Coker Talks UFC 233 Cancellation
Scott Coker was riding high last weekend, not only did Bellator beat the UFC to Hawaii, running Bellator 213 and 214 from Honolulu, but the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix will now run unopposed in January.
UFC 233 was originally set to take place on January 26th in Anaheim, against the Heavyweight Grand Prix final of Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The UFC’s first Pay Per View of 2019 was “postponed” last week following the event’s original main event, a flyweight title showdown between Henry Cejudo and T.J. Dillashaw on the January 19th debut on ESPN+
“It didn’t work out for them because to me, it’s a roster issue,” Coker told media members in a Bellator 213 post-fight scrum over the weekend. “Who’s gonna fight? And if you’re gonna bring somebody to fight against the Fedor-Bader card, which is free on Paramount and on DAZN, and you’re gonna run on pay-per-view, you better have you’re A-Game.
“I just think they ran out of bullets, so here we are.”