Is Aaron Pico the greatest prospect in MMA history?
June 21, 2017


Three years ago, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker took a call from longtime mixed martial arts manager Bob Cook -- who cut right to the chase.

"I've got him," Cook said. "I've got the next kid."

It was a statement Coker knew he shouldn't take lightly. Cook has a history of bringing untapped talent to Coker's doorstep, including a completely inexperienced heavyweight named Daniel Cormier in 2009, when Coker was CEO of the now-defunct promotion Strikeforce.

"Who is it?" Coker asked.

"His name is Aaron Pico," Cook said. "He's 17 years old."