Coker, who says Emelianenko calls him all the time wanting to fight, guarantees that Emelianenko will fight next year.
“He calls me all the time and says, ‘When am I going to fight?,'” Coker said to MMA Junkie. “And problem is, we’d really like him to fight when there’s an audience available. But that can be challenging, too. So we’ll have to make a decision here pretty soon, and trying to get some of the visas for his fighters has been a little bit tough during this transition period. So we’ll wait and see how that all unfolds, and then we’ll make a decision on when he’ll fight. But he’s going to fight in 2021 for sure, no matter what, because he has to fight and he’s got to keep going.”
Emelianenko holds a 3-2-0 record under the Bellator banner and all five of his fights in the promotion ended within one round.