UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Forward of Bellator 257, Scott Coker gave quite about a updates on about a of the promotion’s superb stars.
On Thursday, the Bellator boss spoke with MMA Junkie on a host of themes including Paul Daley’s future sooner than his fight with Sabah Homasi, how his meeting with Fedor Emelianenko went, an update on Dillon Danis and what’s subsequent for him, his prediction for Ben Askren vs. Jake Paul, and more.
Bellator 257 takes situation Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The predominant card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Investigate cross-test MMA Junkie’s Q&A with Scott Coker before Bellator 257 by scrolling through the items below:
“I will be succesful to reply that after (his) efficiency on story of we’ll peek what we’re getting. Which model of Paul Daley are we getting? Hear, if he needs to proceed combating and fight at catchweights, where we uncover him infrequently, perchance and even he might per chance find one other dwelling. I judge quite a bit goes to count on what the fight appears love … on story of I know on any given evening, this man can procedure and he might per chance ship. He’s combating a elaborate kid, and let’s peek the final result of the fight and the arrangement it appears for Paul.
“However he might per chance prefer to retire in some unspecified time in the future. He’s been round a truly very long time, and he’s positively placed on about a of the suitable fights within the history of MMA. The Daley-(Nick) Diaz fight to me, change into one of my most favorite fights of all time. We’ve had a wide relationship with Paul, but it’s going to be up to him, too, on story of you by no methodology know what he’s certainly taking into account in his tips. Is he going to transfer up to 185 and fight? No, I don’t judge so. Those guys are arrangement too mountainous. He can’t originate 170, then perchance now we maintain a industrial dialog at that point.”
“It positively began, and we talked about timing, logistics, opponents, issues love that. However he’s going to return and check with his team and that fashion of factor – it is miles going to be before he leaves or before I am going away, and we’ll maintain some clarity. However appropriate now, it’s stunning up within the air. … I judge it’ll be within the descend.”
“He change into injured for a whereas, and I judge my guys are in contact with him, and I judge that he’s going to near lend a hand lend a hand at this time. We don’t maintain a date but for Dillon.
“They’ve already reached out, and we’ve had that dialog. Here is what I talked about to them: I talked about, ‘Guys, if you happen to bewitch to have to field Dillon Danis, I judge that’s wide. However that it is most likely you’ll just have to fight him in MMA, too, within the 2nd fight.’ This has to be a two-fight deal. You maintain to originate it equitable for all sides, no longer stunning what you guys need from Dillon. In boxing on my own, I don’t judge it’s a dazzling fight. I judge they have to after which virtually Dillon’s world and fight within the cage and peek how that works out. To be succesful to me, it’s a two-fight deal, and if they want to attain it, we’ll positively maintain that dialog.”
“I will have to maintain a no touch upon story of Ben got mad at me final time. He change into upset that I talked about what I talked about, but I will portray you, I’ve been staring at him on-line, and he appears love he’s getting better and better. Hear, I’m rooting for him on story of he’s the MMA man and so as to me, I’m rooting for him when he fights on Saturday.”
“When I eye on the leisure aspect of their reveals, listen, I judge it’s wide. I watched that first Tyson fight, I change into entertained. I believed they did a factual job, and if I prefer to see ‘sportainment,’ that’s where I’ll see it. It’s an absolutely diverse deliver or an absolutely diverse requirement or end result as a long way as what does this imply within the field of fight sports actions or MMA and what does it imply for boxing.
“I imply if they wish boxing, they’re going to transfer to Showtime. ‘Sportainment’ typically is how I eye at it, so I’m a fan. I bewitch it, and to me, there’s nothing immoral with it. However I judge contributors stunning have to admire it is what it is. It’s stress-free.”
“Yeah, I’d bewitch to peek him lend a hand. Jake, I judge he took a quantity of smash in his final fight, and he’s per chance getting lend a hand in practising, but I know my guys reached out to him. I’m sure he’ll fight within the subsequent couple of months.”
“The variation is with the ‘Pitbull’ brothers, now we maintain an end date for Patricio’s fight. All people is aware of more or less when it’s going to happen, no longer the accurate date, but now we maintain what month it’s going to descend in. So no matter happens there, then he can bound defend his mild-weight (title), per chance early descend if he wanted.
“With Ryan Bader, we don’t know if he’s going to transfer the general arrangement through the the rest of the twelve months, and so we can maintain a dialogue, but appropriate now the focus is on growing that period in-between heavyweight belt.”