In life there are always favorites — coaches play favorites, promotions play favorites, managers play favorites, that's just how it is. It's my job to do what I can to be a favorite, no matter where I'm at.
And, now that I am making my #Bellator debut, I need to prove that I can be a heavyweight favorite, and that's what I plan to do on January 21.
My opponent, Dave Cryer, I guess has been around for a while, but I've never heard of him. Apparently he's 11-2 as a professional so I'm not taking anything away from him or discrediting him, but I just haven't heard of him.
When I am in my right mental and physical shape I am unbeatable.
I'm 6'8, 265 pounds, I'm like a freak of nature — I'm a monster.
My striking, with four ounce gloves, is intense. No one wants to stand with me, they all suddenly turn into a wrestler when they are in the cage with me. They all do the pre-fight interviews saying how they are knockout artists, or that they hit harder than a Mack Truck. Then they enter the cage and size me up, and down to the ground they go.
I just got out of an eight-week camp and I'm jumping right into another one; I plan on taking care of business when it comes to #Bellator170.
I have six KOs, I've been to the UFC, Glory, and K-1, so I obviously have what it takes. I just need to get back in there and win a few to make a good long lasting legacy — and become a favorite.