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Coker Says “Benson Signing is Tip of Iceberg.”

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Scott-Coker
(Bellator CEO Scott Coker)

“This guy has done it all,. He’s fought everybody,” said Coker, as transcribed by Marc Raimondi for MMAFighting.com. “He’s such a class act and such a great guy, too. I thought he’d be a great fit for our company.”

“I think this is just the tip of the iceberg. Fighters are fighting out their contacts. They want to negotiate. They really want to see what their value is. We’re going to help them to define what their value is. It’s always good for the industry to have more than one bidder.”

“If he wants to go for the belt, c’mon. The guy has done it all. How can you say he doesn’t deserve a shot? He’s been there and done that. For me, we would have no problem doing it.”

“I’ve always said we’re going to build our roster from the ground up and then buy the free agents from the top down that we wan. By the end of this year, I think we’re gonna have a really good roster on our hands and some really big fights ahead of us.”

“All these free agents that are out there aren’t just testing free agency just to test it. I think there are other fighters out there that we’ll get.”

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.