Posted 9/2/09 6:06:00AM
After Strikeforce President Scott Coker was quoted saying,"Bjorn's saying he's texting me 11, 12 times an hour. I'm not sure if he's trying to be a level-five clinger or anything like that, but I haven't received one text from the guy...,” on “Savage Dog Show” interview on Sherdog.com. Bellaotr’s CEO, Bjorn Rebney, has responded to what he calls inaccurate claims with the actually text messages sent to Coker.
Posted 7/10/07 6:44:00PM
maybe coker changed his number
Posted 6/21/07 4:27:00PM
let's just hope he only sent text messages
Posted 7/24/09 6:01:00PM
That's what I was thinking, it really proves nothing. But now that its in the media it's impossible to ignore. Unless you play like Dana and blatantly lie that you don't see ****.
Posted 1/27/07 12:35:00AM
If I label my Mom's number Scott Coker, I could "prove" similar. It's not so much I doubt the legitimacy, just quit the petty stuff.
Posted 9/24/10 8:39:00PM
The article said that the original pictures showed Coker's personal number, so that the media could verify, but he asked that they not release the number to the public for obvious reasons.
Anyways, here's what Melendez said in a recent interview:
"“I think we’re getting warmer. You guys are talking about it. Everyone’s talking about it,” Melendez said Wednesday during a “Savage Dog Show” interview on the Sherdog Radio Network. “Someone’s going to get backed into a corner. We’re going to figure out why it’s not happening eventually, and that person’s probably going to be cornered in and they’re probably going to have to give in. Because everyone seems like they’re up for it. Bjorn, Scott, Eddie and I. So there’s something going on where we can’t come to an agreement. I think eventually it’s going to come out, and with media and everyone talking about it, I think we’re getting a lot closer and a lot warmer.”
“Obviously Strikeforce is the bigger promotion than Bellator,” Melendez said. “That could be it. That does seem like it. I’m not sure if it’s [Coker] or what, but I know Scott has co-promoted before. I think if things make sense, it can work out. But yeah, you tell me [what’s preventing the fight]. If you know something I don’t know, let me know.”
What I get from this is that Coker apparently has talked to Melendez about it, and said that he's up for it, yet hasn't contacted anyone from Bellator, and says that Bjorn hasn't contacted him about it. I think Coker is scared that one of his prized fighters will lose. I know Melendez is up for the fight, he will fight anyone, but Coker seems hesistant.
I believe what Bjorn says. He seems like an honest guy, and Bellator isn't that important of a promotion where he would feel that he had to lie. He just wants his fighters to fight some of the best in the world so the promotion will become more popular.