jackson has released an official statement on his contract situation, citing a clause with 45-day window to satisfy any contract dispute with Bellator. Once it was announced that Quinton Jackson was returning to the UFC, Bellator head Scott Coker has stated that he plans to 'protect our contractual rights'. Rampage's contract situation is still likely to be contested by both parties, but the former UFC champion has since released an official statement about it on his website. Official st read news >>

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Following the announcement that Quinton Rampage Jackson had resigned with the UFC, Dana White and Scott Coker both took to twitter to offer their thoughts on the former champion’s decision. While the UFC's final fight card of 2014 was nothing to write home about, the event did feature several interesting moments, including the announcement that former light-heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage' Jackson had resigned with the promotion. The news was announced midway through the main card broadcas read news >>

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Quinton Jackson's return to UFC was just announced during the UFC Fight Night 58 broadcast on FOX Sports 1. Bellator president Scott Coker responded on Twitter that the former UFC light heavyweight is still under contract with Bellator. Looks like things are about to get ugly between UFC and Bellator. Quinton Jackson, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and longtime disgruntled employee, has re-signed with his former employer. Rumors were swirling on Saturday night (Dec. 20, 2014) and the read news >>

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UFC President Dana White and Bellator President Scott Coker wasted little time responding to the UFC's surprising signing of Quinton "Rampage" Jackson on Twitter following the official announcement on Saturday night. A former UFC light heavyweight champion, Jackson is still believed to be under Bellator contract... which should make the next few months rather interesting. Let us be clear that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is under an exclusive contract with #BellatorMMA. We will protect our contract read news >>

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