Scott Coker Discusses Ryan Bader Possibly Being Bellator’s First “Champ Champ” • MMA News
The UFC has now had three “Champ Champs” in its historical past. Conor McGregor began the pattern in 2016. Adopted by Daniel Cormier final 12 months, and now Amanda Nunes. Nonetheless, tomorrow (Sat. January 26, 2019) Bellator MMA has the chance to have their first-ever “Champ Champ.” That being Ryan Bader, who presently holds Bellator’s mild heavyweight championship. He’ll face Fedor Emelianenko in the principle occasion of Bellator 214.
The present goes down from The Discussion board in Inglewood, California. Bader and Fedor will probably be competing for the vacant heavyweight championship. Each males earned their alternative into this battle by making their means by the Heavyweight Grand Prix Match. Ought to Bader have the ability to pull off the victory over one of many sports activities biggest heavyweights of all time, he’ll solidify himself within the Bellator historical past books.
Bellator President Scott Coker spoke on this throughout a latest media scrum. With regard to Bader presumably turning into Bellator’s first-ever “Champ Champ,” Coker believes it’s attainable for Bader to defend each belts (through MMA Junkie):
“I think he said he would like to (defend both belts). I think we would do both as long as it made sense. Sometimes titles get jammed up, and there’s a group of fighters underneath waiting, but as long as that didn’t happen, we would probably let him fight in both weight classes.”
What do you concentrate on Bader presumably being Bellator’s first-ever “Champ Champ”?