Bellator has acquired quite a few UFC fighters recently including Josh Thompson and Benson Henderson, and are close to signing an official deal with Rory MacDonald, so it's no surprise that organization president, Scott Coker would stop there.
Today, at the Bellator 160 open workouts, Coker was asked if they would pursue the UFC's Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone, seeing as he will be a free agent soon (he has one fight left on his contract).
“We are going to go after every free agent that is available," Coker said. "So, if you are a free agent and you want to test the free market, the free agency market, give us a call, because we are going to be a player in this industry.”
Cerrone has been vocal about wanting to stay with the UFC, but we all know how quickly things can change when money is involved.
He had an impressive performance at 170 pounds just last weekend when he TKO'd Rick Story in the second round at UFC 202. Upon his win he promptly called out 155 champ Eddie Alvarez, so we'll have to see where his last contracted fight takes him.