Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently spoke with MMAjunkie about the demise of Strikeforce, working with Zuffa and much more. Check it out below
With Strikeforce, not around anymore, what will he be doing in the future?
“I think my track record not just in MMA, but martial arts, I’ve proven that I’ve contributed a lot of my life to it. I’ve sacrificed a lot, and so yes, I still love martial arts. It’s something I still have passion for. But the other side of it is it’s a very time consuming proposition when you’re in this business, and it’s draining and it affects everything from your household to your family. It’s a business that when you’re at it, it’s a 24/7 business. There’s really no time off, and from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed, you’ve got to be in the zone to run your company. So there’s a lot of sacrifice. Right now, I’m going to do a little traveling with [my girlfriend] and see some countries we haven’t seen.”
What was it like being in the UFC?
“My tenure with the UFC is completed, and I will say this, everything they said they were going to do, they did. I have a lot of friends there that I developed over the last three years, and I wish them luck and much success.”
Strikeforce last show was back in January of 2013 and with Strikeforce fighters coming over to the UFC, most people can agree that 2013 was the best year of fights for the UFC, image what the UFC would have been like in 2013 if Strikeforce hadn’t gone under?