Following everything that happened and what problems they went through, Bellator can be satisfied with what was achieved in 2020. The performances were large as planned, and the ratings were above a satisfactory level. In addition, towards the end of the year, they brought in two big fighters, Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson, and this immediately led the fans to fantasize about their fight with each other.
Of course, the president of the promotion, Scott Coker, is very much aware of that, and he revealed what he thinks about it in a statement for MMA Junkie. "When we put it hypothetically, it's a fight that fans want to see.
My philosophy has always been that a fight if there is a possibility to make it happen, should be organized. No one guarantees that this fight will still be an option in six months or for a year." "It seems like a very hot fight at the moment, I'm not saying it's going to happen, but we're definitely going to talk about it seriously," Coker said.
It looks like there could be such a fight soon
Most UFC fans support such a fight, which would surely be a real spectacle and would arouse great interest among all people around the world. It’s not the only option to get to that fight.
After three successful Grand Prix tournaments, Bellator will continue the same practice in 2021. As soon as this current, in the lightweight category, is over, a new season could start, for which there are several options. "It would be a great tournament and it's definitely something we're thinking about.
We originally thought about the men's bantam, because we brought Magomed Magomedov and we have Juan Archuleta there. We would still call Horiguchi or Asakura from Rizin, whoever wins in their fight with each other."
", it's the first idea, but not the only one: "We also talked about the female flyweight category, we also have a great talent there, and here is the light heavyweight. It is definitely something that needs to be discussed and a decision has not yet been made.
But within 20 days we will prepare, decide, and get to work." If fans were asked, we think the decision on the category would be almost unanimous. The light heavyweight, with the welterweight that had its Grand Prix, is really the best that Bellator can offer at the moment.