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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cung Le Officially Announces Retirement From MMA

After taking a few months to think about it Cung Le has officially announced that he is retiring from mixed martial arts competition. Technically the 42 year-old had still been signed to the UFC, but it was clear his time there was finished after he fronted an ongoing class action lawsuit against the promotion which claims that Zuffa are essentially running a monopoly which restricts...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheick Kongo Vs King Mo Set For Bellator 134

Bellator have announced that Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal will move up to heavyweight to fight Cheick Kongo in what they are billing as a ‘superfight’ at Bellator 134 on February 27th. “We’re going to put on a big superfight and it’s something this person’s been asking me for a long time to move up in weight and try out the heavyweight division,” Bellator CEO Scott...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mirko Cro Cop Returns To the UFC

In an unexpected move the UFC has announced that Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic will be coming back for a second stint in the promotion after signing a multi-fight deal. Cro Cop’s first spell in the Octagon was a disappointment as he failed to capture the form that had made him a superstar in the PRIDE organization in Japan. The Croatian was released from the UFC in 2011 after suffering...
Via Fight Of The Night
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson: 'I could sue Bellator for $10 or $20 million'

Bellator boss Scott Coker initially promised that his promotion would fight to keep Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting in the UFC, because he claims the former world champ is still under exclusive contract with his organization. Jackson himself, however, seems to believe that Coker is all talk, and that Bellator won't end up trying to keep him from fighting in the UFC once more...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: WWE officials believe a Lesnar UFC return to be imminent

More info has surfaced on Brock Lesnar’s future and it comes from Dave Meltzer and company over at F4Wonline (sign up here). According to Meltzer, the belief within the WWE is that Lesnar will be returning to mixed martial arts after his current contractruns out. A combination of the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE world heavyweight champion showing up much lighter...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator CEO Scott Coker Targets Biggest Names In The Sport

Bellator CEO Scott Coker is a man on a mission as he looks to take the Bellator promotion to new heights in 2015 and he’s boldly claimed that no free agent, no matter how big of a star they are, is out of their reach if it comes down to a bidding war. “There’s not going to be a fighter on the planet we can’t afford and have access to,” Coker tells, and with...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC’s Top Competitor Reaches Out to Brock Lesnar

- Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told that the company has reached out to current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. They want Lesnar to fight for them once his WWE deal expires after WrestleMania 31. “There hasn’t been any serious dialogue,” Coker said. “But when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we’ll be right there.” Big News on...
Via Wrestle Scoop
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC’s Top Competitor Reaches Out to Brock Lesnar

- Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told that the company has reached out to current WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. They want Lesnar to fight for them once his WWE deal expires after WrestleMania 31. "There hasn't been any serious dialogue," Coker said. "But when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we'll be right there."The post UFC’s Top...
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA Company Reaches Out to Brock Lesnar

Bellator President Scott Coker confirmed to that they have reached out to Brock Lesnar. Coker said that there haven’t been any negotiations, and that it was more of their was of “saying hello” and that they are interested in signing him.“There hasn’t been any serious dialogue,” Coker said. “But when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we’ll be...
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA Confirms Talks with Former WWE Champion

- talked with Bellator President Scott Coker yesterday, who confirmed that the MMA organization has been in talks with former WWE star Alberto Del Rio, who has a 9-5 record. “I think that we did reach out,” Coker said. “I’m not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there’s some dialogue going on.” Huge Three-Way at WrestleMania...
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December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator CEO Confirms Recent Talks With Alberto Del Rio

As we reported two weeks ago, it looks as though Bellator MMA is in negotiations with former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio (Jose Rodriguez). Bellator President Scott Coker recently confirmed that the promotion has been talking with the pro wrestler who in the MMA world, is most famous for suffering a head-kick knockout loss to Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic while wearing his Mexican...
Via WZR Online
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

MMA News: Bellator President Scott Coker Confirms He Has Been In Talks With Alberto Del Rio

Earlier this month, both the professional wrestling world and MMA scene was rocked with the news that former multi-time WWE Champion CM Punk signed a multi-fight deal with UFC. There has been a lot of criticism about Punk’s move due to his lack of experience in the MMA world. He has some training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but there’s no doubt that he is on the fast track to the...
Via Wrestling News Depot
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Alberto Del Rio In Talks with Top MMA Company

Bellator President Scott Coker confirmed to that former WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio has been in talks with the organization.“I think that we did reach out,” Coker said. “I’m not sure where that is and by no means is it in the 11th hour, but I know there’s some dialogue going on.”Coker noted that Rodríguez “has had a lot of great MMA fights” in the...
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Rampage Jackson explains signing with UFC ‘so Scott Coker can shut up’

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson may be back with UFC, but Bellator MMA is not going to go down without a fight. Once news broke that Jackson had indeed re-signed with UFC, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker took to Twitter to explain that his promotion won’t lay down and let UFC and Rampage step over them: Let us be clear that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is under an exclusive...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson returns to UFC

Rampage is returning to the Octagon. (Photo/USA TODAY Sports)Yes, you read the headline correctly, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is returning to the UFC after three fights with the Bellator promotion. Multiple sources had rumored on Friday night and Saturday morning of a possible UFC return for Jackson. However, things became official when the UFC officially made the announcement...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-UFC Star Challenges CM Punk To A Legit Fight

In a post on Instagram, former UFC star Phil Baroni has challenged CM Punk to a fight, calling him a “whiney ********. He told Punk to call Bellator President Scott Coker to set the fight up. He wrote: “I’ll bust you up. Call Coker , move da f*cking needle. Wa Wa 3H was mean to me. Vince owes me. Wa Wa. . Your gona love MMA and @Danawhite it’s so fair ova here. Ryback hurt...
Via WZR Online
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cung Le Asks For UFC Release After Drug Test Blunder

Cung Le has asked to be released from his UFC contract after becoming unhappy with the promotion due to a drug test blunder that led him to be suspended for a year for a positive hGH reading following is loss to Michael Bisping back in August, only for it to then be rescinded a few weeks later due to doubts aabout the tests validity. Le feels he was treated unfairly and had his name...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cung Le requests release from UFC following drug testing fiasco

Cung Le is ready to cut ties from UFC. Le was involved in a drug test nightmare that saw the former Strikeforce champ get suspended after testing positive for HGH following his loss to Michael Bisping this past August, only to have UFC rescind the suspension once it was revealed the test was not conducted reliably and the results were cloudy. Le fought hard for his innocence, but...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 03, 2014  |  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

Tito Ortiz says there is ‘no reason’ to fight King Mo

If Bellator MMA wants “needle-moving” fights as Scott Coker has said in the past, then many would expect to see Tito Ortiz take on King Mo Lawal in a light heavyweight collision in 2015. The problem? Ortiz sees no reason to fight the alleged “journeyman”. In a recent interview on Submission Radio, Ortiz explained his disinterest in a fight with King Mo: I have two more...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE vs. UFC vs. Bellator Battle Over Brock Lesnar’s Future?

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter It’s been said that many assume Brock Lesnar will use UFC and WWE against each other to raise his price tag during negotiations when his current contract with WWE expires in 2015. Apparently Bellator MMA is another legitimate contender in negotiations, as the company is taking talent acquisitions very serious with Scott Coker as the new...
Via WZR Online
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Rampage Jackson Be Set For UFC Return?

Talk over the past few days suggests that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson could yet return to the UFC after apparently becoming unhappy with life with Bellator. Bellator had a big event on this past weekend that peaked with 2 million viewers on Spike TV, but while the promotion seems to be on the up at the moment thanks at least in part to former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker taking...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 Beats UFC 180 Prelims and WSOF 15

Who the heck wants to watch washed up Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (both pictured) fight? Two million people, that’s who. According to Bellator MMA, Saturday’s Bellator 131 event drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest–rated MMA fight on cable television in 2014. “Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for...
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to the New Age: Bellator 131 will show us signs of a promising future

Out of the three big cards tonight – UFC 180, Bellator 131, and UFC 180 – Bellator has the most stacked card from top to bottom. As far as the television broadcast goes, the main card begins on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET, and it’s one that marks the beginning of a new era for Bellator MMA. Sure, it’s been months since Scott Coker took over after Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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