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SCOTT COKER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bellator 141 To Include One Night 205lb Tourney Plus GLORY Kickboxing Bouts

Bellator CEO Scott Coker has announced that the promotion will be joining forces with kickboxing organization GLORY for a hybrid show at Bellator 141 on September 19th in San Jose. The intriguing line-up will be headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between current champion Liam McGeary and Tito Ortiz. Beneath that will be a one-night 205lb tournament to establish a new title...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA’s Scott Coker On Signing CM Punk, The Success Of Bellator, & More

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker appeared on Tuesday’s edition of the MMA Hour and this interview had some gems in it. Down below are highlights from the interview.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Behind Scott Coker, Bellator Taking Steps Forward to Compete with UFC

Bellator MMA is in no position to overtake the UFC for supremacy in the mixed-martial arts world anytime soon. However, recent evidence shows that the Viacom-owned promotion may have finally found the right formula for claiming a solid slice of the pie. When former Strikeforce head Scott Coker took over day-to-day operation of Bellator, in June of this year, we knew that big changes...
Via Between The Ropes
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Reveals Bellator’s Strategy For 2015

This coming Friday night’s Bellator 130 show will mark their final foray into doing weekly shows before they switch to a new format on Spike TV in 2015. In a new interview on MMAfighting.com, Bellator CEO Scott Coker, who took over from Bjorn Rebney back in June, unveiled the new gameplan they have lined up as he looks to put his own stamp on the promotion and take it to the next...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Looks to Make Bellator ‘First-Choice Destination for Best Fighters’

Since taking over the reins as Bellator MMA president just nine days ago, it has been complete chaos for Scott Coker (pictured). In addition to familiarizing himself with the company’s current fighters, staff and deciding who he would like to bring on board to help him take a larger piece of the MMA pie from rival UFC, Coker took the time to issue an open letter to Bellator’s...
Via 5thRound.com
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Bellator President Scott Coker Pens A Letter To Fans

Bellator’s newly appointed president Scott Coker’s has put pen to paper on a letter addressed directly to what he calls the ‘Bellator Nation’. In the letter he talks about his aim to make each Bellator event feel special and hinted that there will be changes in store for the promotion in the coming months. While he doesn’t go into specifics here, based on his first press...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn Rebney out, Scott Coker in as Bellator President

It all began late last night with this tweet from Josh Gross. Heard big rumblings all day re: @BellatorMMA. I'm told @cokersf has joined the promotion. Multiple sources say announcement is imminent. — Josh Gross (@yay_yee) June 18, 2014 The news would eventually be confirmed by multiple sources, and Bellator MMA would follow by confirming their parting of ways with Rebney along...
Via Fight Booth
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA gets new president

As expected, former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (pictured) will now take command of Bellator MMA. “We are excited to have Scott Coker lead us in a new direction as we evolve the league format from a tournament-based organization to a more traditional model with big fights,” Spike TV president Kevin Kay said in a press release. Spike TV announced Wednesday that they had parted...
Via 5thRound.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn Rebney Out As Bellator CEO

Spike TV announced that Bjorn Rebney is out at Bellator as their CEO effective immediately along with Tim Danaher, who was the COO and President of the company. No reason was given as to why Rebney was ousted from the company. Rebney released a statement implying that a difference in “right strategic direction for Bellator” was a reason for the change in leadership. “It is...
Via Between The Ropes
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn Rebney Leaves Bellator; Scott Coker Rumored As Replacement

Major changes are afoot today at Mixed Martial Arts second biggest promotion Bellator with it’s founder, chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney having parted ways with the company along with COO Tim Danaher. Spike TV (owned by Viacom who in turn own Bellator) confirmed the departures today and Rebney released a statement soon after. “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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