By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championship has announced that it has signed former World Extreme Cagefighting champion “Razor” Rob McCullough to an “exclusive contract.” The veteran will compete in Bellator’s upcoming, season four, lightweight tournament. No terms of McCullough’s contract or who he will face in his promotional debut were given.
“Razor Rob is a dangerous lightweight with championship experience who has consistently displayed an ability to end fights throughout his career,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “If you are a fan of the Lightweight division in MMA, you’ve got to be a fan of Razor’s. I’m looking forward to watching him compete in our Season 4 Lightweight Tournament.”
McCullough (19-6) has gone 4-2 since he lost the WEC championship to Jamie Varner in February, 2008. Most recently, in September, the California fighter defeated Corey Hill by unanimous decision while competing for Tachi Palace Fights. Widely known for his striking abilities, McCullough went 35-2 during his amateur kickboxing career.
“I’m really glad to be part of a promotion as great as Bellator. I’m ready to get back to work, and finish fights. Getting in the cage and being able to mix it up with the best of the best is what I’m in this sport for. I’ve been doing this for 15 years for a reason, and it’s to test myself against the best competition in the world. I’ll be able to do that at Bellator,” said McCullough.
“Before I was fighting just because I loved to do it and I couldn’t believe I was getting paid to do what I love, but now it’s a lot more serious,” said McCullough. “The guy that I’m fighting is trying to take food off my kid’s table. It’s entirely different now. I’ve found a new focus and a new motivation, so I’m ready to get in there and get buck wild in Bellator.”