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Scott Coker talks Strikeforce buyout with Bas Rutten


Scotty Coker sits down with El Guapo to talk up the sale of Strikeforce to Zuffa. Buyouts are covered, rumors debunked, eyebrows are raised. Perhaps unsurprisingly,Coker seems a lot more open to inter-promotion matches than Dana White, as he gets in touch with his inner fanboy by reeling off a list of potential UFC vs. Strikeforce matches that almost MMA fan should be pretty damn excited about. 

One of the more interesting tidbits is at 6:38 when Bas asks if Fedor and M-1’s ridiculous contract demands were the reason behind Strikeforce’s sale–something Coker doesn’t really deny outright, though he does say that Fedor has “added value” to the Strikeforce brand name. So do we chalk up Strikeforce assimilating with Zuffa to the “Fedor Curse” that has seen every organization Emelianenko has ever competed for fold like a house of cards? Hmmm.

Vid props: Andrew Simon.

  • subo says:


    “I used Showtime – and Showtime’s money – to pay Fedor to fight for my brand, which I then sold for way more money than I would have sans Fedor’s bloated contract (which I didn’t pay for).”


    Maybe Coker’s smarter than I thought.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    he seems far less retarded in that interview than the decisions he has made would lead me to suspect

  • Letibleu says:

    Understand he built something fairly substantial with nothing.

  • glassjawsh says:

    ^ this. i wonder how much clout he will have within zuffa. (hopefully more than the zero I’d assume he’ll get)

  • agentsmith says:

    “You have almost more fighters than the UFC has, right?”

    Hahahaha!  No.

  • iamphoenix says: