Sounds of Bellator 222

Gary Meigs MMATORCH Contributor

Jun 14, 2019; New York, NY, USA; Rory MacDonald (red gloves) fights Neiman Gracie (blue gloves) during Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden. MacDonald won the fight. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

With Bellator 222 in the books, Gary Meigs highlights some of the notes and quotes after the event.


(Note: Some quotes, slightly edited for clarity)

Robson Gracie Jr

Felt more comfortable in this fight than previous fights.
Wants to fight as soon as possible, hopefully Italy.

Mike Kimbel

Feels disrespected with the split decision.
I’m telling you guys, you can believe me now or look stupid later…I’m the future!

Larkyn Dasch

“I came in this cage and brought what I had.”

Like to see how it goes with an 8 week fight camp.
Biggest challenge was how Valerie Loureda kept distance.

Scott Coker

“Fedor is someone that I consider a friend in this business and I’m pleased that he has decided to finish his storied career with Bellator.”

Fedor Emelianenko

“Good evening, I want to thank everyone for coming. As Scott said I’ve signed a multi fight deal, fighting in new markets and take Bellator to new markets.”

Kyoji Horiguichi

“I’m very happy to capture Bellator title today.”
“I want to defend both Rizin and Bellator titles while continuing to fight the best in the world.”

Dillon Danis

“With me you will get tapped eventually.”
“I want to fight at Dillon Danis weight.”
“My jiu-jitsu is on another level.”

Chael Sonnen

“I’m walking out, I appreciate the memories Goodbye.
I leave with no regrets.
My time has ended.”

Rory MacDonald

“Feel better in this fight than Jon Fitch fight.”
“I have complete clarity, I get to testify what the lord has done in my life.”
“Maybe I can reach an audience that wouldn’t be reached in the fight world.”

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