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Martijn De Jong & Scott Coker weigh-in on the Golden Glory Situation


Martijn De Jong & Scott Coker each give their side of the story on The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo source: radio.thescore.com

MMARising: Matchmaker Rich Chou Is No Longer With StrikeForce


This is per their twitter account. Rich Chou is/was StrikeForce's matchmaker and Scott Coker's protege. I couldn't find any additional details. Considering the difficulty StrikeForce had in putting together matches, I'm sure that some will say that if he was fired it was justified, and I don't know the situation well enough to make a judgment on that. However, this is pretty significant that Coker wasn't able to keep this guy's job, when they were supposedly very close.

Coker Not Keen on Emelianenko-Henderson Clash


MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko is unlikely to fight current Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion Dan Henderson, according to CEO Scott Coker. Henderson got his hands on the light-heavyweight belt after knocking out Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante. He has made repeated calls to take on Emelianenko, but Strikeforce chief Coker feels Henderson might be "a little bit small" to face the heavyweight. Emelianenko weighed in at 230 pounds for his last fight against Antonio Silva, while Henderson cuts hardly any weight to make his 205-pound divisional limit. "I'm thinking the weight difference might be too much," Coker told MMA Fighting. "Can that gap be bridged? I'm not sure. But I know Dan will fight anybody. He'll fight anybody in a fight booth. It doesn't matter to him." Emelianenko will return in the summer, when he will attempt to bounce back from two straight defeats. Coker said: "Fedor will fight in July or August at some point. They'll get everything that's promised to them. Nothing's really changed. Those promotions will happen. Fedor will fight."

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