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Saturday, Jul 16, 2016

Scott Coker Says Bellator’s Valuation Has Risen Due to UFC Sale

Scott Coker (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

Following recent reports that the UFC has been sold, and that it was purchased for around $4 billion dollars, Bellator President Scott Coker is celebrating the news.

Earlier this week it was announced that a group led by WME – IMG has acquired the UFC. Although the official announcement didn’t include any financial information, the UFC was believed to have been sold for about $4 billion.

Recently MMA Junkie caught up with Coker, and while discussing the sale, the Bellator exec stated:

“It’s just like when the (Los Angeles) Clippers got bought,” Coker said. “What happened to the team’s values? Everything goes up. I told everybody, we should be celebrating with (UFC Chairman) Lorenzo (Fertitta) and (UFC President) Dana (White), popping champagne with them, because our valuation just went up, boys.”

Bellator 158 will take place later today in London, England. In the card’s main event, former welterweight champ Douglas Lima will take on Paul Daley. The main card will be broadcast on Spike.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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