Scott Coker Says Bellator Is “Definitely Interested” In Signing Cro Cop

Scott Coker flew to Japan for New Year’s in hopes of bringing Fedor Emelianenko out of retirement, along with a list of other things . Instead, he might may be bringing home another Eastern European MMA legend for Bellator.

Coker spoke after Bellator 132 on Friday night, stating that Bellator officials have spoken with Mirko Cro Cop about signing with the organization. Cro Cop is one of the most well-known fighters of all time, famous for his devastating head kick knockouts in PRIDE.

“We had several conversations, but I’m not sure to what extent he’s ready to come to America and fight,” Coker said. “But we’ve had some conversations.”

Coker said Bellator is “definitely” interested in bringing Cro Cop into the fold.

“If you saw how good he looked in Japan, it was pretty impressive, We’re going to continue and see how things go, but these things take time sometimes. We’ll see. Anyone who has been to a Kimbo Slice fight has felt a thick, electric, tension in the air, The man has a proven knack for evoking excitement every time he steps inside a cage and that fits perfectly with the kind of fights we aim to put together.”

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