Scott Coker Says Zuffa Contract Complete, But He's Not Jumping Right Back Into MMA
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.24.2014
He's doing other things...
Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his Zuffa contract coming to an end, his future and more. Check out the highlights:
On now wanting to jump right back into MMA: "The phone's been ringing, but I'm not going to take something that's just out there because I feel like I have to do it. It has to be the right deal, and it has to be the right deal for me, because I think I could bring a lot of value to a company. I'm not in a hurry."
On his time with 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."
On what he may do from here: "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 in 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."