Back to the MMA Newsfeed

Scott Coker responds to Ben Askren’s Bellator sale claim, says ex-champ mad over Jake Paul prediction

Bellator President Scott Coker did not take kindly to retired champ Ben Askren’s claim that the promotion he oversees is up for sale – and he’s responsible for it.

“He’s making a very serious accusation that’s untrue,” Coker told MMA Fighting on Wednesday. “I’m meeting with my lawyers later today to discuss our options.”

Askren took to Twitter to lambaste the Bellator exec one day after Coker predicted he would get knocked out in a rumored boxing match with YouTube star Jake Paul.

Hey @ScottCoker remember when your WW champ won a round against me?