Bellator CEO Scott Coker On If He Has Had Talks With Ryback, CM Punk Fighting Again Outside Of UFC

On the latest episode of Eric Bischoff's podcast, Bischoff on Wrestling, Eric welcomed Bellator CEO Scott Coker. You can listen to the podcast on AudioBoom and iTunes, they sent us these highlights:

Whether or not he can comment on talks Bellator and Ryback may be having:

"I can comment on it and really it's a very short conversation because their management did reach out. We had a very brief conversation. I'm not sure where it's at but I don't think it went very far. If they don't have some type of background in either jiu-jitsu or collegiate wrestling or tai boxing or a combat sports background... it's tough for them. It's like someone from a martial arts background trying to be a pro wrestler. If you're not schooled and don't go through the education process of how to do it then you're going to have a hard time. I think that's what you saw with the CM Punk situation."

Dana White's comment that CM Punk's, "probably shouldn't have his next fight in the UFC":

"I think he's in a tough situation. He fought on a pretty big card and fought a pretty tough kid. It's back to the drawing board in my opinion. He's going to have to go back and really think about whether he wants to continue fighting. If he does he's got to stay at Duke's gym and keep training. Maybe another year from now or eighteen months from now he can try it again. To think it's going to be any other outcome fighting a guy of that caliber in any league I think is irresponsible."

The interview is below:


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