Scott Coker Reports Bellator Will Only do PPVs When “The Time is Right”
By FCF Staff
Following Bellator’s announcement that it’s holding a pay-per-view event on June 24th, Scott Coker’s reporting the move is an exception, rather than the rule.
Bellator is going to hold its second ever, PPV card on the aforementioned date, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The card will be headlined by a bout between rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, and in the co-headliner, Matt Mitrione will face Fedor Emelianenko.
At a recent press conference to promote the upcoming card, Bellator’s President had this to say about the company’s plans for PPV events (quote via MMA Fighting):
“We’re not going to do monthly pay-per-view just to do pay-per-views,” Coker said. “We’re going to build up to big fights more like the boxing model, and when the time is right, we’ll do the big, big fights. So when we put the big events together, like we have on June 24, then we’ll do it on a PPV event.”
Bellator “NYC” will also feature welterweight champ Douglas Lima versus Lorenz Larkin, and lightweight champ Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus.