Scott Coker and Sean Wheelock engage in a verbal confrontation over Wheelock’s comments about Spike in a recent magazine interview. Coker is obviously upset over Wheelock’s comments and says, “if you don’t like Bellator, then don’t say anything about Bellator.”
Coker furthers his criticisms of Wheelock for not looking at Bellator from a fan’s perspective, which Coker claims is “total bullshit” and calls for Wheelock to “stop throwing stones.”
Nonetheless, John McCarthy gives Coker credit for being open to the changes in the sport of MMA and dealing with promoters and fighters. “Coker has a great eye for talent,” according to McCarthy.
McCarthy divulges how he was contacted to box Ferrigno and immediately said yes. Unfortunately, Ferrigno was not interested in fighting McCarthy. Wheelock brings up the idea of, “Celebrity MMA with Sean Big John McCarthy and Sean Wheelock,” but McCarthy calls it “absolute crap.”
The “Ask BJM,” segment begins, and John explains why it is illegal for a man to wear a Gi-top. It is illegal because it is a tool that can be used by a fighter. “If you’re going to be an MMA fighter, you don’t need to train in a Gi,” according to McCarthy.
During the remainder of the interview, McCarthy asks Coker about the new expansion of Bellator into the field of kickboxing, and how much money and time they will put behind it.
Coker reveals, “Spike made it very clear that they want to have kickboxing as part of their offering on Spike.” McCarthy was very open to the idea of bringing kickboxing into his fighting series because he had made a living through Strikeforce kickboxing on ESPN. One of the biggest differences between Bellator and other fighting leagues is their athletes’ ability to cross over into different kinds of fighting like kickboxing.