Joe Warren wants Olympic gold, and Bellator titles

by Josh Nason | source:

Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren has three goals for the rest of 2011:
Defend and remain the 145-pound champ.
Enter and win the Bellator 135-pound tournament and then win that title.
Qualify for the 2012 U.S. Olympic wrestling team.

Warren iw an extremely decorated wrestler who made his fighting debut at DREAM against two veterans, and then followed that up with four straight wins in his debut Bellator season, taking home Bellator gold.

"(Fighting at 135) was the smartest thing for me to do. I weigh 142 pounds," Warren said. "These guys I fought weighed 170 and are big boys. At our weight and our level, 10 pounds is a big weight difference. 20 pounds for me without having a skill set  was really tough. For me to stay around in this sport for a long time and be competitive, I'll hold that '45 belt for as long as I can. But I'm a 135-pound fighter. That's my size and that's my weight, so I'm going to win the belt at that weight to and hold that one. it's not going to be any harder. I have no problem being on top in two weights. The problem is trying to fight up there to get two belts."

Next up is a non title bout vs Marcos Galvao at Bellator 41 this Saturday in Yuma, AZ.

"I've heard he's been talking a lot of smack. I'm going to take this Brazilian Marcos Galvao and teach him what it's like when I get down to 135."

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liquidrob site profile image  

4/16/11 12:14 PM by liquidrob


xcouturefan site profile image  

4/16/11 1:47 AM by xcouturefan

look forward to watching him tomorrow night on Bellator

WRESTLENOW site profile image  

4/16/11 1:35 AM by WRESTLENOW

Joe Warren is an American wrestling hero who doesn't know the meaning of Second place.

Zamiel site profile image  

4/15/11 6:33 PM by Zamiel

Seems odd that he started and continued fighting at 145 then. He's got his work cut out for him making the Olympic team at his age, especially after his performance at the World Championships, but perhaps he was banged up or less than amply prepared with all his other training.