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Cris Cyborg willing to fight Cat Zingano if Scott Coker asks her

Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg says she’s willing to fight Cat Zingano if Scott Coker asks her. After she scored back-to-back dominant victories over Julia Budd and Arlene Blencowe …read more

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Video: Why A.J. McKee's future with Bellator could get murky

Bellator featherweight A.J. McKee is in the process of becoming a star – a “megastar” even, according to promotion president Scott Coker – and that could be problematic.
Undefeated McKee, who …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Scott Coker Doesn’t Understand UFC Roster Cuts But Says It’s ‘Good For Us’

Bellator president, Scott Coker admits he is surprised the UFC has released so many high-profile names, but knows it is good for his promotion. Recently, Dana White revealed the UFC …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Scott Coker Doesn’t Understand UFC Roster Cuts But Says It’s ‘Good For Us’

Bellator president, Scott Coker admits he is surprised the UFC has released so many high-profile names, but knows it is good for his promotion. Recently, Dana White revealed the UFC …read more

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Scott Coker Eyes February Return For Bellator

Bellator president, Scott Coker says the promotion plans to return in February. The Viacom-owned promotion started out strong in 2020 with the featherweight grand prix but the pandemic forced them …read more

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Posted on January 4, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Scott Coker ‘surprised’ UFC released so many high-profile fighters, but ‘too bad for them, good for us’  

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Bellator MMA has never been shy about getting involved in high profile free agent signings, but the past year brought several …read more

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Ortiz, Barnett step up as opponents for Fedor’s retirement fight

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Josh Barnett and Tito Ortiz have offered themselves to be Fedor Emelianenko’s final opponent. In mid-2019, Scott Coker began …read more

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Scott Coker anticipates February restart for Bellator with 22-26 events in 2021

The Bellator operation will continue to hum along this year with roughly two dozen events on tap for the organization.
After a 2020 campaign that rolled back on the number of …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Barnett, Ortiz Jockey For Spot As Fedor’s Final Opponent

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Bellator president Scott Coker is looking to set up a last fight for the Russian heavyweight, and he’s got some …read more

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Josh Barnett, Tito Ortiz express interest in being Fedor Emelianenko's final Bellator foe

It appears Scott Coker will have options when deciding who to put across the cage from Fedor Emelianenko in his farewell fight.
Bellator president Coker told MMA Junkie in December that …read more

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Scott Coker wants to see Bellator MMA on CBS and Showtime: ‘That’s definitely a goal of ours’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator MMA made a major change to its broadcast plans in 2020 after moving from the Paramount Network to the CBS …read more

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Scott Coker happy to book Jake Paul vs. Dillon Danis as long as the trade-off is one boxing match and one MMA fight

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Despite just two professional fights on his record with one coming against an ex-NBA player with zero experience, Jake Paul has …read more

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Bellator boss Scott Coker willing to wait on Juliana Velasquez vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane rematch

Despite Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s prior dominance as Bellator flyweight champion, promotion president Scott Coker doesn’t think her next fight will be for the title.
Macfarlane (11-1 MMA, 10-1 BMMA), who successfully defended …read more

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Scott Coker Explains Why Bellator Originally Passed On Signing Yoel Romero

After Yoel Romero was released by the UFC, Scott Coker revealed Bellator was not interested, yet those changes planned. After a week or so, it was then reported that Romero …read more

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Posted on December 28, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Scott Coker Explains Why Bellator Originally Passed On Signing Yoel Romero

After Yoel Romero was released by the UFC, Scott Coker revealed Bellator was not interested, yet those changes planned. After a week or so, it was then reported that Romero …read more

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Ryan Bader could get rematch with Vadim Nemkov, says Scott Coker

Ryan Bader could get a rematch with Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov in 2021, according to Bellator president Scott Coker. Bader saw his eight-fight unbeaten streak snapped in emphatic …read more

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Bellator free fight: Cris Cyborg submits Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249

Cris Cyborg was already one of the greatest female fighters in MMA history before her switch to Bellator, but since moving across from the UFC to Scott Coker’s promotion she …read more

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Scott Coker says social media support made him sign Yoel Romero to Bellator

Bellator president Scott Coker says that social media support made him sign former UFC star Yoel Romero to a contract with his organization. Coker and Bellator initially passed on signing …read more

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Scott Coker open to Patricio Freire vacating Bellator lightweight title

Bellator president Scott Coker isn’t opposed to Patricio Freire handing in his 155-pound title.
Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) currently holds the promotion’s featherweight and lightweight championships, but hasn’t defended the …read more

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Scott Coker explains why he changed his mind, signed Yoel Romero to Bellator

Scott Coker has come around on Yoel Romero, marking a change in tune from what he told MMA Junkie onsite at the Mohegan Sun Arena in early December in Uncasville, …read more

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‘Rumble’ Ready For A Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

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It feels like yesterday that we were laughing at Bellator president Scott Coker’s claim that Bellator …read more

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Scott Coker thinks big for Fedor Emelianenko's final fights

There’s been a notable omission from Bellator’s lineups since the company got back up and running: Fedor Emelianenko.
The legendary former longtime PRIDE heavyweight champion turned 44 in September. Before the …read more

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Scott Coker eyeing No. 1 contender fight between Michael Page and Neiman Gracie

Bellator president Scott Coker says Michael Page is potentially one fight away from a title shot.
Coker is open to the idea of Page (18-1 MMA, 14-1 BMMA) facing Neiman Gracie …read more

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Scott Coker says Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero 'has a lot of heat,' discusses 205-pound grand prix

Bellator president Scott Coker admits he might not want to risk losing one of the most eagerly anticipated fights he could book in 2021.
Bellator recently signed explosive powerhouses Anthony Johnson …read more

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Scott Coker considers legal action after Ben Askren suggests Bellator is up for sale

Bellator president Scott Coker says he is considering legal action after Ben Askren suggested on social media that Bellator is up for sale. On Tuesday, Askren confirmed BJPenn.com that he …read more

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Scott Coker responds to Ben Askren’s Bellator sale claim, says ex-champ mad over Jake Paul prediction

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Bellator President Scott Coker did not take kindly to retired champ Ben Askren’s claim that the promotion he oversees is up …read more

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Video: Should Bellator choose light heavyweight for its next grand prix?

Bellator president Scott Coker already believed he had the strongest light heavyweight division in the world – and that was before the promotion’s recent run of big-name signings.
Now, Bellator’s 205-pound …read more

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Posted on December 23, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Scott Coker doesn't like Ben Askren's chances against Jake Paul in rumored boxing match

It’s safe to say that Bellator president Scott Coker doesn’t have too much confidence in Ben Askren’s striking.
With YouTube sensation-turned-boxer Jake Paul calling out the likes of Askren, Dillon Danis …read more

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Scott Coker sees an Anthony Pettis vs. Michael ‘Venom’ Page fight as ‘a lot of fun’

Going into UFC Vegas 17 this past Saturday, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis knew that he was heading into free agency. As of Tuesday, “Showtime” took to social media …read more

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Scott Coker will 'definitely' speak to free agent Anthony Pettis, see if 'value' worthwhile for Bellator

Bellator president Scott Coker plans on speaking to newly minted free agent Anthony Pettis.
Pettis (24-10), a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, completed his UFC contract this past weekend with …read more

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Posted on December 23, 2020, 3:16 am By
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Anthony Johnson 'definitely down' for a Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Bellator president Scott Coker has made it clear that he’s in the business of running tournaments, and with the promotion’s featherweight grand prix nearing its conclusion, curiosity abounds about which …read more

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Scott Coker reacts to the news Yoel Romero has signed with Bellator

Bellator president Scott Coker reacted to the news that former UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero has signed with Bellator. On Monday, it was announced that Bellator had signed Romero …read more

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Former UFC title challenger Yoel Romero to join Bellator, make debut at light heavyweight

Yoel Romero will reunite with Scott Coker under the Bellator banner.
Romero (13-5 MMA, 9-4 UFC), a multi-time UFC title challenger who parted ways with the organization earlier this month, is …read more

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Coker explains why he passed on Romero, but open to future ‘dialogue’

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Bellator big boss Scott Coker talks about his decision to pass on signing Yoel Romero. Just like how they …read more

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Scott Coker confirms Bellator will not block Dillon Danis from boxing Jake Paul

Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed that he will not block Dillon Danis from making the move to the boxing ring for a Jake Paul fight. In the wake of Paul’s …read more

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Scott Coker reflects on Bellator's 2020: 'This was really a test of character'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Like many companies across the world, Bellator MMA had to make some serious shifts in the wake of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
But that makes company president Scott …read more

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Scott Coker ‘very excited’ to have Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in Bellator

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“I’m looking forward to getting him in there and just start mixing it up and let these guys …read more

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Scott Coker Reveals Bellator’s Plan For Anthony Johnson

Bellator president, Scott Coker has laid out their plans for Anthony Johnson. On Wednesday, it was revealed Johnson and the UFC agreed to part ways and he signed with Bellator. …read more

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Bellator's Scott Coker: Ideally, Jake Paul and Dillon Danis would do boxing – and MMA fight

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It’s safe to say Bellator president Scott Coker is at least willing to make a Dillon Danis vs. Jake Paul boxing match happen if all parties are …read more

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Scott Coker interested in Dillon Danis vs. Jake Paul fight: “I’m sure at some point it will happen”

Bellator president Scott Coker says he is interested in booking Dillon Danis against Jake Paul in boxing and MMA fights. In the wake of Paul’s brutal KO win over Nate …read more

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Posted on December 10, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator president Scott Coker details his plans for newly signed Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson

Bellator president Scott Coker has laid out his plans in the wake of the announcement that they have signed Anthony Johnson. The world of mixed martial arts was stunned earlier …read more

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Scott Coker lays out Bellator's plan for newly signed Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – For months, Bellator president Scott Coker has repeated his claim Bellator has the best light heavyweight division in MMA.
That can certainly be debated, but Wednesday, Coker added …read more

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Scott Coker explains why Bellator isn’t interested in Yoel Romero

Bellator president Scott Coker explained why Bellator isn’t interested in signing free-agent middleweight fighter Yoel Romero to a contract. The UFC cut Romero last week as part of its 60 …read more

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Scott Coker explains why Bellator passed on signing Yoel Romero for now

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Scott Coker respects everything Yoel Romero has accomplished in his career, but the Bellator president is happy with his current roster.
Romero (13-5 MMA), a multi-time UFC middleweight …read more

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Scott Coker Believes Neiman Gracie Is A Good Challenge For Douglas Lima

Bellator president, Scott Coker hints that Neiman Gracie could be the next challenger for Douglas Lima’s welterweight title. Lima is coming off a decision loss to Gegard Mousasi for the …read more

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