Bellator will not be supplying free agent, Anderson Silva a contract, Scott Coker discovered.
On Thursday, it was uncovered Silva was introduced from his UFC deal. The news arrived months right after his knockout loss to Uriah Corridor in which Dana White produced it obvious he would not combat inside of the Octagon once again.
On the other hand, Silva however experienced a single struggle left on his contract so technically the UFC experienced to supply him just one a lot more. So, rather of undertaking that, they launched him.
Immediately when the news broke, many figured Bellator would indicator the previous UFC champion. The advertising has been recognised to indicator aging UFC legends but they have lately started off to sign leading potential clients and Coker says they are not intrigued in bringing in Silva.
“I have a remarkable quantity of regard for Anderson Silva, 1 of my most loved fighters & 1 of the biggest of all time, but I’m content with our roster & the course Bellator is heading,” Coker said to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani.
Coker followed that up with his individual tweet saying the path they are referring to was the major party of Bellator 253 which was A.J. McKee vs. Darrion Caldwell. McKee is 17- and just 25-a long time-previous and was the moment the leading prospect in all of MMA and now could be a Bellator champion in his next struggle.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) November 19, 2020
If you want to see the course I’m referring to, seem no even further than the key celebration of #Bellator253 tonight on @CBSSportsNet,” Coker extra.
Anderson Silva is at the moment on a a few-fight getting rid of streak and is 1-7 and one particular no-contest in his very last 9. At 45-many years-old he is no doubt past his primary. But, he did have some moments versus Hall and even versus Israel Adesanya. At this time, it is uncertain if Silva will indicator with one more marketing and battle once again. If he does contend yet again, it will not be in the UFC or Bellator.
What do you make of Scott Coker indicating he is satisfied with Bellator’s roster and is not interested in signing Anderson Silva?