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Archives: Meryl Streep Says MMA is Not an Art, MMA World Reacts (2017)

The original story was published on this day five years ago. It is presented to you in its original, unaltered form, courtesy of the MMA News Archives. On This Day Five Years Ago... Headline: Meryl Streep Says MMA is Not an Art, Scott Coker & Fighters Disagree Author: Fernando Quiles Jr. https://twitter.com/THR/status/818296234628628480 An...

Scott Coker: Bellator “Would Gladly” Bring Jake Paul Over To MMA

Bellator President Scott Coker has reiterated his willingness to bring Jake Paul over to MMA should the YouTuber-turned-boxer wish to switch sports. As unlikely as it would have seemed a few years ago, Paul, a successful online personality and former Disney star, has become the newest sensation and big name...

[ARCHIVES] Scott Coker Wants “Female Tyson” Cyborg vs. Nunes 2

On this day one year ago, Bellator President Scott Coker expressed his desire to see his pick for the WMMA GOAT, Cris Cyborg, face Amanda Nunes in a rematch of their 2019 bout. The following article is presented to you in its original, unaltered form, courtesy of the MMA...

Scott Coker Plans To Woo Kayla Harrison At Bellator 271

Bellator President Scott Coker is looking to add Kayla Harrison to the Bellator roster. Since making the move over to mixed martial arts from Judo, Kayla Harrison has been turning heads. Since joining the PFL and making a run straight to the one million dollars this year, all eyes...

Coker “Never More Confident” Bellator Has Best LHW After UFC 267

Bellator president Scott Coker reacted to Glover Teixeira's UFC 267 victory by immediately sharing which promotion he thinks has the world's best light heavyweight. As the head man of Bellator MMA, Coker hasn't shied away from touting his talent when discussing the best fighters in the world. To him,...

Scott Coker Refuses To Give Out Post-Fight Bonuses In Bellator

Scott Coker has a budget, and he has no plans to budge from it. The UFC is known for their post-fight bonuses, given to fighters after each event for impressive performances or insane fights, which often leads to fighters begging for the $50k bonus after fights. However, Coker has no...

Coker After Bellator 268: “I Didn’t Even Know UFC Had A Card Tonight”

Scott Coker likes to stay in his own lane, and not focus on his competition. This weekend saw the UFC go head to head with Bellator, with Aspen Ladd vs Norma Dumont headlining the former's card at the Apex Center, and Phoenix, Arizona playing host to Vadim Nemkov vs Julius...

Scott Coker Is Keen To Build Gable Steveson Into An MMA “Megastar”

Despite Gable Steveson's WWE signing, Bellator CEO Scott Coker is still keen to have a conversation with the Olympic gold medalist, suggesting he wants to make the 21-year-old into an MMA "megastar." Steveson became the hottest free agent in combat sports in the summer. At the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic...

Kyoji Horiguchi Signs With Bellator, Scott Coker Reacts

Kyoji Horiguchi has been added to the Bellator roster. Horiguchi currently reigns as the Rizin Bantamweight Champion. He also had a run with the Bellator Bantamweight Title along the way but was his time with the promotion was part of a cross-promotion partnership. He was forced to relinquish the belt...

Coker Suggests McKee Is The #1 Pound-For-Pound Fighter In The World

Scott Coker says Bellator Featherweight Champion A.J. McKee has a case for the title of the world's pound-for-pound best. McKee, who has only ever fought under the Bellator banner, reached the 145-pound mountaintop last month when he dethroned Patricio "Pitbull" Freire, and in doing so, won the Bellator Featherweight World...

Scott Coker Reveals Inside Information On Gable Steveson’s Future Plans

Bellator president Scott Coker has shed some light on the future of Gable Steveson, and has revealed his promotion is in talks to sign the Olympian. Coker's comments follow Steveson's incredible success at the recently concluded Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. In freestyle, the Indiana-born wrestler secured a gold medal after...

Coker Calls For UFC/Bellator Cross-Promotion Fight With A.J McKee

Bellator President Scott Coker has placed the ball in Dana White’s court by suggesting a cross-promotion bout with newly crowned featherweight champ A.J. McKee. McKee shot to stardom on Saturday by defeating five-time defending featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in the main card of Bellator 263. The 26-year-old took less...

Scott Coker Predicts Grappling Will Be Claressa Shields’ Downfall

Bellator president Scott Coker has suggested that Claressa Shields will struggle when she comes up against a talented grappler. Shields, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and boxing world champion in three weight classes, made her highly anticipated crossover to MMA last week. She defeated Brittney Elkin at PFL 4 with...

Scott Coker Open To Giving Logan Paul A Bellator Fight

Scott Coker wants to see Logan Paul inside the Bellator cage.

Scott Coker: Everyone Wants To Fight Cyborg Because She’s the GOAT

Bellator featherweight champion Cris Cyborg doesn't mind calling her next shot, but Bellator president Scott Coker seems lukewarm to the idea at the moment. After a fifth-round TKO against Leslie Smith at Bellator 259 last weekend, Cris Cyborg's performance displayed her violent style of fighting. Following her title defense,...