Undefeated prospect Logan Storley has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA and he makes his promotional debut next month at Bellator 181 against Kemmyelle Haley.
Flo Combat was the first to break the news.
Storley currently trains out of the Combat Club and the newly signed Bellator MMA fighter trains with some of the best that the sport has to offer.
"Henri [Hooft] is one of the best striking coaches in the game and I'm learning a lot from him," Storley told Flo Combat. "We also have Greg Jones, Kami and Robbie Lawler is someone I work with on a day-to-day basis as well. I also train with Michael Chandler, Michael Johnson and Kamaru Usman, so I'm in the gym every day with the best guys in the world. I've worked with the some of the best 170- and 155-pound fighters on the planet so I definitely know where I'm at and I'm confident in my abilities. I'm definitely a wrestler first, but I'm confident in my hands as well. I didn't get to use them in my last fight, but if I don't have to then I don't have to. The takedown was there so I put him down and ended the fight in a minute and twelve seconds with no injuries and a paycheck in my hand. I got out of there, signed with Bellator and onto the next. People are going to look my wrestling and say I have to stand up and strike and all of that, but if that's what they want to see, then make me. Make me strike with you and don't let me take you down. Stop me if that's what you want. That's just my take on it."
The fighter currently holds a 5-0-0 record as a pro, which includes victories over Bill Mees, Marc Hummel, Lemetra Griffin, Cody Lincoln and Andres Murray. All five of Storley’s professional MMA bouts have come under the Legacy Fighting Alliance or Resurrection Fighting Alliance banners.
One important thing that Storley has to get used to now that he has signed with Bellator MMA is being in the spotlight.
"It's to the point now this is what I do and I'm used to it," Storley said. "There comes a point where you have to learn to love it, and I have. You learn to love the pressure because that's part of it. There were multiple times in college wrestling where I wished there was more to be honest. We don't get enough respect and exposure for what we do or get to be on television all the time being talked about or doing interviews. Learning to love the spotlight is definitely part of it, and if that's not something you want then you should go do something else."
Bellator 181 takes place on Friday, July 14 from the Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma with Derek Campos and Brandon Girtz headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Spike TV.
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