Bellator MMA president Scott Coker has expressed interest in putting on a cross-promotion fight involving A.J. McKee.
AJ McKee’s ascent to the top of the Bellator food chain was completed on Saturday night when the 26-year-old scored a submission victory over Patricio Pitbull in the main event of Bellator 263 to win the featherweight championship. McKee not only claimed the featherweight title but also won the $1 million prize for winning the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix. McKee is so good, in fact, that Coker believes he matches up well against the best featherweights that the UFC has to offer.
Speaking to reporters following Bellator 263, Coker threw out a challenge for anyone to fight A.J. McKee wants to see ‘Mercenary’ go up against fighters from other organizations.
“Yeah, I mean I would love to see (McKee) fight against other people as well, as you guys would also, but it’s not going to happen because it’s not the UFC’s business model to do it. But you tell me this kid couldn’t go in there and fight anybody right now. Everybody knows that he can do it. So if they want to get it on, we’d do it in a second,” Coker said.