Brian Houston recently had a planned fight in Florida scrapped at the last moment after his opponent wasn’t going to make it in time.
Having not competed since a January decision loss to Trevor Smith at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou, the youngster is looking for a chance to showcase his skills.
That’s where Bellator comes in, or at least Houston hopes. The fighter took to Twitter over the weekend to make a push to be included on a future Bellator card.
“I think you should put me on one of your shows,” Houston wrote. “I don’t care just want to show my stuff. I’m sure I would do very well in your middleweight division. I’d even fight (light heavyweight) just to compete.
“I know (you) would like me too. I can beat anyone on your (middleweight) roster and just about all the (light heavyweights) too. I’m good, just give me a chance.”
Prior to signing with the UFC last year, Houston (4-2) had won all four of his pro fights – three of which were first round finishes in less than two minutes. However, after joining the UFC, he lost to Derek Brunson and Smith.
Houston trains at American Top Team out of Florida, and believes that makes him worthy of being a future competitor inside the Bellator cage.
“I hate that being new and really talented isn’t paying,” he said. “My gym has your best talent so I’d be no different.”
Houston entered into the world of MMA after competing in both football and track for Hampton University.
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