Yesterday, Bellator MMA held its 2020 Spring and Summer Line-up event and he revealed some match-ups for the year.
While fighters from the famed SBG Ireland camp like James Gallagher and Peter Queally brought the ruckus, Scott Coker kept the calm.
When asked by The Source if Bellator would continue their partnership with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Coker revealed the direction teh company is now going in.
“He’s a good friend of the family here at Bellator and we love having him at the fights and we love promoting his champagne brand for him. I think we both did a great job and you’ll see him back soon.”
In 2018, Bellator announced an extensive partnership with Jackson. The deal was to comprise licensing for a new apparel line based upon his “Get The Strap” trademark. It also integrated Jackson’s champagne brand, Le Chemin du Roi.
No word on whether any new rap stars will be joining the mix although Casanova 2x was spotted with Jackson at fights before.
Also, at the press conference, fighters Darrion Caldwell (15-3) and A.J. McKee (16-0) were in attendance. The two will meet in the semi-finals of the Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix on June 6th at Bellator 244 in Chicago.
They spoke on the highly anticipated fight to The Source.
“I think this fight was inevitable,” said Caldwell. “A.J. is a guy coming up. I’m a star in this division and in this sport and if he wants to be a star he’s got to go through me so I think it was just inevitable, you know.”
Caldwell is the former Bellator Featherweight champion. The Rahway, New Jersey to Ontario, California wrestler turned mixed martial artist held the title for almost two years.
“For me, its just one fight at a time, you know,” said McKee. “I wrote myself a million-dollar check when I was young so, I’ve got a couple dreams to conquer here. Anyone in my way they’re going to get that work, in other words. Its the fight everyone wants to see. I’m looking forward to fighting and putting on a great show.”
McKee is a legacy fighter who’s father Antonio McKee is a fighter and trainer. The McKee’s became the first father-son tandem to compete on the same card at a major U.S.-based MMA event. Not only did they compete, but the McKee’s also went 2-0 with two KO’s.