Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

August 18, 2014 5:16 pm by BJPENN.COM News

“If you look at our past, we have always believed in female fighting. Whether it was back in the kickboxing days on ESPN, I was the first person to do female fighting in the state of California in mixed martial arts; which was the Gina Carano vs. Elena Maxwell fight. And we did some big fights, Ronda fought for Strikeforce and I believe in it. We were the pioneers for female mixed martial arts and it’s just a natural fit. We started getting contacted by camps around the world and Marloes and Budd became available and they wanted to come. Right now, we are talking to two other girls that we’ll hopefully have on board soon. We’re going to add another division in the next three or four months that will be in the lighter weight, but I can’t say which one.”

“We’ve had one conversation with Brent and Scott and that was it. It was just one quick conversation and there was nothing really made of it. I think that Gina really wants to fight at 135. As far as Cyborg, we haven’t talked to her because she is under contract and fighting with Invicta. But if she ever becomes available, then we will have a conversation with her. We don’t have a 135 division and I can’t say what (Carano) is going to do because she’s got film commitments and she is very busy and has a good acting career. It’s going to be up to her and her schedule.”

Scott Coker spoke on The MMA Hour about the potential of Gina Carano fighting under the Bellator banner.


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