Bellator President Scott Coker: “If A Fighter Has PED’s In Him, He Has PED’s In Him That’s How I feel”
Scott Coker has a long history with CSAC. Most of the time, he supported their decisions. But it looks like Jon Jones controversy is too much for Bellator president.
Scott Coker is “very disappointed” with the way CSAC executive director Andy Foster handled Jon Jones case. He especially criticizes the fact “Bones” was allowed to fight Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 despite NSAC rejected granting him a license after suspicious drug test results. (h/t MMAMania.com)
“I called Andy Foster, it was a private conversation and I’d like to leave it at that. But just from a company standpoint I think it’s very disappointing,” said Coker during a recent media scrum (via MMA Fighting).
“You go out there and put your reputation on the line for health and safety and all the weight-cutting. We have always supported the commission and we will continue to support the commission,” he added.
Even UFC president Dana White believes Jon Jones did nothing wrong this time. Scientists believe Jones’ positive test results appear because of “pulsing effect”.
But Scott Coker looks at the whole situation differently.
“But listen, if a fighter has PED’s in him, he has PED’s in him. That’s how I feel. To be the judge, jury and executioner, now, it’s a little bit challenging for me to accept,” he added.
“But it is what it is. I have always said we are going to abide by commission rules and we will continue. But I don’t think that it was the right call. But that was his call to make. For 32 years I’ve been with the California State Commission this is one of the few times that I said, ‘Hey, this is not right.’ But we will see what happens with that,” concluded Coker.
Do you support Scott Coker and his point of view? Is Jon Jones innocent or not?