Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 08.28.2013
He's joining the heavyweight tournament...
Cheick Kongo has signed on with Bellator. Bellator officials announced today that the UFC veteran had signed with the promotion and will be part of the promotion's season nine heavyweight tournament. Terms of the deal weren't revealed.
Kongo said in the announcement, "After my contract was up in the UFC, I really wanted to take some time and reflect on everything. After talking to the people around me, especially someone like my longtime friend in 'Rampage' (Jackson), he told me how well Bellator has been treating him and what we can do with Bellator, and after getting to know Bjorn Rebney, it just seemed like the right fit for me. I know I have plenty of fight left in me, and my fight in October is the first step to getting that Bellator heavyweight title."