Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef Join Bellator MMA

Scott Coker is bringing the band back together. On Monday, Bellator MMA announced the signings of welterweight Paul Daley (pictured) and Melvin Manhoef. Terms of their respective deals were not disclosed. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We want Bellator to be a destination for not only the top-tier fighters in the sport, but the first-choice destination for fans...
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 123 Line-Up Includes ‘King Mo’, Bobby Lashley And Cheick Kongo

Bellator kick off their 11th season on September 5th In Conneticut, the start of a new era for the promotion with Scott Coker in charge, and they’ve just unveiled the main card fights for the show. A featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire fronts the show, while Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal will have the opportunity to get over the disappointment...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Curran, Freire, ‘King Mo’, Lashley and Kongo Star in Bellator 123

Bobby Lashley (pictured) and Scott Coker are reunited, and it feels so good. I guess… Now that Coker is running the show at Bellator MMA, he’s called upon a familiar face to help him build his new toy. Lashley, who worked for Coker at Strikeforce in 2010, has joined Bellator and will make his promotional debut against Josh Burns on September 5. Featherweight champion Pat Curran...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Bellator Girls Love America!!

Now that’s patriotism. Scott Coker and Tito Ortiz go golfing for charity Jade Bryce goes roller skating
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Coker And Tito Ortiz Go Golfing For Charity

 Bellator light-heavyweight Tito Ortiz tee’d it up with new promotion President Scott Coker yesterday to benefit a great cause, Cancer for College. All of the money raised by this wonderful organization will go to scholarships for cancer survivors. The tournament was sponsored by Matte Grey which Tito is proudly reppin’.  Great to see Coker out with one of his new fighters...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Coker and Bellator 2.0

Bellator MMA recently underwent a significant executive overhaul. Founder and now-former president of the organization, Bjorn Rebney, has taken his leave and Viacom has replaced him with someone who is a familiar face in the MMA community. Scott Coker is the new president of Bellator MMA. Coker is the former president of Strikeforce MMA, the one-time number two promotion before...
Via The Sports Post
23 days ago  |  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...
24 days ago  |  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...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

New Bellator president Scott Coker’s letter to fans

(Photo/ Bellator has made a few headlines over the past few weeks. They first removed the promotion’s founder Bjorn Rebney from the CEO position and hired former Strikeforce top-dog Scott Coker to replace him. Not long after Coker to the helm he released 19 fighters from the Bellator roster. Now, Coker is here to write a letter to the fans of the promotion...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA Cuts 19 Fighters From Roster

The unemployment line just got a bit more crowded. Bellator MMA has released 19 fighters from its roster, including former title contenders Eric Prindle (pictured) and Anthony Leone. confirmed with Bellator executives that all of the athletes were cut before newly-appointed president Scott Coker took the helm last Wednesday. Therefore, if Coker sees fit, some of the...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Talks Scott Coker Joining Bellator MMA

UFC president Dana White’s perspective of Scott Coker (pictured) has been all over the board over the years: Early stages of Strikeforce – I respect Coker, but he’s not even on my radar. When Strikeforce convinced Fedor Emelianenko to choose them over the UFC – Coker’s the enemy. When Coker sold Strikeforce to the UFC – Coker did a fantastic job with that organization...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bjorn Rebney out at Bellator MMA……Good Riddance!

Viacom, the parent company of Bellator MMA, has announced that Bjorn Rebney, the founder and CEO of the promotion is leaving the organization effective immediately.  The ink hadn’t even dried on the pink slip before former Strikeforce owner Scott Coker was announced as his replacement. I’m not ready to christen Coker as the messiah of Bellator, but the piss he took this morning...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Bye Bye Bjorn, Bellator MMA Founder Exits

By Brandon Stubbs, Contributing Writer The MMA took another shift Wednesday when Bellator MMA founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney exited the company. With him departing Bellator brought in former Strikeforce President and found Scott Coker. Rebney, along with investors, founded Bellator MMA back in 2008 and over time became the number two promotional operation in MMA. Their first live event...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Perspective: The Future of Bellator

The big news of the week is that Bjorn Rebney is out at Bellator and that Scott Coker has taken over his responsibilities effective immediately. The tournament structure is to be, if not outright abandoned, severely diminished in capacity. Before delving into this let me just say that what Bjorn Rebney did was borderline impossible. Fresh off the UFC’s acquisition of Pride Fighting...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA Conference Call Announcing Scott Coker As Company President

On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that former Strikeforce founder and CEO Scott Coker is the new president of Bellator MMA replacing founder Bjorn Rebney. Late Wednesday afternoon, Coker along Spike TV president Kevin Kay held a conference call to announce Coker coming in. The call featured why Coker came to Bellator, will the tournament format stay around, possibly signing...
Via Between The Ropes
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Press Conference Confirms Scott Coker As President (Keynotes)

After Bjorn Rebney’s departure yesterday, Bellator held a press conference in which they confirmed that former Strikeforce boss Scott Coker will now be taking the reigns as the company’s president. Read our keynotes from the presser below and scroll down to listen to it in full for yourselves. — - Scott Coker will become the new Bellator president, effective immediately. ...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney departs promotion

(Photo/USA Today Sports) The Viacom media giant has made a decision and it comes as a bittersweet moment Bjorn Rebney. After multiple reports, it’s now official, Bellator CEO Rebney has been removed from the promotion by Viacom effective immediately. Rebney had spent over eight years at the helm. “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that I am leaving the company...
Via Mill City Sports
June 18, 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...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Named The New President Of Bellator MMA

Photo from Viacom announced in a press release that Strikeforce founder Scott Coker is the new President of Bellator MMA, beginning immediately. Earlier today, it was announced that founder and CEO, Bjorn Rebney and President Tim Danaher were no longer with the company. Coker will oversee the day to day management of the company and will report to Spike TV President...
Via Between The Ropes
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...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Shaw on Scott Coker and Kimbo Slice potentially going to Bellator

Lot’s of news and rumors these last 24 hours in the MMA world. Just when you think a quiet week with no events gracing our airwaves will give us a chance to not be in a vortex of MMA, some big news breaks, and a rumor makes that big news even more interesting. If you haven’t heard on social media, Scott Coker is replacing Bjorn Rebney as CEO of Bellator, much to the reported...
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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

Bellator MMA and Founder Bjorn Rebney Part Ways

In a somewhat surprising move – but not really if you’ve kept in touch with the rumor mill – Spike TV announced Wednesday that Bellator MMA has parted ways with their top two executives. Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured), as well as president and COO Tim Danaher have left the company, effective immediately. “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cung Le Talks Split From AKA And More In FOX 7 Q & A

American Kickboxing Academy owner and head trainer, Javier Mendez, cannot be happy about having another UFC level fighter leave and criticize the coaching.  First Josh Koscheck left, and had a ton of harsh words to say about Javier specifically, and now Cung Le.  Cung seemed much more civil about the break up though that could be credited to his personality as opposed to Koscheck’s...
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April 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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