twitter google

Former Strikeforce Boss to Run Bellator

Former Strikeforce Boss to Run Bellator

It’s been a whirlwind day for MMA news, and the surprising thing is none of it has to do with the UFC.

Fans awoke this morning to the stunning revelation that Bellator found and longtime frontman Bjorn Rebney was forced out of the organization by his Viacom masters.

Now comes the official announcement that his replacement is none other than Strikeforce founder Scott Coker.

As per MMAFighting:

Viacom made the announcement official Wednesday afternoon, indicating that Bellator will likely distance itself from its trademark tournament format moving forward.

“We are excited to have Scott Coker lead us in a new direction as we evolve the league format from a tournament-based organization to a more traditional model with big fights,” Spike TV President Kevin Kay said in a statement.

There will be a media conference call to delve a little deeper into this turn of events later today, but if Kay is already using words like “new direction” and “more traditional model”, the forecast is calling for big changes on the horizon.

 

Follow MMAConvert

Fight Cards

UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou

Event Date: January 20, 2018
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 192: Lima vs. MacDonald

Event Date: January 20, 2018
Broadcast: Paramount Network

Bellator 193: Larkin vs. Gonzalez

Event Date: January 26, 2018
Broadcast: Paramount Network

UFC on FOX 27: Jacare vs. Brunson 2

Event Date: January 27, 2018
Broadcast: Fox, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass