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Scott Coker: New Women’s Weight Class In 2015, Talks Strikeforce Glory Days

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Bellator MMA president Scott Coker held a Q&A session via Twitter on Thursday, opening up about future Bellator announcements and reflecting on his past with Strikeforce.

Coker replaced Bjorn Rebney as the “man in charge” for Bellator. His first major event was recently, booking Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar and the rematch between Will Brooks and Michael Chandler.

Bellator has several title fights planned already for the first quarter of 2015, but Coker provided even more news during the session.

When he was in Strikeforce, Coker helped open the door for the likes of Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate and Gina Carano to shine. Plans are in the works for more females to grace the Bellator cage, as they currently have just the bantamweight division.

When asked about the greatest MMA fights he has seen in-person, Coker brought up three Strikeforce bouts that helped shape the promotion:

Bellator is also looking to mimic a move made by Strikeforce, as they could head to the Arnold Expo in Ohio in 2016.

It’s almost impossible for Fedor Emelianenko to not be discussed with Coker, as he promoted several of his bouts here in the U.S. Coker did say he is talking to the retired former heavyweight champion soon, but made no promises of a possible return:

Fedor was also brought up when asked about a “dream” fight he could book:

Coker also believes a deal could be worked out with ONE FC, the top promotion in Asia, to promote a champion vs. champion show down the line: