whoah what could phase 2 be O.O
Phase 1: build up Strikeforce
Phase 3: profit
well that answers nothing :P
Ariel was like a pit-bull on the question of Coker's visibility. Personally, I like his take on it. I also don't like it when promoters inject themselves into the show.
Me either. I just need to see the fighters.
i agree, i like how in touch dana white is with the fans but he comes across as a bit of an attention whore that loves being in the limelight
Coker is a stand up guy..... hope 2011 is a good year for MMA as a whole !
Loved the interview but Coker tends to ramble a bit. You think we'll ever see him as a douchebag like how people see Dana White as?
unless he starts running his mouth about other fighters and organisations and acting like a school yard bully, i doubt it
Why can't Dana be a bit more humble. Scott seems like a decent guy, puts on good fights, can't wait to see Strikeforce in 5-10 years.
Great interview. I think SF is really going places, and Coker is doing a great job of building up a quality promotion. Their last few events have been great, and I can't wait to see what they roll out in 2011
im concerned about how he says what he looks for a fighter is a someone who have a buzz
.. i would think what you want from a fighter is that he is a legitimate fighter first.. i dont wanna see a all hype no skills fighter... ahem kimbooooo
Such a class act.
I like Scott Coker, he seems like a decent guy.
I don't agree with his take on his visiblity. He is not promoting a single fight, but rather, an entire organization which puts on many fights. Fighters come and go, but the promotional face of the org remains constant.
Also, fighers are not always capable of promoting a fight--for a number of reasons--including language skills. Scott should be at EVERY weigh-in to provide sound bytes for the MMA press.
Dana White may be preceived as an attention whore, but notice he promotes the current fight and future fights. He also promotes any products the UFC is selling--including video games and dolls. He uses Twitter to listen to the fans and to give out free tickets.
Scott Coker does not have to be a Dana White clone, he just has to be himself, but be more visible. He should be at every Strikeforce press conference and weigh-in--if the fighters are promoting the fight well, he does not have to speak much, but if the fighters are not talking, or need translators, he should be there to ensure the fight and the org are properly promoted.