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Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Lorenz Larkin Responds to Critics of Bellator Move: “You Can’t Have One Superpower”

Lorenz Larkin (left) hammers Scott Lighty . Photo Credit: Esther Lin/Strikeforce

By FCF Staff

Recently Bellator announced that it has signed UFC vet Lorenz Larkin, and that he’ll fight welterweight champ Douglas Lima next, but apparently some fans have been critical of the fighter’s move.

Larkin entered free agency last year, not long after he finished fellow welterweight contender Neil Magny in August. After Larkin decided to test the free agent market, he relayed publicly he didn’t feel as though the UFC had marketed him effectively.

More recently, Larkin spoke to MMA Fighting about his move to Bellator, and while doing so, the vaunted striker reported that some fans have criticized him for leaving the UFC. In addition, Larkin had this to say in response:

“I just get this whole, like, ‘why would you go to Bellator?’ And, ‘you’re over, it’s just a B-league,’ and all this other type of sh*t. And I’m just like, this is good for the sport, man. There can’t be one (option for fighters). I’m not saying it just because I left. I’ve watched Bellator before, even when I was in the UFC. I’ve watched all these other leagues when I was in the UFC, so it’s not like now I’ve left them and now I’m just like this. I’ve felt like this the whole time…”

“You can’t have one superpower and no other organizations on the come-up. It’s good for the sport…”

Larkin will face Lima on June 24th at Bellator 180. The card will be hosted by Madison Square Garden in New York City.

posted by FCF Staff @ 9:00 am
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