Joe Warren Claims Eduardo Dantas Was Cleared to Fight and Didn't Want to Fight Him
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 05.18.2014
"I got in his head a little bit."
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed interim bantamweight champion Joe Warren last week. Below are some highlights:
Warren saying Eduardo Dantas wouldn't fight him: "I've been telling [Bellator] since two-and-a-half months ago that Dantas will not fight me. He's a young kid. I got in his head a little bit. I started messing with him. He probably is a realist to understand I'm going to beat the s–t out of him, and he didn't want to get it done in front of a bunch of people."
Warren claiming Dantas was cleared to fight: "So he was passing out in practices he said. Bellator brought him through all the clinics and all the brain specialists and everyone to see if he was OK. He was cleared to fight. He still didn't want to fight me and pulled out, so kind of knew this was happening."
Warren on wanting to fight Dantas on a big stage: "I'd like to fight Dantas as soon as possible, but he probably won't fight me, so we'll see what happens. I'm trained; I'm in great shape and everything's going well. I'm making money fighting and so I would like to fight again, but I can wait until (Dantas heals) no problem. The bigger stage, for me, is usually going to be better. I'd like to knock this guy out in front of as many people as I can. So I'm excited to get this guy in the cage. We'll see what happens. Usually, I get some stuff on the side with Bellator from television stuff with Spike (TV), so maybe I'll do some of that and wait to fight. But I'm back in the gym training already. I've got a black eye, but I'm pretty satisfied win. I'm excited to get this other belt, here."