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Scott Coker on Brock Lesnar: 'He still has a lot of star power'

Brock Lesnar is still a hot commodity in MMA circles and Bellator would potentially be interested in his services according to Scott Coker.

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Will Brock Lesnar return to MMA? That's a question many are asking right now. While he's already 37 and has a lot of wear and tear on his body, the current WWE superstar is still a potential top draw in a cage and UFC president Dana White has brought up the subject a couple of times lately with Lesnar about to become a free agent. One person we hadn't heard from up until now is Bellator CEO Scott Coker. Would he be interested in Lesnar's services? He spoke to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour about it (via MMA Fighting):

"That's a good question," Coker told Ariel Helwani on Monday's The MMA Hour when asked in Bellator is interested in signing Lesnar. "We've had a conversation internally and it's worth a conversation, but that's something we'll pursue maybe later into January."


"I would say, look, any fighter that's out there or any star athlete - not star athlete in the sense of a baseball player, but like a Brock Lesnar - that really wants to fight, we're going to have a conversation with them. Because if they can move the needle, we're going to want them on Spike TV."I think that he's a big needle mover," Coker says. "There have been several years that have passed and I think that he still has the WWE limelight. So, I think that he still has a lot of star power, but to come back and say, 'Hey, I want to train, I want to commit, I want to fight', that's going to be a big commitment on his part. We haven't had a conversation yet, but we'd like to at some point."

Lesnar (5-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) could be leveraging an MMA return against the WWE in an attempt to collect a bigger salary when his contract is up in April as well. Only time will tell where the former UFC heavyweight champion ends up.