James Gallagher made it behold easy within the foremost match of Bellator Euro Sequence 9 on Saturday, and wants to construct the relaxation of the bantamweight division on opinion.
“The Strabanimal” landed an early takedown and took the help of Cal Ellenor for impartial in regards to the whole lot of the first round before finishing the fight with a rear-naked choke. It changed into as soon as Gallagher’s fourth consecutive victory, and his ninth profession submission grab.
When requested to send a message to his fellow bantamweights after the grab, he summed it up merely.
“Silence,” Gallagher stated for the length of the Bellator Milan digital post-fight press convention.
“I’m gonna grab me to the very top. I’m at the pinnacle, I loyal must point to it.”
Heading into the fight, Gallagher expressed ardour in facing Sergio Pettis ought to easy he be victorious over Ellenor. He didn’t name for Pettis by title after the impressive grab on Saturday, however stated it doesn’t matter who Bellator places in front of him subsequent.
“I’m the easiest one within the division that matters,” Gallagher acknowledged. “I don’t give a bollocks. All of them want me.”
Over the final several weeks, Bellator has signed a slew of free brokers and surging potentialities. No doubt one of which is used UFC bantamweight Brett Johns who made it particular on Twitter following Saturday’s headliner that he changed into as soon as watching Gallagher’s performance very carefully and wasn’t impressed.
“I don’t give a f*ck what he’s laughing at,” Gallagher stated. “I’m laughing your entire arrangement to the bank, that’s where I’m. He’s easiest getting started in here. So I’m laughing your entire arrangement to the bank, he’s laughing in consequence of he wants the bank and I’m the man who has that.
“Are they loyal gonna preserve laughing? Are they loyal gonna preserve being in denial with themselves? Hit me, darling. What number of other folks develop I must strangle? It’s all talk about, is it? Silence.”
The 23-12 months-used is on a mission to turn into the Bellator bantamweight champion and is conscious of the relaxation of his division easy isn’t taking him seriously. He’s splendid with that, however hopes his competitors might even be well-liked of their trash talk about transferring forward.
“They at all times affirm me to be well-liked, ‘Be your self,’ and then your entire division is gonna state the loyal linked thing,” Gallagher requested. “They’re copying each totally different and to boot they’re telling me to be well-liked? Enact you no longer look the pattern that every person’s following?
“They’re all discovering out each totally different’s tweets and switching a pair of words around. It’s droll.”