Our own Jonathan Snowden had an interview with Scott Coker where the Strikeforce CEO likens himself to Bob Arum, and Dana White to Don King. The UFC president heard about this and didn't seem to be too happy about the comparison to their boxing counterparts. He talked to mmajunkie and responded to Coker's statements to Bloody Elbow:
"He [expletive] wishes he was Bob Arum. Are you [expletive] me? Bob Arum put on some of the biggest fights in boxing history, and Bob is actually successful and made money. For you to compare yourself to [expletive] Bob Arum is hysterical. You can call me Don King or whatever you want. But calling yourself Bob Arum is a [expletive] joke."
"Bob Arum has put on some of the biggest fights in history, and he's been incredibly successful. [Coker] has done neither."
"We couldn't care less (what they're doing). But we don't want them to blow their brains out and go away. We need these guys to exist. Listen, whether they want to believe it or not, they're the small show. They're a feeder show. Whether they want to believe it, that's what they are. We need them. When you're a tiny little feeder show and hanging on by the skin of your teeth, and you compare yourself to Bob Arum, are you kidding me? What a [expletive] joke."