Bellator 91's Ed West Looking For Rematch With Eduardo Dantas
Posted by Larry Csonka on 03.02.2013
So he says…
- Bellator 91's Ed West recently spoke about his desire for a rematch with Eduardo Dantas and more. Here are the highlights…
On His Bellator 91 Victory: "It couldn't have gone better – and it actually wasn't what I planned on. My plan was to stop the guy a little more – put him on the cage, take him down, pound him out, make use of the elbows. But it happened the way it happened."
On Getting His First KO: "(The Montoya win) was my first KO stoppage, which is kinda funny because I have 25 professional fights. So I am pretty happy about it," West said. "In the gym, I catch people all the time with my strikes and kicks. I'm not really surprised – I knew it was just a matter of time before I caught somebody. I've had standup wars with all those guys (I lost to), and had pretty proficient striking with all of them."
On a Rematch With Eduardo Dantas : "I can beat Eduardo Dantas," West said. "I understand that I lost the fight. It was a really close fight with us – it was a split decision, so at least one judge thought I got it. It was his night that night. He's one of the best bantamweights in the world, but I know I can beat that kid. He's an absolute stud and I'm not in the slightest bit worried about fighting him again and I'm very, very confident if a rematch happens. Anybody who hasn't seen that fight, go find Ed West and Eduardo Dantas, and whatever you think about (who won), you'll think it was an awesome fight. It was an entertaining back-and-forth fight, and I look forward to fighting him again."
On Fighting For That Rematch: "I've been unofficially assured a spot (in the next tournament)," West said. "(Bellator President) Bjorn Rebney at the press conference pretty much told me that I punched my ticket into the next tournament. As to when it's going to be, probably the 'Summer Series.'"