Bellator President Scott Coker says they will take all necessary steps to ensure that Ryan Bader’s participation in the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix does not affect the heavyweight division where he is the champion. According to Coker, you need to look at the outcome of Ryan’s upcoming fight against Brazilian Lyoto Machida. If Bader wins then a “interim” title will likely be introduced in the heavyweight division.
“We’re going to wait a bit with the decision and see how he performs on April 9th. If he wins and continues to participate, then we will have to think about the “interim” title. It is necessary to give the opportunity to other fighters to prove themselves. But right now we will take a break and see what happens next, ” – said Scott Coker.
Recall that Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida will fight on April 9th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA in the main event of the Bellator 256.