Scott Coker Gives Update On Yoel Romero’s Future With Bellator
While further discussion is needed, Bellator CEO Scott Coker believes Romero (13-6 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) has a few options as he prepares for his second Bellator battle.
Romero had a failed attempt in his Bellator debut against Phil Davis. He later had a second shot, but due to an eye injury, Romero had to withdraw from the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix, where he was supposed to face Anthony Johnson.
While Coker remains interested in Romero fighting Mousasi, he feels Romero will choose to fight at 205 pounds in the future.
“He said he’ll do whatever. Personally, I think he’d like to stay at 205 and fight there. I think him and Gegard should fight at some point, whether it’s at 185 or a superfight at 205,” Coker told MMA Junkie.
Coker confirmed that the light heavyweight tournament will continue in February or March. The promoter wants to see how Romero performs before booking him again.
Romero signed to Bellator as a light heavyweight after a long career as a middleweight in the UFC.
On January 29, Bellator 273 in Phoenix will kick off the promotion’s 2022 season with a heavyweight championship unification bout between champion Ryan Bader and interim champ Valentin Moldavsky.