He’s here to be a star: Corey Anderson’s impressive Bellator debut after exiting the UFC


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He's here to be a star: Corey Anderson's impressive Bellator debut after exiting the UFC

The UFC expeller, Corey Anderson, debuted in Bellator and left a gigantic impression to be a new star. Being a contender for the belt is not a doubt for him, so he started in the best way and begins to scare the other fighters in the division. The winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17 took out 44-year-old veteran Melvin Manhoef in the second round of his first fight since switching companies.

His exit from the UFC

«Both organizations, UFC and Bellator, they have the same risks. You go out there and you can get knocked out, break an arm, anything can happen. Now, one has the UFC belt, one has the Bellator belt. One (UFC) does not allow sponsors, the other (Bellator) allows sponsors. One pays half of what I am worth, when the other pays what I am really worth. That is the calculated risk that I took ”, commented the fighter.

For his part, he also highlighted what led him to make the decision, making it clear that everything would go for the better. “I’m going to make more money, more opportunities and the same risk that I would take in the world-class organization (UFC). So for me, it was a no-brainer. I would be stupid if I passed up this opportunity for just wanting three letters [UFC] in front of the word ‘champion’. So I left the UFC to Bellator», He added.

The day his life changed

In his contest against Jan Blachowicz, Corey Anderson he had the worst moment of all his years. He was knocked out by the reigning Polish Light Heavyweight champion, but then, in hospital, the unexpected happened. When he woke up, he found that his heart had stopped for a few seconds. From this, thanks to the doctors, he continued his life and did not decide to move away from Mixed Martial Arts.

“As I was walking towards the truck talking to my friend, I remember that I was overturned. I reached out to grab his truck because he was unbalanced and the next thing I remember is I woke up in the ambulance, the EMT is working with me and my wife is there and I’m trying to find out what happened. You passed out, fell to the ground, and began to convulse. I was like what? I have a newborn son and my wife is leaving and we do not know what is happening, “he said. Corey Anderson, who followed his life in the best way for him: fighting in the sport he loves.


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