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Scott Coker reveals he tried to make Anderson Silva vs. Fedor Emelianenko, hopes to re-open the “dialogue” and make it happen in Japan
Scott Coker is hoping to make Anderson Silva vs. Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator. After Silva fought out his UFC contract and became a free agent, Coker says he tried to sign the Brazilian. He wanted to do a one-off fight against Emelianenko but Silva made it known he wanted to pursue boxing.
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Michael Bisping has given his take on Kevin Holland teasing walking away from his pro MMA career. Holland has emerged as a fan favorite and finds himself in good standing with UFC President Dana White. With that said, Holland teased on social media that he could be moving on from the sport of MMA and questioned what his next career move should be.
Aljamain Sterling will put his bantamweight title on the line against TJ Dillashaw in the co-headliner of next month’s UFC 280 event. Sterling (21-3 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since defeating Petr Yan by split decision at UFC 273 this past April. That victory extended Aljamain’s current win streak to seven in a row, a stretch that includes two submission victories.
Bellator President Scott Coker has cleared the air on the extent of his “dialogue” with Nate Diaz. Coker recently turned some heads when he told reporters that he was in communication with Diaz. The Stockton native has fought out of his UFC contract and he revealed his plan to fight outside of the promotion for a little while, but he vowed to eventually return.
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