Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is pulling out all the stops for a shot at co-promoting with the Strikeforce organization. For the past few weeks, Rebney has been calling out the Strikeforce champions and clamoring for potential superfights.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker also said that he would be interested in putting together the bouts, but he claimed on the Sherdog Radio Network that he has not heard from Rebney regarding the fights.
Rebney has responded. He released photos of text messages sent to Scott Coker regarding the bouts.
In the messages, Rebney asks to put together Eddie Alvarez vs. Gilbert Melendez, Hector Lombard vs. Jacare Souza and Ben Askren vs. Nick Diaz. Rebney claims that there is a lot of money to be made if they put together a pay-per view card. Quite frankly, Rebney is correct.
I don't understand why Coker wouldn't attempt to make these bouts happen, especially with the recent UFC-WEC merger. He's got to be a crazy man to pass up the amount of money those fights could haul in.
Then again, maybe Coker is content watching Strikeforce fade into the background.
Continue through the slideshow for the photos of Rebney's text messages to Coker.