“There’s Nothing Off the Table”- Bellator President Scott Coker Has His Say on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC

Published 01/30/2022, 12:30 PM EST
MOSCOW, RUSSIA AUGUST 18, 2021: Russian mixed martial artist and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov gives a news conference. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS (Photo by Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov has received outstanding success inside the octagon and outside of it as well. After his retirement, the Dagestani dabbled into the field of entrepreneurship and has built himself his own little empire. The former champion started his own MMA promotion, Eagle FC, which recently had its first event in the USA.

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Eagle FC signed many known fighters such as the UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans, Tyrone Spong, and Kevin Lee.

The president of the famous MMA promotion Bellator, Scott Coker, gave his thoughts on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC.

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Coker said, One thing about Khabib, Ali, and Javier Mendez. We’ve been working together for many years. You know Javier and I have been working together for probably 30 years now.”

“So there is a lot of trust, and there’s a lot of friendship. Khabib is a super honorable martial artist. We have a good relation with them and we’ll support them when we can. I told them we have a business to run as well, and when we can support you we will. There’s nothing off the table.”

Scott Coker meant that he is willing to help Khabib and Mendez and that Bellator will support them when they can. Eagle FC has done well from themselves and has received a lot of attention in the media as well.

The recent event had Chael Sonnen, Henry Cejudo, and Felicia Spencer, all involved in it which made it even bigger.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says he will meet Dana White

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In the post-event press conference of the Eagle FC 44 event, Khabib shared his feelings with the media and told them his experience of his first event in the USA. Prior to Eagle FC 44, the promotion was only based in Russia and did not attract much international attention.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 20: (L-R) UFC president Dana White and former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov look on during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib said that he was going to have a meeting with the UFC president and learn a thing or two from the UFC president. He said,” Nothing easy, honestly, he is right. It’s like Dana is right. I’m gonna have a meeting next month in Vegas with him, I’m gonna see him. You know, I’m gonna talk with him a lot about all this kind of stuff… He’s the best in the game and it’s a big honor for me to learn from him.”

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Justin Gaethje fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect of the game.

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