Bellator promoter Scott Coker believes his promotion has the best light heavyweight division in the world. Following Vadim Nemkov’s win over Ryan Bader, Coker doubled down on his comments.
UFC President Dana White doesn’t agree with Coker’s assessment and found it amusing.
“I didn’t (hear his comments),” White said before adding, “Isn’t he cute?”
White simply laughed off the comments when asked during the UFC on ESPN 15 post-fight press conference.
“Guys, everybody they have in their light heavyweight division we let go of,” White said.
“He’s got the best light heavyweight division? We let those guys all go. It’s like the (expletive) dumbest thing I’ve heard, but I get it.
He’s got to (expletive) do his thing. I’m not (expletive) on him. He’s got to try to do his thing. He’s got to try to sell fights.
The way you don’t sell fights is, ‘I’ve got the best light heavyweight division in the world.’ Everybody that was there was let go from here.
White concluded with a few more jabs and brushed off the idea of a cross-promoting with Bellator when asked.
“That’s a pretty silly statement,” White said. “… What superfight would I make with Bellator?”