Dana White has, for the most part, kept silent on his feelings about Bellator MMA boss Scott Coker, but recently UFC president Dana White blasted Scott Coker in a deposition, stating that all promotions Coker has been affiliated with have been ‘failures.’
This has not always been the case, back in 2014, Dana White said that Scott Coker was a better fit for running Bellator than Former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. By White’s recent statement, it’s clear that his feelings about Coker have changed significantly.
Former UFC fighters Cung Le, Nathan Quarry, and Jon Fitch originally filed the antitrust lawsuit against the UFC back in December 2014. White’s deposition in regards to the lawsuit took place in Las Vegas in 2017.
When asked about Coker’s involvement in several different promotions during his time promoting MMA, White labeled them all as ‘failures.’
“Yeah. What is crazy is you just laid out for me how horrible they were at promoting. [That’s] amazing. If you can’t turn those guys into stars and run your business, you should probably get into another line of work.”
“Look at what everybody has done in Strikeforce,” White said. “It’s just, these guys don’t know how to promote. It’s not what they’re good at. When you have Ronda Rousey and you can’t turn her into a star, you should probably go open a restaurant or something.”