Archive: Scott Coker

Jun 19, 2014 1:00 pm

A Look Back: Strikeforce’s Last Days And Scott Coker’s Return

With all this Scott Coker talk, let’s take a walk down memory lane and revisit the days of Strikeforce past. Strikeforce of course was the promotion that Coker founded and ran for its entire existence until Zuffa bought and eventually closed it down. March 12, 2011 is when Dana White announced the purchase, but explained...

Jun 19, 2014 5:59 am

Scott Coker Lays Out Plans For Big Fights Under Bellator Banner

“My plan is to go from a tournament format to a more traditional format, to more of a superfight format,” said Coker, in his first day at his new job after what he described was a very quick negotiation period. “We will do tournaments when the situation makes sense. I think a tournament can make...

Jun 19, 2014 5:10 am

Lifting The Ban, More Bellator Coverage Coming To BJPENN.COM

In case any of you missed the news earlier, here’s a recap of what went down with Bellator MMA. Goodbye Bjorn Rebney, hello Scott Coker. Yes,Viacom, the huge media company that owns the majority of Bellator, has parted ways with founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. The now former CEO of Bellator released a statement about...

Jun 18, 2014 6:14 pm

LEAKED! – Rebney’s Scripted Hype Video That Viacom Threw Away

Our good friends over at Middleeasy have got their hands on this video that Bjorn Rebney tried to push on SPIKE TV. Zeus, of Middleeasy shares the story: The story behind this promo is Bjorn Rebney wanted to show the media how great of a rapport he had with his staff and fighters. In order...

Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

Jun 18, 2014 5:43 pm

WSOF Exec: Rebney’s Release Is Freedom From Slavery, A Victory For MMA

“Today is victory for all of MMA – for me, for you, for all the fighters. Today should be (named) MMA Independence Day. Freedom from slavery, freedom from abuse, freedom from shadiness – this guy left. I don’t want to say his name – just MMA fans should be happy, and I’m very sure a...

Jun 18, 2014 12:53 pm

QUICK TWITT | Pro’s React To Rebney’s Termination

Earlier today we learned that Viacom was taking their MMA company serious for once, and as a result they got rid of their plague of bad executives. A top the termination list was company founder, Bjorn Rebney. The MMA world reacted: Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney...

Jun 18, 2014 9:46 am

CONFIRMED: VIACOM Gets Smart, Ditches Bjorn Rebney For Scott Coker

MMA’s biggest scoundrel, Bjorn Rebney has been officially removed from his seat as Bellator President. As we reported earlier today Scott Coker, the former Strikeforce boss, will come in as a replacement and likely give Bellator the credibility they’ve been lacking. Rebney released the following statement: “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...

Jun 18, 2014 6:43 am

Report: Viacom Replacing Bjorn Rebney With Scott Coker

  If reports hold true, the MMA world just got loads better and Bellator now has a shot at longevity. Former Strikeforce president Scott Coker (pictured), the man who lead the world’s #2 MMA promotion for years, has reportedly been pegged to replace the controversial Bjorn Rebney as Bellator president. No oword from Bellator officials...

Nov 9, 2012 9:05 am

Strikeforce Offers Stacked January Card As Final Event Before Closing Doors | MMA NEWS

STRIKEFORCE heads to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 12 with three championship fights, plus the return of Oklahoma State University star Daniel Cormier, all televised live on SHOWTIME. With a collection of some of the best fighters in the world today, STRIKEFORCE has put together a memorable and historic...

Oct 13, 2012 10:31 am

Strikeforce Cancels Second Consecutive Show On Showtime | MMA NEWS

Strikeforce announced yesterday it is planning its next card set to air live on Showtime in January 2013. Further information on the fight card and location will be announced shortly. Strikeforce also announced the cancellation of its Nov. 3 event at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., due to injuries sustained by main...

Jul 17, 2012 10:01 am

Coker Says No Strikeforce Champs Will Take Off To The UFC | MMA NEWS

  Since the UFC’s blockbuster purchase of rival organization, Strikeforce, the UFC has really run the show and turned Strikeforce into a much more marketable company. The UFC has also taken the liberty to import some top fighters to compete at the highest level of MMA in the UFC. Such notable names include former Strikeforce...