Joe Warren Says Nick Kirk is in the Way of a Bellator Title Belt
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 09.05.2013
He’s the baddest man on the planet…
Bellator MMA fighter and former featherweight champion Joe Warren recently spoke about his upcoming season 8 bantamweight tournament bout against Nick Kirk set for tomorrow at Bellator 98. Below are some highlights:
Warren's thoughts on Kirk: "I see him as just a body in the way of the belt. I don't really see him as a person, I just see him as something between me and the belt, and I'm just really focused on technically being as solid as possible and being me. I haven't really sat back and worried about this Nick Kirk at all. I've been really focused on my techniques and my training. I'm not really worried about what he's going to do and we'll see if he can stop me."
Warren on the experience of coaching Fight Master: "'Fight Master' put a little spark back in my step. It put me in a perspective where I'm at in my life right now. I'm a stud and still am, but it kind of put things in perspective and pushed me. I'm going to make one more push at this belt and win this belt for Bellator."
Warren's thoughts on competing in this tournament: "I'm the battle-tested warrior wrestler who can compete as many times as I need too, but let's be real. Bellator is the toughest tournament in the world. You have three fights in three months, and it is really tough as an athlete to be able to stay healthy through that or even just stay all prepared for that. I'm extremely confident and excited to get the opportunity to keep pushing, but that tournament is definitely tough, there's no way around it. And if you want a belt in Bellator, you've got to fight in a tournament to get it. I would rather just fight one fight and go for the title – that would be a lot better for me. But I'm in an organization where you need to win to get a chance. You can't just open your month and talk to get title fights."