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Frank Shamrock says Bjorn was 'face of Bellator', Coker will focus on building stars

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Frank says Bellator needs a new direction and Scott Coker is the man to make that happen, plus who the face of the company is, and if Bellator is ready to compete head-to-head against the UFC.

MMA legend Frank Shamrock spoke with The Fight Nerd recently about a variety of topics, and Frank always has an opinion worth listening to.

In part two of this three part interview, Frank discusses the big changes that happened this year in Bellator MMA, which includes Bjorn Rebney being removed from the company, and former Strikeforce CEO (and Frank's old boss) Scott Coker coming in to take over the company. Shamrock says that Coker was the man responsible for getting Frank interested in MMA again when he came into Strikeforce, and that the older version of Bellator was focused more on the promoter (Bjorn) and not enough on building & hyping the fighters.

Shamrock also talks about his business knowledge and if Bellator has shown any interest in him working with the company in a management role, who the current face of Bellator MMA is and why he thinks that Bjorn was the face of the company instead of the fighters, if the new face should be an up-and-comer like Pat Curran or Michael Chandler or a seasoned veteran like Quinton Jackson, and what Bellator needs to do to compete and become bigger than the UFC.

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