Bellator Bantamweight Joe Warren has had a rough few weeks. Warren was supposed to fight at Bellator 98, but as reported on Fighters.com, the athletic commission determined he had been knocked out during training camp and would not grant him a license. Warren went through a battery of tests and was eventually cleared, and tonight he gets back in the cage with a chance to put it all behind him. Warren is set to fight Nick Kirk at Bellator 101 in Portland tonight, and in a recent interview he spoke all about his opponent and how this might be his last chance to make a run for a belt.
Warren told MMAWeekly:
“He’s a pretty talented fighter, but I believe he’s just a body that’s in front me to put a hole through in the Bellator cage.
“It will give me an opportunity at the next round of the tournament. It’s one step at a time and he’s my first step. I think I’m going to put a little violence in his face and beat the crap out of him.”
“I think it’s everything or nothing at every point for me. That’s how I lived my life with fighting and wrestling. I put everything into it. I’m not the young buck anymore coming up. I’m the older guy, and so let’s be realistic. I’m 37, so I’m not going to have many more chances to run for a belt. So this is one that I’m not going to let slip past me.”
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