Scott Coker on Rory MacDonald: ‘He’s a guy that we’d be interested in talking to’
First welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will have his next match June 19 at UFC Fight Night 89 against Stephen Thompson. And that time will be here before we know it, as “Red King’s” UFC contract is set to expire following this fight.
That’s when Scott Coker plans to talk to Rory about jumping ship. As Coker recently told MMA Junkie, it behooves fighters like Rory to fight out their current contracts and explore their options after doing so.
“We’re not going to interfere in anybody’s contract, because they have a contract with them. But I will say this – if you’re a free agent, you should fight your fights out, because we’re here too. So now, there’s more than one buyer, which is good for the market, which is good for individuals, which is good for the league, which is good for the industry. Not every fighter’s gonna fit with us. But he’s a guy that we’d be interested in talking to, if the time is right,” said Bellator President Scott Coker.