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It has only been about seven months since Scott Coker took the reins of Bellator MMA. But his boss is already giving him rave reviews. Spike TV president Kevin Kay told MMAFighting.com last week that he believes Coker has put Bellator in a better position to succeed since taking over for Bjorn Rebney last June, for various reasons. "Fighters just love this guy and camps and management and people, they want to be in business with Coker," Kay said during a media event to promote Premier Boxing Cha read news >>

  • 9 days ago
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When news came of the lawsuit against the UFC, Scott Coker took exception with the idea that Bellator MMA was being considered as a minor league organization. Coker addressed the issue with MMAfighting.com's Marc Raimondi), saying: “Do I think Bellator is a minor league? The answer is no.” As a relatively new figure in the promotion, it is not surprising that Coker would come to the defense of his employer; he managed to keep Strikeforce going in the MMA scene for many years before the UFC final read news >>

  • 10 days ago
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Bellator President Scott Coker has been busy recently, but carved out time on Tuesday to speak to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. Both Bellator and the sport of mixed martial arts are in transition, but Coker shares both his bird's eye view of what's going on as well as some specific moves his organization is making in the industry. On Douglas Lima pulling out of the Paul Daley fight with an injury: "Yes, that fight is off. Lima got injured, so he's off the fight. We're probably six or eight hour read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Bellator president Scott Coker talks about signing Kimbo Slice and other Bellator-related news. read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Bellator President Scott Coker made the announcement of what he called a “superfight” for Bellator 134. It will be “King Mo” Lawal vs. Cheick Kongo at heavyweight.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

  • 11 days ago
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Which saves Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) the trouble of making a counteroffer. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, who partnered with M-1 Global a few years back to co-promote mixed martial arts (MMA) events headlined by former PRIDE heavyweight deity Fedor Emelianenko, was back in Japan over the Christmas break to watch some international MMA. And place a blank check upon the throne of "The Last Emperor," though his efforts were fruitless. "He's made it very clear he doesn't want to fig read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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Scott Coker went to Japan late last month in part because of one man: Fedor Emelianenko. The Bellator MMA president was in attendance at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye show in Tokyo on New Year's Eve knowing the potential of speaking to Emelianenko about returning to the United States to fight for his organization. Coker didn't get the answer he was hoping for. "He's made it very clear he doesn't want to fight right now," Coker said Friday night after Bellator 132 in Temecula, Calif. "He didn't say he neve read news >>

  • 12 days ago
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The MMA Hour is back in your life on Tuesday. Below is a rundown of the show: 1:00 p.m. -- Irish journalist Peter Carroll will recap Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver and look ahead to McGregor vs. Jose Aldo. 1:25 p.m. -- UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw will preview his UFC 186 title defense against Renan Barao. 1:45 p.m. -- Irish fighter Joseph Duffy, the last man to defeat McGregor, will talk about recently signing with the UFC. 2:05 p.m. -- UFC strawweight sensation Paige VanZant will read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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TEMECULA, Calif. -- Scott Coker went to Japan for New Year's with hopes of luring Fedor Emelianenko out of retirement, among other things. Instead, he might have found another Eastern European MMA legend for Bellator MMA. Coker said Friday night after Bellator 132 at Pechanga Resort & Casino that Bellator officials have spoken with Mirko Cro Cop about signing with the organization. Cro Cop is one of the most well-known fighters of all time, famous for his devastating head kick knockouts in PRIDE read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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TEMECULA, Calif. -- Georgi Karakhanyan locked in a guillotine choke on Bubba Jenkins in the first round Friday night at Bellator 132 and it was tight. So tight that Jenkins didn't even have a chance to tap. He went unconscious. Karakhanyan yelled to referee Herb Dean that Jenkins was out. Dean checked Jenkins, but didn't pull Karakhanyan off for a submission win until precious seconds later. When he did and rolled over Jenkins onto his stomach, the knocked-out fighter's eyes rolled back in his h read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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Kimbo Slice just signed with Bellator, and Scott Coker says he's definitely interested in signing Mirko Cro Cop as well. During Bellator 132, Bellator officially announced the signing of Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice. The former YouTube sensation, UFC fighter, and pro-boxer, will be returning to MMA and he spoke about it on the interview above. (HT: Zombie Prophet) "I've been trying to keep busy as much as possible," said Slice. "Been boxing over the past couple of years. My curren read news >>

  • 15 days ago
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TEMECULA, Calif. -- Kimbo Slice is back in MMA. And the line has already formed of fighters wanting to take him on. "Honestly, I probably had about 200 people call me last night saying, 'I'm ready to fight Kimbo Slice, put me with Kimbo Slice,'" Bellator MMA president Scott Coker joked Friday night. Bellator announced the signing of Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, during the Spike TV broadcast of Bellator 132 on Friday. The acquisition was initially reported Thursday by Combat Press. S read news >>

  • a month ago
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During the holiday week, Scott Coker, President of Bellator MMA, told MMAFighting.com that they have reached out to Brock Lesnar to show interest in his services. Now, just before the new year, Coker speaks of another great heavyweight the company is interested in bringing in. His hame is Fedor Emelianenko. According to a report from Tristen Critchfield of Sherdog, Coker will be in attendance at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 in Tokyo on New Year's Eve, and he expects to have discussions with the form read news >>

  • a month ago
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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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