UNCASVILLE, Connecticut – For Scott Coker, many questions have to be answered before he can give a full assessment of the likelihood of Brock Lesnar fighting Bellator.
That said, if Lesnar (5-3 MMA) is a free agent (as recent reports claim), and if he’s interested in returning to fight, Coker thinks Bellator could make it, especially with Fedor Emelianenko, an opponent fans have been craving. have long seen Lesnar fight – on his roster.
Since recent reports surfaced, Coker said he has contacted Lesnar to let them know I’m here if he’s contractually free, interested and wants to talk business.
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If Lesnar is interested in fighting Bellator, Coker is confident he can. Although Lesnar wouldn’t be a cheap commodity, Coker predicted that those at the top of Viacom, Showtime and beyond would see the return on investment.
“If it were available, I’m sure we could make a deal,” Coker said. “I would like to go directly to our CEO, Bob Bakish, and tell him about it. I would say, ‘This is a great opportunity.’ I would like to include Stephen Espinoza (and) David Nevins because it would probably be a great deal, but that’s a great deal too.”
Lesnar did not compete since UFC 200 in July 2016, when he defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision. The victory was then overturned after Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene. Shortly thereafter, the UFC announced that the former heavyweight champion had retired for the second time in six years.
Bellator returns this week with back-to-back events at “FightSphere”. Bellator 246 will take place Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, with a main card airing on Paramount and streaming on DAZN following the preliminaries on MMA Junkie. On Friday, Bellator 245 drops into the same venue.
Watch Scott Coker’s Bellator 245 and Bellator 246 pre-fight press conference in the video above.