Coker pens open letter to Bellator fans

by Chris Palmquist |

Last week Bellator MMA announced that President Bjorn Rebney was released from the company and former UFC employee and Strikeforce President Scott Coker would be taking over. Today Coker published an open letter to his fans to address his future at Bellator:

Dear Bellator Nation,

I wanted to take a moment and tell you all how excited I am to be a part of the Bellator family. I’ve been working closely with the incredible team here along with our partners at Spike to see how we are going to bring this great company to new heights.

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. 

We’ve got a ton of work to do, and July 25th is right around the corner. We’ll have more updates in the coming weeks, and I can’t wait to see all of you on Spike TV and at Pechanga in July.

-Scott Coker

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jacktripper site profile image  

6/28/14 6:04 PM by jacktripper

I liked bellator with Bjorn, I expect to be over the moon with Coker

Rob San Soo site profile image  

6/28/14 10:40 AM by Rob San Soo

Cheers! I'm excited , UFC becoming stale for me maybe this will make them stack cards if bellator starts kicking ass or they will stay the same and just buy them out :(

Unclemac1 site profile image  

6/28/14 10:21 AM by Unclemac1

Exactly. The opposite of Dana Big Ego White.

Glovegate site profile image  

6/28/14 9:52 AM by Glovegate

Jesus, dude. Go away already.

dannyapodaca site profile image  

6/28/14 8:00 AM by dannyapodaca

If I wanted to watch washed up 40 yr old bums fight I would start drinking again and go to the bar.

rkm456 site profile image  

6/27/14 10:49 PM by rkm456

Funny thing is, we now know that most of the posts that got him banned were accurate rather than fighter bashing.

Jack_Bauer site profile image  

6/27/14 8:42 PM by Jack_Bauer

That's funny. I know Bellator Fan kept doing his thing on twitter after he got banned.....wonder what he's saying these days....

Poindexter site profile image  

6/27/14 8:31 PM by Poindexter

Where's Bellator Fan? Was he really just Bjorn Fan? Has it been proven that it really was Rebney's account?I'm excited to see what Coker will do. He does good work for the most part, and should do even better with Viacom's backing.

KnockoutThoughts site profile image  

6/27/14 8:19 PM by KnockoutThoughts

Coker is the man who can make this organization get to the next level. I see a formidable Bellator organization in the near future that competes directly with UFC and puts them on their heels. Competition has always been great in business. Great for the sport and for the fans.

Smith1234 site profile image  

6/27/14 8:01 PM by Smith1234

It's not that hard. Do what Pride did and what Strikeforce was starting to do.