Joe Warren has actually a great deal to gain in his after that MMA battle.
The 38-year-old Monument citizen destroyed more than just his Bellator bantamweight name in March, he lost his sponsors. Sufficient reason for his agreement expiring at the end of the season, a victory over L.C. Davis (23-6) Friday at Bellator 143 would give their job a boost.
“I won (five) consecutively and I also lost one battle, and everyone switched and ran, ” Warren (12-4) said about his sponsors in a phone interview Wednesday. “But you know, that’s the video game. You can’t drop.”
Warren destroyed their buckle to Marcos Galvao in March, falling via kneebar submitting in 2nd round. Soon after the fight, he reported he performedn’t send but after rewatching the bout at home, he said he was incorrect.
“we saw that (referee) Big John (McCarthy) had saved my leg. So I’m here to battle again as opposed to being in a cast, ” he said.
Davis, just who at 5-foot-8, is taller and lankier than both Galvao in addition to 5-5 Warren. The 34-year-old said he is seeking to utilize that reach to their advantage in their battle.
But Warren, the self-proclaimed “baddest man on the planet, ” had a response to Davis’ game plan.
“I don’t provide two sh-ts just what he does, ” he stated. “My focus is progress and win this battle. He’s simply a human body in front of myself today and I’m looking to get my gear back and he’s the man standing in front of me personally.”
Warren, the 2006 FILA Wrestling World Championships Senior Greco-Roman 60-kilogram (132 pounds) gold medalist, said he recently put on be a developmental mentor for U.S. Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling system. And although he transforms 39 on Oct. 31, he's got no want to retire anytime soon — win or lose.