Bellator shakeup: Who is in? Who is out?

Yesterday saw a big turnover at Bellator MMA with the departures of Bjorn Rebney, Founder, Chairman and CEO, and Tim Danaher, President and COO. Majority owner Viacom later announced the addition of sports promoter Scott Coker to the organization, where he will serve as President, Bellator MMA, effective immediately. “It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that I am leaving the company I founded. I have great pride in having turned my vision into reality, a thriving business with television distribution to over 140 countries around the world, a partnership with one of the world’s largest entertainment giants and wide array of sponsors, partners and strategic allies all over the globe,” said Rebney. Coker served as Founder and former CEO of Strikeforce, which began in 1985 as a kickboxing league and developed into an MMA league in 2006.

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