Beltran: I think I will be able to break [Rampage]


When he heard Tito Ortiz was injured, Joey Beltran asked Bellator to fight Quinton Jackson. A bout with Rampage would be the highest profile fight he's had and a chance to make his name. Beltran is confident heading into the bout, and feels he has the plan to beat Rampage:

“I think I need to hit the gas pedal right from the beginning and keep punching. Keep punching and swinging and do what I need to do for the entire 15 minutes and make him fight the entire fight. If I do that, I think I will be able to break him.”

While Beltran admits that once he’s on the precipice of the fight, he won’t be thinking about the ramifications of it. Leading up to Friday’s bout, he knows what’s at stake and he intends to make the most out of this opportunity.

“I think in the actual physical moment of the fight, you don’t think what’s going to happen after that. You’ve got a 220-pound man trying to knock your head off, but leading up to it, I know what’s waiting for me on the other side of this victory,” he said.

“I know how important it is and that’s why I’m going to go out there and do it. I want to go in there, beat Rampage, get in the 205-pound tournament, win that, win the title – I want it all – I’m not here to just collect a paycheck.”

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Outlaw'd by Lytle site profile image  

11/16/13 3:14 AM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Great job of breaking him.

Rambo John J site profile image  

11/15/13 10:46 PM by Rambo John J

Hands are still heavy as fuck

Rambo John J site profile image  

11/15/13 9:35 PM by Rambo John J

Nobody has "kept swinging" and Beaten Rampage. except Wand and SHogun. Bad gameplan. As bad as Rampage has looked at times, Nobody stands with him. His old ass energy drink holding hands are still heavy as fuck.

Rambo John J site profile image  

11/15/13 9:32 PM by Rambo John J

KO in the 1st round Just like Lawler did against Rory.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

11/15/13 9:22 PM by HandyDarsh

I wonder if rampage can finish Beltran at this point in his career?

Tomas Andersson site profile image  

11/15/13 7:12 PM by Tomas Andersson

as always

Vote me down site profile image  

11/15/13 7:10 PM by Vote me down

Keep swinging is gonna get ya koed but ok will watch

mixedmartianartist site profile image  

11/15/13 7:03 PM by mixedmartianartist

^^ exactly what i was gonna write. wtf do you mean you "think"? i think, under the right circumstances, if the lights go out and he slips... get the fuck outta here!

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/15/13 2:34 PM by KingofBJJ

He said "I think", so obviously he isn't pretty sure of himself.  Big quick win by Rampage...if he comes in shape.

minotauro11 site profile image  

11/15/13 2:11 PM by minotauro11

That's not why they got rid of Askren at all. Askren did not want to resign with Bellator he made that abundantly clear. Rather than making him sit out through the matching period they just released him.