Bellator MMA could soon be operating under a new frontman, as reports are coming in this morning (Weds., June 18, 2014) that Viacom has ousted Bjorn Rebney and will replace him with former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Who just so happens to be available.
From MMA Fighting:
According to sources with knowledge of the situation, Viacom executives, the majority owner of Bellator MMA, informed Rebney, the founder and CEO of the promotion, earlier this week in New York that they are working towards replacing him with former Strikeforce CEO and founder Scott Coker. Josh Gross first reported the news early Wednesday morning.
The early plan was to announce the move later this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday, however, according to one source who spoke on the condition of anonymity, "the fight is on." In other words, Rebney, who founded Bellator in 2007, isn't ceding control easily.