Scott Coker: ‘This is a very exciting time for mixed martial arts’
Eight years later, the bill to legalize mixed martial arts in New York State finally passed Tuesday evening. Bellator President Scott Coker also made his statement.
“The New York Assembly’s vote to legalize MMA is a watershed moment for this incredible sport. As someone who has been promoting combat sports for more than 30 years, this is a very exciting time for mixed martial arts. We at Bellator MMA are very much looking forward to hosting an event in the ‘Crown Jewel of America,’ New York.
“Two Bellator champions, Liam McGeary and Marcos Galvao, call New York home, and I know it means a great deal to the both of them, as it does for the entire promotion. We’ve already been in contact with the great people at the Barclays Center and several other incredible venues, and we can’t wait bring our world-class athletes and action-packed shows to an arena in the Empire State soon.”