VIDEO – This day in MMA history: Scott Coker’s Birthday

Bellator CEO Scott Coker talks Reebok

Scott Coker took over operations for Bellator MMA back in 2014, when Viacom replaced Bjorn Rebney with the former Strikeforce president. Ever since, Bellator has signed some massive free agents, from Rory MacDonald to Benson Henderson.

Bellator’s Facebook page pasted a video on Monday in celebration of Coker’s birthday, and some of the major successes the company has had since he took over.

“I was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. In Korea at that time, it was ‘do you want to play soccer? Do you want to play baseball? Or do you want to do martial arts?”

“That’s really how I got into it, and I just loved it; putting on my uniform, putting on my white belt, going to class, learning the basics of self-defense. I said to myself at a very early age that I was going to dedicate my life to martial arts. I said it when I was 16-years-old, I said this is gonna be it. Whatever it is, I’m gonna compete in martial arts, I’m gonna promote martial arts, and I’m gonna grow martial arts. That’s gonna be my life.”

“And that’s what I’ve spent the last 40 years doing.”

See for yourself below!

Today is President Scott Coker's Birthday! Take a few minutes to watch how he became the successful promoter he is today! #BellatorNation

Posted by Bellator MMA on Monday, October 3, 2016