Logan Paul interested in fighting MMA for Bellator; Scott Coker responds

So it seems Logan Paul is keen on taking his services from the boxing ring to the Bellator cage. The YouTube superstar expressed interest in fighting MMA during a recent media scrum done in the buildup of his brother Jake Paul’s fight against fellow internet celeb AnEnsonGib, which streamed on DAZN Thursday night. Paul, who’s […]

Video: Scott Coker says Cris Cyborg’s longevity a product of work ethic

MMA Fighting INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to reporters after Bellator 238 and gave his thoughts on the event and what’s in store next for Cris Cyborg and other fighters. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Scott Coker scrum at Bellator 238 media day

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting LOS ANGELES – Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to reporters in advance of Bellator 238 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Scott Coker post-event media scrum from Bellator 237

SAITAMA, Japan – Bellator President Scott Coker reflects on Bellator 237 in Japan, how he envisions a World Cup of MMA, the promotion’s plans for Fedor Emelianenko and Lorenz Larkin and Michael “Venom” Page, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Scott Coker: Josh Barnett could be next on Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour

SAITAMA, Japan – Fedor Emelianenko bid farewell to his Japanese fans at Bellator 237 with a first-round knockout of Quinton Jackson, and Bellator president Scott Coker said another former Pride FC legend could be next for “The Last Emperor”. Speaking to reporters, including MMA Junkie, backstage at the Saitama Super Arena, Coker said former UFC […]

Bellator boss Scott Coker favors Lorenz Larkin over Michael Page for next welterweight title shot

SAITAMA, Japan – Bellator president Scott Coker says Lorenz Larkin is in pole position to be the first man to challenge Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima in 2020. The departure of Rory MacDonald from Bellator to the PFL squashed any thoughts of a championship rematch between the Brazilian and the Canadian, and opened up a […]

Video: Bellator chief Scott Coker wants Fedor Emelianenko retirement fight in Moscow

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting TOKYO – Bellator President Scott Coker talks about the Bellator vs. Rizin rivalry at Bellator Japan, his plans for Fedor Emelianenko’s retirement tour, the future of the bantamweight title, champ-champ Ryan Bader, and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

The MMA Road Show with John Morgan, No. 247 – Tokyo – Bellator 237 preview with ‘Rampage,’ Chandler, ‘MVP,’ Coker

Episode No. 247 of “The MMA Road Show with John Morgan” podcast is now available for streaming and download. MMA Junkie lead staff reporter John Morgan hosts the show while traveling the world to cover the sport. John Morgan is in Japan for Bellator 237, and he’s sharing a wild conversation with headliner Quinton Jackson, […]

Scott Coker Undecided on Next No. 1 Contender for Flyweight Queen Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

For now, it appears that there is no clear-cut No. 1 contender for Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s flyweight crown in Bellator MMA. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane thinks Juliana Velasquez should be next – but Scott Coker not sold

HONOLULU – Despite five consecutive wins in the Bellator flyweight division, Juliana Velasquez might not be the next to challenge Ilima-Lei Macfarlane for the title after Bellator 236. According to Bellator president Scott Coker, the next contender for Macfarlane (11-0 MMA, 10-0 BMMA) is contingent on whether the organization opts to move forward with plans […]

Bellator 232: Scott Coker talks superfights, big-name bookings and a possible future on CBS

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With his promotion in good health and seemingly increasing in stature month to month, Bellator president Scott Coker is a busy man. But he was happy to feed the assembled media a few tidbits of information about some of his big stars and upcoming plans during the post-fight press conference at Bellator […]

Scott Coker Tabs Lorenz Larkin as Potential No. 1 Contender for New Champ Douglas Lima

It appears as though Lorenz Larkin will be the No. 1 contender in waiting for newly-crowned Bellator champion Douglas Lima – as long as he doesn’t slip up in the Far East at the end of the year. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Scott Coker says Lorenz Larkin could be next for new champ Douglas Lima, but has to win in Japan first

Gallery Douglas Lima def. Rory MacDonald at Bellator 232: Best photos view 10 images UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator now has a three-time welterweight champion in the form of Douglas Lima, and Bellator president Scott Coker has a plethora of options ahead for the Brazilian in the months ahead. For now, though, Coker says he’ll look […]

Bellator’s Scott Coker on Roy Nelson retirement, Jake Hager’s low blows, next grand prix, more

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator president Scott Coker spoke to the media following Bellator 231, which took place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena. Coker discussed a range of topics, including fighters who competed and what’s next for them. From Roy Nelson’s loss to Frank Mir, to what’s next for dual champion Ryan Bader, to which grand […]

Video: Scott Coker talks MacDonald vs. Lima 2, who faces the winner next and Cris Cyborg’s status as the greatest of all time

NEW YORK — Bellator president Scott Coker talks Rory MacDonald vs. Douglas Lima 2, possibly cross promoting the winner to prove who is the best welterweight in the sport, Bellator going to Japan, Cris Cyborg as the greatest of all time in women’s MMA and much more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All […]

Scott Coker reveals who is likely next for Rory MacDonald-Douglas Lima winner

NEW YORK – Bellator’s welterweight grand prix hasn’t even finished yet, but promotion president Scott Coker already has a name in mind to face the winner of the tournament finals. Whether champion Rory MacDonald (21-5-1 MMA, 3-1-1 BMMA) or challenger Douglas Lima (31-7 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) walks away with the title at Bellator 232 on […]

Scott Coker: Cris Cyborg already one of the biggest stars in Bellator, UFC was never committed to her division

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The moment Scott Coker found out Cris Cyborg was a free agent, he immediately began burning up the phone lines to get a deal done to bring the former UFC champion to Bellator MMA. It was a natural fit considering the current Bellator president had previously promoted Cyborg when he owned […]

Scott Coker hopes to sign Nick Newell to multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA

With a first-round submission victory at Bellator 225, Nick Newell may have just found a new fighting home. The veteran lightweight who came up short in his bid to earn a UFC contract in 2018 was given a one-fight contract to compete for Bellator near his home in Connecticut last month. Newell, who is a […]

Scott Coker putting bracketing of featherweight tournament in winners’ hands

Bellator SAN JOSE, Calif. — On Saturday night at the SAP Center, Emmanuel Sanchez, Pedro Carvalho, Adam Borics and Derek Campos advanced to the final eight of the Bellator featherweight Grand Prix tournament. While the tournament lacked the explosiveness hoped for, there were no controversies. The first three fights ended with stoppages and the fourth […]

Scott Coker: Cris Cyborg-Bellator talks progressing; Interest in Cat Zingano surfaces

Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — For those interested in where featherweight great Cris Cyborg will next turn up, an answer could come sooner rather than later. Bellator president Scott Coker told MMA Fighting that while there is still work to be done, he hopes to have Cyborg locked […]

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