Desmond Green Discusses His Debut at Tonight’s Bellator 99
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.13.2013
He battles Fabricio Guerreiro tonight…
- Desmond Green (8-1 MMA) recently spoke about signing with Bellator and more. Here are the highlights…
On Fighting Fabricio Guerreiro (17-2 MMA): "I wake up every morning and think about how I'm going to win this tournament and how bad I'm going to whoop this first guy's ass. Fabricio is a jiu-jitsu guy, and that's just not going to work against me."
On What The Shot in Bellator Means to Him: "My family doesn't have a lot of money," Green said. "My mom is still living paycheck to paycheck. I know if I win this – not if, when I win this tournament – it's going to set everyone in my life up. I was running on the treadmill the other day and started getting tired, and I started thinking about my sister and how I want to buy her her first car, my kids, how my mom is working two jobs, and I just kept going and ran another two miles without even thinking about it. I'm fighting for like seven other people. This opportunity could set up everyone that's important to me. At the end of the day, money makes the world go round. You can't buy happiness, but it sure makes it easier."
On His Mother's Support: "My biggest fan is definitely my mom," he said. "She doesn't even like this sport and she hasn't missed a fight of mine yet. My mom is very vocal at all my fights. Sometimes I can hear her screaming, 'Don't hurt my baby!' She makes her own custom shirts to wear to all my fights. One says 'Even The Predator has a mom.' She's always going crazy in the crowd. She always tells me before I go out there, 'Listen, I'm not trying to see you get beat up, so you better win this fight.' That gives me all the motivation I need. My mom would be more hurt than I would be if I lost, and I can't let that happen."
On His Goals: "I don't think Bellator realizes who they just signed," Green said. "But I'm telling you right now, I'm going to win this tournament, get that belt, move up to 155 and do it all over again."