Newly Hired Scott Coker Plans to Make “Every Bellator Event Feel Big”
By FCF Staff
It’s been a week now since Bellator announced that Scott Coker will be the promotion’s new president, and the former Strikeforce boss has released a statement outlining some of his plans.
Shortly after Coker was brought on board, the veteran promoter announced that he intends for Bellator to have more super fights, and less tournaments. While Coker didn’t repeat those sentiments directly in today’s statement, he did hint that Bellator’s matchmaking format and schedule will be different.
Here is some of what Coker had to say (quotes via Bellator.com):
My first order of business is to take a look at the Bellator roster and determine all the exciting possibilities that are in store for the future. Our goal is to make every Bellator event feel BIG and special which is a huge win for fighters, advertisers, and of course- and most importantly- you, the fans. I’ve been on the phone with dozens of fighters and to hear the excitement in their voices has been incredibly encouraging.
I know there are so many questions about what changes may be in store for Bellator. While we are still very early in the process of executing on our long term vision, the plan is simple. We want to put on the most entertaining events possible for YOU. We want Bellator to be a first-choice destination for the best fighters in the world and we want our events to showcase the fun side of the sport – the personality and showmanship that makes MMA so entertaining. This is the best sport in the world and we want our events to demonstrate that for all to see.
Bellator’s next event will take place July 22nd, in in Temecula, California.