Scott Coker served as founder and CEO of Strikeforce until the very end at last night’s show. For 27 years, Strikeforce fought to stay alive and is now no more. Coker looks back at the final show and knows it’s not the end of his time in the MMA world.
“It was a little bit surreal,” said Coker to MMA Fighting after the post-fight press conference. “It was like a dream sequence almost. The journey is going to continue, just in a different format.”
Coker has a UFC agreement that he plans to honor and believes they will do the same. He couldn’t give specifics about the deal with Zuffa, the parent company of the UFC, or for how long the agreement is in place. In a few weeks, Coker will travel to Las Vegas, NV to speak with Zuffa bosses about his new role and responsibility.
The final Strikeforce event occurred yesterday, January 12, and saw Tarec Saffiedine defeat UFC veteran Nate Marquardt in the main event to become the promotion’s final welterweight champion.
While Coker won’t be running a promotion for the first time in nearly three decades, he plans on becoming a student again of MMA.