Douglas Lima Discusses His Bellator 100 Rematch With Ben Saunders
Posted by Larry Csonka on 09.20.2013
And how becoming a father changed him…
- Douglas Lima recently spoke about tonight's rematch with Ben Saunders. Here are the highlights…
On Becoming a Father: "The moment I first held my baby girl in my arms was truly an indescribable feeling. It's a different kind of love. It makes you look at life totally differently. It's the best thing that could have happened to me. It's going to make me work harder than I've ever worked before. I think about my baby girl constantly. She makes me a better person. She inspires me to be the best man I can be."
On Rematching Saunders: "I think Ben is going to come even more motivated and ready than the last time we fought," Lima said. "I'm sure he wants to get that win back. Also, I was injured for like three months, and he was training that entire time. I know he's going to be ready. I'm expecting to fight the best Ben Saunders there's ever been."
On How He Thinks The Fight Will Go: "I definitely expect to win this fight in dramatic fashion just like I did in our last fight," he said. "Only this time, I want an even better finish. I've been working really hard to get a big finish so I can move up in the rankings. I want to finish this fight in a way fans remember. I'm not even thinking about a decision. I want a finish, no matter what. I want to send a message to every welterweight on the planet with my performance in this fight. I want to impress people. I'm young, I'm just hitting my prime and I'm ready to become a world champion."
On His New Daughter Motivating Him: "In the past, I always fought for myself, but now, I'm doing it for my daughter," Lima said. "I want to give her the best life possible so the more I keep winning, the more I can guarantee that. Having her has motivated me to carve out a future for my family more than ever before. I just want my daughter to grow up healthy. That's all I can ask for. I want her to have a great future and be able to live a long, happy life."