Ladies and gentlemen, it brings us great pleasure to announce that Bellator MMA will no longer be run by a dick-riding, UFC-aping lunatic who once drove a railroad spike through a dog’s head to intimidate a rival promoter. Let’s all take a moment to celebrate.
Amid reports that Bjorn Rebney had been forced out of his role with Bellator earlier today, the promotion has officially announced that, yes, former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker will be taking over as head honcho. According to a press release sent out by Spike TV just an hour ago, the promotion will also be diverting from their classic tournament-based style and towards “bigger fights.” Said Kevin Kay:
We are excited to have Scott Coker lead us in a new direction as we evolve the league format from a tournament-based organization to a more traditional model with big fights.
(*crosses fingers*) Please let “big fights” mean freakshows, please let big fights mean freakshows…
Bellator is planning to hold a media conference call at 6 p.m. ET, and we will update you on any important details that emerge from it.