ONE Championship and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) are reportedly now negotiating a trade concerning a mixed martial arts star from each promotion. Now Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has come forward with a message following the news.
As previously reported, ONE Championship and the UFC are currently negotiating a trade between ONE Championship’s former welterweight title holder Ben Askren and the UFC’s former flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. The deal has yet to be finalized, but has reportedly nearly been agreed upon.
If completed, the deal will certainly be a historic one. No major MMA promotion has yet to trade such high-caliber MMA stars, as is a standard practice in the likes of the NFL or MLB.
Taking to Twitter, Bellator President Scott Coker has now come forward with a cryptic message concerning the matter. The Bellator executive appears to have an idea concerning trades. Check it out below.
— Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) October 24, 2018