Archive: Scott Coker

Dec 27, 2014 2:02 pm

First Lesnar, Now Fedor! Coker Going After Everyone

Bellator President Scott Coker is hoping to land some “big fish” in 2015. Coker has already reached out to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to let him know he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines. Now the former Strikeforce boss has apparently set his sights on Fedor Emelianenko, to see...

Dec 20, 2014 9:40 am

Is Rampage Back?

MMA fights fans haven’t seen former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson inside the cage since his three-round unanimous decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to propel “Rampage” in to a light heavyweight title match against current Bellator champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator...

Nov 17, 2014 5:05 am

Cung Le: “The boys are back in town”

Cung Le and Scott Coker go way back. Le fought his first professional bout under the Strikeforce banner, which Coker was the President of. Le went on to fight for Strikeforce 8 times before being signed by the UFC. With the recent drama between Le and the UFC, with the UFC suspending, and then un-suspending...

Oct 29, 2014 10:51 am

“HAS PLANS”

“Basically, Bellator will go once a month for its championship series. And then four times a year, we’ll do a big tentpole event which will be stacked with all the big fighters and will be in big arenas across the country. So that will be a difference.” “A weekly show going around the country from...

Oct 27, 2014 9:02 pm

Scott Coker Unveils Plans For Bellator In 2015

Since Scott Coker took over control of Bellator from Bjorn Rebney earlier this year he has been a busy man, and doesn’t plan on slowing down in the new year. Coker spoke to Heidi Fang of MMAFightCorner to discuss his plans for the promotion in 2015. “Basically, Bellator will go once a month for its...

Oct 27, 2014 5:01 am

Scott Coker Reveals He Had Stephan Bonnar Drug Tested

Scott Coker revealed yesterday that he ahead of Bellator 131 in November, multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar has been drug tested. Coker spoke to FightHub about the drug test, saying: “We’re bound by the California State Athletic Commission, they gave us some rules and guidelines to abide by, and we tested (Bonnar) and the...

Oct 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Coker: Changes Coming To Bellator In 2015

  “If we have a show every week, sometimes you have to get fighters to fill the card because there’s nobody left,” he said. “That’s what you’re not going to be seeing next year. You’ll see big fights that people will want to see, starting in January.” “They’ve been working with our team,” he said....

Sep 15, 2014 9:36 am

Dana White Believes Bellator Cost Eddie Alvarez Some Of His Best Years

Earlier this month Bellator MMA President Scott Coker released Eddie Alvarez from his Bellator contract, and gave the lightweight champion his blessings to fight for the UFC. Alvarez signed with the UFC the very same day, and signed on to fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. What was shocking about Alvarez signing was that he...

Sep 8, 2014 3:10 pm

Scott Coker Swears He Didn’t Know About The Bonnar-Ortiz Brawl

At Bellator 123 on Friday, multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar and a masked man joined Scott Coker and Tito Ortiz in the ring to announce their fight, which will take place on November 15th. During the course of the verbal exchange, it was revealed that the masked man was Ortiz’ former coach Justin McCully....

Sep 7, 2014 10:59 am

Scott Coker Reacts To Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar Brawl

While many people have speculated that the shoving match between Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz was staged, Bellator MMA boss Scott Coker says that it was in fact very real. After the two UFC Hall of Famers took to the Bellator cage, Bonnar trash talked Tito, and unveiled that the masked man next to him...

Sep 6, 2014 11:23 pm

Coker & Chou Bring Magic Back To Friday Night Fights with Bellator 123

Friday September 5th was an amazing night to be a fan of mixed martial arts. On an evening that played host to over twenty MMA fights between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator, the biggest winners were backstage at Bellator in Connecticut. Bellator President Scott Coker and matchmaker Rich Chou brought an amazing night of...

Sep 4, 2014 5:52 pm

Beltran: ‘I’m The Most Entertaining Mother F***er There Is At 205″ – Exclusive

The boys over at BJPenn.com Radio caught up with Bellator title-contender Joey Beltran this past weekend. Beltran is currently preparing for his light heavyweight title fight on September 12th when he’ll take on Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 124. Beltran shared his thoughts on the upcoming title fight and explained why his new-found confidence is going...

Aug 22, 2014 2:55 pm

Daley finally granted visa to fight again in the United States

According to Bellator President Scott Coker, Paul “Semtex” Daley (34-13-2 MMA) has finally been granted a working visa from the United States government, which will allow him to resume his fight career with the Viacom-owned organization. Daley has not fought on American soil since July of 2012, when he defeated Rudy Bears via first-round TKO at Bellator 72....

Aug 21, 2014 1:07 pm

2013 Female Fighter Of The Year Winner Inks Deal With Bellator

Just days after Bellator President Scott Coker reinstated the women’s division to Bellator by bringing in top featherweights Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd, Bellator has a new addition to the roster as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (6-0) has joined the promotion. Currently ranked in the Top 10 Featherweight rankings, the multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion will...

Aug 21, 2014 5:02 am

Coker Planning 16 Events In 2015 For Bellator Reboot

“The first thing we had to change was the tournament format. Which we did. The second thing is we have to go and recruit the top talent and cultivate the talent we have here now. And the third thing was the staff running 10 shows in a row. Talk about a burnout. We had to...

Aug 20, 2014 9:37 am

Paul Daley Tells Bellator To Back Off Of Manhoef Fight

Newly appointed Bellator President Scott Coker has been working on getting bigger and better fights set up for the organization, and his latest idea, set for November, would be one heck of a fight. Coker spoke about his plans to put Paul Daley against Melvin Manhoef for the MMA Hour: “Paul, pending his September 12th...

Aug 19, 2014 3:38 pm

QUICK TWITT: Scott Coker Wishes Eddie Alvarez Success In The Future

Wish @Ealvarezfight success in all of his future efforts. Great competitor with a bright future & hope he kicks ass in his next stop — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) August 19, 2014 Since Coker Tweeted this, it was announced that Alvarez had been signed by the UFC and that he would fight Donald Cerrone at UFC...

Aug 19, 2014 12:08 pm

BREAKING: Bellator Releases Eddie Alvarez Unconditionally

After a long back and forth battle with the promotion he fought for, Eddie Alvarez has been unconditionally released by Bellator. The Bellator champion was released by Bellator CEO Scott Coker earlier this morning. Earlier in the year it looked as if Alvarez would get his wish and he would be released, however Bellator exercised...

Aug 19, 2014 5:02 am

Eddie Alvarez Under Contract With Bellator, But “Lawyers Are Talking”

“They’re talking about a couple of different options. Right now, that’s where it is.” Asked to characterize the lawyers’ discussions, Coker said, “I don’t want to speculate as to what’s going to happen. But I know that they’re talking.” Coker spoke with MMAJunkie about Bellator’s current relationship with Champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez was trying to...

Aug 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

“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...